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ERIC Number: EJ868656
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Preparing Teachers for a Multicultural Society: A Model for Teacher Education
Leer, Elizabeth Berg
AILACTE Journal, v6 p53-69 Fall 2009
Although teachers may strive to create inclusive, multi-cultural classrooms, they may lack the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully accomplish the task. Drawing on case study research that illuminates challenges encountered by White teachers of multicultural literature, I propose a comprehensive diversity component for teacher education. If teacher education programs make a concerted effort to provide their candidates a thorough grounding in multicultural content, specifically address methods of teaching it, weave multicultural and race-related content into all areas of the academic program and guide candidates through a multicultural immersion experience, teachers would be better equipped to educate students to live and work effectively in our diverse society. (Contains 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A