Search results for: Cultural diversity
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The purpose of this study was to foster critical understanding of institutional oppression among pre-service teachers . Hence, this article describes the use of an institutional inquiry assignment for pre-service teachers at a large state university in the US. Data were collected from one hundred and six pre-service teacher candidates enrolled in a cultural diversity course. The analysis of the data examines the useful aspects as well as the limitations of this assignment for helping to engage in teaching for social justice.
Updated: Aug. 17, 2010
This study examines the mathematics course-taking of White, African American, and Latino students in racially diverse schools and the effects of different opportunity structures in those schools on college preparation and college-going. This study uses data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study (AHAA) and its partner study, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Evidence consistently suggests that schools can play an active role in the provision of opportunities for social mobility or in the exacerbation of social inequality, depending on how they are structured.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
In this article, the authors describe a cosmopolitan orientation toward the place of values in human life. The authors argue that a cosmopolitan outlook can assist people in engaging the challenges of being thrown together with others whose roots, traditions, and inheritances differ. The authors show that cosmopolitanism illuminates how people everywhere can retain individual and cultural integrity while also keeping themselves open to the larger world. The authors examine three arts, or artful methods, that can fuel this orientation. The authors show how these arts can be cultivated continuously through education.
Updated: Jan. 12, 2010
In this article, an Indigenous Māori Peoples' solution to the problems of educational disparities is detailed. Te Kotahitanga is a research and professional development project that seeks to improve the educational achievement of Māori students in mainstream secondary schools.The article concludes by identifying how implementing the Effective Teaching Profile addresses educational disparities.
Updated: Jun. 10, 2009
Developing Preservice Teachers' Global Understanding through Computer-Mediated Communication Technology
This study investigates preservice teachers' conceptual understanding of global education. Data were collected subsequent to participation in an asynchronous web-based multinational project to discuss issues related to cultural diversity and global challenges. The data included 59 preservice teachers' online messages and reflective essays.
Updated: Jun. 03, 2009
The literature on teacher education shows that historically, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal approaches, with little success (McDonald, 2005). Moreover, some authors (e.g. Lortie, 1975) have argued that “the predispositions teacher education students bring to teaching are a much more powerful socializing influence than either pre-service education or later socialization in the workplace” (Johnson, 2002, p. 154). This article investigates research and scholarship in this area.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009
In this article, the author uses James A. Banks’s conceptualization of the five components of multicultural educational practice—content integration, knowledge construction, prejudice reduction, equity pedagogies, and empowering school cultures—to examine the empirical evidence for the influence of each of these five different components on the academic outcomes of students of color and intergroup relations in schools. The empirical research reveals that all five components of multicultural educational practice outlined by Banks to have a strong, positive impact on the educational outcomes of students of color and to improved intergroup relations.
Updated: Dec. 17, 2008
The traditional preservice teacher has been inadequate in preparing teacher for culturally and linguistically diverse student. The reason for this lack of preparation is the lack of diverse teacher candidates.
Updated: Nov. 26, 2008
This article examined the teachers' mental models, regarding minds and learning of young children from different culture backgrounds in Israel. 18 preschool teachers from classes consisting of 5 to 6 year olds were examined, as well as children from Ethiopian families. The study discovered a metacategory that did not exist in the original model: Culture.
Updated: Sep. 01, 2008
Teachers working in culturally diverse classrooms: implications for the development of professional standards and for teacher education
A survey investigating the level of cultural understanding is examined in this article. The survey was administered to teachers in primary and secondary schools in an Australian regional city. It found that teacher responses to working in culturally diverse classrooms varied according to levels of familiarity with the cultural groups concerned and with the level of schooling within which the teacher worked.
Updated: Aug. 27, 2008