ERIC Number: ED434110
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
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)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Family School Relationship, Hispanic American Culture, Hispanic Americans, Inservice Teacher Education, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Students, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Collaboration, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Role, Teachers
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: WestEd, San Francisco, CA.