ERIC Number: EJ1023880
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Pre-Service Teachers' Beliefs and Knowledge about Multiculturalism
Acquah, Emmanuel O.; Commins, Nancy L.
European Journal of Teacher Education, v36 n4 p445-463 2013
The present study examined pre-service teachers' knowledge of issues related to multiculturalism and diversity before and after taking a multicultural education course. Data from 38 degree students in an urban university in the southwest of Finland were analysed using a mixed method approach. The results indicate that pre-service teachers' knowledge levels increased with respect to diversity and multicultural education after taking the course. In addition, pre-service teachers felt more competent and prepared to teach students with diverse backgrounds after the exposure. The implications of the findings for teacher education programmes and teacher educators are discussed.
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Cultural Pluralism, Urban Universities, Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Multicultural Education, Teaching Methods, Surveys, Pretests Posttests, Diaries, Cognitive Restructuring, Minority Group Students, Focus Groups, Educational Objectives, Teacher Education, Mixed Methods Research, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland