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ERIC Number: EJ720251
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-13
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1551-0670
Preparing Rural Preservice Teachers for Diversity
Wenger, Kerri J.; Dinsmore, Jan
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v20 n10 p1-15 Oct 2005
This 2-year evaluative self-study of a cohort teacher preparation program in rural eastern Oregon explored preservice teachers' perceptions of their preparedness to teach diverse students. Using qualitative methods, teacher educators examined preservice teachers' assumptions about student diversity in rural schools where they planned to teach. Characteristics of experiences that preservice teachers found helpful and unhelpful in their preparation to teach linguistically and culturally diverse students are described. Data suggested that the cohort model used for teacher preparation program delivery was important in supporting inquiry that sensitized rural preservice teachers to diverse learners' funds of knowledge. (Includes 2 appendices: Culturally Responsive Practices Exhibited by Student Teachers: Observation Sheet; and CCE Assignment Description.)
College of Education and Human Development, 5766 Shibles Hall, The University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5766. Tel: 207-581-2761.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Oregon