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ERIC Number: EJ879273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4871
Developing Responsive Teachers: A Challenge for a Demographic Reality
Garcia, Eugene; Arias, M. Beatriz; Harris Murri, Nancy J.; Serna, Carolina
Journal of Teacher Education, v61 n1-2 p132-142 2010
In this article, the authors reflect on the preparation of teachers for English learners (ELs) and articulate the importance of enhancing teacher knowledge through contact and collaboration with diverse ethnolinguistic communities. The authors build on recent research on the preparation of teachers for cultural responsiveness and linguistic diversity and recommend a situated preparation within EL communities that fosters the development of teacher knowledge of the dynamics of language in children's lives and communities. The authors begin their review by summarizing recent demographic developments for ELs. This section is followed by a brief review of the context of education for ELs. The authors summarize the most recent research on culturally and linguistically responsive teacher preparation and focus on a framework that includes developing teacher knowledge through contact, collaboration, and community. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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