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ERIC Number: EJ783096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
White Students' Voices in Multicultural Teacher Education Preparation
Horton, Julie; Scott, Dominic
Multicultural Education, v11 n4 p12-16 Sum 2004
While multicultural education remains a work in progress, many of the cornerstones are already in place. Racism, classism, sexism, equity, and social justice issues feature as generative themes (Freire, 1970), which underpin this educational project. One area of research in multicultural teacher education that this article investigates is the way in which White students have sought to make meaning of their own Whiteness in the midst of a plethora of claims regarding the pervasiveness and immutability of racism in America. In this article, the authors present four case studies which illustrate the different responses of White preservice teachers to a challenging multicultural environment. For some, providing them with the language of multicuturalism allowed them to articulate previous experiences, while for others the very language of multiculturalism was used to keep at bay the challenges that multicultural educational classes present.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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