ERIC Number: ED418045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Leveling the Field: Methodologies That Support Democratic Processes in Multicultural Supervisory Contexts.
Macdonald, Maritza B.
This research report identifies conditions and methods that focus on the daily classroom events of experienced teachers whose equity pedagogy results in effective teaching of students from diverse racial, ethnic, and social class groups. The research suggests that such methods elicit the kinds of dialogue that enrich the knowledge of all those who engage in these processes. The findings are based on four different studies of teacher/researcher collaborations which included a total of 25 experienced teachers. The studies outline a handful of research methodologies that foster constructivist conversations about the kinds of knowledge, attitudes, and dispositions required for effectively teaching all students. The conclusions suggest that these methods make teacher knowledge explicit and at the same time expand the supervisor/researcher's own knowledge based about equity pedagogy. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, March 25, 1997).