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University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Teacher Education and Professional Development

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The Need To Create Culturally Responsive Teachers: Implications For Teacher Education Programs, Cass Griffin Apr 2011

The Need To Create Culturally Responsive Teachers: Implications For Teacher Education Programs, Cass Griffin

Theses, Student Research, and Creative Activity: Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education

Using nine reflections as a centerpiece, this thesis aims is to inform readers about the power that an international travel experience and/or practica in dual-language environments can have in becoming a more effective teacher, a culturally responsive teacher. From personal experience in a both settings, I think I am now better able to relate to students with culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds because I have been in a similar situation. Students with diverse backgrounds (that are different from their teacher) may have extra difficulty communicating or expressing their thoughts and ideas. Teachers need to recognize these difficulties and respond ...