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ERIC Number: ED518253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 346
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1241-1580-1
Are We There Yet? An Analysis of Multicultural Content in the Early Childhood Education Specialization Textbooks Used by One University's Teacher Preparation Program
Popplewell, Susan G.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
This study examined the presence, allocation, and quality of multicultural content found within 17 textbooks assigned to preservice teachers for early childhood education specialization courses at a large regional university in Oklahoma. A mixed-methods content analysis was conducted to assess the depth, breadth and instructional relevance of 58 multicultural indicators within the sample. The study also sought to identify what aspects of multicultural education were underrepresented or left unaddressed. Inferential statistics were employed to analyze findings for each textbook, for all course collections, and for the entire series. Analysis exposed trends related to three core elements of multicultural preparedness: theoretical base, cultural and linguistic diversity base, and experiential base. Findings revealed limited access to multicultural topics and themes. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Oklahoma; United States