Capstone Project Title
The research question addressed in this capstone project was: what are the best practices for supporting and including SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education), preliterate, Pashtun students in secondary, Western, schools? Topics explored in this literacy review were the challenges of SLIFE students, literacy development, multiculturalism and Pashtu culture. This paper and three part professional development series discusses methods for all secondary teachers to include and support SLIFE, preliterate, Pashtu students in Western schools. This professional development utilizes the research of Aguilar (2013). Aguilar’s (2013) work in adult education assisted in the creation of this professional development series. Within the professional development series, teachers will be intentionally grouped by subjects taught and together will participate in discussions. Educators will participate in a discussion surrounding cultural differences that are important to acknowledge to understand and connect with Pashtu students. Educators will also create literacy development activities that can be implemented within the classroom to support the inclusion of SLIFE, preliterate, Pashtu students in the classroom. Finally, educators will be able to learn the benefits and strategies to incorporate multiculturalism into their classrooms. Included within the project paper is the literature review of research, the professional development presentation with all materials and an interview with two Pashtu educators.
Adult Education, ESL/ ELLs, Multicultural Education
Madden, Claire, "Best Practices: To Supporting and Including SLIFE, Preliterate, Pashtu Students in Secondary, Western, Schools" (2023). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 944.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects