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Tibi, Sana; Stall, Patricia; Joshi, R. Malatesha; Park, Yujeong – Arab Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2016
The study explored English language learning of native Arabic-speaking pre-service teachers and examined their self-efficacy on academic English proficiency. Writing samples from ten Arabic speaking female teacher education students in a university in the United Arab Emirates were analyzed using a rubric along with in-depth interviews. Overall,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Preservice Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Webster, Nina Lee; Valeo, Angela – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
English-language learners (ELLs) are becoming common in classrooms with Ontario's escalating immigration trends. Elementary school teachers are increasingly becoming responsible for meeting the needs of linguistically diverse children. This qualitative study explores current teacher preparation practices through preservice teachers' (PT)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Preservice Teachers, Interviews, Foreign Countries
Daoud, Annette M. – Online Submission, 2010
This inquiry highlights a research study with secondary teacher candidates (grades 9-12) in a teacher credentialing program in southern California that has been recognized for its effectiveness in preparing candidates to teach English learners. Within the frame of creating critical leaders, data collected in this inquiry show that teacher…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Education Courses, Equal Education, Definitions
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Dantas-Whitney, Maria; Waldschmidt, Eileen Dugan – Bilingual Research Journal, 2009
This study draws on research conducted with participants of a professional development project focusing on serving the needs of English language learners in U.S. public schools. We analyze the reflections of two preservice teachers as an assessment of our ability to meet our goal for social justice in teacher education. Qualitative analysis of the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Bilingual Education