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ERIC Number: EJ1192710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Sep
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-6365
Improving the Focus of English Learner Professional Development for In-Service Teachers
Hiatt, Janet E.; Fairbairn, Shelley B.
NASSP Bulletin, v102 n3 p228-263 Sep 2018
To improve the focus of English Learner (EL), professional development for in-service teachers who may have experienced gaps in prior preparation for serving ELs, this two-part study begins with detailed survey-based data collection and analysis of teachers' perceived preparedness to serve ELs. The data highlights specific priorities for EL-focused professional development grounded in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) P-12 "Professional Teaching Standard" in the domains of language, culture, instruction, assessment, and professionalism. Based on those survey findings, the article shares recommendations for specific content to be included in EL-focused professional development for teachers who reported feeling underprepared to serve ELs. Finally, this study provides specific recommendations for school leaders in relationship to the study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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