Training Teachers to Succeed in a Multicultural Climate

White-Clark, Renee
March 2005
Principal;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 84 Issue 4, p40
In this article, the author discusses the lack of preparation for many teachers working in culturally diverse schools and suggests a model of professional development to improve their cultural awareness and help them to better tailor their instruction to minority students. It is opined that teacher attitudes and lack of diversity training are major factors in the achievement gaps of minority students. Research affirms that cultural differences between teachers and students can negatively impact student achievement. INSET: Diversity in America's Schools.


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