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Guillory, Nichole A. – Teaching Education, 2012
This research essay is intended to situate the curriculum in my multicultural education courses--of talking back through autobiographical inquiry--within real schools, a site where curriculum theorists rarely situate their work. The literature by curriculum theorists that precedes my study generally has focused on how pre-service teachers in…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Reyhner, Jon – Teaching Education, 1991
Current teacher education programs do not provide appropriate knowledge for teaching minority students. The article focuses on American Indian students as an example. It discusses the value of using students' home language and culture at school, particularly in the early years, and stresses the value of responsive teaching methods. (SM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students
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Fuller, May Lou – Teaching Education, 1992
Although the population of K-12 students in public schools is becoming increasingly multicultural, the population of preservice teachers is increasingly monocultural. Responses to these conditions include recruiting and retaining larger numbers of preservice teachers from diverse groups and better integration of multicultural education into…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Carger, Chris Liska – Teaching Education, 1993
A Caucasian teacher reflects on her experiences over the years of being part of and then teaching within diverse student populations, explaining what it feels like to be white in a world so worried about, yet so often unfair to, people of color. (SM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Saunders, Shari – Teaching Education, 1991
African-American teacher educator describes her educational experiences. Though elementary school peers and teachers were predominantly African-American, there was no focus on African-American history and diversity. Her secondary and postsecondary years in predominantly white schools showed her the need for multicultural education and helped shape…
Descriptors: Blacks, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Simon, Paul – Teaching Education, 1991
Senator Paul Simon discusses the importance of a global, humanistic, multicultural approach to education. He presents insights to help make teachers better educators, stressing the importance of making education a priority (particularly for minorities) and enhancing the quality of teaching. (SM)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Gillette, Maureen D.; Grant, Carl A. – Teaching Education, 1991
Examines discontent over standards of education and its relationship to current debates about multicultural education. The paper discusses the views of critics and advocates of multicultural education as well as of those who must implement it no matter what their stance. It also notes the effects of discontent on students. (SM)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Quality, Educational Theories, Elementary Secondary Education
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Banks, James A. – Teaching Education, 1991
Describes strategies one teacher educator uses in an ethnic studies course designed to prepare teachers for the future (which is predicted to have more minority students and fewer minority teachers). Multicultural educational experiences are essential so teachers can gain social science, pedagogical, and subject matter content knowledge about…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Singh, M. Garbutcheon – Teaching Education, 1991
Describes an Australian undergraduate teacher education program, "Issues in Cross Cultural Education." Designed to respond to the demands of Australia as a pluralist, multicultural society, it examines the ways in which the racial and ethnic minority presence has shaped and transformed the minority culture. (SM)
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Course Evaluation, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness
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Austin, Anna – Teaching Education, 1991
Teacher educator discusses challenges in preparing teachers for diverse student populations. She remembers being the only African American in one seventh grade class. It was the only public school experience in which she forgot her differences because the teacher taught to benefit all students, forever influencing her educational beliefs. (SM)
Descriptors: Black Students, Classroom Environment, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Tobin, Joseph; Johnson, Richard – Teaching Education, 1994
At the University of Hawaii, preservice teachers are prepared for diverse classrooms. This paper examines how a group of largely white, middle-class professors can effectively introduce diverse cultural perspectives on classroom management to preservice teachers who are themselves culturally diverse, and highlights use of an interactive videodisc…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Tollman, Thomas A. – Teaching Education, 1993
This annotated guide provides 54 references to materials on international trends in teacher education, including such subjects as educational change, educational technology, literacy instruction, educational quality, global perspectives, teacher recruitment, developing nations, multicultural education, policy development, women's education, and…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Change, Educational Quality