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Topics in teacher education and professional development for educators who work with linguistically and culturally diverse student populations.
Educational Demographics: What Teachers Should KnowThis article reviews key demographic shifts nationwide, how these shifts are affecting educational policy, and how teachers can make good use of this information in their daily practices.
How Can we prepare teachers to work with culturally diverse students and their families? What skills should educators develop to do this successfully? There are many ways for families to support their children’s education at home, regardless of background. Teachers can learn from this family pedagogy as they strive to facilitate student success both inside and outside the classroom.
Preparing Teachers for Diverse ClassroomsThis article seeks to prepare future teachers to work effectively in classrooms in which students may speak several different languages between them.
Online Preservice Teacher Education Programs: Issues in the Preparation of Bilingual Education and ESL TeachersThis paper examines perceptions of online courses for those preparing to become teachers of English language learners (ELLs). It looks at online course awareness, appeal, and efficacy and compares it with traditional instruction. Some of the demographics that have fueled the movement to accelerate online technology is also examined.