ERIC Number: ED389176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Mentoring Bilingual Teachers. FOCUS: Occasional Papers in Bilingual Education No. 12.
Torres-Guzman, Maria E.; Goodwin, Lin A.
This report offers guidance to those involved in bilingual education who may be or may want to mentor novice teachers in the field. The concept of mentoring is defined, and issues of mentoring implementation and alternatives in bilingual education are discussed, such as language of instruction, culture and instruction, language and cognitive development, and transformation and power relationships. More importantly, there is a discussion on the importance of preparing teachers who will help language minority students become partners in shaping the future and who will help create partnerships with non-bilingual teachers to support this process. Implications for the national education reform movement, such as Goals 2000, are also reviewed. (Contains 51 references.) (NAV)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Cognitive Development, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Interprofessional Relationship, Language of Instruction, Mentors, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Student Teacher Supervisors, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Supervision
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Clearinghouse for Bilingual Education, Washington, DC.