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Nash, Angel Miles; Allen, Quaylan – AILACTE Journal, 2021
As a powerful institution of social reproduction, schools are locations in which racial inequalities and anti-Black racism play out in ways that contribute to the larger racial disparities that many Black communities experience. The way race informs the experiences of Black students in schools justifies the need for anti-racist and anti-bias…
Descriptors: College Faculty, African American Teachers, Racial Bias, Multicultural Education
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Raygoza, Mary Candace; Norris, Aaminah; León, Raina – AILACTE Journal, 2021
This counternarrative is an homage to the work of abolition in teacher education and a call to humanizing liberatory praxis as collective healing from racism and anti-Black hate. We, three critical teacher educators, interrogate our positionalities and the experiences within and beyond schooling that have shaped us. We recognize that our…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Humanization
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Shultz, Ronald M. – AILACTE Journal, 2020
This article explores the experiences of seven elementary teacher candidates and their participation in varied field experiences during the last year of their teacher preparation program in response to the question: In what ways does a one-on-one tutoring practicum with an English Learner (EL) and a semester-long student teaching experience in a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Tutoring, Practicums
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Walcott, John R. – AILACTE Journal, 2019
The current narrative surrounding urban education, while incomplete, often focuses on concerns related to student achievement, failing schools, and teacher quality. This article targets teacher preparation as one response to these challenges and investigates the extent to which liberal arts colleges and universities are involved in this work. The…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Preservice Teacher Education, Liberal Arts
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Byrners, Ronald S.; Hillis, Michael R. – AILACTE Journal, 2018
In this paper, we discuss how we attempt to build classroom environments that are conducive to positive civil discourse. Utilizing the framework of cultural proficiency (Lindsey, Robins, and Terrell, 2009), we argue for an inside-out approach through self-exploration to help deconstruct worldviews we develop through the years. In coupling this…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Discussion, Cultural Awareness, Liberal Arts
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Scott, Jill; Scott, Bruce – AILACTE Journal, 2015
The needs of urban schools are the focus of educators. Of primary concern is the lack of qualified teachers who are prepared to meet the needs of learners in U.S. classrooms. One factor of policymakers' concern is the mismatch between the experiences and backgrounds of many teachers versus those of students they will teach. Preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Differences, Urban Schools, Teacher Education
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Lewis, Andrea; Taylor, Nicole – AILACTE Journal, 2015
It is widely recognized by state and national teacher accrediting agencies that there is the need for preservice teachers to have dynamic experiences in working with diverse student populations (i.e., English Language Learners, varying socioeconomic statuses, exceptionalities, different family structures) in order to appropriately address the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Single Sex Colleges, Liberal Arts, Socioeconomic Status
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Kagle, Melissa – AILACTE Journal, 2013
This paper proposes a framework for the development of culturally responsive practices in beginning teachers to meet the needs of diverse students in multicultural classrooms. The framework describes the trajectory beginning teachers undergo toward becoming culturally responsive and discusses how teacher educators in liberal arts colleges can…
Descriptors: Knowledge Base for Teaching, Culturally Relevant Education, Cultural Awareness, Multicultural Education
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Gay, Richard – AILACTE Journal, 2011
For the past sixteen years, the Five Dimensions of Multicultural Education, as proposed by James A. Banks (1995), have been accepted in many circles as the primary conceptual framework used in teaching multicultural education courses: content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, an equity pedagogy and an empowering…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
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Simmons, Robert W., III – AILACTE Journal, 2010
In a "Multicultural Teaching and Learning" course, racial equity is one of the many issues explored. When discussing racial equity in our schools, teacher education students in the course focus their attention on such issues as the achievement gap, referrals to special education of African American and Latino males, the racism of low…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Suburban Schools, Racial Factors, Multicultural Education
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Leer, Elizabeth Berg – AILACTE Journal, 2009
Although teachers may strive to create inclusive, multi-cultural classrooms, they may lack the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully accomplish the task. Drawing on case study research that illuminates challenges encountered by White teachers of multicultural literature, I propose a comprehensive diversity component for teacher education.…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Literature
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Hopkins-Gillispie, Delphina – AILACTE Journal, 2009
This study is part of a larger study that uses mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative methods) to investigate preservice teachers' knowledge and understanding of multiculturalism and to prepare preservice teachers to work in diverse classrooms. The results indicate two findings: 1) that preservice teachers come from homogeneous backgrounds;…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Schools of Education, Multicultural Education
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McCadden, Brian; Rose, Martha – AILACTE Journal, 2008
The school-aged population continues to diversify, yet the student body at small liberal arts teacher preparation programs generally does not. To help prepare our socioculturally homogeneous students to teach a more diverse student body, we developed a three-tiered approach that includes a diversity model integrated across the curriculum, an…
Descriptors: Field Experience Programs, Teaching Methods, Multicultural Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Ference, Ruth – AILACTE Journal, 2006
Cross-cultural experiences in teacher education are an important part of multicultural education because they allow preservice teachers to examine their world view and develop culturally sensitive dispositions critical for teaching in our diverse society. Research has shown that effective cross-cultural experiences can lead to personal…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education