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ERIC Number: EJ1177151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1029-5968
Promoting Advocacy in English as a Second Language Teacher Preparation Programs in the US
Byrd, David R.; Alexander, Melina
Journal of the International Society for Teacher Education, v19 n2 p77-88 2015
The population of English learners (ELs) is increasing dramatically and teachers need to learn how advocate for these often marginalized students. This study investigates various syllabi from English as a second language pre-service teacher course work that are aimed at preparing future teachers to advocate for ELs. The researchers employed constant comparison methodology to examine 14 syllabi to ascertain in which courses and how preservice teachers are prepared to advocate for their future students. Findings indicate that prospective teachers are being exposed to advocacy in many types of courses and with a variety of readings and assignments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama; Arizona; Colorado; Illinois; Massachusetts; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Oregon; Texas; District of Columbia
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