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ERIC Number: EJ1095643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Unpacking Biases: Developing Cultural Humility in Early Childhood and Elementary Teacher Candidates
Brown, Elizabeth Levine; Vesely, Colleen K.; Dallman, Laura
Teacher Educators' Journal, v9 p75-96 Spr 2016
Changing demographics in the U.S. require a focus on educating future teachers on how to engage children and families with diverse backgrounds. Teacher educators have been charged to address teachers' cultural competence and provide pedagogical instruction for working with diverse populations. We bolster this line of inquiry by sharing activities used in our university classrooms that support the development of teacher candidates' cultural competence vis-à-vis cultural humility. Acknowledging the development of cultural humility as a process, we provide teacher candidates with opportunities to transform their knowledge, skills, and abilities for working with diverse children and their families, through guided critical reflection, real life situations and field experiences.
Association of Teacher Educators in Virginia. Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA 22601. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
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