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Recruiting and Training Teachers for Spanish-Speaking Children in the Southwest.
Manuel, Herschel T.
School and Society, p4 Mar 30 1968
The recruitment and training of competent teachers for Spanish-speaking children is but one phase of the overall staffing problem facing schools nationally. Generally, the teacher shortage could be reduced by increasing wages, improving facilities and equipment, reducing the teacher's work load through employment of teaching assistants and clerical helpers, and improving the professional image of the teacher. Programs should be initiated emphasizing cooperation between school systems and colleges in training teachers for the Spanish-speaking child. These teachers must be simultaneously aware of the characteristics of the disadvantaged generally, and the special problems faced by the Spanish-speaking student. Closely supervised English-speaking assistants might profitably be employed to give more extensive experiences with the English language in interesting activities. Education should be extended downward to include at least the disadvantaged 5-year-old child in partial compensation for a deficient home environment. (DA)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingual Teachers, Disadvantaged Environment, Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Methods, Educational Retardation, English (Second Language), Instructional Programs, Preschool Education, Second Language Learning, Spanish Speaking, Teacher Supply and Demand, Teaching Assistants, Teaching Conditions
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