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ERIC Number: EJ787244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-0888-4064
Voices from the Field: Teachers from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds Entering the Profession through Alternative Certification
Dieker, Lisa A.; McTigue, Anna; Campbell, Gentry; Rodriguez, Jose; Savage, Mary; Jackson-Thomas, Annette
Teacher Education and Special Education, v26 n4 p328-340 Fall 2003
This article provides the field with a voice from culturally and linguistically diverse beginning teachers who have entered special education through an alternative certification program. These teachers serve as co-authors for this article to share their thoughts related to why they entered teaching, what they feel has assisted them with the induction process and what they feel is needed for them to be retained in the teaching field. Specifically, these teachers are future leaders who are committed to students with disabilities in urban settings and are potentially future leaders in our field. These co-authors bring creative and powerful energy to the field of special education and provide comments that reflect the marginalization of secondary special educators in urban settings. Primarily the focus of this article is about listening to the voices of the consumers of our teacher education programs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A