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2014

Educational Leadership

Georgia Southern University

Diverse Classroom

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Embracing A Diverse Curriculum In University Teacher Preparation Programs, Stascia R. Hardy Jan 2014

Embracing A Diverse Curriculum In University Teacher Preparation Programs, Stascia R. Hardy

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Student diversity in public schools has escalated dramatically, and it is a reality that must be accepted by university teacher preparation programs. Teacher candidates need to be taught the necessary skills to successfully teach diverse student populations. Children come from many different cultures and backgrounds and pre-service teachers must be equipped to effectively teach them all. Culturally relevant teacher preparation programs are crucial to preparing teachers to teach across diverse boundaries and have culturally responsive classrooms. Teacher education programs must recognize the necessity to provide learning experiences for pre-service teachers to receive different perspectives of diversity. Demographic differences between teachers ...