ERIC Number: ED359167
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Educating Teachers for Cultural Diversity. NCRTL Special Report.
Zeichner, Kenneth M.
This report addresses various dimensions of a major policy issue in teacher education--the need to help all teachers acquire the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary to work effectively with a diverse student population. The differences are related to social class, ethnicity, culture, and language. The problem of educating teachers for diversity is one of educating white, monolingual, and mostly female teacher education students during preservice teacher education. Several aaspects of the problem are outlined under the headings: ideas about what teachers need to be like, know, and be able to do to teach ethnic- and language-minority students successfully; alternative approaches to the education of prospective teachers to teach ethnic- and language-minority students; and different views of teacher learning. Two tables: "Key Elements in Effective Teaching for Ethnic and Language Minority Students" and "Key Elements of Effective 'Teacher Education for Diversity'" are included. (Contains approximately 200 references.) (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Models, Urban Schools
Michigan State University, National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, 116 Erickson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824-1034.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Teacher Learning, East Lansing, MI.