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Dunn, Michael W.; Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2010
Composing text is an essential skill for students. Assignments, tests, and emailing are a few examples of the many tasks which require students to generate thoughts and put them into prose. For many students, choosing a topic, creating an outline, generating an initial draft, and making edits to produce a final copy is a fluid process which poses…
Descriptors: Story Grammar, Visual Arts, Spelling, Sentence Structure
Liggett, Tonda; Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2009
Over the last decade, teacher preparation programs at colleges and universities across the United States have attempted to respond to the challenges of preparing teachers for the increasing diversity that is represented in public schools today. Teacher programs have responded to these challenges by altering courses, curriculum, fieldwork…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education
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Finley, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2000
Teacher educators have done relatively little to develop multicultural curricula specific to continuing professional education of inservice teachers. Presents one professor's approach to educating for cultural diversity in a master's level course, "Cultural Issues in Classrooms and Curricula," describing experiences that participants had during…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student)