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Anglo middle school educators teach a large Hispanic student population: Realizations discovered and changes made in teaching and curriculum

Tammy R Gordon, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Abstract

This qualitative study reported how eight Anglo middle school teachers adapted their curriculum, classroom organization, and behaviors as they taught a significant Hispanic student population in their classes. The participants were interviewed on three separate occasions to ascertain their professional backgrounds, classroom curriculum, classroom organization, and teaching strategies/behaviors. Teachers reported they had to make adaptations with regard to curriculum, class organization, increased class size, non-teaching responsibilities, paperwork, the Hispanic culture, and bilingualism. The amount and type of training the teachers received from the school district were also important factors in their adjustment. ^ Recommendations regarding classroom management, professional training and support, curricular plans, and teaching strategies/behaviors for Anglo middle school teachers were made based on the data from the study to serve as a guide to other educators as they work to successfully educate Hispanic students. ^

Subject Area

Education, Bilingual and Multicultural|Education, Administration|Education, Curriculum and Instruction

Recommended Citation

Gordon, Tammy R, "Anglo middle school educators teach a large Hispanic student population: Realizations discovered and changes made in teaching and curriculum" (2004). ETD collection for University of Nebraska - Lincoln. AAI3159543.
http://digitalcommons.unl.edu/dissertations/AAI3159543

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