ERIC Number: EJ663373
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Critical Need for Bilingual Education Teachers: The Potentiality of "Normalistas" and Paraprofessionals.
Flores, Belinda Bustos; Keehn, Susan; Perez, Bertha
Bilingual Research Journal, v26 n3 p501-24 Fall 2002
A case study examined a Texas bilingual teacher education program that recruited local paraprofessionals and Mexican teachers (normalistas). Interviews, writing samples, and observations of seven students revealed that normalistas were open to seeing merit in U.S. educational methods, while paraprofessionals began to question the deficit model pervasive in the schools in which they had worked. (Contains 49 references.) (TD)
Descriptors: Bilingual Teacher Aides, Bilingual Teachers, Case Studies, College School Cooperation, Higher Education, Mexicans, Paraprofessional School Personnel, Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Shortage
For full text: http://brj.asu.edu/content/vol26 no3/abstracts.html.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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