College for Professional Studies
Master of Education
School of Education and Counseling
Thesis - Open Access
Number of Pages
An Immigrant English Language Learner (ELL) encounters many new and different experiences when they enter high school. This transition can lead to a sense of loneliness and isolation if the student is not comfortable. However, if ELLs feel welcomed, valued, and connected to others, the high school experience can be a positive one. This research project was designed to use a personal presentation learning tool as a way to establish a needed social connection between ELLs, school staff, and native speaking peers as a way to enhance personal relationships, promote cultural understanding, and connect students to their new setting.
Date of Award
© Gretchen Griffey
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Griffey, Gretchen Johnson, "Increasing the Social Connection Between Immigrant English Language Learners, School Staff, and Peers in the High School Setting" (2006). Student Publications. 402.