ERIC Number: EJ722555
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Six Key Factors for Changing Preservice Teachers' Attitudes/Beliefs about Diversity
Garmon, M. Arthur
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v38 n3 p275-286 2005
In this article the author postulates there are six key factors associated with changing preservice teachers' attitudes toward and beliefs about diversity-their dispositions, which include openness, self-awarenesss/self-reflectiveness, and commitment to social justice; and their experiences, which include intercultural, educational, and support group experiences. The author discusses each factor in turn and explains how research on the effectiveness of multicultural teacher education courses and experiences offers evidence of the great importance of each of these six factors.
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Racial Relations, Personality Traits, Social Support Groups, Student Experience, Cultural Pluralism, Justice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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