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Teacher Education Curriculum Supplement for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates-MTB MLE

Teacher Education Curriculum Supplement for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Expecting to Work in Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Programs

Elke Karan and Diane Morren, SIL International (Sept. 2013)

Introduction

Quality education is predominantly dependent on the quality of its teachers. Quality training must therefore be assured by teacher education institutions and other training programs sanctioned by the Ministry of Education. However, most teacher education programs and their curriculum were designed with mainstream, not ethnic minority classrooms in mind.

This paper will present what needs to be added to a core curriculum to equip teachers to teach effectively in mother tongue-based multilingual (MTB-MLE) programs which use a nondominant language as a language of instruction (i.e. the first language [L1] of the children) during the primary grades. The paper will also briefly comment on the need for quality standards for teacher educators.

Reference: 
Karan, Elke & Morren, Diane (September 2013). Teacher Education Curriculum Supplement for Pre-Service Teacher Candidates Expecting to Work in Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE) Programs. Dallas, Texas: SIL International


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