The growing number of bilingual students in public schools coupled with a critical shortage of teachers specially prepared to serve this population calls for a critical examination of policies and practices in bilingual and ESL teacher preparation. This volume focuses on understanding the structural, substantive, and contextual elements of preparation programs, and provides transformative guidelines for creating Educar signature programs. Designed to improve the practice of teacher preparation by promoting dialogic conversations and applications of praxis in the preparation of bilingual/ESL teacher candidates, it emphasizes that exemplary teacher preparation requires transformative teacher educators.
Simultaneously organizing the scholarship in the field and advancing new understandings, this book is must-have resource for current and future teacher educators. Contributors include Maria Brisk, Sylvia Cel??don-Pattichis, Lourdes Diaz-Soto, Eugene Garc??a, Virginia Gonz??les, Guillermo Solano-Flores, Maria Torres-Guzman, Carmen Mercado, Bertha P??rez, Mari Riojas-Cortez, Francisco Rios, Concepci??n Valadez, and Angela Valenzuela.
Published: 23rd November 2010