ERIC Number: ED494980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Feb-1
Reference Count: 6
Facilitating Respectful Diversity Professional Development
Bell, David L.; Thomas, Earl E.
Changing demographics continue to challenge professional development programs to prepare school personnel to serve a rapidly expanding diverse student body. Popular diversity professional development models are on a continuum. They range from preparing teachers to design themes and activities that are culturally relevant all the way to enabling teachers to self-reflect on their attitudes, perception and beliefs with respect to serving diverse learners. We argue that any professional development experience should begin with the examination of a universally accepted definition of diversity that goes beyond race and blaming.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - General
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