ERIC Number: ED341261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Preparing Mainstream Classroom Teachers To Teach Potentially English Proficient Students.
Hamayan, Else V.
In view of the growing numbers of Potentially English Proficient (PEP) students (students whose first language is other than English, who are from different cultural and/or ethnic backgrounds, and who have the potential for becoming English proficient), it is suggested that the preparation of mainstream teachers on issues of PEP education should be a priority of local and state education agencies. A staff development program is proposed that would be aimed at mainstream teachers with PEP students already in their classrooms. The program would include four major knowledge areas: second language learning, bilingualism, integrated content English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) instruction, and grouping practices. It is concluded that this training for teachers has at least two benefits: the students will achieve in both language and content areas, and the training will ensure that collaboration be created between the mainstream teachers and their bilingual or ESL counterparts. Contains 40 references. (LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A