ERIC Number: EJ917414
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
Preparation for Culturally Competent Teaching: Applying a Developmental Perspective
Johnson, Helen L.; Alkins, Kimberley F.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n3 p334-350 Sum 2009
In this article, we propose a developmental perspective on preparing preservice and in-service teachers to teach in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms. We place emphasis on the importance of moving beyond didactic content-focused approaches to more systematic process-based efforts to scaffold cultural competence. Finally, we address the value of modeling culturally sensitive practice within the teacher education community.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Educational Strategies, Culturally Relevant Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Multicultural Education, Teacher Educators
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