Curriculum, Identity, and Experience in Multicultural Teacher Education

Authors

  • Roy Graham
  • Jon Young

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11575/ajer.v44i4.54753

Abstract

This article reports on the initial stages of an ongoing action research project in multicultural teacher education. Operating from a view of curriculum as the creation of culturally significant domains for conversation based on principles of quality, quantity, relatedness, and manner, the project inquired into how a secondary English methods course centered on issues of cultural diversity and emerging professional identities was taken up by a cadre of predominantly white, middle-class students. The concluding discussion highlights the complexities of a social reconstructionist approach to multicultural teacher education in the absence of extending this focus across programs, coursework, and student teaching placements.

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Published

1998-12-01