ERIC Number: EJ878265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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Paradigm Shift: Equipping Suburban Teacher Candidates for Urban Challenges--A Focus on the Issue of Diversity in the Classroom
Afolayan, Michael O.; Pryor, Caroline R.; Gallagher, William J.; Deweese, David L.; Smith, Randall E.
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n3 p68-87 2008
This article advocates a shift from the traditional pedagogy of a sometimes confused multicultural/diversity education to a more progressive one that gives due attention and credence to the subject of diversity in teacher training. It also locates its definition of diversity within a broad and progressive paradigm. Using their experiences in a teacher training program, the authors argue that a university that prepares teacher candidates for urban or suburban practices must equip them with adequate knowledge on issues relevant to diversity. The paper concludes with recommendations for the field.
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Student Diversity, Teacher Competencies, Preservice Teacher Education, Suburban Schools, Cultural Pluralism, Consciousness Raising
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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