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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – Multicultural Education, 2014
One of the major challenges in preparing pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom, as well as for an increasingly competitive job market, is providing the necessary skills and background to effectively educate diverse populations of students (Sleeter, 2001). Multicultural education courses are a staple in teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Starks, Charlane – Multicultural Education, 2013
In "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America," Kozol (2005) asked a question that many educators and other education stakeholders still wonder about in regards to the educational progress for many urban school students in the United States, "What do we need to do to alter these realities?" (p.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Urban Schools, Sustainability
Saunders, Jane M. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Research suggests that while students in public schools in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and culture, the pool of prospective teachers is made up largely of White, middle-class women. The demographic imperative indicates that this trend will remain stable for the foreseeable future, reinforcing the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Critical Literacy, Public Schools, Novices
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Stenhouse, Vera L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Education research literature is rife with images of pre- and in-service teachers in urban settings. Entire publications are grounded in the study of this population (see Journal of Urban Education, Education and Urban Society, The Urban Review, Perspectives on Urban Education, The National Journal of Urban Education, and Rethinking Schools). In…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
Camp, Emilie M.; Oesterreich, Heather A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an effort to explore the complexity of how teachers develop and sustain the ability to teach uncommonly in commonsense times, the authors conducted a life history case study of Rae, a fifth grade teacher at a local elementary school in the Southwest United States who has practiced and sustained uncommon teaching for four years. Combining…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Biographies
Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly – Multicultural Education, 2007
For decades, educators and researchers have observed practices of educational inequality in U.S. schools. In a multicultural democracy, schooling without educational equality constitutes injustice. This article explores the limitation of the current traditional teacher education in preparing highly competent and socially conscious teachers needed…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Urban Schools, Equal Education, Teacher Education Programs
Cruz-Jansen, Marta I.; Taylor, Marilyn – Multicultural Education, 2004
This study was conducted to assess and improve an introductory multicultural-designated course in an urban teacher preparation program. The course aimed to promote candidates' positive response to multiculturalism, especially White/Caucasian candidates. Results suggest that this approach effectively laid the foundation for almost all candidates'…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Urban Schools, Research Needs, Introductory Courses