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ERIC Number: EJ917415
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Becoming Culturally Responsive: A Need for Preservice Teacher Candidates
Imler, Sylvia J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n3 p351-367 Sum 2009
Teacher education programs are preparing more homogeneous preservice teacher candidates, whereas students in the United States are becoming more diverse. In this article, I describe how 283 preservice teacher candidates gathered responses from interviews with 283 certified teachers (special and general education) during a clinical field assignment. Teachers were from urban, suburban, and rural schools. I also present preliminary findings and implications from a 5-year study of teachers' cultural responsive practices relative to instruction, behavior management, and classroom environment. The rationale for the study was sparked from preservice teacher candidates' in-class discussions about the educators' interview responses and the need to prepare culturally responsive teachers. Results revealed that an alarming percentage of the teachers in this study did not implement culturally responsive practices. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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