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Nikolovski, Johnny – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This study explores teacher perceptions of newcomer parents and investigates how a small sample of teachers are making the shift from deficit to asset-based approaches to working with newcomer parents. This research uses one-on-one semi-structured interviews with three Toronto District School Board high school teachers to examine their perceptions…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Immigrants, Attitude Change
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Griffin, David K. – Excellence in Education Journal, 2022
This paper reviews some of the approaches to defining and assessing dispositions in preservice teachers. A review of the literature is presented, followed by a discussion of issues relating to defining dispositions, and the importance of assessing dispositions in teacher candidates. Finally, the results of a study that included a sample of 15…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Evaluation, Teacher Characteristics, Measures (Individuals)
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Whitehead, Evangelin – Excellence in Education Journal, 2021
The concept of diversity and inclusion has continued to gain attention and attraction and is a challenging topic in the times of COVID-19. In this pandemic period, all of our systems are totally disturbed including the educational system and all sectors of life get stressed, including our principles and values. Remote teaching and learning process…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Karatas, Kasim – Excellence in Education Journal, 2020
In this study, contributions of culturally responsive elementary teachers in the education process are examined. It has been found that having culturally responsive competencies could create positive results in individual, school and societal levels. Within this context, culturally responsive elementary teachers would make a great contribution in…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Smith, Nakeiha Primus – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
This study was conducted to investigate factors which contribute to the success of gifted students from diverse cultural, linguistic, and low socio-economic backgrounds. Participants were 63 graduates of a secondary gifted and talented program in an urban school district. The graduates' perspectives were examined through the use of questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Academically Gifted, Language Usage
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Wang, Jiahui; Apraiz, Kristen – Excellence in Education Journal, 2018
Previous studies indicate that practicum experience is essential for pre-service teachers to develop understanding of effective teaching, professional identity, and culturally responsiveness. However, it is possible that first-year pre-service teachers are not ready to teach in a classroom with as many as 30 students which could present…
Descriptors: Mentors, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Education Programs
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Orelus, Pierre – Excellence in Education Journal, 2013
Using personal narratives as a form of inquiry, the author describes the learning experience of colonized subjects being educated in colonial-based school systems. The author goes on to juxtapose such experiences with the challenge of teaching racialized, culturally, and linguistically diverse students in a standardized test-driven driven school…
Descriptors: Learning Experience, Student Experience, Student Diversity, Foreign Policy