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November 2018: Preparing teachers for bilingual students

While school districts struggle to accommodate changing demographics, many students are trying to learn the English language along with their lessons. Gisela Ernst-Slavit, professor of education, and four co-principal investigators are piloting a program designed to change teacher training to accommodate these students, while also improving family and community relations. Initially, a cohort of 11 on the WSU Vancouver campus, all paraprofessionals experienced with bilingual education, will earn teaching degrees while contributing to development of a program that could improve teacher training nationwide.


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