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ERIC Number: ED552244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 148
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2678-9772-5
MAT@USC Candidates and Latino English Language Learners
Lomeli, Cynthia Leticia
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The purpose of this study was to further understand the perceptions of MAT@USC teacher candidates and how their perceptions and previous experiences affect the educational experiences of Latino English language learners. Three questions were developed to guide this study: (1) What are the perceptions of MAT@USC candidates in selected courses toward Latino English learners? ; (2) How do the experiences prior to enrollment in one of the MAT@USC selected courses affect candidates' reception to course content?; and (3) How do the candidates perceive the three selected courses in the MAT@USC program in facilitating their ability to serve the needs of Latino English learners? The respondents of this study were all MAT@USC students who reside across the United States and were enrolled in one of the targeted courses for this study: "Integrating Literacies in Secondary Content Instruction," "Framing the Social Context of High Needs Schools," and "Culture Learning in Schools: Latino," during the Fall 2011 semester. This mixed methods study illustrated what teacher candidates feel affects Latino English learners and how their coursework in the MAT@USC program prepared them to work with these students. Based on participants' responses, MAT@USC is "recasting the US curriculum to give greater emphasis on multiculturalism, equity, and social justice," in their teacher education program as recommended by Lynn & Smith-Maddox (2007, p. 95). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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