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ERIC Number: EJ753518
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-1467-5986
Under the Invisibility Cloak? Teacher Understanding of Cultural Difference
Mahon, Jennifer
Intercultural Education, v17 n4 p391-405 Oct 2006
While research does exist on how teachers feel about multicultural education or bilingual education, very little data exists on how teachers cognitively construct a core concept of these educational approaches--cultural difference. This article describes the investigation of this understanding among 155 teachers in midwestern USA from rural, urban and suburban schools across grade levels. Utilizing data from the Intercultural Development Inventory, one important finding reveals the degree to which teachers minimize cultural differences. Implications for teacher education are discussed. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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