ERIC Number: ED273158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Training Teachers to Develop the Academic Competence of LEP Students.
The areas of knowledge, abilities, and attitudes essential to bilingual, English-as-a-second-language, and mainstream teachers in developing the academic competence of limited-English-speaking students are outlined. The areas of knowledge include linguistic and applied linguistic concepts, reading and writing processes, instructional resources, state and local curriculum requirements and guidelines, scope and sequence of all content areas being taught to the students, curriculum design principles, and major research studies in these areas. Abilities include communication skills, appropriate use of teaching strategies for different students, interpretation of student linguistic progress, organization of learners for different purposes, asking appropriate questions at various levels of abstraction, helping students respond to different demands and apply appropriate skills, and selecting and adapting materials and methods. Attitudes include sincere interest in the education of students of varying abilities, backgrounds, and personalities, sensitivity to curriculum and materials biases and deficiencies, and flexibility in using teaching strategies. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: English Language Development. Proceedings of a Conference on Issues in English Language Development for Minority Language Education (Arlington, VA, July 24, 1985); see FL 015 974.