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ERIC Number: ED349261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb-26
Reference Count: 0
Growing Our Own: A Masters Level Certification Program for Bilingual Instructional Assistants. Review of Selected Literature.
This review of literature focuses on teacher education responses to the need for a more diverse teacher workforce. It discusses literature on the following topics: the need for cultural diversity in teacher education, minority teacher education programs, and recommendations and generalizations. The literature on the first topic reflects two approaches to cultural diversity in teacher education (various theories about a knowledge base regarding cultural diversity and determining the current beliefs widely shared by candidates before they study teacher education). Several research reports on preservice teacher beliefs are discussed. Research reports and program descriptions related to minority teacher education programs (the second topic) are reviewed. The programs include: the Bilingual Teacher Training Program at California State University at Chico; the Minority Teacher Development Program, developed by the Denver (Colorado) Public Schools and several local colleges; the Minority Mentorship Project at Texas A & M University; and two student teaching programs at Moorehead State University (Minnesota). The recommendations from the literature discussed include: incorporating a multicultural perspective throughout the teacher education curriculum rather than limiting efforts to one course; arranging positive, quality field experiences; and providing opportunities for teacher education students to have personal interactions with minority students. (IAH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Preservice Teachers
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).