Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

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Teacher educators today need knowledge and practical ideas about how to prepare all pre-service and in-service teachers (not just bilingual or ESL specialists) to teach the growing number of students in K-12 classrooms in the United States who speak native languages other than English. This book is at the forefront in focusing exclusively on the preparation of mainstream classroom teachers for this population of students. Part one provides the conceptual and contextual framework for the book, including a comprehensive discussion of relevant demographic trends and an analysis of national and state policies. Part two presents examples of initiatives in different institutional and geographic settings, highlighting three essential elements of teacher preparation: curriculum content, program design, and program coherence. Meeting a pressing need among teacher educators left to figure out, largely by trial and error, how best to prepare non-specialist classroom teachers to work with ELLs, this book both contributes to the research base and provides practical information to help readers envision possibilities they can apply in their own settings.In reflecting on this curricular unit, Amy also talked in SFL terms about how, in the future, she would support students in writing more ... to combine simple sentences into compound ones as a way of supporting them in writing more varied and complex sentence structures. ... Seger, in press); multicultural fairy tales written by third graders; bilingual poetry by fourth graders; published research regarding theanbsp;...


Title:Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Author: Tamara Lucas
Publisher:Routledge - 2010-09-13
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