ERIC Number: ED349833
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Research and Teacher Training for Successfully Teaching Limited English Proficient Students.
Grant, Carl A.
The paper examines the research on teacher training particularly as it relates to preservice and inservice teacher preparation of teachers to work with limited-English-proficient (LEP) students. It highlights successful programmatic patterns and innovations based on research for preparing teachers to work with LEP students. A discussion of criteria used to determine programmatic success is presented. Two analytic paradigms are used to examine and evaluate teacher preparation programs. The first analysis includes the "Framework for Intervention for Empowering Minority Students" as proposed by Cummins. The second analysis includes the multicultural framework proposed by Grant and Sleeter (1985). To conclude, a discussion that compares the research findings to the observations on research in teacher education offered by Houston, Haberman, and Sikula (1990) is presented. Two responses to the paper, one by Margarita Calderon and one by Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, are appended. (VWL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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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.