ERIC Number: ED372054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-10
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An Investigation of the Cultural Sensitivity Level of Elementary Preservice Teachers.
Davis, Louise E.; Turner, James S.
Elementary preservice teachers in institutions certified by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) in the southern U.S. completed the Cultural Diversity Awareness Inventory. Results indicated that subjects exhibited cultural sensitivity in the areas of the culturally diverse family, cross-cultural communication, assessment, and creation of a multicultural environment using multicultural methods and materials. No statistically significant differences were found based on race; participation in a multicultural education course; or prior high school attendance at a private, public, or parochial institution. It is concluded that teacher education programs appear to be preparing preservice teachers to be culturally sensitive and separate multicultural courses added to the curriculum may not be needed. (Contains 52 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Beliefs, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum, Education Majors, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Intercultural Communication, Knowledge Level, Multicultural Education, Opinions, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Education Curriculum
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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