ERIC Number: ED349821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Teachers for Language Minority Students: Evaluating Professional Standards.
The purpose of this discussion is to utilize data generated by the policy debate regarding the education of language minority students in the United States in order to assess current understanding of who the students are that teachers are serving, what types of instruction these students are presently receiving, and what types of teachers are presently serving these students. A major presupposition of this discussion is that "who" does the teaching is of major importance regardless of the language minority education model being implemented. The discussion also extends the data base by addressing future directions with regard to the development of effective language minority teachers. Of particular concern is the credentialing policies and their political and empirical underpinnings. Suggestions are provided for ways in which to enhance the educational plight of language minority students by focusing on the educational professionals who serve these students on a daily basis. (VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Language Minorities
Note: In: Focus on Evaluation and Measurement. Volumes 1 and 2. Proceedings of the National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues (2nd, Washington, DC, September 4-6, 1991); see FL 020 630.