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ERIC Number: EJ1001619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1060-6041
Six Elements of Diversity: Teacher Candidate Perceptions after Engaging Native American Students
Moeller, Mary; Anderson, Carla; Grosz, Linnea
Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, v18 p3-10 2012
Teacher education serves an important role in preparing teacher candidates to engage with diverse student populations. This study supports a need for candidates to practice Invitational Theory and Practice when teaching students from diverse backgrounds. To assess candidate growth, we used Schmidt's (2007) Six Elements of Diversity as a lens for evaluating 38 candidates' reflections after interacting with Native American students in a diversity workshop at a Mid-Western University. The findings reveal that the Six Elements of Diversity were present throughout the reflections with some elements more evident than others; the analysis points to strengths and weaknesses in candidate preparation. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A