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Journal Article: PART III: CREATING MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: Under-Prepared Students: Essentials beyond Academics

Journal Article » PART III: CREATING MULTICULTURAL CLASSROOMS: Under-Prepared Students: Essentials beyond Academics

Categories

TEACHERS -- Training of, EDUCATION -- United States, MULTICULTURAL education, TEACHER development, SCHOOL buildings, UNITED States

Authors

Ford, Theron N.; Glimps, Blanche; Giallourakis, Angie

Published

2007

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

Abstract

Teacher education programs continue to struggle with preparing highly qualified teachers ready to meet the academic, cultural, exceptionality and linguistic challenges, which are increasingly the reality of American's classrooms. Despite increased academic rigor in such programs, many emerging teachers are still ill prepared to each effectively students from cultural and racial backgrounds different from their own. The article asserts that this is due in part to a lack of an appropriate disposition on the part of future teachers. Further, the authors provide three strategies they use routinely with their undergraduate teacher education students that hold promise for effecting positive changes in disposition. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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