ERIC Number: ED269354
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Teacher Education Courses and Competencies for Multicultural Classrooms. S.S.T.A. Research Centre Report No. 120.
Narang, H. L.
This study sought to determine what courses of study related to multicultural education were being offered by Canadian universities and what teacher competencies related to multicultural skills were considered important by professionals in Canada. Two questionnaires were responded to by 25 persons involved or interested in multicultural education. The first questionnaire resulted in a list of courses available at 14 universities: the five major topics discussed in these courses were: (1) minority groups, racism, prejudice, and discrimination; (2) study of cultures; (3) language and culture; (4) cross-cultural communication; and (5) curriculum development. In the second questionnaire, respondents ranked the importance of 18 multiculturally related areas of teacher competence. The five areas perceived as most important were: (1) developing cultural sensitivity; (2) integrating multiculturalism in various subject areas; (3) knowledge of the Canadian multicultural society; (4) dealing with racial differences in the classroom; and (5) recognizing bias in assessment instruments. (CB)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching Skills
The Research Centre, Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, #400 - 2222 13th Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4P 3M7.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan School Trustees Association, Regina.