ERIC Number: EJ1130970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
Developing Culturally Competent Preservice Teachers
Lewis Chiu, Calli; Sayman, Donna; Carrero, Kelly M.; Gibbon, Thomas; Zolkoski, Staci M.; Lusk, Mandy E.
Multicultural Perspectives, v19 n1 p47-52 2017
An unfortunate, yet persistent, truth in U.S. public schools is the large achievement gap existing between children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their White, middle-class counterparts. The potential for cultural dissonance between contemporary teachers and their students necessitates that educators must persistently seek culturally responsive practices. Much has been written regarding strategies for culturally responsive pedagogy; therefore, this article moves beyond a review of culturally responsive pedagogy. Rather than providing teacher candidates with more suggestions for culturally responsive teaching activities, the authors provide teacher educators with specific resources for facilitating the development of cultural competence among preservice teachers.
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Achievement Gap, Cultural Differences, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Accreditation (Institutions), Teacher Education Programs
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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