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Lane, Paula J. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2017
Paula Lane, who has supervised student teachers at a university in the suburban wine country of northern California for the past 12 years, describes a field experience with a group of new student teachers in an urban school. Like the majority of teacher candidates in education programs, the pre-service teacher education students were White and…
Descriptors: Student Teacher Supervisors, Student Teachers, Urban Schools, Preservice Teacher Education
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Poza, Luis E. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2016
Conceptualizations of language and language learning underlie language pedagogies (Valdés, Poza, & Brooks, 2015). The present work relies on ethnographic observation and interviews in a dual immersion (DI) bilingual program, as well as a content analysis of the research foundation of the English Language Development intervention curriculum, to…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Intervention
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Matas, Amanda; Rodríguez, James L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2014
This paper focuses on the implementation of Proposition 227 and its impact on the education of English learners in California's K-12 public schools since its passage in 1998. The paper begins with an examination of the sociopolitical context surrounding the proposition and its implementation. The implementation of the new law is then discussed,…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Bilingual Education, State Legislation, Educational Change
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Belcher, Catherine L. – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In this article, the author shares her personal reflections on praxis and social justice through her work in a teacher education program in Los Angeles. She also shares her thoughts of why she became a teacher, why she became an education professor, and of those who inspired her to work in education. She describes the joy in educational work and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Educators, Personal Narratives