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ERIC Number: ED434110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Supporting Teachers To Bridge Cultures for Immigrant Latino Students. A Model for Professional Development.
Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie; Trumbull, Elise; Greenfield, Patricia
This publication describes a model for faculty development in the area of immigrant Latino students. The Bridging Cultures Project was developed to address: how teacher professional development would affect teachers' understanding of how differing values could lead to conflict between home and school; how teachers could translate such understanding into improved practices bridging home and school cultures; and what effects this faculty development would have on students, teachers, and parents. The project was designed to validate a professional development process and materials for use with other teachers. This publication also describes the second phase of the project, which focused on: documenting the teachers' changes in thinking and practice; continuing to support teachers' growth as a professional development cadre; and disseminating the project through presentations/professional development workshops and publications. The four appendixes offer the Bridging Cultures Pre-assessment, Bridging Cultures Participant Questionnaire, Bridging Cultures Post-assessment, and Teacher Exit Questionnaire. (Contains 36 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.