ERIC Number: EJ815775
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
From Colorblindness to Intercultural Sensitivity: Infusing Diversity Training in PETE Programs
Burden, Joe W.; Hodge, Samuel R.; O'Bryant, Camille; Harrison, Louis, Jr.
Quest, v56 n2 p173-189 May 2004
In this paper, we advocate infusing diversity training across physical education teacher education (PETE) programs and curricula (DeSensi, 1995). Specifically, we call for PETE programs to provide curriculum content and professional socialization experiences that enhance "intercultural sensitivity" to better prepare novice teachers for working effectively with students of various cultures and ethnicities (DeSensi, 1995; Hodge, 2003). We discuss (a) changing demographics in society and schools with implications for preparing teachers, (b) moving from "ethnocentricism" to "ethnorelativism" of intercultural sensitivity, (c) implementing NCATE diversity initiatives, (d) infusing diversity training in PETE programs, and (e) understanding physical activity and sport participation patterns of a diversity of learners and athletes. We also provide some closing arguments for implementing diversity training in PETE programs.
Descriptors: Physical Education, Socialization, Physical Activities, Cultural Awareness, Physical Education Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Physical Activity Level, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Diversity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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