ERIC Number: EJ935938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Professional Development for Teacher Educators: Conflicts between Critical Reflection and Instructional-Based Strategies
Jacobs, Jennifer; Assaf, Lori Czop; Lee, Kathryn S.
Professional Development in Education, v37 n4 p499-512 2011
This research study used in-depth interviews to examine a professional development book club of teacher educators exploring their beliefs about language diversity and how to prepare future teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse schools. Findings include the centrality of lived experiences, conflicting ideas of high-quality pedagogy and tensions with the process. This study has implications for teacher education program development as well as strategies to support professional development related to cultural and linguistic diversity.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Professional Development, Teacher Educators, Conflict, Reflection, Interviews, Beliefs, Culturally Relevant Education, Bilingualism, Questionnaires, Cultural Differences, Multicultural Education, Educational Quality, Educational Experience, Educational Strategies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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