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ERIC Number: ED468996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 215
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ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-4260-0
Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers: Theory, Research, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series.
Vavrus, Michael
This book recognizes the important role teacher education programs can play in providing culturally responsive teachers for 21st century public school classrooms. It provides a range of transformative perspectives on the multicultural education of teachers, emphasizing race, racism, anti-racism, and democracy . The book includes structural suggestions for including transformative multicultural education in higher education and K-12 inservice programs; a multicultural critique of new NCATE accreditation standards for teacher education programs that offers reconceptualized assessment procedures; the historical roots of transformative multicultural education that incorporates issues of white privilege and racialized color blindness, anti-racist pedagogy, racial identity among teachers, and critical race theory; and a discussion of globalization that emphasizes its contemporary economic effects on social and educational inequities. Eight chapters are: (1) "Multicultural Teacher Education: Transformative Conceptions and Dimensions"; (2) "Multicultural Education Reform: The Status of Teacher Education"; (3) "Incorporating Multicultural Reform into the Teacher Education Curriculum"; (4) "Multicultural Teacher Education Standards"; (5) "Responding to Racism Through Teacher Education"; (6) "Globalization and Multicultural Education"; (7) "Weaving the Web of Multicultural Democracy"; and (8) "Learning Communities for Multicultural Teacher Education." (Contains approximately 600 references.) (SM)
Teachers College Press, P.O. Box 20, Williston, VT 05495-0020 (cloth: ISBN-0-8077-4261-9, $52; paperback: ISBN-0-8077-4260-0, $24.95). Tel: 800-575-6566 (Toll Free); Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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Language: English
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