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What role does interdisciplinary instruction play in students’ acquisition of English skills?
(Arthur Applebee, Robert Bangert-Drowns, Sandra Mathison)

Through national surveys, interviews, and classroom observation, this study was designed to clarify how middle and high school students learn English within other disciplines when those disciplines are paired with English instruction. A national survey of the language arts coordinator in all 50 states and follow-up interviews with teachers involved in interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary courses in each of the states provided baseline data about the nature of such instruction.   Findings have been reported in the following:

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