ERIC Number: ED389186
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
Study Implications for District Support Strategies.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.
The report resulting from a colloquium of scholars on teacher development and promising educational practice for ethnolinguistically diverse populations is summarized. The group met to discuss the urgent need for teacher preparation to meet the needs of increasingly multilingual school populations. Two major conclusions were reached: that educators no longer concentrate on knowing students as individuals; and that educators do know some things about teaching linguistically diverse populations but are slow to begin to use them in the classroom, preferring to use familiar methods rather than struggle to understand new ones. Additional studies are recommended. (Contains 39 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Limited English Speaking, Research Utilization, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.; Southwest Regional Lab., Los Alamitos, CA.