ERIC Number: EJ476693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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Social Studies Teacher Education, Ethnic Diversity, and Academic Achievement.
Banks, Cherry A. McGee; Banks, James A.
International Journal of Social Education, v7 n3 p24-38 Win 1993
Describes and discusses three explanations of academic achievement: (1) cultural deprivation theory; (2) cultural difference theory; and (3) postmodern discourse-practice. Applies these theories to multicultural education. Argues that social studies teachers must transform their thinking and create classrooms that promote democratic ideals. (CFR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Cultural Pluralism, Democratic Values, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Multicultural Education, Social Bias, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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