ERIC Number: EJ915266
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 36
"My Professor Has Her Opinion and She Sticks with It": Using Critical Multiculturalism to Challenge Assumptions of Teacher Candidates
Miretzky, Debra A.
Multicultural Education, v17 n4 p10-17 Sum 2010
Social foundations courses, and in particular any course that has to do with multiculturalism or diversity, can be land mines for teacher educators seeking to provide experiences that may be "partisan" but also "educative". This article explores the tensions of teaching multiculturalism classes to undergraduate teacher education students and is based on experiences at a public rural Midwestern university over the last few years. Interviews with department colleagues who teach the multiculturalism course, student journals and course evaluations, and reflection provide the data for this reflective essay.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Student Journals, Teacher Educators, Student Teacher Attitudes, Interviews, Course Evaluation, Reflection, Multicultural Education, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Teaching Experience, Critical Theory, Performance Factors, Barriers, Conflict
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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