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ERIC Number: EJ1104905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Teacher Preparation and Diversity: When American Pre-Service Teachers Aren't White and Middle Class
Morrell, Jodene
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v12 n1 2010
The majority of American educators are White, middle class, and female. Most textbooks and articles for pre-service teachers assume their readers reflect these characteristics. However, as the K-12 student population becomes increasingly diverse, so do the pre-service teacher candidates at our Southern California public university. This article describes a prerequisite education course on diversity, showing how its original assumption that students needed to be convinced of the importance of diversity changed to a focus on improving the academic achievement and opportunities for linguistically and culturally diverse K-12 students.
International Journal of Multicultural Education. Eastern University, 1300 Eagle Road, St. Davids, PA 19087. Tel: 610-341-1597; Fax: 484-581-1276; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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