Beyond the Bits and Pieces: Working with Novice Teachers to Reconceptualize Language in Practice

Chapter in edited volume: Equity in Multilingual Schools and Communities: Celebrating the Contributions of Guadalupe Valdés, edited by Kibler, Walqui, Bunch, Faltis

This chapter describes our work as teacher educators supporting novice teachers as they conceptualize language development and design and facilitate interactive learning experiences for their multilingual students. We highlight the role that Guadalupe Valdés scholarship has played in framing our approach to teacher education and the ways we have intentionally pushed against deficit-oriented language ideologies and reductive approaches to teaching multilingual students.

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