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ERIC Number: EJ917597
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
The Challenge to Prepare Teachers to Care in the Current Context: Perspectives of Teachers of Color
Rabin, Colette
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n2 p141-156 Spr 2010
Teacher educators have a civic responsibility to prepare novice teachers to foster relationships across cultural, racial, and socioeconomic divides. Care ethics acknowledges this imperative and context's role in determining varied meanings of care. The voices of teachers of color can help us to understand the demands of care across differences. This study presents findings from interviews with teachers of color whose preparation included an introduction to care ethics. Five themes emerged: the importance of assuming students' caring intentions, the importance of teachers' persistence in relationship with students, connection to students' cultures, connection of students' cultures to an academic culture, and acknowledgment and confrontation of racism. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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