Critical Liberal Education: An Undergraduate Pedagogy for Teacher Candidates in Socially Diverse University Settings

May. 10, 2010

Source: Teaching Education, Volume 21, Issue 3, 2010, Pages 297 – 311.

The current paper addresses the lack of attention universities have given to adjusting liberal education, the undergraduate major for teachers in California, to the increase of multi-ethnic, multi-racial, and social class heterogeneity in state universities.

The paper argues for a revised pedagogy for undergraduate liberal arts education for teacher candidates in California called critical liberal education.
This pedagogy emphasizes the interdisciplinary knowledge and inquiry skills of a traditional program in conjunction with intercultural competence, civic engagement and an ethical stance toward social justice.

Updated: Jun. 13, 2011