Exploring multicultural conciousness in culturally responsive novice teachers

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dc.contributor.advisor Beilke, Jayne R. (Jayne Rae)
dc.contributor.author Dowling, Karen A.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-01T14:10:31Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-01T14:10:31Z
dc.date.created 2012-07-21
dc.date.issued 2012-07-21
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/196107
dc.description.abstract This qualitative, multisite case study, framed by a constructivist perspective, addresses a deficit in the literature regarding multicultural consciousness of culturally responsive novice teachers. Existing studies identify the importance of culturally responsive pedagogy and the impact of the field of multicultural education on pedagogy that considers teaching and learning of nonmainstream student populations. These studies are inadequate due to their: lack of specific strategies for gaining and sustaining multicultural consciousness in P-12 schools, quantitative nature, or emphasis on preservice teacher education as opposed to in-service teachers in contact with nonmainstream students in the school context. The significance emphasized was the impact of culturally responsive pedagogy and its impact for narrowing the achievement gap regarding nonmainstream students. The themes that emerged, dimensions of multicultural consciousness, led to implications for: education, an ethic of care, “Otherness,” intrinsic motivation, advocacy, and reflexivity. It was concluded that the sustainability of a multicultural consciousness in context is less persuasive than the case findings for gaining consciousness for culturally responsive pedagogues, yet, all dimensions should be expounded upon for further study and better understanding of the relevant and persisting concern for nonmainstream student achievement. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Educational Studies
dc.subject.lcsh Cultural awareness -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Teachers -- Attitudes -- Case studies.
dc.subject.lcsh Multicultural education -- Case studies.
dc.title Exploring multicultural conciousness in culturally responsive novice teachers en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1675397


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