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2016

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

Bilingual and special education

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Trends And Issues In Bilingual Special Education Teacher Preparation: A Literature Review, Peishi Wang, Sara B. Woolf Feb 2016

Trends And Issues In Bilingual Special Education Teacher Preparation: A Literature Review, Peishi Wang, Sara B. Woolf

Journal of Multilingual Education Research

Teachers represent the largest school impact on student learning, yet the national professional teacher workforce has been described as inadequately prepared to meet the academic, linguistic, social, and other educational needs of the majority of the nation’s public school student population. Moreover, youngsters from diverse linguistic, cultural, and ability backgrounds continue to be overrepresented in specialized school settings. These interrelated phenomena are influenced by multiple complex sociocultural and other factors (i.e., historical, economic, political). Among these are reported steady growth in the population and enrollment of students from non-English speaking, diverse cultural backgrounds in the nation’s public ...