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Miller, Erin; Starker-Glass, Tehia – New Educator, 2018
Told from the perspective of two early career professors teaching courses in elementary education diversity, this study uses purposive sampling and qualitative methodologies to examine how white students with impervious dispositions that would likely not qualify them to work with diverse children at this point in their lives present us with…
Descriptors: Urban Education, White Students, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Nash, Kindel – New Educator, 2018
Based on concerns about the permanence of racism in our society and its impact on opportunities for children's equitable education, this empirical study used narrative inquiry to explore four preservice teachers' developing dispositions as they studied and implemented culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy (CR/RP) in an early literacy education…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Racial Attitudes
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Klein, Emily J.; Taylor, Monica; Onore, Cynthia; Strom, Kathryn; Abrams, Linda – New Educator, 2016
Using case studies, we describe what happens from novice to apprentice when preservice teachers learn to teach in an urban teacher-residency (UTR) program with a focus on inquiry. Our UTR operates within a "third space" in teacher education, seeking to realign traditional power relationships and to create an alternate arena where the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Residential Programs
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Lau, Sunny Man Chu – New Educator, 2016
The present study, framed from a critical and transformative approach to teacher education, aims to investigate whether language portraits (Prasad, 2010)--the mapping of one's language and cultural make-up on a body template--can help improve student teachers' self-understanding about language and identities and can foster critical reflection…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Concept Mapping, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Background
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Kelly-Jackson, Charlease – New Educator, 2015
Teacher-education programs continue to face the challenge of improving the preparation of teachers for diversity in particular racially diverse and low-income students. Certain factors such as dispositions, self-reflection, and prior experiences contribute to preservice teachers' attitudes and beliefs toward diversity and social justice issues.…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education Programs, Student Diversity, Disadvantaged Environment
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Mawhinney, Lynnette; Rinke, Carol R.; Park, Gloria – New Educator, 2012
This article captures the life histories and professional futures of preservice teachers at three institutions of higher education. In this article, we focus on the experiences and expectations of 4 preservice teachers. We find that, although African American and White preservice teachers both see themselves as advocates for their students, they…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Preservice Teachers, Role Models, African American Students
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Madda, Christina L.; Skinner, Elizabeth A.; Schultz, Brian D. – New Educator, 2012
In this article, we argue that preparing and maintaining a cadre of culturally responsive teachers is critical to improving urban education and achieving educational equity. We discuss a collaborative, social-justice-oriented approach to teacher preparation committed to developing a stable and effective teaching force reflective of the student…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Urban Education, Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Awareness
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Genor, Michele; Goodwin, A. Lin – New Educator, 2005
This paper introduces autobiographical analysis as a "disruptive strategy" that is deliberately structured to enable preservice teachers to develop new ways of thinking about teaching. Specifically, we: 1) describe how we incorporate a process of critical examination of preservice teachers' biases and assumptions throughout their…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Educators