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 Celedon-Pattichis, Lourdes Diaz-Soto, Eugene Garcia, Virginia Gonzales, Guillermo Solano-Flores, Maria Torres-Guzman, Carmen Mercado, Bertha Perez, Mari Riojas-Cortez, Francisco Rios, Concepcion Valadez, and Angela Valenzuela.
Foreword Educar para Transformar Eugene Garcia PART 1 TRANSFORMACION Chapter 1 Dar Luz: Visionary Teaching about Teaching Belinda Bustos Flores, Rosa Hernandez Sheets, and Ellen Riojas Clark Chapter 2 Educar para Transformar: A Bilingual Education Teacher Preparation Model Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Belinda Bustos Flores, and Ellen Riojas Clark PART 2 ILUMINACION Chapter 3 Identity: A Central Facet of Culturally Efficacious Bilingual Education Teachers Ellen Riojas Clark, Linda Guardia Jackson, and Linda Pietro Chapter 4 Bilingual Education Candidate Ideology: Descubriendo sus Motivos y Creencias Belinda Bustos Flores, Lucila Elk, and Patricia Sanchez Chapter 5 Fostering Candidate Spanish Language Development Michael D. Guerrero and Concepcion M. Valadez Chapter 6 Diversity Coursework: Developing Cultural Competency Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Blanca Araujo, Gloria Calderon, and John Indiatsi Chapter 7 Crisalida: A Metaphor for Bilingual Education Teacher Preparation Maria Torres Guzman and Thao Tran PART 3 PRAXIS Chapter 8 El Aprendizaje por Medio del Juego: Bilingual Early Childhood Settings Mari Riojas Cortez and Iliana Alanis Chapter 9 Dynamic Biliteracy: Teacher Knowledge and Practice Bertha Perez and Mary Esther Huerta Chapter 10 Bilingual/ESL Candidate Knowledge for Mathematics and Science Teaching Sylvia Celedon-Pattichis and Kimberly Gomez Chapter 11 Meaningful Assessment in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms Guillermo Solano-Flores and Lucinda Soltero-Gonzalez Chapter 12 Preparando Maestro: ESL Candidate/Teacher Preparation Francisco Rios and Marcela van Olphen Chapter 13 Transformative Teacher Education for Gifted Students in Bilingual/ESL Programs Virginia Gonzalez and Mariela Espinoza-Herold Chapter 14 It's My Responsibility! Teacher of Bilingual Learners in an English-Immersion Context Courtney Clayton and Maria Brisk PART 4 CONCIENTIZACION Chapter 15 Subtractive Legislative Policy: The Plight of Texas Bilingual Learners Claudia Cervantes-Soon and Angela Valenzuela Chapter 16 Trabajando y Comunicando con Nuestras Comunidades Indigenas Inmigrantes Margarita Machado-Casas and Barbara Flores Chapter 17 Growing Quality Teachers: Community-oriented Preparation Carmen I. Mercado and Carol Brochin-Ceballos Chapter 18 Apprenticeship: Affirming Consciousness in Learning Communities Belinda Bustos Flores, Claudia Trevino Garcia, Lorena Claeys, Arcelia Hernandez, and Rosa Hernandez Sheets PART 5 REVOLUCION Chapter 19 Ya es tiempo! Revolutionary Transformacion Ellen Riojas Clark, Belinda Bustos Flores, and Rosa Hernandez Sheets Afterword Implementing a Critical Bilingual/Bicultural Pedagogy Lourdes Diaz-Soto Index List of Contributors
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 18th November 2010
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 0.37
Edition Number: 1