ERIC Number: ED421018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
New Concepts for New Challenges: Professional Development for Teachers of Immigrant Youth. Topics in Immigrant Education 2.
Gonzalez, Josue M.; Darling-Hammond, Linda
This book discusses the challenges to developing a teaching force that is competent to work with immigrant students, arguing that professional development should be re-thought and teacher educators should move far beyond traditional inservice and teacher training. A framework is developed for considering what teachers of immigrant youth need to understand about their students, what kinds of professional development experiences are likely to facilitate those understandings, and what kinds of teacher education programs and school settings are able to support their ongoing learning. It is argued that professional development should occur during preservice education, during induction, when teachers are adjusting to being part of the school staff, and throughout teachers' careers. Promising new structures and practices for professional development are described, focusing on those that promote community, collegiality, and collaboration. Innovative approaches to preservice and inservice professional development in California, Maryland, Minnesota, and New York are profiled. (Contains 55 references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Collegiality, Cooperation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Immigrants, Inservice Teacher Education, Peer Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Professional Development, Program Descriptions, Student Needs, Teacher Education Curriculum
Center for Applied Linguistics, 1118 22nd St., N.W., Washington, DC 20037-1214 ($20.95).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC.; Delta Systems Inc., McHenry, IL.
Identifiers - Location: California; Maryland; Minnesota; New York