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ERIC Number: EJ879161
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 146
ISSN: ISSN-0034-6543
The Work of Multicultural Teacher Education: Reconceptualizing White Teacher Candidates as Learners
Lowenstein, Karen L.
Review of Educational Research, v79 n1 p163-196 2009
This article explores and challenges a widely held and often unexamined conception of White teacher candidates as learners about issues of diversity and equity in teacher education. This conception suggests that most White teacher candidates are deficient learners who lack resources for learning about diversity. This review reframes this conception through an examination of three bigger pictures of White teacher candidates, of the lack of research regarding pedagogies for multicultural teacher education, and of insights from those who describe pedagogies that build on what students bring. Ultimately, if teacher educators hope that teacher candidates view their future K-12 students as having resources and capabilities for learning, then teacher educators must critically examine and dialogue about what they model through their own pedagogies. (Contains 5 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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