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ERIC Number: EJ824213
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0093-3104
The Chicago Experience: Border Crossing for Social Studies Preservice Teachers
Wade, Rahima; Raba, Sarah
Theory and Research in Social Education, v31 n2 p153-173 Spr 2003
Research on a week-long internship in inner city Chicago schools and community agencies revealed that "border crossing" can assist social studies preservice teachers in learning about the inner city, but critical reflection and long term program commitment to unlearning racism and developing multicultural teaching competencies are necessary for white teachers to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes for teaching in diverse settings. The potential and limitations of short-term inner city experiences as well as ideas for more comprehensive efforts at creating culturally competent white teachers are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois