ERIC Number: EJ879892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
International Teacher Professional Development: Teacher Reflections of Authentic Teaching and Learning Experiences
Alfaro, Cristina; Quezada, Reyes L.
Teaching Education, v21 n1 p47-59 Mar 2010
The article examines 21 biliteracy teachers who studied and taught in schools through an eight-week in-service professional development program with indigenous children in the state of Altacomulco, Mexico. In the process of documenting their international teaching experiences, a study was conducted to ascertain biliteracy teachers' development of their teaching ideology as a result of their participation and critical reflection, using Spanish as the primary mode of instruction. Five themes are discussed: globally minded teachers; linguistic and culturally relevant curriculum; passionate pedagogy ("amorosidad"); community authentic engagement; and political and ideological clarity.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Development, Learning Experience, Teaching Experience, Inservice Teacher Education, Indigenous Populations, Ideology, Program Descriptions, Bilingual Teachers, Language of Instruction, Spanish, Reflection, Teacher Education Programs, Global Approach
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mexico