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ERIC Number: EJ879831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 25
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1946
The Complexities of Teaching the Complex: Examining How Future Educators Construct Understandings of Sociocultural Knowledge and Schooling
Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Kraehe, Amelia M.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v46 n1 p91-115 2010
This article examines how students enrolled in a university course focused on sociocultural influences and learning changed in their understanding of the relationship between sociocultural factors, teaching, and schooling over the duration of the semester. In this context, sociocultural factors refer to key social constructs such as race, class, and gender that play an organizing role in how people and societies understand and interact with one another. This article is specifically concerned with how students in the course understood the way sociocultural factors influenced schooling and teaching, and the implication these processes had on educators in meeting the needs of all students. This inquiry is relevant because one of the primary challenges teacher educators face is preparing teacher candidates to work effectively with students from socioculturally diverse backgrounds. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A