Learning from New Americans

Preble, Bill; Fitzgerald, Carlton
September 2011
Educational Leadership;Sep2011, Vol. 69 Issue 1, p60
In this article the authors discuss changes in education and cultural literacy due to the increase of non-white students in the U.S. in the 21st century, focusing on the concepts of student dignity and student expertise. They address questions asked of students in the teacher education program at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire regarding how education teachers can best prepare future teachers to understand diverse groups of students, particularly immigrant students. A session is described in which preservice teachers listened to the perspectives of English language learners, who addressed how they would like teachers to help them master English and participate in the classroom.


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