The Missing Piece in Teacher Education: The Preparation of Linguistically Responsive Teachers


by Tamara Lucas & Ana Marķa Villegas - 2010

This chapter examines what some teacher educators are already doing and what all teacher educators need to do to prepare general classroom teachers to teach English Language Learners (ELLs). The authors argue that, because of the trend toward inclusion of ELLs in the mainstream class and the role of language in schooling, it is essential that all teachers be prepared to teach ELLs. They then present a conception of linguistically responsive teaching that outlines essential curriculum content for preparing teachers for ELLs, and they highlight elements of program design that can support the preparation of teachers for teaching ELLs.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 109. No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 112 Number 14, 2010, p. 297-318
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