Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners

Author: Thomas Levine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135020736
Format: PDF, Docs
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This volume identifies resources, models, and specific practices for improving teacher preparation for work with second language learners. It shows how faculty positioned themselves to learn from resources, experts, preservice teachers, their own practice, and each other. The teacher education professionals leverage their experience to offer theoretical and practical insights regarding how other faculty could develop their own knowledge, improve their courses, and understand their influence on the preservice teachers they serve. The book addresses challenges others are likely to experience while improving teacher preparation, including preservice teacher resistance, the challenge of adding to already-packed courses, the difficulty of recruiting and retaining busy faculty members, and the question of how to best frame the larger issues. The authors also address options for integrating the work of improving teacher preparation for linguistic diversity into a variety of different teacher education program designs. Finally, the book demonstrates a data-driven approach that makes this work consistent with many institutions’ mandate to produce research and to collect evidence supporting accreditation.

Transformative Pedagogies for Teacher Education

Author: Ann E. Lopez
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1641131098
Format: PDF, Mobi
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People are on the move all across the globe and the student population is becoming increasingly more diverse. This has brought about new opportunities and challenges for educators, and teachers. In this series teacher educators a) deconstruct and problematize what it means to educate new teachers for increasingly diverse schools and classroom contexts, and b) highlight experiences of teacher educators as they attempt to bridge the theory to practice divide often encountered in teacher education. In these challenging times when public education is under attack, culturally responsive, antiracist, critical multicultural, social justice and all forms of teaching that are inclusive and equitable must be supported and encouraged. As schools continue to be spaces where ideas and values that promote equity and justice in society are contested, teachers must be proactive in engaging in pedagogies that respond to the needs of a diverse student population. Transformative Pedagogies bring together the work of teachers, scholars, and activists from different countries and contexts who are seeking to transform teacher education. This book will be useful to all educators seeking alternative and innovative approaches to education and meeting the needs of students. Teacher educators examine what it means to be transformative and drawing on experiences from different contexts.

Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate Level Teacher Education Programs

Author: Polly, Drew
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 152253069X
Format: PDF
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Educators play a significant role in the intellectual and social development of children and young adults. Thus, it is important for next-generation teachers to have a strong educational background, as it serves as the foundation to their understanding of learning processes, leadership, and best practices in the field of education. Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate-Level Teacher Education Programs presents critical and relevant research on methods by which future educators in high-level courses are equipped and instructed in order to promote the best experience in academic scholarship. Featuring discussion on a diverse assortment of topics, such as social justice for English language learners, field-based teacher education, and student satisfaction in graduate programs, this publication is directed at academicians, students, and researchers seeking modern research on the approaches taken by instructors to qualify and engage future educators.

Tep Vol 30 N3

Author: Teacher Education and Practice
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475837534
Format: PDF, Mobi
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001 – Our Concern as Teachers Educators: The Hegemonic Forces of Dominant Ideology Patrick M. Jenlink 002 – The Challenges of Differentiating Instruction for ELLs: An Analysis of Content-Area Lesson Plans Produced by Preservice Language Arts and Social Studies Teachers Clara Lee Brown and Rachel Endo 003 – Prospective Teachers’ Beliefs in Factors Negatively Influencing African American, Low-income Anglo, and Hispanic Students’ Academic Achievement Maximo Plata, Alaric A. Williams, and Tracy B. Henley 004 – Teachers Matter: The Teacher’s Role in Increasing Working-Class Latina/o Youth’s College Access and Empowerment Leticia Rojas 005 – From “Blissfully Unaware” to “Another Perspective on Hope”: An Indigenous Knowledge Study Abroad Program’s Impacts on the Ways of Knowing of Pre-service Transnational English Learner Teachers G. Sue Kasun and HyeKyoung Lee 006 – Pre-service Teachers’ Confidence and Attitudes toward Teaching English Learners Stephanie Wessels, Guy Trainin, Jenelle Reeves, Theresa Catalano, and Qizhen Deng 007 – Common-Sense and Scientific Interpretation of Cultural Relevance Charles L. Lowery 008 – A Pre-service Teacher’s Use of a culturally Relevant Text with Interracial Themes K. Dara Hill 009 – Teacher Learning through Culturally Relevant Literature: A Cross-Context Study of Teacher Education for English Learners Megan Hopkins and Amy J. Heineke 010 – Examining Entry-level Mandarin Chinese Teacher Candidates: Experiences, Motivation and Development Ping Liu 011 – BOOK REVIEW: Preparing Classroom Teachers to Succeed with Second Language Learners: Lessons from A Faculty Learning Community Wenli Zhang Call for Book Reviews Upcoming Issues and Call for Reviewers

An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching

Author: Keith Johnson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351213849
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An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching provides an engaging, student-friendly guide to the field of foreign language learning and teaching. Aimed at students with no background in the area and taking a task-based approach, this book: introduces the theoretical and practical aspects of both learning and teaching; provides discussion and workshop activities throughout each chapter of the book, along with further reading and reflection tasks; deals with classroom- and task-based teaching, and covers lesson planning and testing, making the book suitable for use on practical training courses; analyses different learning styles and suggests strategies to improve language acquisition; includes examples from foreign language learning in Russian, French, and German, as well as English; is accompanied by a brand new companion website at www.routledge.com/cw/johnson, which contains additional material, exercises, and weblinks. Written by an experienced teacher and author, An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching is essential reading for students beginning their study in the area, as well as teachers in training and those already working in the field.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

The Complex and Dynamic Languaging Practices of Emergent Bilinguals

Author: Mileidis Gort
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138827417
Format: PDF
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This expanded edition of the International Multilingual Research Journal�s recent special issue on translanguaging � or the dynamic, normative languaging practices of bilinguals � presents a powerful, comprehensive volume on current scholarship on this topic. Translanguaging can be understood from multiple perspectives. From a sociolinguistic point of view, it describes the flexible language practices of bilingual communities. From a pedagogical one, it describes strategic and complementary approaches to teaching and learning through which teachers build bridges between the everyday language practices of bilinguals and the language practices and performances desired in formal school settings. The Complex and Dynamic Language Practices of Emergent Bilinguals explores the pedagogical possibilities and challenges of translanguaging practice and pedagogy across a variety of U.S. educational programs that serve language-minoritized, emergent bilingual children and illustrates the affordances of dynamic, multilingual learning contexts in expanding emergent bilingual children�s linguistic repertoires and supporting their participation in formalized, school-based language performances that socialize them into the discourses of schooling. Taken together, the chapters in this volume examine the dynamic interactions and complex language ideologies of bilinguals�including pre- and in-service teachers, preK-12 students, and other members of multilingual and multidialectal sociolinguistic communities throughout the United States�as they language fluidly and flexibly and challenge the marginalization of these normative bilingual practices in academic settings and beyond. The articles in this book were originally published in the International Multilingual Research Journal.

Preparing Teachers

Author: Committee on the Study of Teacher Preparation Programs in the United States
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309128056
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Teachers make a difference. The success of any plan for improving educational outcomes depends on the teachers who carry it out and thus on the abilities of those attracted to the field and their preparation. Yet there are many questions about how teachers are being prepared and how they ought to be prepared. Yet, teacher preparation is often treated as an afterthought in discussions of improving the public education system. Preparing Teachers addresses the issue of teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. The book evaluates the characteristics of the candidates who enter teacher preparation programs, the sorts of instruction and experiences teacher candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence. Preparing Teachers also identifies a need for a data collection model to provide valid and reliable information about the content knowledge, pedagogical competence, and effectiveness of graduates from the various kinds of teacher preparation programs. Federal and state policy makers need reliable, outcomes-based information to make sound decisions, and teacher educators need to know how best to contribute to the development of effective teachers. Clearer understanding of the content and character of effective teacher preparation is critical to improving it and to ensuring that the same critiques and questions are not being repeated 10 years from now.

Lessons from the Teachers for a New Era Project

Author: G Williamson McDiarmid
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1315312042
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Chronicling a high-profile and ambitious teacher preparation reform project that took place across 11 diverse U.S. institutions, this volume examines the strategies, program changes, accomplishments, and challenges from the Teachers for a New Era Project (TNE). TNE aimed to improve the preparation of K-12 teachers and address mounting criticisms of university-based teacher education. Funded primarily by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, TNE targeted the most persistant problems in university-based teacher preparation programs, focused on evidence-based assessment of program impact, and developed strategies for improvement. Exploring both the successes and tensions that arose from the program, this book contributes to future teacher education and program assessment endeavors, and offers lessons that can inform current policies and practices.

Professional Development Schools and Social Justice

Author: Ph. D Zenkov
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073917763X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book extends the national discussion about the Professional Development School (PDS) movement of the past three decades. The volume highlights school/university partnerships’ focus on collaborative activities that endeavor to promote social justice in and across P-12 and university classrooms, educational institutions, and communities. Professional Development Schools and Social Justice: Schools and Universities Partnering to Make a Difference guides veteran teachers, undergraduate and graduate pre-service teachers, and university faculty to understand how the PDS model might be oriented toward social justice ideals. Co-authored by school- and university-based educators, each chapter details the social justice work of specific partnerships and provides concrete instructional and curricular methods for application within both teacher education and PK-12 settings. Readers are provided insight into a range of elements of Professional Development Schools, including the development of PK-12 and teacher education curricula, processes of program implementation, and research and data collection.