ERIC Number: EJ1268639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2020
Abstractor: As Provided
English as a Second Language Teachers' Perceptions of Care in an Anti-Immigrant Climate
Dávila, Liv T.; Linares, Rebecca E.
International Multilingual Research Journal, v14 n4 p355-369 2020
This qualitative study applies ethic of care and language ideological orientations to analyze how four middle and high school English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers perceived of care in their relationships with multilingual, multiracial, and multicultural ESL students with diverse immigration backgrounds. Findings show how the focal teachers sought to demonstrate care in their classrooms by engaging in pedagogical reflexivity and by upholding translanguaging stances regardless of their own linguistic backgrounds to encourage and facilitate their students' native language and literacy development. Data analysis revealed that empathy and trust were integrally embedded in teachers' ideologies and approaches. Implications for teaching and teacher education are discussed.
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Caring, Immigrants, Social Bias, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, Minority Group Students, Empathy, Trust (Psychology), Teaching Methods, English Language Learners, Undocumented Immigrants, Teacher Student Relationship, Code Switching (Language)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
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