ERIC Number: ED530155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar
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Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners: A Practical Guide for Teacher Educators
Nutta, Joyce W., Ed.; Mokhtari, Kouider, Ed.; Strebel, Carine, Ed.
Harvard Education Press
"Preparing Every Teacher to Reach English Learners" presents a practical, flexible model for infusing English learner (EL) instruction into teacher education courses. The editors outline the key steps involved in this approach--winning faculty support, assessing needs, and developing capacity--and share strategies for avoiding pitfalls. The central chapters feature sample courses illustrating how EL content can be incorporated into standard courses (human development, learning disabilities, and social foundations) and across subject areas and topics (math, science, social science, physical education, and classroom management). Most preservice teacher candidates report that they feel unprepared to work with English learners. This practical, flexible model for infusing EL content into teacher education will provide an invaluable resource in shaping the next generation of teachers.
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Second Language Learning, Teacher Educators, English Language Learners, Second Language Instruction, Student Needs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
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