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ERIC Number: EJ903324
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Distinguishing between Multicultural and Global Education: The Challenge of Conceptualizing and Addressing the Two Fields
Lucas, Ashley G.
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v83 n6 p211-216 2010
This qualitative study examines how a group of social studies teachers working in a suburban middle school with a predominantly affluent and white student body conceptualize multicultural and global education. The data reveals that several of the teachers experienced difficulties conceptualizing multicultural and global education, used them interchangeably, and did not articulate their importance to their students. In addition to interviews with teachers, classroom observations were conducted to see how they addressed multicultural and global education in class. The outcomes of this study indicate that pre-service and in-service teacher education should pay attention to delineating the distinct purposes of multicultural and global education and how these concepts can be infused into a social studies curriculum. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 4; Grade 7; Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A