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Bissonnette, Jeanne Dyches – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2016
Because few teacher education programs are truly rooted in the philosophical aims of multicultural and social justice education (Asher, 2007; Banks, 2008; Hayes & Juarez, 2012; Miller, 2014), many pre-service teachers (PSTs) remain unpracticed--and unable--to teach in culturally responsive ways (Sleeter, 2012). But what structures and forces…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Social Justice, Educational Philosophy, Multicultural Education
Staples, Jeanine M. – Teacher Education Quarterly, 2010
In this analytic conceptual essay, and from her standpoint as an African American woman teacher/researcher, the author presents a rich description of a personal sensibility and promising professional practice for literacy educators and those who prepare Reading/English/Language Arts teacher candidates for service among students who are…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Ideology, Gender Bias, Teaching Methods
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Ness, Molly K.; Osborn, Terry A. – Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 2010
Reading teacher education, as is true with much of higher education, is plagued with pressures of providing "here and now" answers to very complex, entangled issues. The reading methods course becomes the site of many of these pressures, despite considerable insights provided by scholars such as Kumaravadivelu (2001) that "methods" may be more of…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum