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ERIC Number: EJ1211401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1526-8659
Is Service-Learning the Answer? Preparing Teacher Candidates to Work with ELLs through Service-Learning Experiences
Rodríguez-Arroyo, Sandra; Vaughns, Ashley Brailsford
New Waves-Educational Research and Development Journal, v18 n1 p18-35 Apr 2015
In an effort to address the gaps in preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to work with English Language Learners (ELLs), service-learning experiences (SLE) were integrated into two courses within a teacher education program. This exploratory case study sought to explore the outcomes of teacher candidates (TCs) engaged in SLE with diverse students and families, particularly ELLs. Content analysis of students' reflections provided insights of the impact of the SLE. Findings indicate that participating in service-learning with ELLs provides opportunities for TCs to engage in positive interactions that help to address misconceptions about students, families, and communities. TCs also began to confront their fears of working with ELLs and develop relationship-building skills and initial strategies for teaching ELLs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nebraska (Omaha)