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Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education (Chapter 8)


reviewed by Eric Eslinger - January 11, 2007

coverTitle: Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education (Chapter 8)
Author(s): Marilyn Cochran-Smith & Kenneth M. Zeichner (Eds.)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805855920 , Pages: 816, Year: 2005
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Chapter 8. Research on Preparing Teachers for Diverse Populations by Etta Hollins and Maria Torres Guzman What this chapter promises In this chapter, the authors examine four main areas related to creating a teaching workforce prepared to work with an ever more diverse student population: preservice teacher pre-dispositions, specific elements of teacher preparation programs, teacher candidates of color, and holistic evaluations of teacher education programs. What is found in this chapter The first category of literature reviewed in the chapter addresses the pre-dispositions, or entering beliefs, that preservice teachers bring into their preparation program. The reviewed literature seems to demonstrate that a large proportion of the potential teaching force holds unproductive beliefs about diversity; for example, preferring to teach only in suburban schools and having negative attitudes about those different from themselves. It seems that these beliefs are far more pronounced among white preservice teachers, who make up the large majority of preservice teachers. Teachers... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: January 11, 2007
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12920, Date Accessed: 10/17/2019 4:58:47 PM

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  • Eric Eslinger
    University of Delaware
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    ERIC ESLINGER is a professor of education at the University of Delaware. His scholarly interests include research on science education and teacher education, specifically using technology in both situations as appropriate to improve student metacognition, epistemology and critical thinking skills.
 
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