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ERIC Number: ED439107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb-15
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
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Comparative Models for Preparing Teachers of Minorities.
Titus, Dale; Dolgos, Kathleen
This paper highlights three programs that prepare culturally sensitive teachers to meet the needs of minority students. The University of Hawaii's Preservice Education for Teachers of Minorities has a partnership with the Kamehameha Schools/Bishop Estate private school for children of Hawaiian ancestry. The school brings new culturally sensitive curricula and teaching strategies to its students, recruiting and educating candidates who make long-term commitments to teaching in their home communities where there is a significant teacher turnover in schools with high concentrations of underachieving minority children. In New Zealand, teachers must be taught Maori customs, norms, and ways of teaching in order to work with Maori students. Since the 1970s, there has been a proliferation of Maori education programs within the public schools as New Zealand moves toward the ideal of biculturalism. However, Maori students are still disadvantaged by low expectations and by being sorted, classified, and evaluated. The Anangu Teacher Education Program is a community-based program through the University of South Australia's Faculty of Aboriginal and Islander Studies. The program prepares Anangu students to become independent classroom teachers in their own community schools and part of the decision-making body controlling education in their communities. (Contains 23 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand