ERIC Number: EJ860635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
(Re)Writing New Possibilities for Teaching Lives: Prospective Teachers and Multicultural Apprenticeships
Seidl, Barbara L.; Conley, Matthew D.
Language Arts, v87 n2 p117-126 Nov 2009
Seidl and Conley elaborate a set of beliefs regarding transformative spaces, identity-making, and the development of a critical, multicultural identity that inform their approach to multicultural teacher education. They believe that if we expect new teachers to co-construct with their students classroom spaces that allow multiple voices and diverse identities to flourish, then those teachers must have some experience with what that means in their own lives. Such an approach aims to move students out of the particularity of their experience and into participation in a broader world. The authors draw from narrative data to demonstrate the changes seen in their students as they moved toward a more sophisticated, critically conscious, and multicultural identity.
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Multicultural Education, Social Justice, Transformative Learning, Self Concept, Institutional Role, Racial Attitudes, Power Structure, Teacher Role, Reflective Teaching
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