ERIC Number: EJ1039803
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
The Culturally Responsive Teacher Educator
Gist, Conra D.
Teacher Educator, v49 n4 p265-283 2014
Recent research on teacher diversity has highlighted the challenges new teachers of color face when they enter diverse school settings. In this study the pedagogy of three sociopolitically conscious teacher educators is investigated to understand how they tailor preparation for teachers of color. Findings revealed that teacher educators' pedagogy for teacher candidates of color was characterized by three mutually binding mindsets and practices: (a) teacher educators made an intentional choice to work as a change agent for communities of color; (b) teacher educators challenged sociocultural barriers to the academic and professional achievement of teachers of color; and (c) teacher educators implemented constructivist approaches as an instructional bridge to prepare teacher candidates of color to work with culturally and linguistically diverse students. Based on findings, the conceptual framework of culturally responsive pedagogy is reconstructed to generate suppositions about the culturally responsive teacher educator as a theoretical construct.
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Educators, Social Influences, Political Issues, Change Agents, Minority Groups, Barriers, Student Diversity, Constructivism (Learning), Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Education, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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