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Pre-service science teacher sense of self in developing multicultural practice


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

The development of multicultural science teaching practices is becoming more crucial as the student population in public schools becomes more diverse. Multicultural teaching practices are even more important when disparities in science achievement can be delimited by racial, ethnic or cultural affiliation. Using a phenomenological perspective, this study explored science pre-service teachers' sense of self after a year of teacher education. Content analysis of themes arising from the study identified three areas specific to their sense of self: (a) the unconscious influence of beliefs about science culture, (b) the fundamental beliefs of the U.S. middle class, and (c) superficial beliefs about multicultural teaching practices. These themes illuminated the essence of the phenomenon: emerging internal contradictions challenging the sense of self.

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Subject
Bilingual education;
Teacher education;
Science education;
Curriculum development;
Science teachers;
Multiculturalism & pluralism
Classification
0282: Bilingual education
0530: Teacher education
0714: Science education
0727: Curriculum development
Identifier / keyword
Education; Adult development; Cultural competence; Multicultural; Psychoanalytic learning theory; Science; Science teacher; Sense of self; Teacher beliefs
Title
Pre-service science teacher sense of self in developing multicultural practice
Author
Monteith, Yuki Marie
Number of pages
123
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0180
Source
DAI-A 70/01, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549988779
University/institution
Portland State University
University location
United States -- Oregon
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3343774
ProQuest document ID
304506116
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304506116/abstract
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