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ERIC Number: EJ905337
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1066-5684
Preparing Teachers for Diversity: Examination of Teacher Certification and Program Accreditation Standards in the 50 States and Washington, DC
Akiba, Motoko; Cockrell, Karen Sunday; Simmons, Juanita Cleaver; Han, Seunghee; Agarwal, Geetika
Equity & Excellence in Education, v43 n4 p446-462 2010
State departments of education can play an important role in preparing teachers for effectively teaching diverse learners in our schools through state policies and standards on teacher certification and teacher education program accreditation. We conducted a content analysis of state standards on teacher certification and program accreditation in the 50 states and the District of Columbia to understand the type and characteristics of diversity-related requirements. We found that while all states addressed diversity in their standards, the type and characteristics of requirements varied across the states. The diversity requirements are ambiguous in most states, and only a small number of states utilize a "social reconstructionist" approach that focuses on preparing teachers to identify social inequality and take an active role to achieve educational and social equity. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: District of Columbia; United States