Language Culture and Community in Teacher Education

Language  Culture  and Community in Teacher Education

Maria Brisk has skillfully organized and edited this collection of chapters related to Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Preparation, which is the culmination of the work of an American Association of Colleges for Teacher ...

Author: Maria Estela Brisk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135155247

Category: Education

Page: 432

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Published by Routledge for the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education 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 are culturally 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. The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) is a national, voluntary association of higher education institutions and related organizations. Our mission is to promote the learning of all PK-12 students through high-quality, evidence-based preparation and continuing education for all school personnel. For more information on our publications, visit our website at: www.aacte.org.
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Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Teacher Preparation for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

Educators' preparation for cultural and linguistic diversity: A call to action, March. ... In M.E. Brisk (Ed.), Language, culture, and community in teacher education (pp. 331–351). New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Author: Tamara Lucas

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136911392

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Teacher educators today need knowledge and practical ideas about how to prepare all pre-service and in-service teachers (not just bilingual or ESL specialists) to teach the growing number of students in K-12 classrooms in the United States who speak native languages other than English. This book is at the forefront in focusing exclusively on the preparation of mainstream classroom teachers for this population of students. Part one provides the conceptual and contextual framework for the book, including a comprehensive discussion of relevant demographic trends and an analysis of national and state policies. Part two presents examples of initiatives in different institutional and geographic settings, highlighting three essential elements of teacher preparation: curriculum content, program design, and program coherence. Meeting a pressing need among teacher educators left to figure out, largely by trial and error, how best to prepare non-specialist classroom teachers to work with ELLs, this book both contributes to the research base and provides practical information to help readers envision possibilities they can apply in their own settings.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Moving Teacher Education into Urban Schools and Communities

Moving Teacher Education into Urban Schools and Communities

NewYork: Peter Lang. Brisk, M. E. (2008). Language, culture and community in teacher education. Mahwah, N]: Erlbaum. Cummins,_]. (2000). Language, power, and pedagogy: Bilingual children in the crossfire.AberystWyth, UK: Cambrian.

Author: Jana Noel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136310836

Category: Education

Page: 236

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Winner of the 2013 American Educational Studies Association's Critics Choice Award! When teacher education is located on a university campus, set apart from urban schools and communities, it is easy to overlook the realities and challenges communities face as they struggle toward social, economic, cultural, and racial justice. This book describes how teacher education can become a meaningful part of this work, by re-positioning programs directly into urban schools and communities. Situating their work within the theoretical framework of prioritizing community strengths, each set of authors provides a detailed and nuanced description of a teacher education program re-positioned within an urban school or community. Authors describe the process of developing such a relationship, how the university, school, and community became integrated partners in the program, and the impact on participants. As university-based teacher education has come under increased scrutiny for lack of "real world" relevance, this book showcases programs that have successfully navigated the travails of shifting their base directly into urban schools and communities, with evidence of positive outcomes for all involved.
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Transformative Pedagogies for Teacher Education

Transformative Pedagogies for Teacher Education

In M. E. Brisk (Eds.), Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education (pp. 249–266). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group. Carpenter-LaGattuta, A. (2002). Challenges in multicultural teacher education. Multicultural Education ...

Author: Ann E. Lopez

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641131094

Category: Education

Page: 225

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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.
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Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate Level Teacher Education Programs

Innovative Practices in Teacher Preparation and Graduate Level Teacher Education Programs

Teacher education to serve a native Hawaiian community. In M. E. Brisk (Ed.), Language, culture, and community in teacher education (pp. 203–225). New York, NY: Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. August, D., Goldenberg, C., Saunders, W. M., ...

Author: Polly, Drew

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522530695

Category: Education

Page: 720

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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.
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Englishes in Multilingual Contexts

Englishes in Multilingual Contexts

In M. E. Brisk (Ed.), Language, culture, and community in teacher education (pp. 21–45). New York: Erlbaum. de Jong, E., & Harper, C. (2005). Preparing mainstream teachers for English language learners: Is being a good teacher good ...

Author: Ahmar Mahboob

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401788694

Category: Education

Page: 238

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The chapters in this volume allow readers to develop a broad understanding of the issues around language variation and to recognise pedagogical implications of this work in multilingual contexts. The authors explore how variations in Englishes around the world relate to issues in English language teaching and learning. The English language has always existed alongside other languages. However, the last 200 years have shown a dramatic increase in the range, extent and context of contact between English and other languages. As a result of this contact, we find marked variations in Englishes around the world. The first part includes chapters of importance in studying English language variation in the context of education. The second part builds on an understanding of variation and identifies pedagogical possibilities that respect language variation and yet empower English language learners in diverse contexts.
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Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development

Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development

In M. E. Brisk (Ed.), Language, Culture, and Community in Teacher Education (pp. 175–202). New York: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. Athanases, S. Z., & de Oliveira, L. C. (2010). Toward program-wide coherence in preparing teachers to ...

Author: Martin, Christie

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522510680

Category: Education

Page: 740

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With the ever-changing climate of education around the globe, it is essential that educators stay abreast of the most updated teaching methods and applications. To do this, fostering teacher education programs that include innovative practices and initiatives within the field is imperative. The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education and Professional Development investigates current initiatives and approaches in educational programs. Focusing on research studies and theoretical concepts on innovative projects related to teacher education and professional development programs, this book is a pivotal reference source for academics, professionals, students, practitioners, and researchers.
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Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice

Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice

The standards state: Teachers need to recognize that all learners bring to their learning varying experiences, abilities, talents, and prior learning, as well as language, culture, and family and community values that are assets that ...

Author: Eva Zygmunt

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807774496

Category: Education

Page: 138

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Transforming Teacher Education for Social Justice offers teacher educators a new way to think about the development of culturally responsive educators. The authors identify the core components needed to restructure and reorient programs of teacher education to adequately prepare new teachers for the racially, culturally, and linguistically diverse communities they will serve upon graduation. They propose a new model of teacher preparation that capitalizes on the strengths of programs evidencing important outcomes. Chapters address the notion of situated learning embedded in communities; the need for extensive clinical experience in authentic teaching situations; strategies for interweaving theory, content, pedagogy, and classroom practice; the importance of student engagement and motivation; and the implementation of critical service learning. Key policy implications of this model are also discussed within the current landscape of teacher education reform. Book Features: A specific approach for realizing the promise of culturally responsive teaching. A flexible model for a community-engaged teacher preparation. Compelling data on student learning outcomes based on university/school/community collaboration as evidence of eliminating the achievement gap. “The most striking piece of this book is the descriptions and stories of how the community serves as mentors to the university faculty and students. The authors take readers with them through the many authentic activities led by the community mentors. We are left both with the desire to spend time with these remarkable community members ourselves and the desire to develop similar community-based programs.” —Jana Noel, California State University, Sacramento “Mandatory reading for teacher educators who are serious about preparing teachers for diverse schools and communities.” —Tyrone Howard, UCLA
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Urban Teaching in America

Urban Teaching in America

Measures for determining English language proficiency and the resulting implications for instructional provision and Assessment for Effective ... In M. E. Brisk (Ed.), Language, culture, and community in teacher education (pp. 21–45).

Author: Andrea J. Stairs

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412980609

Category: Education

Page: 247

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"Urban Teaching in America: Theory, Research, and Practice in K-12 Classrooms is a brief but comprehensive text that provides undergraduate and graduate students in Education with an overview of urban teaching. The book synthesizes the work of urban education theorists, researchers, and practitioners into one place. Organized around eight authentic questions, the book offers preservice and inservice teachers opportunities for critical reflection and problem-posing not often seen in comparable course texts. This text supports faculty who are looking for increasingly creative approaches to exploring key educational issues with their students"--
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Self Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

Self Study of Language and Literacy Teacher Education Practices

Keywords: Indigenous language; culture and heritage; collaboration; partnership; cultural responsiveness; teacher ... as teacher educators in connection to our work with an Indigenous community and their Pueblo language, culture, ...

Author: Judy Sharkey

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787545380

Category: Education

Page: 305

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Self-Study in Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP) contribute to teacher education in culturally and linguistically diverse communities and contexts. The chapters reflect the scholarly inquiry of teacher educators dedicated to investigating and improving their practice.
Categories: Education