Education Quarterly Reviews

ISSN 2621-5799

Published: 21 December 2019

In Support of Home-Grown Teachers: An Examination of Factors that Supported the Success of Pre-Service Teachers in a Bilingual Education Program from 2012-2017

Edith Esparza, Matilde Sarmiento, Vivien Geneser, Shelley Harris

University of Medicine and Health Sciences St. Kitts, Oyster Adams Bilingual School, Texas A&M-San Antonio, Texas A&M University Central Texas

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Pages: 811-821

Keywords: Bilingual, Dual, Pre-Service, Teachers


In this research, a university professor examined the university path and ultimate career trajectory of eleven Bilingual Education pre-service teachers in a South Texas university, which serves an underrepresented population. The study followed the set of the eleven participants who began their academic journey to become Bilingual certified teachers, earned their degrees, and then pursued professional careers in the same geographic area. The results of this five-year study revealed the barriers Bilingual Education pre-service teachers face and showed that their commitment to remain in the profession supports the movement towards home-grown teachers.


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