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ERIC Number: EJ906399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
"So, Where Do They Fit in?" Teachers' Perspectives of Multi-Cultural Education and Diversity in Singapore
Alviar-Martin, Theresa; Ho, Li-Ching
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n1 p127-135 Jan 2011
This qualitative study attends to six Singaporean teachers' experiences of diversity and understanding of multicultural education to illuminate the influence of national policies and narratives on teachers' perceptions and practice. These cases illustrate that, beyond reflection on identity and diversity, there is a need for teachers to examine how political, cultural, and economic principles have shaped their understanding of diversity and multicultural education. The authors discuss findings in light of socio-political constraints faced by Singapore teachers and forward implications for teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore