ERIC Number: EJ1120657
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Multilingual Pedagogies and Pre-Service Teachers: Implementing "Language as a Resource" Orientations in Teacher Education Programs
Catalano, Theresa; Hamann, Edmund T.
Bilingual Research Journal, v39 n3-4 p263-278 2016
While Ruiz's (1984) influential work on language orientations has substantively influenced how we study and talk about language planning, few teacher education programs today actually embed his framework in the praxis of preparing pre-service and practicing teachers. Hence, the primary purpose of this article is to demonstrate new understandings and expansions of Ruiz's language-as-resource (LAR) approach and ways in which teacher education programs can model this orientation in their own classes, including those programs, like ours, that prepare mostly monolingual pre-service and in-service teachers to work with bi/multilingual students. The authors pursue this by laying out the theoretical framework for multilingual pedagogies that approach teacher education through the LAR orientation and then illustrate these pedagogies as they are realized in their own teacher education programs with the aim of moving closer to and expanding on Ruiz's original proposal.
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Language Planning, Language of Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Resources, Language Usage, Native Language, Language Skills, Teacher Student Relationship
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