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Waddell, Jennifer – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The racial/ethnic populations in public schools have changed dramatically in recent years and will continue to shift to a majority non-White population. The National Center for Education Statistics (2010) reports 67.3% of the student population in urban districts is composed of students of color. Yet, the population of teachers in the United…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Opportunities
Sparapani, Ervin F.; Seo, Byung-In; Smith, Deborah L. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
The United States of the twenty-first century is possibly the most culturally/racially diverse country of any nation in history, and families that are culturally/racially different from mainstream society do not always see that schools are meeting the needs of their children. This diversity in culture and language means that each person is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Reflection, Cultural Differences
Philipp, Randolph A. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2008
Elementary school children in the United States are not developing acceptable levels of mathematical proficiency (National Center for Education Statistics, 1999), and a major concern of teacher educators is that teachers lack the depth and flexibility of mathematical understanding and the corresponding beliefs they need to teach for proficiency…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Elementary School Teachers, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematical Aptitude