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ERIC Number: EJ822371
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
"Not All People Are Like Me": Addressing Diversity from a Newfound Awareness
Compton-Hall, Margaret
Teacher Education and Practice, v16 n2 p143-155 Sum 2003
Teachers face challenges as they strive to make their teaching more culturally responsive. This article reports the results of a study that indicates that teachers' understandings are shaped by their cultures and that their responses to issues related to diversity are context specific and vary depending on their prior knowledge, life experiences, and understandings of diversity. Examples of the four major categories (conscious competence, unconscious competence, lack of awareness, and lack of concern) illustrate how teachers' instruction reflects or fails to reflect multicultural understanding. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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