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ERIC Number: EJ1025914
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0162-6620
Expanding Roles: Teacher Educators' Perspectives on Educating English Learners
Daniel, Shannon; Peercy, Megan Madigan
Action in Teacher Education, v36 n2 p100-116 2014
Although the underpreparation of teachers to work with English learners is a documented problem in teacher education, little research has addressed teacher educators' perspectives in guiding prospective teachers to educate English learners. This case study of one 13-month elementary certification program highlights teacher educators' efforts and challenges in providing preservice elementary teachers with opportunities to learn about educating students learning English as an additional language. A key finding is that all teacher educators who participated in this study felt responsible for and made efforts to guide teacher candidates to educate linguistically diverse students in elementary classroom settings, but they did not work toward this goal collectively or cohesively. Implications for integrating preparation of teachers to work with English learners in preservice teacher education, such as distributed leadership among faculty, are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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