TITLE

HELPING ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS: PREPARING TEACHERS TO PROMOTE CRITICAL THINKING AND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION

AUTHOR(S)
Daniel, Mayra C.
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
College Reading Association Yearbook;2008, Issue 29, p123
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This manuscript discusses the need for a revised paradigm of teacher preparation. Results of the 2005 Illinois Colleges Teacher Graduate Survey revealed less than 60% of first-year teachers surveyed reported having been prepared to work with English Language Learners (ELLs) at the university. This paper offers recommendations that include requiring that teacher candidates develop a philosophy of literacy and biliteracy, acquire knowledge of select theories of second language acquisition, and prepare to become strategic teachers who design lessons that address both content and linguistic objectives.
ACCESSION #
33435084

 

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