Transactions, Transformation, and Transcendence

Wong, Penelope
December 2008
Multicultural Education;Winter2008, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p31
Academic Journal
The article discusses research into multicultural education focusing on relationships between preservice teachers and culturally diverse students. The author notes that although ethnic and cultural diversity is increasing in student enrollment, teachers are increasingly white and monolingual. A service learning project intended to expose preservice teachers to cultural diversity through the tutoring of an English language learner (ELL) student is examined. Journals written by participants in the project were examined through content analysis. The author comments that transactional teacher-student relations were characterized by fear and discomfort. Other participants noted interest and personal growth through their relations with students.


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