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Teacher Education-Preservice

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Preservice Teacher Learning To Help Els Understand Mathematical Problems, Ji Yeong I, Ricardo Martinez Jan 2016

Preservice Teacher Learning To Help Els Understand Mathematical Problems, Ji Yeong I, Ricardo Martinez

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There is a common belief that teachers do not need to differentiate their instruction for English Learners (ELs) and that helping ELs adjust in school culture is not a teacher’s responsbility (Walker, Shafer, & Liams, 2004). This belief is due to their lack of proper training to teach ELs, as statistics show only 13% of teachers are adequately prepared to teach ELs while more than 40% of teachers have ELs in their classrooms (NCES, 2002). Responding to the great need for an adequate teacher preparation for EL in mathematics education, this study was designed to investigate preservice teacher (PSTs) learning ...


Preservice Teachers' Strategies To Support English Learners, Zandra De Araujo, Ji Yeong I, Erin Smith, Matthew Sakow Jan 2015

Preservice Teachers' Strategies To Support English Learners, Zandra De Araujo, Ji Yeong I, Erin Smith, Matthew Sakow

Education Conference Presentations, Posters and Proceedings

Although English language learners (ELLs) are one of the fastest growing groups of students in the United States, many teacher preparation programs have yet to require preservice teachers (PSTs) to receive training in effective practices for teaching ELLs. We examined a four-week field experience pairing an elementary PST with an ELL. We examined the strategies PSTs used to support ELLs as they implemented cognitively demanding mathematics tasks. Through interviews, observations, and written reflections, we found that the PSTs tried to support students, with varying degrees of success, by allowing for multiple modes of communication, including visual supports, pressing for explaining ...