Academic journal article Issues in Teacher Education

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on "Translanguaging in Teacher Education"

Academic journal article Issues in Teacher Education

Call for Submissions: Special Issue on "Translanguaging in Teacher Education"

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Recent studies on teacher education and translanguaging (Garcia, 2019) have documented the effects of translanguaging on the lives of school children and youth designated as emergent bilinguals, English speaking youth, and children of color. Yet we know little about how teacher educators and teachers draw from translanguaging pedagogy to foster the language repertoires of emergent bilinguals and students who enter bilingual programs as English speakers. Issues in Teacher Education (ITE) seeks therefore, to interrogate current tensions and perspectives in the field of teacher education with an eye toward illuminating innovative ideas and approaches associated with translanguaging.

This special issue of ITE, guest edited by Pablo C. Ramirez and Christian Faltis, will examine the ways that translanguaging is introduced to pre-service teachers in teacher education programs and how K-12 schools use translanguaging pedagogy across grades and with monolingual students. In addition to examining the relationship of general teacher education and translanguaging, this issue seeks to address how translanguaging influences teacher preparation in STEM, social studies, and arts education content areas.

We are reaching out broadly to solicit work on translanguaging and teacher education, and provide questions that might serve as springboards below:

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