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ERIC Number: EJ1159114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0196-786X
Multicultural Teacher Education as a Community of Practice: M.Ed./PDS Graduates' Perceptions of Their Preparation to Work with Diverse Students
Lee, Young Ah; Chen, Shwu-Meei; Chang, Chen-Ni; Yoneda, Fusako
Professional Educator, v42 n1 Fall 2017
This study used qualitative case study methods to investigate how a particular community of practice located in a Midwest university influenced the M.Ed./PDS graduates' perceptions of working with diverse students. We use the term multicultural education to refer to the orientations and practices of the M.Ed. program and how the graduates thought about equity, diversity, and social justice. The data for the current study included exit interviews and focus group interviews after graduation, and a case study of three of the graduates. Through an analysis of the graduates' perceptions of their preparation to work with diverse students, we aimed to explore the influence of the purposes and practices of the program as a particular kind of community of practice on its graduates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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