Date

5-2024

Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Department

Liberal Studies

Major

Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Patty Whang

Abstract

In response to the nationwide effort to cultivate, recruit, and retain qualified bilingual and bicultural Latinx teachers and the growing demand for bilingual education in California, this qualitative study explores the perceptions of teacher educators at University X. The research considers the significant presence of emergent bilingual learners (EBLs), the increasing Latinx population, teacher shortages, and high attrition rates. The study aims to investigate how University X educators and teachers perceive initiatives designed to increase the number of bilingual and bicultural Latinx educators and their suggestions for improvement. Through a comprehensive analysis of collected data and an extensive review of relevant research literature, the researcher will identify critical insights and develop an actionable response to tackle the challenges and opportunities associated with recruiting and retaining Latinx educators in California. This study seeks to contribute to the ongoing discourse about the importance of a diverse and representative teacher workforce to effectively meet the educational needs of an increasingly diverse student population.

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