ERIC Number: EJ1062190
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
Getting into the Zone: Cases of Student-Centered Multicultural Literacy Teacher Education
Kim, Youb; Turner, Jennifer D.; Mason, Pamela A.
Action in Teacher Education, v37 n2 p102-119 2015
The purpose of this article is to report our preliminary work on student-centered teacher preparation to promote school success among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The authors believe that teacher education programs need to be very purposeful in their approach to multicultural literacy teacher education. Drawing upon Vygotskian perspective on learning, the authors chose two cases from the beginning of their teacher education program and during student teaching, which often marks the end of teacher education program. The authors explain the potential of a student-centered approach they experienced and its implications for teacher education programs.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Case Studies, Student Teaching, Student Teachers, Instructional Materials, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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