ERIC Number: EJ1002358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Reference Count: 5
CSI: Immigrant Children--Clues for Teacher Education
Larke, Patricia J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v25 n4 p576-579 Fall 2012
The metaphor of the popular television shows "CSI: New York," "CSI: Miami," and "CSI: Las Vegas" (CSI stands for "crime scene investigation") is applicable to investigating issues of immigrant children in teacher preparation programs (TPP). One of the fundamental principles of CSI is to solve the crime by critically examining clues as evidence found at the scene or associated with the crime. According to crime statistics, there are two categories of crime (violent and property crime) determined by force or no force against victims. While the author does not think that issues about immigrant children in TPP warrant a category of violent crime--in which there is force or threat of force against victims (the central theme in the CSI shows), she does believe that CSI lends itself to property crimes in which money or property is taken. As such, this article uses the CSI metaphor to investigate five clues involving TPP and immigrant children as a property crime case: instruction, schools, parental involvement, information about immigrant children, and collaboration across the disciplines.
Descriptors: Immigrants, Special Needs Students, Goal Orientation, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Preservice Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Language of Instruction, Language Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, School Culture, Student Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Familiarity, Public Policy, Immigration, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Education, Educational Psychology, Sociology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: New York