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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Islam, Chhanda; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Graduate students who know strategies for second language acquisition are more prepared to advocate for appropriate instructional accommodations to facilitate engagement of English language learners (ELLs; Daniel, 2008). Obstacles to comprehension for ELLs are decreased when teachers use purposeful tasks that use language productively and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred Arthur, II; McKisick, Sheketa; Henfield, Malik S.; Watts, Lisa M. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Due to changing demographics in the K-12 student population contrasted with the homogeneous population of prospective teachers, the uncertainty about teacher preparedness to meet the needs of diverse student populations remains a controversial educational issue. Teacher educators have continued to question whether preservice teachers presently in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
Garza, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2007
Reflecting on her experiences as an educator over the past four years, the author realizes that the Center for the Study of Border Pedagogy (Bord Pedagogy) has profoundly shaped her vision for education, significantly changed her instructional practice, and effectively focused her efforts for social justice and equity in multicultural schools.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Justice, Teaching Methods
Quezada, Reyes; Romo, Jaime J. – Multicultural Education, 2004
Research indicates that there is a correlation between exposure of violence in the media and in entertainment and student behavior. Many students have been victims themselves of violent, verbal, and physical assaults. Classroom teachers and educators continue to address this issue locally in classrooms and in their schools. Amid the various…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Education Programs
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Gabbard, David A.; L'Esperance, Mark; Perez, Theresa; Atkinson, Terry – Multicultural Education, 2002
Examines specific features of the online Blackboard distance learning platform that enhance the advantages of alternative teacher certification programs, especially with regard to helping teachers develop a culturally relevant pedagogy. Focuses on North Carolina's NCTeach program, which provides an accelerated certification process for people…
Descriptors: Alternative Teacher Certification, Computer Uses in Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Distance Education