Faculty Publications

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Publication Date

April 2015

Publication Title

American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting


English Learner, Multiculturalism, Teacher Education - In-Service/Professional Development


Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development


Genor (2005) proposed a framework for teacher reflection that included three stages of reflection: Unproblematized reflection, problematized reflection and critically problematized reflection. This study built upon Genor’s (2005) framework. The researchers of this current study taught English as a second language (ESL) coursework over two semesters to inservice educators. Analysis of participants’ course documents and instructional artifacts revealed factors that contributed to changes in beliefs and professional practices in teaching multilingual students. These factors included teachers’ (1) capacity to identify one’s biases and assumptions, (2) perceived purposes for incorporating students’ native languages and cultures in instruction, (3) levels of self-efficacy, and (4) a willingness to break through one’s cultural encapsulation to implement more culturally and linguistically responsive teaching practices.


Paper presented as part of the session: Division K Teaching and Teacher Education, Section 3 Poster Session 3. This paper is also available in the AERA Online Paper Repository. Each presenter retains copyright on the full-text paper. Repository users should follow legal and ethical practices in their use of repository material; permission to reuse material must be sought from the presenter, who owns copyright. Users should be aware of the AERA Code of Ethics.