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Quality content teaching for multilingual students: an international examination of excellence in instructional practices in four countries

Mitchell Viesca, K., Teemant, A., Alisaari, J., Enser-Kananen, J., Flynn, N., Hammer, S., Perumal, R. and Routarinne, S. (2022) Quality content teaching for multilingual students: an international examination of excellence in instructional practices in four countries. Teaching and Teacher Education, 113. 103649. ISSN 0742-051X

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2022.103649

Abstract/Summary

Observations of Pedagogical Excellence of Teaching Across Nations (OPETAN) is a mixed methods observation study of 31 content teachers, most nominated for their excellence in teaching multilingual students in Germany, Finland, the US, and England. The study relied on an observation rubric that operationalizes seven Enduring Principles of Learning grounded in critical sociocultural theory and pedagogy. Findings revealed excellent teachers emphasize complex thinking, language use, and modeling. Teacher use of small groups, contextualization, and equity-focused practices were areas of potential growth. International research holds promise for understanding and improving K-12 content teaching and teacher education for teachers of multilingual learners.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Language and Literacy in Education
ID Code:101494
Publisher:Elsevier

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