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Guerra, Patricia L.; Wubbena, Zane C. – Issues in Teacher Education, 2017
In the current study, the authors qualitatively investigate, through the theoretical perspective of cognitive dissonance, the relationship between teacher beliefs and their associated teacher practices at two public elementary schools with diverse student populations. They argue that while teachers may hold theoretical beliefs about culturally…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Beliefs, Educational Practices, Cognitive Processes
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McCullough, Ruanda Garth; Ryan, Ann Marie – Issues in Teacher Education, 2014
The need for sophisticated and highly skilled educators in urban schools is painfully obvious, even to the most casual observer. National and local test data demonstrate that students in urban schools are generally not achieving at the same levels as are their suburban and more affluent peers. Teacher educators in urban areas struggle with how to…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Urban Schools, Program Effectiveness, Social Justice
Sharma, Suniti; Phillion, JoAnn; Malewski, Erik – Issues in Teacher Education, 2011
In response to a critical need in teacher preparation, study abroad programs aimed at developing multicultural competencies in pre-service teachers have proliferated across the United States. Multicultural competencies constitute the ability to challenge misconceptions that lead to discrimination based on cultural difference, reflect on one's…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Qualitative Research, Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training