Search results for: Cultural differences
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Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Difference Scale (BATD). This instrument was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity thought to have significant implications for education: culture/ethnic origin, language, socioeconomic status/social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, disability and giftedness/special talents. The data suggest that attitudes toward people who differ include etic (universal), emic (cultural), and individual properties.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
Cultural Perspectives on Teaching and Learning: A Collaborative Self-study of Two Professors’ First Year Teaching Experiences
In this article, the authors were interested to examine how their different cultural backgrounds influenced the formation of their perspectives. Furthermore, the authors wanted to explore how their exchange of views of teaching and learning supported their teaching practice. The authors conclude that differences in their teaching perspectives demonstrated the different points of view in the educational systems in the two countries. However, through this collaborative self-study experience, the authors obtained a better understanding of the teaching values of their own and another culture.
Updated: Sep. 24, 2012
Zen and the Art of Neriage: Facilitating Consensus Building in Mathematics Inquiry Lessons through Lesson Study
In this article, the authors were interested to explore how teachers can effectively facilitate classroom discussions in the ways that elicit negotiation of meaning and maximize the potential of mathematical inquiry activities. In the neriage stage, Japanese teachers encourage students to listen to other students’ ideas carefully and consider the strengths and weaknesses of different problem-solving strategies. Then the teachers facilitate discussions to co-determine which strategy is the most reasonable and efficient one. This article introduces a video-based lesson study that explored how a group of U.S. teachers could successfully implement consensus building discussions (or neriage) in their mathematics classrooms.
Updated: Aug. 21, 2012
Parsing the Language of Racism and Relief: Effects of a Short-term Urban Field Placement on Teacher Candidates’ Perceptions of Culturally Diverse Classrooms
This three-year study explores the effects of one-week urban education program on non-urban teacher candidates. Findings reveal that the placement improves confidence in cross-cultural and general teaching abilities. Furthermore, short program yields big changes in views of urban youth, schools and teachers. Participants report professional, intellectual, social and emotional growth. Experience increases interest in urban schools for future employment.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
In conjunction with the social structures that shape one's sense of agency, neoliberal factors frame the context wherein teachers' develop their perceptions about incorporating critical multicultural curricula. In this research project, the author examined this intersection – between the local and the global – to better understand how teacher education can work to support and strengthen the possibility for critical pedagogy to be realized in teachers' classrooms. The findings indicate that structural obstacles undermined these teachers' ability to visualize and place aspects of social justice and diversity at the foundation of instruction.
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012
‘Coming to a Place near You?’ The Politics and Possibilities of a Critical Pedagogy of Place-Based Education
This article explores the theoretical foundations of place-based education (PBE). The authors argue that there is a place for PBE in schools but contend that it must be informed by a far more critical reading of the notions of ‘place’, ‘identity’ and ‘community’. The authors use an empirically grounded study to illustrate the potential benefits and limitations of PBE, and conclude with some suggestions as to how schools and teacher education programs might promote the development of socially critical approaches to PBE.
Updated: Sep. 19, 2011
In this study, the author investigates the early racial and cultural views of John Dewey.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
In this article, the authors investigate the heuristic potential in the image of the teacher‐as‐stranger. The authors also use this image as a frame for reflecting on teacher change and growth. This research provides concepts with which to describe the educational potential in the ‘strangeness’ experienced by all teachers.
Updated: Jul. 26, 2011
University-Based Teacher Education in the Field of Tension between the Academic World and Practical Experience in School: A Norwegian Case
The purposes of this paper are to discuss, interrogate, and identify problems inherent in the tensions between academia and the proximity to the field and the need for robust knowledge production through research and the 'tips for teachers' approach. The current paper gives an account of a Norwegian experience of this field of tension.
Updated: Apr. 12, 2011
Assumptions, Emotions, and Interpretations as Ethical Moments: Navigating A Small-Scale Cross-Cultural Online Interviewing Study
In this article, the author maps important 'messy' elements that the author learned from his five-month small-scale research project, one that was designed around pivotal works on online social research. The author used computers and the Internet with Mian, a young man living in Guinea, West Africa, in order to examine his perceptions surrounding the value of these technological tools for his future. As a result, the author asserts that during online social research, reflexivity is a moral obligation, where meaning and representation can have a tendency to be skewed, especially when working in cross-cultural situations.
Updated: Feb. 24, 2011