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Stanton, Shannon M.; Gonzalez, Gilberto – Multicultural Education, 2011
Scholars for decades now have argued for the importance of multiculturalism in the United States, as they become a more diverse society. Multicultural education has the potential to provide a curriculum that is inclusive, offering multiple perspectives, and concerned with equity. It is without question the responsibility of colleges and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Theater Arts, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
Amos, Yukari Takimoto – Multicultural Education, 2010
Students in public schools nationwide are becoming more diverse. By 2020, students of color will account for 50% of the school population, while teachers will likely remain predominantly White and female. The cultural gap between students and teachers will continue to present numerous obstacles for students of color to succeed at school. As a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Multicultural Education
LaDuke, Aja E. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Although many programs ascribe to promoting and celebrating diversity, traditional teacher preparation rarely centralizes multicultural education courses. Instead, these courses are often "added on" to or disconnected from the rest of the program. Multicultural education courses and other courses that address diversity often ask the preservice…
Descriptors: Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
Liggett, Tonda; Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2009
Over the last decade, teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities across the United States have attempted to respond to the challenges of preparing teachers for the increasing diversity that is represented in public schools today. Teacher programs have responded to these challenges by altering courses, curriculum, fieldwork…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education
Wong, Penelope; Fernandez, Anita E. – Multicultural Education, 2008
Resistance that educators face in teaching multicultural education courses, particularly from preservice teachers, is well documented. Much of the literature around resistance tends to focus on strategies that multicultural educators can employ in overcoming preservice teacher resistance. However, preservice teacher resistance is not the only kind…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Resistance (Psychology)
Wong, Penelope – Multicultural Education, 2007
As a teacher educator who regularly teaches a multicultural education course, the author has often employed service-learning as a pedagogical strategy in assisting preservice teachers to understand better the various multicultural topics they discuss, such as racism, heterosexism, and sexism that impact their schools. Therefore, when she was…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Service Learning
Assaf, Lori Czop; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Multicultural Education, 2006
Hernandez (1989) argued that teacher educators who teach multicultural education courses too often focus on curricular or content aspects of multicultural education and rarely deal with the process of changing teachers' belief systems related to multicultural education. This article presents a host of practices that have supported teachers'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Education Courses
Watson, Sandy White; Johnston, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2006
Many teachers teach undergraduate and graduate teacher education courses that include a cultural hodgepodge of future teachers who differ not only in ethnicity, but in age, sexual preference, religion, language, and a host of other microcultural areas. Occasionally it is clear within the first couple of class sessions that these groups are…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Consciousness Raising
Cruz-Jansen, Marta I.; Taylor, Marilyn – Multicultural Education, 2004
This study was conducted to assess and improve an introductory multicultural-designated course in an urban teacher preparation program. The course aimed to promote candidates' positive response to multiculturalism, especially White/Caucasian candidates. Results suggest that this approach effectively laid the foundation for almost all candidates'…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Urban Schools, Research Needs, Introductory Courses