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ERIC Number: EJ813165
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Tensions in Multicultural Teacher Education Research: Demographics and the Need to Demonstrate Effectiveness
Furman, Jim S.
Education and Urban Society, v41 n1 p55-79 2008
This article builds on the results of an analysis of reviews of data-based research literature in the field of multicultural teacher education. The author discusses two examples of major findings from the seven reviews considered: the amount and quality of research and the hidden curriculum of teacher education. Limitations of the reviews are also discussed and particular attention is paid to the issues of defining multiculturalism and building a theoretical argument. The author describes, in detail, two major tensions that are evident in the field: the demographic tension and the effectiveness tension. In addition, the article suggests ways in which the field might move forward by establishing a strong theoretical rationale for its investigations. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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