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Planning for Higher Education Journal

New Trouble: Teachers with Language Deficiencies

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From Volume 24 Number 2 | Winter 1995–1996
By Michael Olivas, Augustina Reyes

Highlights the reasons behind the increase in non-native English speaking teaching assistants and instructors and many institutions’ laissez-faire attitudes towards preparing such faculty for their teaching responsibilities. As a result, several states have enacted legislation requiring proficiency in spoken English of instructors in public universities and colleges. Examines some difficulties in addressing this problem, from determining what is meant by proficiency to preventing racial or ethnic discrimination.

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