ERIC Number: EJ827689
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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What We're Teaching Teachers: An Analysis of Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework Syllabi
Gorski, Paul C.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v25 n2 p309-318 Feb 2009
This study is an examination of syllabi from multicultural teacher education (MTE) courses taught across the United States. Using qualitative content analysis and drawing on existing typologies for multicultural education, I analyzed the theories and philosophies underlying MTE course designs. The analysis revealed that most of the courses were designed to prepare teachers with pragmatic skills and personal awareness, but not to prepare them in accordance with the key principles of multicultural education, such as critical consciousness and a commitment to educational equity. An unexpected outcome was a new five-layer typology for MTE.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Equal Education, Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Teacher Education Curriculum, Classification, Educational Theories, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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