Professional Development for English Language Teachers: Designing Linguistic and Cultural Strategies for Student Success

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2005

Project Description/Abstract

This project proposes to research educational linguistic and cultural strategies to design Professional Development Programs for educators who service English Language Learners (ELLs) in the Bilingual and English as a Second Language Programs, who are Cape Verdean, and Brazilian. This study will attempt to promote student academic success, and will explore the possibilities for linguistic and intercultural communication among teachers and other professionals from the Republic of Cape Verde, and Brazil.

According to the Bridgewater State College “Vision”, to achieve racial and ethnic diversity, the mission requires that the School of Education and Allied Studies prepares professionals to function effectively within a society influenced by diversity and accelerated change.

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