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Conceptualisations of multicultural education among teachers: Implications for practice in universities and schools

Authors
Journal
Teaching and Teacher Education
0742-051X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
26
Issue
4
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tate.2009.10.047
Keywords
  • Critical Multicultural Education
  • Teacher Education
  • University–School Partnerships
  • Teacher Conceptualisations
  • Multicultural Researcher
  • School-Wide Implementation
Disciplines
  • Education

Abstract

Abstract This study examined teachers' conceptualisations of multicultural education (MCE) within the setting of a laboratory school affiliated with a university campus in south eastern USA. This unique setting provided the researchers with an opportunity to study multiculturalism as a whole-school construct and in terms of how universities teach multicultural education. The analysis of data collected from a school-wide survey and group interviews with teachers revealed a) the importance of how language is used in teachers' conceptualisations of MCE, b) patterns of congruence and divergence in these conceptualisations and c) the implications of these conceptualisations for the teaching of MCE in universities and its implementation as school-wide practice.

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