Critical consciousness development for teachers of multilingual learners: A cultural/linguistic immersion program shaping early teaching careers

Pauli Badenhorst, Daniela Martin, Elizabeth Smolcic

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This study offers a long-term developmental pathway view of three early career K-12 teachers who participated in a practical TESOL preparation-based language/cultural immersion program abroad. Research continued across 5-years from pre-service through early career years, enabling the researchers to illustrate the curricular and extra-curricular developmental pathways implicated in development of sociopolitical and pedagogical dispositions and skills required to work in a culturally/linguistically sustaining manner alongside multilingual learners. The inquiry identifies the relevance of findings for the broader U.S. teacher education context and beyond with added emphasis on immersion-abroad teacher preparation programs and experiences for teachers of multilingual learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number104376
JournalTeaching and Teacher Education
StatePublished - Dec 2023

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  • Education

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