Preparing to Teach Newcomer Students: The Significance of Critical Pedagogy and the Study of Ideology in Teacher Education
by Lilia I. Bartolomé - 2010
This chapter chronicles the curricular efforts in one applied linguistics graduate department to prepare prospective and current language-teachers to work more effectively with non-white, low socioeconomic (SES) immigrants and other linguistic minority students from subordinated cultural groups by infusing the explicit study of ideology and its role in teacher preparation into the course of study. Since most language teachers will likely work with these students, it is important that teachers understand that there are political and ideological dimensions to English as a Second Language (ESL) and Sheltered English (SE) education that, in most instances, may adversely impact their work.
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