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Mercer, Walter A. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1984
Alternative standards for admission into teacher education programs should be considered for Blacks and other minorities who are sometimes unable to gain admission to teacher education programs because of inadequate entrance examination scores. Various alternative standards are described. (JMK)
Descriptors: Admission Criteria, Black Students, Higher Education, Minority Groups
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Henninger, Michael L. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1989
This article examines selected basic assumptions that relate to minority student recruitment into teacher education programs. Four categories of minority recruitment endeavors are discussed and examples of each are provided. (IAH)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education
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Anderson, James – Journal of Teacher Education, 1988
Social scientists generally agree that different cultures have different cognitive styles. New educational models which operate within a multicultural framework are necessary. As a result, traditional approaches to training educators must be adjusted if minority groups are to enter teacher education programs. (JL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Concept Formation, Cultural Differences, Higher Education
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Bell, Martha L.; Morsink, Catherine V. – Journal of Teacher Education, 1986
The authors suggest solutions are emerging to the problem of attracting and retaining minority teacher candidates. Developing testwiseness programs and providing minority students with mentors and role models are discussed. (MT)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mentors, Minority Groups, Preservice Teacher Education
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Hannan, Andrew W. – European Journal of Teacher Education, 1983
This paper examines criticism of multicultural education and argues that this subject can become a focal point for raising issues about racism and social inequality. Multicultural education is relevant to the training of all British teachers and can help counteract the tendency to blame cultural deficiencies for minority group problems. (Author/PP)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Responsibility, Foreign Countries
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De Vreede, Erik – European Journal of Teacher Education, 1990
Discusses the field of education in a pluralistic society. Four forms of pluralistic education, benefiting ethnic minorities and society in general, are induction programs, ethnic programs; societal problem-solving programs; and educational change (where children learn to recognize inequality and prejudice and to make changes). Perspectives for…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Bliss, Ian – European Journal of Teacher Education, 1990
Discusses in-service teacher training in England, proposing alternative models of professional knowledge which could change and improve teachers and teaching. The article considers alternative models derived from work with teachers and students in England and explains how such models can help in establishing intercultural education courses for…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education