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Kim, Jiwon; Wong, Chiu-Yin; Lee, Yongjin – Teacher Educator, 2018
This exploratory research study aimed to understand teacher candidates' experiences and perspectives in a global class project and to explore a way to develop global understanding in a teacher education program, by means of technology rather than study abroad. Using a qualitative approach, seven U.S. education majors were given opportunities to…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Management Systems, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Bustamante, Rebecca M.; Skidmore, Susan T.; Nelson, Judith A.; Jones, Brandolyn E. – Teacher Educator, 2016
Globally, public schools enroll culturally and linguistically diverse student populations and teacher preparation programs must assess the cultural competence of preservice teachers. Yet, few adequately tested measures of teacher cultural competence are available. In this research study, a sample of 396 preservice teachers were surveyed to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Psychometrics, Student Diversity
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Noel, Jana – Teacher Educator, 2016
Traditional campus-based teacher education programs, located on college or university campuses, have been criticized for being removed from the "real world" of community life, and a number of programs have moved directly into urban communities in order for preservice teachers to become immersed in the life of the community. This article…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Teacher Education, Communities of Practice, Culturally Relevant Education
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Benton-Borghi, Beatrice Hope; Chang, Young Mi – Teacher Educator, 2011
The National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES, 2010) continues to report substantial underachievement of diverse student populations in the nation's schools. After decades of focus on diversity and multicultural education, with integrating field and clinical practice, candidates continue to graduate without adequate knowledge, skills and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs, Program Effectiveness
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Birkel, Lane F. – Teacher Educator, 1994
This article examines the potential benefits to the educational process of a closer relationship between the fields of international education and multicultural education. It considers the past development of these fields and the points of convergence that offer sources of subject matter and methodology for teacher educators. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach
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Huber, Tonya; Kline, Frank – Teacher Educator, 1993
Wichita State University's teacher education program was revised to develop sensitive, nurturing teachers who understand student diversity. Pretests and posttests examining students' professional and personal opinions about diversity found that field experiences created significant differences in attitudes toward diversity and social distance…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education