ERIC Number: ED379266
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Report on a Project To Integrate Multicultural Diversity into Required Preservice Teacher Education Courses at Nine Westchester Colleges and Universities: W.T.E.G., Volume I.
Freeouf, Barbara C., Ed.
This collection of papers describes efforts of the Westchester Teacher Education Group (WTEG) to incorporate multicultural concepts into teacher preparation courses. Part I gives an overview of the WTEG and the activities of its task force on diversity and the family, in three papers: "The Westchester Teacher Education Group: History and Purpose" (Shirley L. Mow); "Supporting and Coordinating Partnerships for Change" (Barbara C. Freeouf); and "Infusing a Multicultural Perspective into Selected Preservice Courses: A Conceptual Framework" (Ana Maria Villegas and Beatriz Chu Clewell). Part II presents revised preservice teacher education syllabi that reflect ways in which multicultural diversity can be integrated into foundations courses, methods courses, and specialized courses. The papers in Part II include: "Models of Personal and Social Growth" (Neil Garofano); "Language and Literacy" (Mary Hebron); "Global Perspectives: Teaching Diverse Students" (Rita Silverman and Mary M. Williams); "Educational Psychology" (Steve Steffens); "Curriculum Development in Elementary School Subject Areas: Reading" (Joan M. Black); "Developmental Reading: Methods and Materials" (Sylvia Blake); "Learning and Teaching in Primary and Elementary Grades: Social Studies" (Terry Cicchelli); "Reading Methods" (Ruben Hernandez); "Methods and Materials of the Social Studies Curriculum" (Mary Hughes); "Learning Programs for Young Children & Practicum" (Virginia A. Salamone); "Social Welfare as a Social Institution" (Marguerite M. Coke); "Social Science Research" (Nilda E. Hernandez); and"The Impact of Prejudice on Minority Groups in America" (Sheldon Marcus). Appendices provide a list of task force participants' names and addresses, a display of the project structure, and a list of 79 seminar readings/information packets. (Most papers contain references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Foundations of Education, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Methods Courses, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Required Courses, Schools of Education, Specialization, Teacher Education Curriculum
Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., 222 Bloomingdale Rd., White Plains, NY 10605 ($10).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Westchester Education Coalition, Inc., White Plains, NY.