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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – Multicultural Education, 2014
One of the major challenges in preparing pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom, as well as for an increasingly competitive job market, is providing the necessary skills and background to effectively educate diverse populations of students (Sleeter, 2001). Multicultural education courses are a staple in teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Clark, Kristen E. – Multicultural Education, 2013
Before the detection of ozone depletion in the 1970s, an environmental movement began throughout the nation based on an increasing awareness of air and water pollution, and "deaths as a result of work conditions". Since then, movements for sustainable environmental practices and human rights continue to gain momentum. All over the globe,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Education, Pollution
Saunders, Jane M. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Research suggests that while students in public schools in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and culture, the pool of prospective teachers is made up largely of White, middle-class women. The demographic imperative indicates that this trend will remain stable for the foreseeable future, reinforcing the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Critical Literacy, Public Schools, Novices
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Stenhouse, Vera L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Education research literature is rife with images of pre- and in-service teachers in urban settings. Entire publications are grounded in the study of this population (see Journal of Urban Education, Education and Urban Society, The Urban Review, Perspectives on Urban Education, The National Journal of Urban Education, and Rethinking Schools). In…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia; Marken, James; Lee, Guang-Lea – Multicultural Education, 2011
Teacher educators are pivotal in the effort to prepare teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways (Vescio, et al., 2006). In subject areas such as social studies and English, multicultural literature is viewed as a prime resource for creating a culturally inclusive curriculum. Yet, effective inclusion of these texts--many of which are filled…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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Devers, Karen D. – Multicultural Education, 1997
Explains how both experiential art processes and art appreciation can lead monocultural students in general education teacher training courses to a sense of their own cultural richness and that of others. By combining image making with art appreciation, education students are able to discover meaning in their own visual languages. (SLD)
Descriptors: Art Appreciation, Art Education, Art Expression, Cultural Awareness
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Stallworth, B. Joyce – Multicultural Education, 1999
Shares some perspectives of a professor of English education, from work with English teachers, related to diversifying the high school English curriculum . Reports on responses of 240 teachers to a survey about works taught. Change is occurring slowly as teachers recognize the need to create curricula that acknowledge the diversity of United…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student)
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Risku, Michael – Multicultural Education, 1996
Discusses the Reality Based Multicultural Model (RBMM) created for Minnesota's teacher education programs to ensure that the preservice teacher interacts with diverse student populations and demonstrates competence in each of six program components. The RBMM requires that preservice teachers complete a field experience in a culture other than…
Descriptors: Competence, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Feeser, Bonnie Jane – Multicultural Education, 1996
The teacher education program at the College of Education of Wichita State University (Kansas) connects the theoretical framework for multicultural education to participatory experience in which the teacher candidates consider the interaction of a child's home culture and school culture. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Education Majors, Educational Theories
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Barreto, Ramona Maile – Multicultural Education, 1997
Analyzes obstacles facing multicultural/bilingual teacher education reform in the context of California's Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (CLAD) or Bilingual Crosscultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) programs, which try to translate theoretical frameworks concerned with cultural difference into credentialing policy.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Teachers, Credentials, Cross Cultural Studies
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Oakes, Jeannie – Multicultural Education, 1996
Center X (Where Research and Practice Intersect for Urban School Professionals) at the University of California, Los Angeles, is the school's teacher education program. It integrates preservice teacher education, beginning teacher induction, and continuing professional education in an effort to create a new culture of teacher education and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Cultural Awareness, Education Majors, Educational Improvement