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ERIC Number: EJ762051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Voices of Multicultural Experiences: Personal Narratives of Three Teacher Educators
Ezer, Hanna; Millet, Shoshy; Patkin, Dorit
Teacher Education and Practice, v18 n1 p55-73 Win 2005
This study presents the narratives of three teacher educators in Israeli colleges of education: an Israeli-born Jew, a Jewish immigrant, and an Israeli-born Arab. The personal and professional stories expose their voices, life experiences, and worldviews, and display the relations between these and their multicultural awareness. Through narrative interviews, each becomes a representative of his or her reference group. Content analysis revealed intercultural transitions and encounters, the dilemma of duality, and significant episodes and their impact on instruction. A critical essence, a main theme or leitmotif, was unique to each story. The complexity of Israeli society is manifested in the duality they all express and in their diverse perceptions regarding multiculturalism. They are all aware of multiculturalism and believe that they embody this understanding in their work as teacher educators, each doing it his or her way. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel