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An Invitation to Support    Diverse Students through               Teacher Education Christine Sleeter, 2008
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Snapshots of Strong Teachers                        of Diverse Students 1. Juanita --- 2 nd  grade bilingual teacher, 2 nd  graders write books  w/computers *  professional knowledge, creativity, high expectations,  empowerment * standard skills-based instruction was boring (paper and pencil) 2. Christi --- High school English teacher, using narrative writing * interest in diversity, emphasized value of empathy * developed and taught a complex unit about immigration
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What Diverse Students Need of  Teachers High expectations for their learning regardless of how they are doing  now Engage the students academically by building on what they know and  what interests them Relate to their families and communities in culturally accurate ways Envision them as constructive participants in a multicultural  democracy
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