London Metropolitan University Research Institutes

Academic Student Inventory: Self-Observation Year: Exploring Teacher Candidate Identity Development

Author(s) Riojas Clark, E., & Bustos Flores, B.  
Publisher CiCe Publications  
Year 2007  
Editor Ross, A. (ed) Citizenship Education in Society  
Language English  
Age group -  
Changes in diversity of the student population in the United States are not reflected in the teaching workforce. Currently, ethnic minority teachers are serving a disproportionately low number of language minority students. Recruitment, retention, and success of Latino college students are dynamic elements that can brunt the potential number of Latino teachers. We purpose a theoretical framework for identifying presage factors that can modulate teacher candidates’ personal, academic, and professional development, likely to impact their teaching within diverse classrooms. It is contended that motives for teaching, ethnic identity, acculturation, efficacy, and epistemological beliefs are presage factors that can affect the academic success and number of Latino teacher candidates prepared to teach in the diverse classrooms of today.

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