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ERIC Number: ED530984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Teacher Preparation and Diversity: When American Preservice Teachers Aren't White and Middle Class
Morrell, Jodene
Online Submission, International Journal of Multicultural Education v12 n1 p1-17 2010
The majority of American educators are White, middle class, and female and most textbooks and articles about and for preservice teachers assume its readers reflect these characteristics. However, as the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, so do the preservice teacher candidates at our Southern California public university. This article discusses the transformation of a prerequisite teacher education course on diversity from assuming students need to be convinced of the importance of diversity to focusing on how to improve the academic achievement and opportunities for the preservice teachers' future K-12 students. The transformation came in response to students' requests.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California