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ERIC Number: EJ1104892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Productive Dissonance: A Musical-Analytical Exploration of Teacher Educator Perceptions in a Multicultural Education Program
Clark, Lynn Violet
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v12 n1 2010
The purpose of this study is to explore, using a musical metaphor, the consonance, counterpoint, dissonance, and resonance of a large-scale multicultural teacher education program. In particular, it examines the different instructional approaches of seven graduate students and two faculty who currently teach an undergraduate multicultural education course at a large midwestern university. By combining a theoretical framework (Bennett, 2010) with a musical-analytical approach, the study explores how the interplay of individual voices contributes to a "productive dissonance" that has the potential to transform the overall program.
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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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