Studying Diversity in Teacher Education

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Studying Diversity in Teacher Education is a collaborative effort by experts seeking to elucidate one of the most important issues facing education today. First, the volume examines historically persistent, yet unresolved issues in teacher education and presents research that is currently being done to address these issues. Second, it centers on research on diverse populations, bringing together both research on diversity and research on diversity in teacher education. The contributors present frameworks, perspectives and paradigms that have implications for reframing research on complex issues that are often ignored or treated too simplistically in teacher education literature. Concluding the volume with an agenda for future research and a guide for preparing teachers for diversity education in a global context, the contributors provide a solid foundation for all educators. Studying Diversity in Teacher Education is a vital resource for all those interested in diversity and education research.

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Editorial Reviews

James A. Banks
The myriad, rich, and incisive perspectives in this needed and timely book will help colleges and universities reform teacher education programs and make them culturally responsive and effective for students from diverse racial, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic groups.
Linda Darling-Hammond
From the Foreword:

Readers will find this volume a treasure trove of perspectives, answers, and provocations that should stimulate further the essential discussions we must have to create schools that can someday provide all children—and teachers—with the right to learn what they need and deserve.

Luis C. Moll
The rapidly shifting demographics in the U.S. and other countries provide a crucial educational challenge: how teachers can turn student diversity into an asset for schooling. Through a series of chapters by top scholars in the field, this volume powerfully establishes the ways teachers come to think about differences, structures, and possibilities for pedagogical actions that provide students with meaningful opportunities for learning and that facilitate students' greater investment in schooling. This book is indeed a valuable contribution to a vitally important field of study.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781442204416
  • Publisher: American Educational Research Association
  • Publication date: 1/16/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Arnetha F. Ball, Ph.D. is a Stanford University education professor and president of the American Educational Research Association (AERA). She is also the Visiting Barbara A. Sizemore Distinguished Professor of Urban Education at Duquesne University.
Cynthia A. Tyson, Ph. D. is professor in the School of Teaching and Learning at The Ohio State University. Her research and scholarship interests include: teaching for social justice, early childhood social studies, and multicultural children's literature.

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Table of Contents

Foreword Linda Darling-Hammond ix

Introduction and Overview Cynthia A. Tyson Arnetha F. Ball 1

Part I Historical Context and Persisting Challenges: Preparing Teachers for Diversity 17

1 Diversity and Teacher Education: A Historical Perspective on Research and Policy Carl Grant Melissa Gibson 19

2 Creating Interdisciplinary Multicultural Teacher Education: Courageous Leadership Is Crucial Valerie Ooka Pang Cynthia D. Park San Diego 63

3 Researching Successful Efforts in Teacher Education to Diversify Teachers Christine E. Sleeter H. Richard Milner IV 81

4 The Meaning of Culture in Learning to Teach: The Power of Socialization and Identity Formation Etta R. Hollins 105

Part II Current Trends and Innovations in Research on Diversity: Implications for Teacher Education 131

A Centering Research on Diverse Populations in Teacher Education 133

5 Teacher Education, Struggles for Social Justice, and the Historic Erasure of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Lives Therese Quinn Erica R. Meiners 135

6 Crossing Boundaries, Studying Diversity: Lessons from Preservice Teachers and Urban Youth Valerie Kinloch 153

7 Power in Community Building: Learning from Indigenous Youth How to Strengthen Adult-Youth Relationships in School Settings Patricia D. Quijada Cerecer San Antonio 171

8 "Something to Brag About": Black Males, Literacy, and Diversity in Teacher Education David E. Kirkland 183

9 Preparing Teacher Education Candidates to Work With Students With Disabilities and Gifts and Talents Michelle Trotman Scott West Georgia Donna Y. Ford 201

10 Researching Speakers of Nondominant Languages in Teacher Education Programs: Tapping Into Perceived Barriers to Promote Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts Mandie Uys Maryna Reyneke Kotie Kaiser 219

B Frameworks, Perspectives, and Paradigms in Research on Diversity: Implications for Research in Teacher Education 235

11 A Critical Race Theory Analysis of Past and Present Institutional Processes and Policies in Teacher Education Thandeka K. Chapman 237

12 "I Am Large, I Contain Multitudes": Teacher Identity as a Useful Frame for Research, Practice, and Diversity in Teacher Education Brad Olsen Santa Cruz 257

13 Teaching Native Youth, Teaching about Native Peoples: Shifting the Paradigm to Socioculturally Responsive Education Tiffany S. Lee 275

14 Worthy Witnessing: Collaborative Research in Urban Classrooms Maisha T. Winn Joseph R. Ubiles 295

15 The Principal Facts: New Directions for Teacher Education Jeffrey M. R. Duncan-Andrade San Francisco 309

Part III Future Trends and Directions: An Agenda for the Work That Still Needs to be Done 327

16 Embracing Complexity and Community in Research on Multicultural Teacher Education Kenneth Zeichner 329

17 Teacher Education for Diversity: Policy and Politics Marilyn Cochran-Smith Boston College Kim Fries 339

18 "Placing Equity Front and Center" Revisited Sonia Nieto Kathy McDonough 363

19 Asking the Right Questions: A Research Agenda for Studying Diversity in Teacher Education Gloria Ladson-Billings 385

20 Preparing Teachers for Diversity in the Twenty-first Century Arnetha F. Ball Cynthia A. Tyson 399

Index 417

About the Contributors 433

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