Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education

ISBN-10: 0805856986

ISBN-13: 9780805856989

Edition: 2008

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Description: This volume addresses the pressing reality in teacher education that all teachers need to be prepared to work effectively with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations. Every classroom in the country is already, or will soon be, deeply affected by the changing demographics of America's students. Marilyn Cochran-Smith's Foreword and Donaldo Macedo's Introductory Essay set the context with respect to teacher education and student demographics, followed by a series of chapters presented in three sections: knowledge, practice, and policy. The literature on language education has typically been discussed in relation to preparing ESL or bilingual teachers. Typically, needs of culturally and linguistically diverse students, including immigrants, refugees, language minority populations, African Americans, and deaf students, have been addressed separately. This volume emphasizes that these children have both common educational needs and needs that areculturally and linguistically specific. It is directed to the preparation of ALL teachers who work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. It not only focuses on how teachers need to change but how faculty and curriculum need to be transformed, and how to better train teacher education candidates to understand and work efficaciously with the communities in which culturally and linguistically diverse students tend to be predominant.

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List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 9/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 436
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

AACTE Statement
Note from Dr. Sharon P. Robinson President and CEO, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE)
Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface
Poisoning Racial and Cultural Identities: An Educational Challenge
Knowledge
Language, Culture, and Identity
Teaching Students Who Speak African American Language: Expanding Educators' and Students' Linguistic Repertoires
Language and the Deaf World: Difference not Disability
Rethinking the Case for Culture-Based Curriculum: Conditions that Support Improved Mathematics Performance in Diverse Classrooms
Practice
ESL Is Good Teaching "Plus": Preparing Standard Curriculum Teachers for All Learners
Classic: Transforming Hearts and Minds
Highly Qualified Teachers for Our Schools: Developing Knowledge, Skills, and Dispositions to Teach Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students
Teacher Education to Serve a Native Hawaiian Community: Lessons Learned
"Does She Speak English?": Hmong Educators in Western Wisconsin
Program and Faculty Transformation: Enhancing Teacher Preparation
Faculty Perspectives on Integrating Linguistic Diversity Issues into an Urban Teacher Education Program
Policy
Educational Policy and Linguistic Diversity: A Critical Analysis of Teacher Certification Requirements
Language, Culture, Policy, and Standards in Teacher Preparation: Lessons from Research and Model Practices Addressing the Needs of CLD Children and Their Teachers
Conclusion
Proceedings and Recommendations from the Wingspread Conference
About the Authors
Index
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