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ERIC Number: EJ853259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1945-9009
Exploring Diverse Cultures with Undergraduate Education Students
Inman, Duane; Marlow, Leslie; Wakefield, Dara
AILACTE Journal, v1 p13-29 Fall 2004
Future teachers face the challenge of teaching an increasingly diverse student population in a mainstream classroom. Teacher education programs, therefore, are charged with the necessity of designing, implementing and evaluating effective experiences which will expand students' views on diversity. The teacher education program at Berry College in Northwest Georgia is designed to prepare teachers who are developers of human potential and who are prepared with the necessary skills and strategies to teach and support speakers of other languages in grades P-12. The Explorations in Diverse Cultures course is a unique travel experience required of students. The experience is designed to allow students to gain insights into the cultures of linguistically and culturally diverse groups in the United States or abroad which are significantly different from their own. This article provides a description of two two-week immersion experiences, one within country and one out of country, in communities where the language and culture are different from those of the education majors.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Costa Rica; Georgia; Louisiana; United States