Bilingual Teacher Preparation from an ELL’s Perspective Claudia Gonzalez University of Texas at El Paso Abstract This paper explores bilingual teacher preparation; one of the most important and principal lack of bilingual education. Teachers play an important role in children’s education and it is very important to give to bilingual students adequate preparation according to their academic level so they have the same opportunities as other students to be successful in the world. Often times, however, bilingual teachers are hired by an administrator with an inadequate picture of their preparation and experiences as bilingual educators and citizens. Teachers are role models for students and they model what they observe from
As technology increases, textbooks are becoming more obsolete, but can still be used in classrooms. Textbooks are a resource that can benefit students greatly, but there are school districts throughout America that simply can’t afford new textbooks. “The court noted that ‘they go to the very heart of education,’ and that they ‘are the most essential tool of education since they contain the resources of knowledge which the educational process is designed to exploit’” (Merjian 12). Even though the courts agreed that the textbooks are a benefit to students, they feel as though it is up to the school districts to provide them. Which leads to the major problem, some school districts can’t afford them.
In addition, a testing scholar and economist, Richard P. Phelps argued that while standardized tests do not create perfect results, they are used because they "provide information whose benefits outweigh any cost and imprecision" (Use of Standardized). This statement reveals that standardized testing is the only viable and realistic approach to acquiring data about student learning. This data can be easily and effectively compared against itself to determine an increase or decrease from prior years, or against other districts to determine the relative health of a school system. Without standardized testing, policy-makers would rely on teacher grading, of which Phelps claims is "more likely to be idiosyncratic and
Resulting in the students who do not adapt to the conventional way of learning, having to receive “special education” (Petersen, 2006: 727). The problem with special education is that it negatively affects those with learning disabilities in that it further perpetuates exclusivity that is of a gendered and racial nature. For example, males and females are treated differently according to their genders at school, in terms of the opportunities that they are given and the achievements they receive as a reward for their academic efforts. Through males being taught that they are smarter than females and therefore need to work harder (Petersen, 2006: 729). Racially, for example in the US, Black and Latino students are the highest enrolled into the special education programme because of labels being imposed on them such as having “mild mental retardation and/or emotional disturbance” (Erevelles & Minear, 2010: 131).
Knowing this information it discusses how learning this eurocentric textbooks could impact minority students due to them not knowing their history they 'll believe that white people are more superior than other in that case. People erase history from the textbooks which ties back to the achievement gap. The performance of people grades is due to the fact that they are switching everything and not telling the truth and that can affect their history and make students believe it
Depending on how desperate a teacher is for good test scores, inappropriate preparations can be made before testing, sometimes even to the point of cheating. While having standards and a uniform teaching model, high -stakes testing is generally detrimental to the education of America. The importance of these tests has become the be-all and end-all of high school. The accountability of the testing will follow the student throughout his or her educational life. Despite being held in such high regard, the high-stakes testing effects are far from the desired and predicted
What do parents want to see in place for them to become more involved in their students education? Significance of the Study This study has implications for educators, school districts parent and students. Parent engagement intervention and prevention studies occur in comprehensive schools but parent engagement research in an alternative education setting is minimal to non-existent. As a result of this study school districts will recognize a need to create and reengage parents in their students education as a means for student academic success. The significance of this study will allow at risk youth who are on probation and/or have been expelled to bond and engage in their education.
Pam Bremer, director of Obersee Bilingual School, claims that bilingual education programs not only effectively teach students, but also sharpen the students’ brains and makes them better linguists. On the other hand, Rosalie Pedalino Porter, a director of the Institute for Research in English Acquisition and Development (READ), believes that these programs do not help students because the programs teach the students in their native language before teaching them English, which in turn, delays their development in understanding English. Bremer and Porter disagree on various aspects of bilingual education, especially the main focus of the programs and the duration of time students should spend in these programs. However, they both agree that bilingual education programs come down to involving the parents of these students and, most importantly, teaching the students
Integration meaning, not excluding English learners from English speakers. Doing so can have detrimental effects on the English learners, because when they are excluded from the regular classroom, they more often than not fall behind the standard. Thomas and Collier state that their preferred method of language education is some sort of bilingual enrichment or immersion. Immersion is when children are taught in two languages, when they begin school, 90% of instruction is in the minority language. This method proved to make the students proficient in both languages.
In conclusion, school uniforms are a great thing to have in schools. Even though there is that argument on whether school uniforms will violate the right of self-expression to students it will continue either way. At the end of the day students should see that there are more positive effects with uniforms rather than negative ones. It should be taking in consideration that the clothes a student wears will not determine the ability of learning, but why not pick school uniforms that can help stop current school
The pro side of the debate feels that charter schools are necessary to public education. They believe charter schools should be encouraged as an alternative to traditional public education simply because education is not a “one size fits all” (Genma Holmes). Not all children will excel in the same environment due to the mere fact that students all have different needs as individuals. However, what they do not recognize is that it comes at the cost of implementing more economic and racial segregation, widening the gap in student achievement. The establishment of these schools also means the “loss of funding for traditional public schools, leading to fiscal inefficiency” (US Connect).
The pressure that is applied by standardized testing is unhealthy to a learning environment. a. Data from tests are usually used to rank schools and determine the amount of funding that is made available. i. This ranking tends to segregate schools from the lower ranking ones ii.