Developing Multicultural Teacher Education Curricula

Edited by Christine E. Sleeter & Joseph M. Larkin

Subjects: Curriculum
Series: SUNY series, Teacher Preparation and Development, SUNY series, The Social Context of Education
Paperback : 9780791425947, 298 pages, August 1995
Hardcover : 9780791425930, 298 pages, August 1995

Table of contents

Joseph M. Larkin and Christine E. Sleeter

1. Curriculum Themes and Issues in Multicultural Teacher Education Programs
Joseph M. Larkin

2. White Preservice Students and Multicultural Education Coursework
Christine E. Sleeter

3. Autobiography: Pivot Points for Engaging Lives in Multicultural Contexts
Sandra Jackson

4. Developing Social and Cultural Foundations from a Multicultural Perspective
William D. Armaline and Kathleen S. Farber

5. Social Service Field Experiences and Teacher Education
Kip Tellez, Peter S. Hlebowitsh, Myrna Cohen, and Pamela Norwood

6. Psychological and Developmental Perspectives in a Multicultural Framework: Exploring Some Possibilities
Francisco A. Rios and Gerardo M. Gonzalez

7. Oral Histories: An Interactive Link in Teaching Language Arts
Clara A. New

8. Reading Methods Courses: A Multicultural Perspective
Rose Mary Scott

9. Constructing a Multicultural Orientation through Children's Literature
Charlene Klassen-Endrizzi and Richard Ruiz

10. Multicultural Social Reconstructionism and the Secondary English Classroom
Renee J. Martin

11. Teaching Social Studies Methods from a Multicultural Perspective
Marilynne Boyle-Baise

12. Preparing Teachers for Multicultural Science Integration
Mozell P. Lang

13. Mathematics and Multiculturalism
Mian M. Yusuf

14. Technology and Multicultural Nonsexist Teaching
Theresa Mickey McCormick

15. Preparing Music Teachers for Multicultural Challenges
Nedra Cobb

16. Approaches to Making Comprehensive School Health Education Curriculum Multicultural
Veronica M. Acosta-Deprez

17. Exceptional Children from Diverse Cultures: An Overlooked Population in the Movement Towar Inclusion
Olga M. Welch

18. Student Teachers, Cooperating Teachers, and Supervisors: Interrupting the Multicultural Silences of Student Teaching
Carl A. Grant and Cathy A. Zozakiewicz

Notes on Contributors


This book explores how to make teacher preparation more multicultural.


Very little attention has been given to the preparation of teachers to work in multicultural education.

This book meets an important need, focusing on the teacher education curriculum, discussing how to make that curriculum multicultural. The book begins by discussing issues involved in preparing a predominantly White preservice teacher education population for multicultural teaching, and issues faculty need to consider when redesigning their coursework from a multicultural perspective. The remaining chapters examine and illustrate how specific courses in the teacher education curriculum can be redesigned multiculturally. Authors include many practical "nuts and bolts" suggestions along with discussions of problems that might be encountered in their implementation.

Joseph M. Larkin is Assistant Director for Research and Staff Development with the Compact for Educational Opportunity, an organization that monitors and supports the metropolitan school desegregation program in the Milwaukee area. As a school teacher, a community worker, and a university professor, he has spent twenty-five years working in the field of urban education. Christine E. Sleeter is Professor of Teacher Education at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. She is the author/editor of many books and articles about multicultural education including Empowerment Through Multicultural Education (published by SUNY Press). She also is editor of the SUNY series, The Social Context of Education.