ERIC Number: EJ1061742
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Diverse Language Profiles: Leveraging Resources of Potential Bilingual Teachers of Color
Athanases, Steven Z.; Banes, Leslie C.; Wong, Joanna W.
Bilingual Research Journal, v38 n1 p65-87 2015
Bilingual prospective teachers of color may possess experiences and knowledge particularly suitable for teaching linguistically diverse students but may need guidance and support to leverage such resources for teaching. In a class of 76 undergraduates, with a focus on bilingual students of color intending to teach, this study used self-reflexive inquiry to foster reflections on language histories, repertoires, and ideologies. Using surveys, writings, and focal student language profiles, the study surfaced themes and contrasts across profiles and found that self-reflexive inquiry promoted metalinguistic awareness and helped students begin to leverage their linguistic resources in generating ideas for teaching linguistically diverse learners.
Descriptors: Bilingual Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Undergraduate Students, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Profiles, Metalinguistics, Likert Scales, Language Proficiency, Multilingualism, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Poetry, Personal Narratives, Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Career Choice, Language Usage, Monolingualism
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California