Search results for: Ethnic diversity
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Diversity as the new normal and persistent constructions of the immigrant other – Discourses on multicultural education among teacher educators
The aim of this study was to explore the role of social justice in multicultural education taught in teacher education. The study investigated discourses on multicultural education among Finnish teacher educators, and the subject positions constructed in them. Discourse theory analysis revealed six discourses on multicultural education, ranging from conservative to liberal and critical, with liberal discourses having the most articulations. Although Finnish teacher education has taken steps towards social justice, the results also highlight racialisation and the subject position of the immigrant Other as themes that need to be challenged to prevent the reproduction of inequalities in teacher education.
Updated: Mar. 13, 2022
This is the second of a two-part paper intended to offer teacher educators a cohesive overview of the field of research on teacher preparation by identifying, analyzing, and critiquing its major programs. The paper discusses research on teacher preparation for the knowledge society and research on teacher preparation for diversity and equity. The authors describe the multiple clusters of studies comprising each of these programs of research and examine the social practices in which researchers engaged within one cluster selected from each.
Updated: Dec. 28, 2015
This study considered the question of how students of color participating in Social Action Program (SAP) perceived their experiences in the program as compared with their White classmates. This study paid special attention to racial differences in how participants perceived the climate of this program. The findings revealed that the students of color participating in SAP described a weaker sense of community in the SAP classroom than did their White classmates and were often silent during the very discussions in which diverse perspectives would catalyze student learning and growth. In addition, many students of color expressed a reluctance to engage in race discussions with their classmates or to respond to perspectives they perceived as naïve, inaccurate, or offensive.
Updated: Sep. 03, 2014
The present article explores how researchers’ social identities influence data gathered through ethnographic research in multiracial K-12 educational settings. The authors examine how the processes of conducting, interpreting, and analyzing ethnographic fieldwork are impacted when researchers belong to marginalized social groups. The authors suggest that researchers can act as critical participants to create opportunities for dialog about racism, sexism, and other inequities in educational settings.
Updated: Jan. 19, 2014
In this article, the authors examine how classroom management is taught in teacher education in Israel. Three questions are addressed: (1) What is the structure of programs for classroom management (site, timing, duration, number of courses, mandatory/optional)? (2) How is classroom management conceived (technical/pedagogical, individual/systemic)? (3) Does the preparation in classroom management relate to issues of cultural and ethnic diversity?
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
Through participant observation and interview, the researcher’s efforts must coincide with the students’ to engage in critical thinking about the problems and issues of interest as both the researcher and participants seek mutual humanization through understanding. Working from a 2006–2007 study of language, literacy, and difference in a multiethnic high school and youth community, the author provides examples fieldwork moves youth and him made together. The author looks to understand these moves as humanizing for both the participants and him as a researcher.
Updated: May. 16, 2012
The purpose of this study was to investigate how alternative certification programs may affect special education teacher retention. The authors compared the University of Memphis's alternative Special Education Institute program to the university's traditional certification program. It was found that a larger percentage of the alternatively prepared teachers were employed at local school districts than the traditional program graduates . Furthermore, a larger percentage of African American students were employed by area school districts than were their White counterparts. The findings of this study support the use of alternative certification programs.
Updated: Jan. 04, 2011
This paper reports on an exploratory study of beginning teachers’ experiences in one secondary multi-ethnic school in Flanders. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six beginning teachers and two mentors. The authors concluded that the structural and cultural working conditions as well as the personal belief systems of the teachers were essential to understand the actual impact of the multi-ethnic character of the school on new teachers’ job experiences. Due to the mediating role of these factors, beginning teachers do not consider the multi-cultural character of their working environment as problematic as such.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010
In this article, the authors seek to (1) investigate the applicability of theories of insider/outsider status to research conducted by and with multiracial individuals, (2) interrogate their own research experiences as multiracial scholars conducting research with multiracial students, and (3) identify implications from their analysis for other researchers. The authors conclude that understandings of methodological terms related to monoracial populations are limited in their applicability to research with multiracial individuals.
Updated: Jul. 13, 2010
Social Isolation and Social Cohesion: The Effects of K–12 Neighborhood and School Segregation on Intergroup Orientations
This study examines the relationship between social cohesion and social isolation at the institutional level in schools and neighborhoods. The study uses data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Freshmen. Results suggest that social isolation in schools plays a more significant role than neighborhood isolation in diminishing social cohesion among young adults, although both matter.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010