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ERIC Number: ED071072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 244
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Multicultural Curriculum Training with Pre-Student Teachers in Language Arts.
Hubble, Martha Weidman
This study relates to two problems in multicultural education: the inability of teachers to relate to and understand the culturally diverse learner; and the dearth of teaching materials based on the minority group members' cultural heritages. A Multicultural Curriculum Training (MCT) program was developed to promote in prospective teachers an understanding of and positive attitudes toward teaching culturally diverse learners. Subjects, randomly selected from 29 secondary education pre-student teachers, included seven Anglo-American and one Spanish-American who participated in the MCT, eight subjects who participated in Bailey's Teacher Effectiveness Training (TET), and eight control subjects. Students in the MCT received 10 weeks of 1- and 3-hour seminars. The nonparametric technique was used to analyze the subjects' pre- and post-test scores; results indicated no differences between the MCT, TET, and control groups. However, the low scores of the Spanish-American indicated high dogmatism, rigid ethnocentrism (based on Anglo values), and negative teaching attitudes. Recommendations were made to continue the MCT over a 9-month period and to conduct the MCT with minority groups to reinforce positive aspects of both cultures to promote an understanding of and lessening of cultural conflict. (Author/HS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of New Mexico