Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Diverse Classrooms: Promising Strategies for Transformative Pedagogy


reviewed by Sharon Young - 2005

coverTitle: Preparing Mathematics and Science Teachers for Diverse Classrooms: Promising Strategies for Transformative Pedagogy
Author(s): Alberto J. Rodriguez and Richard S. Kitchen (Editors)
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ
ISBN: 0805846794, Pages: 273, Year: 2005
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For many years, authors have been concentrating on the need for change in the educational setting (Donaldson (2001), Duffy (2003) and Fullen (2001)). Proponents of change have frequently concentrated on systemic change that is deemed necessary for sustaining an improved educational setting (Donaldson (2001), Duffy (2003) and Fullen (2001)). However, as Solomon (1995) contends, in order to change the educational system, we must first change the teachers. Rodriguez, Kitchen, and the contributing authors discuss change from this perspective, looking at the resistance to change in the arena of multicultural education pedagogy and teaching for understanding. Each author offers suggestions to counter resistance based on successful personal experiences and practices. Resistance in this context does not mean outright unwillingness to change, but rather deals with new educators going into the system without adequate tools for teaching mathematics and science curricula in a diverse society. Rodriguez provides the theoretical grounding for the remaining chapters in a combined... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1434-1437
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11413, Date Accessed: 8/19/2019 2:07:05 AM

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