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How do We Prepare Educators to Understand and Appreciate Student Diversity?
How do we prepare educators to understand and appreciate student diversity?
Introduction

Reflecting on our assumptions, biases, beliefs, and visions for teaching prepares all educators to have an open mind for learning about and from our students with diverse backgrounds. Even though most educators recognize the importance of learning about the characteristics of diverse learners, very few have developed systematic ways to do so. No doubt, fewer apply what they learn from their interactions with their students to transform their teaching and to promote equity in education. In Chapters 4 and 5, we discuss goals and approaches for developing teachers and administrators' critical cultural competence through their interactions with diverse student populations. In Chapter 4, ...

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