ERIC Number: ED429141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Cross-Ethnic, Cross-Racial Dynamics of Instruction: Implication for Teacher Education.
Manson, Tony J.
The extent to which teacher education programs had prepared teachers for working with diverse groups of students was studied through responses of 40 California teachers and 35 Kansas teachers to an inventory of teacher attitudes about instructional relations, the Manson Teacher Inventory. The California teachers were from diverse backgrounds and taught a racially and ethnically diverse group of students. The Kansas teachers were selected because of the similarities of their backgrounds and the lack of diversity among their students. Teacher responses show that there is plenty of room for improvement in teacher education. Teachers thought that teacher education programs should teach skills that help teachers get through the early years of teaching. Teachers also expressed the belief that there is a mismatch between what is needed to teach students of different racial and ethnic groups and what they actually learn in teacher preparation programs. Suggestions are made for the improvement of teacher education programs, including enhancing cultural awareness among preservice teachers and providing student teaching at an early point. The Manson Teacher Inventory is included. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: California; Kansas