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Morales, Amanda R. – Teaching Education, 2018
This study provides an account of seven Latina teachers' select educational, professional, and personal experiences over the past 10 years as they completed a grow-your-own-teacher program, became licensed teachers, and established themselves in Latinx minority--majority public schools within their rural, mid-western community. More specifically,…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Minority Group Teachers, Females, Rural Schools
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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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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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Bowers, C. A. – Teaching Education, 1992
Paper clarifies some important cultural mediating characteristics of technology and examines the more salient reasons why educational leaders should be wary of using the Information Age as the justification for promoting wider educational use of computers. The discussion focuses on the problematic cultural myth that technology is culturally…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Influences, Educational Technology
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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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Jennings, Todd – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2007
Data gathered from 142 public university elementary and secondary teacher preparation programs across the United States (representing the preparation of approximately 23,000-30,000 new teachers annually), indicated that race/ethnicity was the most emphasized diversity topic followed by special needs, language diversity, economic (social class),…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Social Class, Sexual Orientation
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Tillema, Harm H.; Kremer-Hayon, Lya – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2002
Investigated how Israeli and Dutch teacher educators conceptualized self-regulated learning (SRL) and what they meant by actively utilizing SRL approaches, both in their own professional development and as a way to involve students in SRL. Teacher interviews indicated that although the two groups differed somewhat in their views of their own…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries
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Cockrell, Karen S.; Placier, Peggy L.; Cockrell, Dan H.; Middleton, Julie N. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1999
Teacher educators addressed negative student responses to a multicultural foundations course by designing an action research study to investigate students' identities, experiences, and beliefs. Analysis of written assignments and focus group discussions uncovered three categories of beliefs about the purposes of schools in relation to cultural…
Descriptors: Action Research, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Sconzert, Karin; Iazzetto, Demetria; Purkey, Stewart – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Describes a model program to prepare teachers from midwestern liberal arts colleges for urban teaching careers. Student teachers come to Chicago and live together, student teaching in local urban schools and completing regular professional development and cultural diversity activities. Pre- and post-program interviews and essays indicate that the…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Causey, Virginia E.; Thomas, Christine D.; Armento, Beverly J. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Investigated the effectiveness of a program to facilitate preservice teachers' intercultural sensitivity, examining the beliefs of two teachers at the end of the program and noting residual effects 3 years later. Data from students' journals, narratives, essays, observations, and interviews indicated that the program had its intended effect to…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Case Studies, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness
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Luwisch, Freema Elbaz – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2001
Describes a course designed to help Jewish and Arab student teachers in Israel understand each others' experiences and learn to coexist through the use of story telling. The paper emphasizes the process of telling stories about individual and collective experiences of diversity and conflict as people from different cultures attempt to live…
Descriptors: Arabs, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Greenleaf, Cynthia; And Others – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1994
Many disadvantaged students show incipient excellence underlying perceived errors in literacy performance. The paper examines research on helping teachers think more generatively about increasingly diverse student populations. Preservice teachers can be taught to handle multicultural classrooms by interpreting problematic student performance in…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Differences
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Powell, Richard R. – Teaching and Teacher Education, 1996
This study explored the classroom learning environments and instructional strategies of four successful teachers in culturally diverse classrooms using the constant comparative method of data analysis across cases. Three themes about culturally sensitive teaching emerged during data analysis: reshaping traditional school curriculum, rethinking the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Environment, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism
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Santos Rego, Miguel Anxo; Nieto, Sonia – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Describes the situation in the United States and Spain regarding multicultural/intercultural teacher education. In both countries, educational systems grapple with questions of difference and social justice. Conditions in each country that led to the development of multicultural/intercultural education as a philosophical framework for teacher…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student)
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Norberg, Katarina – Teaching and Teacher Education, 2000
Examines multicultural and intercultural education in Sweden's teacher education and K-12 educational systems, discussing pedagogical strategies in multicultural classrooms and highlighting: Islam in the Swedish classroom; masking differences; focusing on differences; attitudes toward diversity; teachers in multicultural classrooms; and who is…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education