ERIC Number: ED415196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Being Responsive to Cultural Differences: How Teachers Learn.
Dilworth, Mary E., Ed.
This book offers suggestions for teacher educators to encourage preservice teachers to construct and expand their own skills and techniques for culturally responsive teaching. The book's 3 parts offer 12 chapters. Part 1 focuses on the perceptions of those grappling with culturally responsive practice. Part 2 suggests ways that attention to culture can influence the manner in which teachers approach instruction. Part 3 discusses various approaches to teacher education practice. The chapters are as follows: (1) "The Presence of an Absence: Issues of Race in Teacher Education at a Predominantly White College Campus" (Pearl M. Rosenberg); (2) "Confronting Issues of Race and Power in the Culture of Schools: A Case Study of a Preservice Teacher" (Jane Agee); (3) "Teacher Efficacy: How Do Teachers Feel about Their Abilities to Teach African American Students?" (Valerie Ooka Pang and Velma A. Sablan); (4) "Culture: A View Toward the Unexplored Frontier" (Michael Webb); (5) "The African Advantage: Using African Culture to Enhance Culturally Responsive Comprehensive Teacher Education" (Mwangaza Michael-Bandele); (6) "Multicultural Content Infusion by Student Teachers: Perceptions and Beliefs of Cooperating Teachers" (Michael Vavrus and Mustafa Ozcan); (7) "Prospective Teachers Constructing Their Own Knowledge in Multicultural Education" (Sharon Adelman Reyes, Nayda Capella-Santana, and Lena Licon Khisty); (8) "Culturally Literate Teachers: Preparation for 21st Century Schools" (Claudette Merrell Ligons, Luis A. Rosado, and W. Robert Houston); (9) "What Difference Does Preparation Make? Educating Preservice Teachers for Learner Diversity" (Andrea Guillaume, Carmen Zuniga, and Ivy Yee); (10) "Pursuing the Possibilities of Passion: The Affective Domain of Multicultural Education" (Francisco A. Rios, Janet E. McDaniel, and Laura P. Stowell); (11) "Multicultural Education in Practice: What do Teachers Say?" (Constance L. Walker and Diane J. Tedick); and (12) "Old Messages with New Meanings" (Mary E. Dilworth). (All chapters contain references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Cultural Literacy, Culturally Relevant Education, Culture, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Identification, Student Teaching, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Educators, White Students
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6670-9; clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6669-5).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
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Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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