Teacher Knowledge and Teaching Practices in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

  • M. Alejandra SortoEmail author
  • Aaron T. Wilson
  • Alexander White
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This study sought to empirically estimate teachers’ mathematical knowledge and knowledge of teaching linguistically diverse learners, and to shed light on the links that may exist between mathematical and teaching knowledge and classroom practices. Correlational analysis showed that there were strong associations between teachers’ mathematical knowledge and knowledge of teaching linguistically diverse learners. These in turn were strongly associated with rich mathematics and attention to students as learners during instruction.


English language learners Linguistic diversity Equity Teaching practices Teacher knowledge 



This research was supported by the National Science Foundation grant DRL-1055067. The authors wish to thank the administrators, teachers, and students who allowed us into their classrooms.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Alejandra Sorto
    • 1
    Email author
  • Aaron T. Wilson
    • 2
  • Alexander White
    • 1
  1. 1.Texas State UniversitySan MarcosUSA
  2. 2.The University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyEdinburgUSA

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