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ERIC Number: EJ828461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
Developing Cultural Competence: Mainstream Teachers and Professional Development
Colombo, Michaela W.
Multicultural Perspectives, v9 n2 p10-16 Jun 2007
In response to the underachievement of its Latino children, one district implemented Parent Partnership for Achieving Literacy (PAL), a program to build cultural bridges between home and school. Professional development (PD) that helped mainstream teachers develop cultural competence to work effectively with Latino children and their families was central to the PAL Program. This article introduces the PAL program and presents findings from one PD course. This article discusses the elements of PD that are essential to increasing cultural competence in mainstream teachers. (Contains 1 table and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Primary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A