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ERIC Number: EJ869437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Preservice Teachers' Views on the Global Dimensions of Education
Oikonomidoy, Eleni
Teacher Education and Practice, v21 n4 p363-381 Fall 2008
The impact of globalization on many aspects of current social life has not left the field of multicultural education unaffected. Yet the theoretical call for the creation of global multicultural frameworks has not translated into teacher education practice. In one multicultural education class, I attempted to explicitly infuse global insights and examine the students' responses to them. Critical discourse analysis of the 20 preservice teachers' narratives revealed areas of resistance and evidence of "latent" global multicultural agency in their developing views. I propose that multicultural teacher educators identify and cultivate this agency through macrolevel interdisciplinary collaborations and attention to microlevel teaching practices. The appendix contains Probing Questions. (Contains 1 table and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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