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Alfaro, Cristina; Bartolomé, Lilia РIssues in Teacher Education, 2017
Mexicanos/Chicanos in the United States have historically suffered derision and mistreatment by the mainstream culture because of their use of nonstandard Spanish and English, as well as codeswitching (alternating between two or more languages or language varieties). In the field of education, codeswitching and the use of nonstandard English and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Language Usage, Nonstandard Dialects, Working Class
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Ross, Donna L.; Alfaro, Cristina – Issues in Teacher Education, 2003
Explored the experiences of local teachers of color exposed to the professional development opportunity of National Board Certification (NBC). Data from interviews with teachers and principals indicated that there were small numbers of local NBC teachers from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Among these teachers, barriers to NBC included lack of…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Collegiality, Diversity (Faculty)