Applying sociocultural theory to prepare teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families

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Abstract

The issues addressed in this chapter are focused on the application of sociocultural theory to prepare teachers to effectively improve the circumstances of culturally and linguistically diverse children in U.S. schools. These children continue to make up the fastest growing student population in the United States (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013); yet, in the U.S. public schools, their education has tended to shortchange their academic potential, to be overly restrictive and compensatory, and to be largely driven by policies, instead of sound educational theory and research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Pages505-526
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781317229902
ISBN (Print)9781138651555
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

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  • Social Sciences(all)

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Iddings, A. C. (2018). Applying sociocultural theory to prepare teachers to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students and families. In The Routledge Handbook of Sociocultural Theory and Second Language Development (pp. 505-526). Taylor and Francis. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315624747