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ERIC Number: EJ948687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Preparing Preservice Teachers for Diversity: The Power of Multicultural Narratives
Kang, Rui; Hyatt, Charles W.
SRATE Journal, v19 n1 p44-51 Win 2009-2010
This study explores the outcomes of a potentially powerful multicultural pedagogy---the use of multicultural narratives in teacher education. Participants were 22 preservice teachers enrolled in a required, semester-long, foundation course at a liberal arts public university in middle Georgia. Data sources include responses to ten classroom- or school-based multicultural narratives and reflection papers. The results indicate that narrative analysis helped preservice teachers facilitate transfer between theory and practice and develop a deeper understanding of and connection with multicultural and diversity issues. The authors argue that multicultural narratives should be a more widely used practice in teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Georgia