Growing Effective CLD Teachers for Today's Classrooms of CLD Children

Gayla Lohfink, Amanda Morales, Gail Shroyer, Sally Yahnke
2012 Action in Teacher Education  
Using a case study design, this investigation examined the effective teaching characteristics of nontraditional, culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) student teachers placed in rural, elementary schools with high populations of Latino/a students. Data collected reflected high percentages of effective teaching characteristics in multiple domains with specific indicators reflective of consistent teaching over time. A discussion of these findings considered aspects within the
more » ... the distance-delivery model that facilitated the CLD participants' development of effective teaching and noted (1) consistent leadership, (2) explicit teacher instruction within CLD school settings, and (3) the strong cohesive nature of the CLD participants' cohort as positively affecting the CLD participants' teaching effectiveness.
doi:10.1080/01626620.2012.642287 fatcat:nxgtytvrqza2hcmglmev7du4mu