“But I’m Just Their Teacher-Why Should I Care?”: The Effects of a Caring-Centered Environment in the Literacy Achievement of ELLs

Authors

  • Carmen Pompa Texas A&M International University
  • Sandra Higareda Texas A&M International University
  • Cristina Trevino Texas A&M International University
  • Cathy L. Guerra Texas A&M International University

Abstract

A caring-centered ethic should exist in the multicultural classroom throughout a students’ academic career (Pompa, 2006). This paper will explore the concept of caring-centered communities and define what a caring-centered multicultural classroom looks like. The latter part of the paper reviews the impact that a caring-centered environment has on literacy achievement of English Language Learners (ELLs) and professional development for caring-centered multicultural education will be examined.

Author Biographies

Carmen Pompa, Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M International University

Sandra Higareda, Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M International University

Cristina Trevino, Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M International University

Cathy L. Guerra, Texas A&M International University

Texas A&M International University

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Published

2013-05-21