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Simic-Muller, Ksenija; Fernandes, Anthony; Felton-Koestler, Mathew D. – Journal of Urban Mathematics Education, 2015
In this article, the authors report on the initial results of a mixed methods study that examined the beliefs that preservice teachers have about teaching real-world contexts, including those related to injustices, controversial issues, and children's home and cultural backgrounds. Data collection included a survey with 92 preservice Pre-K-8…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Preservice Teachers, Mathematics Education
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Cummins, Lauren; Asempapa, Bridget – Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 2013
The role of teacher preparation programs is to ensure that candidates are effectively prepared in the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to be an effective educator. However, dispositions have always been a challenge to the field of teacher education, particularly in response to assessing dispositions and in answering the question; can…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Education, Teacher Characteristics, Preservice Teachers
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Turnšek, Nada – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2013
The present study is based on a quasi-experimental research design and presents the results of an evaluation of Antidiscrimination and Diversity Training that took place at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, rooted in the anti-bias approach to educating diversity and equality issues (Murray & Urban, 2012). The experimental group included…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Quasiexperimental Design, Multicultural Education, Social Justice