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ERIC Number: EJ832225
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Transactions, Transformation, and Transcendence: Multicultural Service-Learning Experience of Preservice Teachers
Wong, Penelope
Multicultural Education, v16 n2 p31-36 Win 2008
Numerous researchers have stressed the critical need for preservice teachers, especially White middle-class teachers, to be educated in strategies and philosophies that are culturally responsive to an increasingly diverse K-12 student population. To this end, Geneva Gay's framework of culturally responsive pedagogy, which includes caring, communication, curriculum, and instruction, informed the study presented in this article. Each of these topics was addressed through the preservice teachers' service-learning experiences of tutoring an English Language Learner (ELL) student. The author discusses three themes that center on the sort of relationship that preservice teachers had with their tutees. The author labels these relationships as "transactional," "transformational," and "transcendent." She highlights the characteristics of each relationship and uses journal entries that illustrate each theme.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A