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.

In Press 2022

Unequivocally, advocacy for bilingual learners has been at the forefront of educators’ work and has also led to critical theoretical advancements and policies. Nevertheless, "the bilingual education field has been challenged by unsystematic curricular innovations and few important pedagogical advances" (García, in Adelman Reyes & Kleyn, 2010, p. viii). As a result, research on curricular and pedagogical innovations in bilingual teacher education and its impact on bilingual curriculum and instruction is still nascent.

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?

Following the knowledge construction process characterizing how new curricular and pedagogical developments are established in the field of bilingual teacher education, a distinctive feature of the volume pertains to how its twelve chapters are organized along efforts to develop, implement, and/or research innovative bilingual teacher preparation practices from a range of theoretical, analytical, and research traditions.

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 desafíos: la importancia de ideologías heteroglósicas y críticas en la capacitación docente bilingüe, 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 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.