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Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers

Theory, Research, and Practice (Multicultural Education, 12)

by Michael J. Vavrus

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  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Teachers College Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Multicultural studies,
  • Philosophy of education,
  • Teacher training,
  • Professional Development,
  • Research,
  • Education,
  • Education / Teaching,
  • In-service training,
  • Multicultural Education,
  • Teachers,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages256
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11293750M
    ISBN 100807742600
    ISBN 109780807742600

    Many education leaders in diversity-enhanced schools are moving beyond blame and befuddlement and working to transform themselves and their schools to serve all their students well. In the minds of the members of these groups, multicultural education has different, and sometimes conflicting, aims within schools. The reprinted article from the Illinois Schools Journal in examines the manner in which learning about the methods of inquiry of historians can be used as a tool to investigate historical knowledge, and how it is influenced by the personal bias and cultural knowledge of its authors. Howard Schools that experience rapid demographic shifts can meet the challenge by implementing five phases of professional development. First, it is noted that schools must rely on teachers' personal beliefs or a willingness to allow for their personal beliefs to be altered in order for multicultural education to truly be effective within classrooms.

    The student teaching internship was not a limitation in and of itself. When the civil rights movement and women's rights movement gained significant traction in support of their freedoms, multicultural education was beginning to receive similar support. The books must be chosen with careful consideration over how they represent the culture it is displaying, making sure that it is void of any racial or cultural stereotypes and discrimination. In this work, Banks offers an illuminating and critical analysis of the valuation of knowledge and its construction.

    A second factor is "multicultural education theories and programs are rarely based on the actual study of minority cultures and languages. For example, school leaders in the Apple Valley Unified School District in Southern California, where racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity is rapidly increasing, have invested considerable time and resources in creating a climate of openness and trust. Joe Kincheloe and Shirley Steinberg[ edit ] Kincheloe and Steinberg in Changing Multiculturalism described confusion in the use of the terms "multiculturalism" and "multicultural education". For example, discussing history between races and ethnic groups could help students to view different perspectives and foster understanding amongst groups or such a lesson could cause further division within the classroom and create a hostile environment for students. As a result of the increased consciousness about issues of dominance and social justice, several schools have formed Equity Teams of teachers and students, and an Equity Parent Group has begun to meet. Journal of European Social Policy.


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Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers book

The complete assimilation of all segments of a community is necessary for it to be immune to innuendo of threat from the unfamiliar. European-Americans, as an example, could be viewed to be more independent based on their cultural ties to learning styles.

Everyone involved would agree that the work is messier and more complex than can be communicated in this brief overview. They are: The Contributions Approach — Dubbed the "Heroes and Holidays" approach; it is the easiest to implement and makes the least impact on the current curriculum.

However, the difficult terrain of examining race, culture, and ethnicity has always been a complicated and frequently avoided area of research for mainstream scholars. Fullinwider describes one rather controversial method for multicultural teaching: teaching to "culturally distinct" learning styles.

Fullinwider also discusses challenges which could arise in multicultural education when teachers from the majority culture begin to delve into these deeper issues. Ultimately, the definition of transformative multicultural education presented here provides readers with a framework from which to act and uphold America's commitment to civil rights.

References Aronson, J. Choosing from such identities as race, ethnicity, language, religion, values, and vocation, many white educators were quick to give up race. They don't seem to care about their children's future.

However, Vavrus did note that cooperating teachers' focus on control and behaviorist pedagogies challenge student teachers to implement democratic classroom practices. It means looking honestly at outcome data and creating new strategies designed to serve the students whom current instruction is not reaching.

As student perspectives of multicultural education remain positive, allowing other students to become exposed to this subject may encourage and conclude in consistent, positive attitudes towards other cultures.

In response, district teachers and administrators engaged in a vigorous and ongoing process of self-examination and personal growth related to cultural competence. Phase 1: Building Trust Ninety percent of U.

Teaching the Teachers

Levinson also brings up, similar to Fullinwider, the conflict between minority group preservation and social justice and equity. A pro-democracy position is not neutral; teachers should help schools promote diversity. Edition, "Citizenship education must be transformed in the 21st Century because of the deepening racial, ethnic, cultural, language and religious diversity in nation-states around the world.

When the civil rights movement and women's rights movement gained significant traction in support of their freedoms, multicultural education was beginning to receive similar support. As a result of the increased consciousness about issues of dominance and social justice, several schools have formed Equity Teams of teachers and students, and an Equity Parent Group has begun to meet.

Find places in your current curriculum to embed multicultural lessons, ideas, and materials. Educators must recognize their own biases, prejudices, and assumptions that may affect their teaching and ultimately influence their students.

Knowledge construction: Teachers need to help students understand, investigate, and determine how the implicit cultural assumptions, frames of reference, perspectives, and biases within a discipline influence the ways in which knowledge is constructed.

Handbook of research on multicultural education.MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION AND SCHOOL REFORM There is a great deal of confusion about multicultural education in both the popular mind and among teachers and other educational practitioners.

Much of this confusion is created by critics of multicultural education such as Schlesinger (), D'Souza (), and Sacks and Theil (). Get this from a library! Transforming the multicultural education of teachers: theory, research, and practice.

[Michael J Vavrus] -- Recognizing the responsibility institutions have to prepare teachers for today's diverse classrooms, Vavrus shows us how to incorporate transformative multicultural education into teacher education. Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers: Theory, Research, and Practice (Multicultural Education Series) [Michael Vavrus, James A.

Banks] on atlasbowling.com *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Recognizing the responsibility institutions have to prepare teachers for today’s diverse classroomsCited by: 2. Mar 16,  · Multicultural Education is 2. Multicultural Education is • According to Paul Gorski () “Multicultural education is a progressive approach for transforming education that holistically critiques and responds to discriminatory policies and practices in education.” 3.

Multicultural religious education is a way of seeing and thinking as well as doing. It requires us to truly open our minds and hearts to the perspectives and experiences of others.

It requires the humility to see those diverse perspectives to be as valid as our own. It calls us. The book “Multicultural Education: from Theory to Practice” gives a comprehensive and multiple perspective to the field of multicultural education studies.

Academic teaching staff, researchers, teachers, social workers, politicians, students and all other related persons will get significant benefits from constructial knowledge to experiential.