Teacher Educator Preparation for Diversity

Preparing teachers to work effectively with increasingly diverse school populations is a challenge that has received a great deal of attention worldwide. Much less attention has been devoted to the preparation of teacher educators themselves. There has been little systematic consideration of the knowledge, expertise, and experiential backgrounds needed to enable the teachers of teachers to work for diversity. This entry describes the problem of preparing teacher educators for diversity and provides an overview of the major approaches to studying and enhancing the education of teacher educators.

Overview of the Problem

It is now widely acknowledged that teachers are a key influence, if not the determining factor, in meeting the needs of the increasingly diverse school populations. The premise is that teachers must teach all students to ...

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