Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

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This book examines the promise of and issues related to preparing teachers for cultural diversity through community engagement in the liberal arts colleges. The field of teacher education and small liberal arts colleges will find in Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges an excellent reason to enact purposeful change and transformation.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739134485
  • 9780739134481

About Lucy W. Mule

Lucy W. Mule is an associate professor in the Department of Education and Child Study at Smith College.show more

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In an era in which alternative certification, increased state regulation, and high stakes testing impinge on effective teacher education, Lucy Mule provides a us with a positive and convincing perspective on the potential of teacher education to prepare teachers for diverse classrooms. Drawing on work carried out in the education programs of small liberal arts colleges, Mule describes how student engagement in community partnerships contributes to preservice teachers' ability to recognize, respond to, and become a part of diverse approaches to living and learning. -- Lisa Smulyan, Swarthmore Collegeshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Educating Teachers for Diversity through Community Engagement: Reflections on the Small Liberal Arts College Chapter 2: Community-Based Field Experiences in Preservice Teacher Education Chapter 3: Can the Village Educate the Prospective Teacher? Reflections on Multicultural Service-Learning in African American Communities Chapter 4: Lessons Learned in the Field about Healthy Campus-Community Partnerships Chapter 5: Community-Based Research as Border Crossing: The Promise of CBR and Barriers to its Institutionalization in Education Chapter 6: Asserting Community Engagement in Teacher Educationshow more