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ERIC Number: EJ878265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1047-8485
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.
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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