Educating Teachers for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: A Model for All Teachers

JoAnn Parla

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Given changing demographics, all educators must face the reality of culturally and linguistically diverse [and often, limited English Proficient (LEP)] students in today's classrooms. School districts which never before had to instruct these students are now finding they must meet this need. Often, the number of bilingually trained personnel in these areas is limited. We must include training components relevant to this need in all teacher training programs. This article discusses issues related to the multicultural classroom. It presents a teacher-training component that includes information on cultural sensitivity, linguistic diversity, and teaching strategies. This component, tested on approximately 120 pre-service teachers, is the basis for an on-going pilot research study to be reported in a subsequent article. 

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JoAnn Parla. Educating Teachers for Cultural and Linguistic Diversity: A Model for All Teachers (1994). New York State Association for Bilingual Education: Staten Island, NY. (6 pages).

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New York State Association for Bilingual Education
Staten Island, NY
10306

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