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ERIC Number: EJ920668
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-May
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Latino Immigrant and Guest Bilingual Teachers: Overcoming Personal, Professional, and Academic Culture Shock
Fee, Joan F.
Urban Education, v46 n3 p390-407 May 2011
School districts that offer bilingual education often find it difficult to hire enough teachers for their growing Latino populations. To expand the pool of bilingual teachers, some districts recruit teachers from Spanish-speaking countries. Yet there has been little research on how these teachers fare or what supports they need to succeed. This article investigates issues confronted by 31 foreign-educated Latino teachers, teaching in a high-needs Midwestern urban district while attaining U.S. certification. The article delineates the teachers' personal, professional, and academic adjustments and describes the elements they required for success, emphasizing the importance of social capital. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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