Themes in the Research on Preservice Teachers’ Views of Cultural Diversity: Implications for Researching Millennial Preservice Teachers

Apr. 21, 2010

Source: Educational Researcher, 39: 198-210. (April 2010).

This paper traces themes found in the research on preservice teachers’ views of cultural diversity published in peer-reviewed journals from 1985 to 2007.

The article seeks to draw insights that inform education researchers interested in interrogating and unpacking views about diversity expressed by today’s millennial college students.

Findings suggest that although recent studies report a shift toward more positive attitudes about teaching culturally diverse students, persistent issues plague preservice teachers’ understanding of cultural diversity.

Implications for future research are discussed.

Updated: Oct. 19, 2010