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ERIC Number: EJ1173325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0726-2655
Current Conditions of Bilingual Teacher Preparation Programs in Public Universities in USA
Johannessen, B. Gloria Guzman; Thorsos, Nilsa; Dickinson, Gail
Education and Society, v34 n2 p27-48 Sep 2016
This study addresses public universities' policies and practices in the USA (United States of America) with a focus on public bilingual teacher preparation in Spanish-English programs (initial credential licensure and Masters of Education programs with, or without, endorsements). We questioned: "What do bilingual programs look like in public universities across the USA and particularly for the Spanish-speaking population?" With this purpose, we examined 78 bilingual programs in six states with high numbers of Spanish-speaking populations. We searched Websites and bilingual faculty postings, as well as randomly selected fifteen programs for phone interviews. The findings revealed inconsistencies in the implementation of bilingual teacher preparation programs in USA public universities and highlighted the need for further research on bilingual teacher preparation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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