Join in the Research

Dear Colleague,

Providing high-quality teachers for students, regardless of background, is crucial as teacher quality is an important factor in improving student achievement (Irvine & Fenwick, 2011).  However, Sleeter (2005) emphasizes that teachers with limited multicultural experiences and low expectations of culturally diverse children may have fewer successes in decreasing the achievement disparity. The purpose of this research is to examine: How are teachers prepared with an awareness and knowledge for the academic language? Who prepares teachers candidates? Teacher candidates rely on teacher educators within their college-based teacher education program and teacher mentors in the field to support their development as future teachers of academic language in the area of English Language Arts.

You are being asked to participate in this study because of your work with pre-service teachers preparing them to teach language and literacy. To the best of my ability, I have explained the purpose of the study.

After reading the above, we ask for your consent to participate in the survey by clicking on the link below. The estimated duration is approximately 15 minutes. Thank you for your contribution to this effort. If you have any questions regarding this survey, please contact me.

If you have any questions, call or contact me at 845-575-3000 x2605 or email

If you have any questions about your rights as a research subject, you can call:

Marist College Institutional Review Board

Marist College

323 Dyson Center

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Dr. Jane Bean-Folkes

Dr. Patricia A. Edwards

Dr. Theresa D. Pigott

Dr. Ebony Thomas


Click this link to access the survey:

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