Teacher Preparation for Bilingual Student Populations: Educar para Transformar

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415877404
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/23/2010
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Belinda Bustos Flores, Professor, Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching, University of Texas at San Antonio

Rosa Hernández Sheets, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas Tech University.

Ellen Riojas Clark, Professor, Bicultural Bilingual Studies, University of Texas at San Antonio

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Table of Contents

Foreword Educar para Transformar Eugene Garcia


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


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


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


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


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


List of Contributors

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