A1 Journal article (refereed)
Quality content teaching for multilingual students : An international examination of excellence in instructional practices in four countries (2022)


Mitchell Viesca, K., Teemant, A., Alisaari, J., Ennser-Kananen, J., Flynn, N., Hammer, S., Perumal, R., & Routarinne, S. (2022). Quality content teaching for multilingual students : An international examination of excellence in instructional practices in four countries. Teaching and Teacher Education, 113, Article 103649. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103649


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Mitchell Viesca, Kara; Teemant, Annela; Alisaari, Jenni; Ennser-Kananen, Johanna; Flynn, Naomi; Hammer, Svenja; Perumal, Ratha; Routarinne, Sara

Journal or series: Teaching and Teacher Education

ISSN: 0742-051X

eISSN: 1879-2480

Publication year: 2022

Publication date: 16/03/2022

Volume: 113

Article number: 103649

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.

Publication country: United Kingdom

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tate.2022.103649

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Abstract

Observations of Pedagogical Excellence of Teaching Across Nations (OPETAN) is a mixed methods observation study of 31 content teachers, most nominated for their excellence in teaching multilingual students in Germany, Finland, the US, and England. The study relied on an observation rubric that operationalizes seven Enduring Principles of Learning grounded in critical sociocultural theory and pedagogy. Findings revealed excellent teachers emphasize complex thinking, language use, and modeling. Teacher use of small groups, contextualization, and equity-focused practices were areas of potential growth. International research holds promise for understanding and improving K-12 content teaching and teacher education for teachers of multilingual learners.


Keywords: teachers; teachings skills; language of instruction; multilingualism; international comparison; critical pedagogy

Free keywords: multilingual education; teacher practice; sociocultural theory; critical theory; observation research


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Preliminary JUFO rating: 3


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