ERIC Number: ED397164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Developing Multicultural Teacher Education Curricula.
Larkin, Joseph M., Ed.; Sleeter, Christine E., Ed.
This book has been developed in response to the need for teacher education programs to reconsider how they prepare beginning teachers to contribute more affirmatively to the struggle for educational equity in the schools. It begins by discussing issues involved in preparing a predominantly white preservice teacher education population for multicultural teaching and the issues faculty need to consider when redesigning coursework. Remaining chapters examine how specific courses can be redesigned and provide examples. Many practical suggestions are offered. The proposed curriculum revisions are not intended to provide an alternative to fundamental program restructuring, but they are offered in the awareness that curriculum issues are part of a broader agenda that must be addressed by teacher education programs facing the challenges of cultural diversity and educational equity. There is no single approach to multicultural curricula, but this book provides departure points for teacher educators as they develop their own curricula. References follow each chapter. (Contains one figue and six tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Instructional Design, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Whites
State University of New York Press, State University Plaza, Albany, NY 12246 (paperback: ISBN-0-7914-2594-0, $21.95; clothbound: ISBN-0-7914-2593-2, $64.50).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
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