Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Education | Teacher Education and Professional Development
This paper describes action research initiated by members of the Alpha Upsilon Alpha Literacy Honor Society of the International Reading Association at Adelphi University. In an ongoing service project sponsored by the Nassau Reading Council (NRC) and sanctioned by the Minister of Education in Guatemala, the participants are teacher educators and teacher-researchers studying their own professional learning as they provide literacy pedagogical techniques for colleagues in the US, as well as observing the effects of the NRC professional development initiative in literacy for Guatemalan teachers. Educational insights will resonate in improved literacy practices in the US and Guatemala.
Pepper-Sanello, Miriam; Sosin, Adrienne Andi; Zucaro, Michelle; and Rainbow, Cynthia, "Professional Development Initiatives that Bridge, Develop and Support Learning Environments for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse School Communities in the US and Guatemala" (2008). NERA Conference Proceedings 2008. 17.