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ERIC Number: ED545804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
A Comprehensive Approach for Promoting Literacy and Academic Skills in English Language Learners
Suleiman, Mahmoud
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education (12th, Honolulu, Hawaii, Jan 5-8, 2014)
The growing diversity in schools dictates alternative approaches to meeting the need of all students. In particular, the changing demographics coupled with the increase in linguistically diverse student populations pose a challenge for teachers and educators alike. Thus, teacher education programs must integrate necessary ingredients to prepare prospective teachers to work effectively with English language learners (ELLs). The process should involve building relevant knowledge and professional skills in teacher preparation programs based on the unique needs of the linguistically and culturally diverse learners. This session draws on efforts by Teacher Education Programs and Teacher Quality initiatives to promote necessary skills in teachers to effectively address ELLs in diverse schools. A comprehensive approach for preparing culturally competent teachers will be discussed. Tips and techniques to better prepare teachers to meet the needs of linguistically and culturally diverse students will be suggested. Moreover, key reform elements in teacher education as they pertain to ELLs will be addressed. Pedagogical implications will be drawn for teachers and teacher educators within the current trends and practices especially those dictated by the Common Core State Standards.
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A