Preparing Teachers for the New Millennium
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Dept. of Educational Studies
Educational anthropologists address in their works the legacy of an enduring history of racial oppression in the United States. Drawing on observations from teaching courses on multicultural education I examine the ideologies of future white teachers forged in particular racial and class locations. Students' faith in the existence of equality of opportunity emerges as significant in shaping their receptivity in interrogating the status quo. Course activities provide contrary evidence, permitting greater engagement with anthropological theories.
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Bigler, E. (2002). White teachers, race matters: “Preparing teachers for the new millennium”. Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education, 4(1), 1-10.