Talking the talk: Bilingual Mexican teachers filling Utah need

Harold Schiffman haroldfs at gmail.com
Thu Sep 13 16:31:48 UTC 2007


Forwarded from edling at ccat.sas.upenn.edu

Salt Lake Tribune

Talking the talk: Bilingual Mexican teachers filling Utah need

Utah schools have a shortage of teachers and an abundance of children from
homes where Spanish is the primary language.    That's why an agreement with
the Mexican Ministry of Education that brings Mexican teachers north to
spend several years teaching in Utah schools is a smart move. The visiting
teacher program helps the state meet both challenges while advancing
understanding here and in Mexico of the other country's culture.

   The 10 teachers chosen for the visiting educator program won't, by any
means, solve the growing problem of too few teachers. Still, every qualified
teacher helps, and, more to the point, these Mexican educators can provide a
bridge over the communication barrier that adds to the frustration of so
many
immigrant students and their parents.

Full story:
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_6875912




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