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Robertson, Phyllis M.; Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explore the question: How should faculty prepare educators to advocate for equity, value their own contributions, and avoid the disillusionment and despair that is only natural when those moments of feeling that, "nothing ever changes?" occur. The authors expand on some essential advice that includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Lees, Anna; Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Roy, Georgina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Improving the quality of education for Indigenous students in the United States (U.S.) requires meaningful and purposeful collaboration between stakeholders in schools, communities, and universities (Clare & Sampsel, 2013; National Center for Educational Statistics, NCES, 2012b). However, scant literature addresses collaboration between…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Waddell, Jennifer; Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article explores a university's Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) and its success not just in recruiting, preparing, retaining, and graduating its students, but in likewise leading to employment and retention as teachers in urban schools. It focuses on critical aspects of the program, including recruitment of diverse candidates,…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education, Mentors, Urban Schools
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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
Pimentel, Charise – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an attempt to enact equitable practices in U.S. public schools, many critical multicultural and anti-racist theorists, researchers, and practitioners strongly suggest that teacher educators move beyond diversity approaches to multicultural education in their teacher preparation programs to address the more uncomfortable issues of power and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Freedom
Zacko-Smith, Jeffrey D.; Smith, G. Pritchy – Multicultural Education, 2010
In order to teach effectively in hyper-diverse contexts, if effective teaching is considered to be the creation of knowledge, the transmission of ideas, and the "growing" of human beings intellectually, morally and socially, educators at all levels, but particularly those who are new to the field, must be well-versed in multiculturalism and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
Alfaro, Cristina – Multicultural Education, 2008
The study described in this article took place in an international consortium type model program. The International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a California State University System (CSUS) credential program for elementary teacher candidates who are pursuing teacher certification as bilingual teachers (Spanish). Besides San Diego State…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Foreign Students, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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
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McCaleb, Sudia Paloma – Multicultural Education, 1995
Describes New College of California's implementation of the year-long Elementary Teacher Credential program, a broad multicultural vision with extensive pedagogical goals. The article focuses primarily on innovative aspects of the program designed to provide teachers with the skills and understanding needed for the culturally diverse twenty-first…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnic Groups