Effective instructional strategies implemented by preservice teachers to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students in secondary classrooms

Faith Maina, Amani Zaier

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Abstract

Recent studies have indicated that many teachers are inadequately prepared to teach culturally and linguistically diverse students particularly in the secondary classroom. This is problematic given that the a majority of public school children today are students of color and their percentages are growing whereas, the majority of their teachers are White. Needless to say, dismal performance in standardized tests for this population in almost all disciplinary areas are well documented with detrimental effects to the economic health of this nation. In this study, pre-service teachers in a multicultural course were provided a portifolio of startegies to utilize during their student teaching clinical experience.The teaching strategies took into consideration diverse students varying attitudes, perceptions, expectations, realities, and abilities that classroom teachers must consider in order to develop learning experiences responsive to students’differences. Through self reflections documen
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Mar 2017

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