English Language Learners and Reading Comprehension: Exploring the Role of Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Mind (SCT)

@inproceedings{Bauer2018EnglishLL,
  title={English Language Learners and Reading Comprehension: Exploring the Role of Vygotsky’s Sociocultural Theory of Mind (SCT)},
  author={Brad A. Bauer},
  year={2018}
}
Research shows middle school students to be lagging in reading comprehension proficiency and the problem is worse for English Language Learners (ELLs). Weak literacy development among ELLs may lead to higher dropout rates, poor job prospects, and high poverty rates. There is a need for evidence-based reading interventions for ELLs to help close the achievement gap. Theoretically framed within the sociocultural theory of Vygotsky (SCT), the present study investigated how a SCT-based intervention… CONTINUE READING

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