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ERIC Number: EJ1087707
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-7107
A Snapshot of Teacher Candidates' Readiness for Incorporating Academic Language in Lesson Plans
Lim, Woong; Moseley, Lauren Jeneva; Son, Ji-Won; Seelke, John
Current Issues in Middle Level Education, v19 n2 p1-8 2014
With the national rollout of edTPA that champions language supports in content lessons, there is a renewed interest in academic language across disciplines and related pedagogy in the U.S. This study examines current knowledge of academic language demonstrated by teacher candidates at middle grades. An analysis (n = 42) of teacher candidates' lesson plans suggests that most teacher candidates associate academic language with content vocabulary only and are not prepared for planning mathematics instruction with academic language demands and supports. In particular, teacher candidates (1) were unfamiliar with the language function and how to conceptualize process and use of language in content lessons and (2) struggled to recognize the teacher's role to provide support for all students with differing language needs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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