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ERIC Number: EJ1092022
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
They "Really" Don't Speak English: Helping Preservice Teachers Experience Cultural and Linguistic Diversity
Scott, Jill; Scott, Bruce
AILACTE Journal, v12 n1 p17-34 Fall 2015
The needs of urban schools are the focus of educators. Of primary concern is the lack of qualified teachers who are prepared to meet the needs of learners in U.S. classrooms. One factor of policymakers' concern is the mismatch between the experiences and backgrounds of many teachers versus those of students they will teach. Preservice teachers continue to mirror this mismatch. Preparing preservice teachers to enter the profession as culturally relevant teachers is a goal of teacher preparation programs. This article looks at one university's program to help preservice teachers develop cultural competence. The study was designed to investigate the university's efforts to provide preservice teachers with opportunities to experience cultural and linguistic diversity. This article, developed from a larger study, focuses on developing culturally relevant practice among preservice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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