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2003

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Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes Jul 2003

Emergency Room Mode--A Service-Learning Case, Lee F. Wilberschied, Lisa Bauer, Carla Gerdes

World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Faculty Publications

This study examines the outcomes of a two-part service learning project in a summer practicum for English as Second Language (ESL) teacher endorsement candidates. First, 10 mainstream K12 teachers with 2 to 30 years' experience needed practice teaching students with linguistic and cultural differences. Their own service learning was to implement a summer family literacy program for ESL students. Second, these teachers had planned a service learning component for the ESL students. Teachers, feeling obliged to correct all the perceived linguistic deficits in students, went into a panic that they described as "emergency room mode." Regarding service learning and any ...