ERIC Number: ED442665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999
Incorporating Multicultural and Science-Technology-Science Issues into Science Teacher Education Courses: Successes, Challenges and Possibilities.
Sweeney, Aldrin E.
Showing evidence of planing multicultural education in curricula is required by the National Council of Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) for accreditation of professional education programs. This paper presents discussions on this issue over the last three decades, points out the increasingly diverse student population in the United States, and questions the effectiveness of teachers in providing multicultural instruction to students. Different issues in multicultural education, science teacher education, and multicultural science teacher education are examined. The meaning and structure of multicultural education is also discussed. (Contains 51 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Higher Education, Learning Processes, Misconceptions, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Racial Differences, Science Curriculum, Science Education, Science Teachers, Scientific Literacy, Sex Differences, Social Class, Teacher Education Programs
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A