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ERIC Number: EJ1150441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Between Self and State: Singapore Social Studies Teachers' Perspectives of Diversity
Ho, Li-Ching; Alviar-Martin, Theresa
Journal of International Social Studies, v1 n1 p20-33 Fall 2010
This qualitative study investigates three Singapore teachers' conceptions of diversity and discrimination, as well as their perceptions of inequality and social structures. The results suggest that Singaporean teachers' perceptions are not only reflective of multicultural principles culled from personal dispositions or experiences, but are also mediated by state policies and societal narratives. This finding indicates that for multicultural teacher education to be more effective, it is important for teacher educators to take into account systemic and policy issues, in addition to other dispositional and experiential factors that influence teacher beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Singapore
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