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ERIC Number: EJ942513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1540-9392
Instructional Leadership to Enhance Alternatively Certified Novice Bilingual Teachers' Capacity
Ovando, Martha N.; Casey, Patricia
Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, v4 n2 p144-168 Spr 2010
This study determined that alternatively certified, bilingual elementary school teachers' needs with respect to capacity. Following a phenomenological multiple case study, three areas were explored: the support and professional growth needs of teachers, the strategies and sources that best meet those needs, and the work experiences of these teachers in high poverty, urban elementary schools. Using purposeful sampling, three first-year teachers, their mentors, and principals were selected for the study. Data sources included individual and triad interviews, observations, and field notes. Findings suggest that alternatively certified teachers' have varied needs and may linger in the survival stage for a longer period of time than generally anticipated, that support for their development may come from different sources but the teacher's principal and mentor constitute most important sources of support, and that these teacher face challenging situations, but rely on an intrinsic sense of calling to teaching and to work with students from poverty and who speak a language other than English. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A