ERIC Number: ED355825
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Professional Standards for the Preparation of Bilingual/Multicultural Teachers.
National Association for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.
In 1989, at the General Membership Meeting held during the annual conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), members approved a formal resolution calling for the development of national standards for the preparation of bilingual/multicultural teachers. The standards presented in this document represent the culmination of work following that resolution; they represent standards for teachers in the United States only. It is noted that quality education for language-minority students can be realized only when the larger school environment addresses the unique educational needs of these students. Six standards are presented in the following categories: (1) institutional resources, coordination, and commitment; (2) recruitment, advisement and retention of potential teachers; (3) bilingual/multicultural coursework and curriculum; (4) language proficiency in English and non-English languages and abilities to teach in those languages; (5) field work and practicum experiences in bilingual/multicultural classrooms. Specific objectives and 10 to 15 indicators are provided for each of the 6 standards. (LB)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Financial Policy, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, School Holding Power, Standards, Teacher Certification, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education, Teacher Qualifications, Teacher Recruitment
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.