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ERIC Number: EJ887271
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1547-1888
Impact of a Cultural Self-Analysis Project: Increasing Early Childhood Preservice Teachers' Cultural Competency
Fuller, David P.; Miller, Kevin J.; Dominguez, Laura C.
Multiple Voices for Ethnically Diverse Exceptional Learners, v9 n1 p12-21 Aug 2006
This study explored the impact of a Cultural Self-Analysis (CSA) Project on early childhood undergraduate preservice teachers' cultural awareness and dispositions toward working with culturally diverse students and families. The project was based on the ABC's of Cultural Understanding and Communication, a model designed to facilitate the development of cultural competencies in preservice and inservice teachers. Participants reported that the CSA Project experience increased their cultural self-awareness, ability to identify and appreciate cultural differences, and ability to convey the importance of understanding different cultures to enhance home-school interactions and communication with students and families from diverse backgrounds. (Contains 1 table.)
Division for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners, Council for Exceptional Children. 1110 North Glebe Road Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201. Tel: 888-232-7733; Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: multiplevoices1@austin.utexas.edu; Web site: http://www.cec.sped.org/ddel
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States