ERIC Number: ED367744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Feb
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An Innovative International Program for the Preparation of Bilingual-Crosscultural Teachers.
Tarrow, Norma; Sutter, Richard
Searching for additional bilingual-crosscultural teachers, the California State University (CSU) system plans to combine teacher education and the CSU International Programs approach. Basic elements of this program are: (1) intensive study of Spanish and immersion in a Spanish-speaking milieu; (2) a living experience in the Mexican culture; (3) a specific curriculum and program supporting a post-baccalaureate credential year with student teaching in Californian and Mexican schools; and (4) an alternate curriculum supporting the professional development needs of already credentialed teachers. Although this approach is not the entire solution to the shortage of qualified bilingual-crosscultural teachers, it is expected to provide a cadre of teachers able to offer special knowledge and assistance to school districts and professional colleagues. The development of the program is traced, and plans for its implementation, including program evaluation, are detailed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Cross Cultural Studies, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, International Studies, Mexican American Education, Mexicans, Professional Development, Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, Student Teaching, Teacher Education, Teacher Supply and Demand
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: California State University; Mexico; San Diego State University CA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education (Detroit, MI, February 9-14, 1994).