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Gainer, Jesse S.; Larrotta, Clarena – Multicultural Education, 2010
In this article, the authors describe qualitative research conducted in the large and diverse states of California and Texas that examine the beliefs and experiences of preservice teachers in relation to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity and education. In this research, the authors found that even within teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, White Students
Larrotta, Clarena; Gainer, Jesse – Multicultural Education, 2008
Based in a constructivist paradigm, socio-cultural views of literacy place a high degree of importance on how students connect to what they read. This means that instruction must follow constructivist principles and allow ample opportunity for discussion and learner-centered activities. In addition, this framework requires careful attention be…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Adult Learning