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ERIC Number: EJ1172966
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Taking Culturally Relevant Teaching to the Big House: Implications for Early Childhood Teacher Educators
Boutte, Gloria S.
New Educator, v14 n2 p171-184 2018
This article discusses the conceptualization of a foundational course on culturally relevant pedagogy for early childhood education majors at a predominantly white university in the U.S. Southeast. The course has been taught for 7 years to approximately 1,000 preservice teachers. A discussion of the complexities involved in teaching equity-focused courses is included (e.g., the magnitude of what we are asking preservice and inservice teachers to do; the depth and historical legacies that must be dismantled, deconstructed, and transformed). I deliberate on issues such as these: How can teacher educators meet preservice teachers (white and persons of color) where they are, but also move them beyond those places and spaces? What frameworks and guidelines have been found useful? How can teacher educators prevent equity-based courses from being derailed and hijacked by a few detractors? What types of supports are necessary for success? Examples of assignments, readings, and activities are shared.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Carolina
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