Innovative Curricular and Pedagogical Designs in Bilingual Teacher Education

Bridging the Distance with School Contexts

Edited by:
Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling, San Diego State University
Mileidis Gort, University of Colorado Boulder
Belinda Bustos Flores, The University of Texas at San Antonio

A volume in the series: Research in Bilingual Education. Editor(s): Mileidis Gort, University of Colorado Boulder.

Published 2022

This edited volume extends our field of studies by highlighting novel 21st century curricular designs and pedagogical practices in the preparation of future bilingual teachers and their relevance for advancing curriculum, instruction, and educational achievement across bilingual school contexts. In particular, the volume provides a much-needed overview of innovative bilingual teacher preparation practices designed and implemented to develop bilingual teacher professionals equipped to effect curricular and pedagogical changes in bilingual settings. As such, two main questions guiding the orchestration of the volume are: (a) What innovative curricular and pedagogical designs characterize the field of bilingual teacher education in 21st century? and (b) How do or could these innovative curricular and pedagogical approaches for educating future bilingual teachers influence teacher practices in bilingual contexts for advancing curriculum, pedagogy and the achievement of bilingual learners?


"This collection of chapters in English and Spanish offers readers novel place-based ways of transforming bilingual/biliterate teacher education programs to ensure that new teachers gain pedagogical language, literacy, and content practices that expand language and literacy in heretofore unimagined ways. All bilingual/biliterate teacher educators should read this extraordinary book." — Christian J. Faltis, Texas A&M International University

"This volume deftly addresses a topic of great currency on the bilingual education agenda: how to orchestrate curricular and pedagogical innovation in teacher development and how to enact change at the grassroots level through its impact on teaching practices. A must-read tour de force for anyone interested in the development, implementation, or research of quality bilingual teacher education." — María Luisa Pérez Cañado, Universidad de Jaén

"Enduring critiques of teacher education, once the sole province of conservative policymakers, now includes many thinkers we formally considered allies. This excellent collection, which includes a host of new and powerful voices, forces all sides to sit up and pay attention." — Kip Téllez, University of California, Santa Cruz

Foreword, Carmen M. Martínez-Roldán. Acknowledgments. Introduction—Pushing the Boundaries of Curricular and Pedagogical Innovations in Bilingual Teacher Education: Toward Renewed Movement Building, Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling, Belinda Bustos Flores, and Mileidis Gort. PART I: CONCEPTUALIZING CURRICULAR AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN BILINGUAL TEACHER EDUCATION. Conceptualizing and Realizing Bilingual Education for Social Transformation, María del Rosario Zavala and Josephine Arce. Nuevos desafí os: la importancia de ideologí as heteroglo sicas y crí ticas en la capacitacio n docente bilingu e, Katherine Barko-Alva y Christian E. Zúñiga. Reconceptualizing Bilingual/Dual-Language Teacher Education to Promote Disciplinary Biliteracies in STEM, Marialuisa Di Stefano, Idalis Villanueva Alarcón, and Alberto Esquinca. Cultivating Bilingual Education in Massachusetts: From Survival to Restoration, Jasmine Alvarado and Patrick Proctor. PART II: IMPLEMENTING CURRICULAR AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN BILINGUAL TEACHER EDUCATION. Bilingual Coteaching in the Art Museum: A Linguistic and Culturally Authentic Field Instruction Experience for Bilingual Teacher Education Candidates, Haydeé Marie Rodríguez, Lucía Cárdenas Curiel, and Andrea Saenz. Learning to Listen to Multilingual Kids: Merging Theory and Practice in Preservice Bilingual Teacher Education, Janelle Franco, Andréa C. Minkoff, Marjorie Elaine Faulstich Orellana. El desarrollo de competencias en español pedagógico: hacia una visión multidimensional del quehacer lingüístico del docente en educación bilingüe, Cristian R. Aquino-Sterling. PART III: RESEARCHING CURRICULAR AND PEDAGOGICAL INNOVATIONS IN BILINGUAL TEACHER EDUCATION. Teaching and Learning Multiliteracies: Case Study of Bilingual Teacher Candidates in a Clinically-Rich Literacy Methods Course, Anissa Wicktor Lynch and Elizabeth A. Morphis. Reconsidering Teaching and Learning in the Bilingual Mathematics Classroom, Gladys H. Krause and Luz A. Maldonado Rodríguez. Developing a Funds of Knowledge Inventory to Enhance Instruction in Bilingual Settings, Eric J. Johnson. Afterword, Patricia Sánchez. Contributors. Index.