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ERIC Number: ED561575
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 180
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-6837-7
Values and Beliefs Related to Diversity amongst Students Being Prepared as Teachers
Nyberg, Julia
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Southern California
The belief that all children can succeed is an important attribute of successful teachers of diverse student populations (Ladson-Billings, 1994). NCATE specifies that teacher education programs must prepare preservice teacher education students with dispositions associated with diversity, including this belief that all students can learn (NCATE, 2012). The purpose of the study was to examine how values and beliefs related to diversity vary and evolve amongst students at the Rossier School of Education. Elementary and secondary teachers were examined using The Personal and Professional Beliefs about Diversity Scale (Pohan & Aguilar, 2001) and course syllabi were analyzed using a scale informed by the Rossier School of Education's Diversity Proficiencies. This study revealed that entering students had less accepting personal beliefs related to immigration, sexual orientation, and disability. Over the course of study, significance shifted to professional beliefs related to diversity. Further research is necessary to examine assessments and clinical practicum within the preservice program for beliefs related to diversity. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: California