ERIC Number: ED533464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
One Quarter of California's Teachers for English Learners Not Fully Certified. EL Facts, Number 3
Rumberger, Russell W.
University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute
Although the passage of Proposition 227 reduced the demand for bilingual teachers, an acute shortage of teachers qualified to deliver needed instructional services to English learners remains. In 1998, prior to the passage of 227, 43 percent of the teachers providing instructional services to English learners were not fully certified to provide those services--33 percent of teachers were in training to provide English language development (ELD) or Specially Designed Academic Instruction in English (SDAIE) and 10 percent were in training to provide primary language instruction. By 2001-02, 25 percent of teachers providing instructional services to English learners were not fully certified. Statewide, almost 14 percent of all teachers do not hold a full credential. So English learners are almost twice as likely as students generally to be taught by a teacher who is not fully certified. That figure is even higher if you include another 14 percent of teachers who have other than a California Teacher Commission (CTC) authorization, which can be obtained with less rigorous training through a SB1969 certificate or a district designation.
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, State Legislation, Educational Policy, Second Language Instruction, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Teacher Shortage, Teacher Qualifications, Equal Education, Teacher Education
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute (UC LMRI)
Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Proposition 227 (California 1998)