ERIC Number: EJ720980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Reference Count: 26
The Influence Of A Multicultural Teacher Education Program On Teachers' Multicultural Practices
Intercultural Education, v16 n4 p405-419 Oct 2005
This study examined the multicultural classroom practices of two novice secondary English teachers employed by the same U.S. school district that serves a diverse student population. Findings indicated a high level of consistency between the teachers' intended multicultural practices and their implemented practices. Based on classroom observations, both teachers implemented the general multicultural practices of critical pedagogy, real life application, student choice, multicultural literature, individual student attention, cultural physical adaptation, active learning and cooperative grouping. The factors supporting multicultural infusion were the teachers' previous experiences with diverse populations, the teachers' own previous meaningful high school experiences and the teachers' backgrounds that were similar to their students. The impeding factors were the structure of the school, time constraints, racism and tracking.
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Secondary School Teachers, English Teachers, Cooperative Learning, Critical Theory, Active Learning, Cultural Background
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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