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Integrated Teaching Strategies Used by ESL Teachers: How are Strategies of Arts, Mathematics, and Sciences Correlated?


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Dr. Mingchu Neal Luo is associate professor in the Department of School Leadership and Middle/Secondary Teacher Education, the Teachers College, Emporia State University. His research interests include data-driven decision-making, principalship, college student persistence, TESOL, and school climate. His research has been documented in over 20 publications in the refereed journals. Some of them were published in the top-tier journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly and the TESOL Journal.


The philosophy and practices of STEAM education have been drawing influential attention over the past decade. Using the interdisciplinary and integrated framework of STEAM, this study aims to understand ESL teachers’ integrated teaching strategies of arts, mathematics, and sciences and examine the correlation among the domains of linguistic, artistic, musical, mathematical and logical, and science-related teaching strategies. Data collected from 67 ESL teachers in a Midwestern state were analyzed using the Pearson correlations. Results indicated that ESL teachers not only emphasize the traditional linguistic teaching strategies, but also integrate artistic, musical and mathematical, and sciences-related strategies in their classroom teaching. ESL teachers’ classroom teaching strategies of arts, mathematics, and sciences were highly and moderately correlated. Interpretations of the findings related to the integrated perspective of STEAM and implications for school leaders and ESL teacher educators were discussed.