Pushing the Envelope: The Need for a Suburban University to Prepare PreService Teachers as Culturally Competent Practitioners
The preparation of pre-service teachers by local universities must begin to be examined more critically. Program and course offerings must begin to produce practitioners who are culturally competent.
||Cultural Compentence, Urban Schools, Teacher Preparation, Achievement Gap, Higher Education and Diversity, Diversity
International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp.41-46.
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Dr. Sledge is president of World Class Leadership Academy, LLC., an international educational consulting firm located in the United States. He has worked as a classroom teacher, principal, and university professor. His publications and presentations include works relative to minority students, student achievement, achievement gaps, social justice, cultural competence, and teacher leadership.
Dr. Morehead is a former accomplished teacher, consultant, and principal in the public school system in the United States. Since joining the faculty at Oakland University, she has been published in the following areas: teacher leadership, teacher preparation, achievement gap, cultural competence, and social justice. Dr. Morehead is currently involved in developing a new Master’s of Education program in Teacher Leadership at Oakland University and provides professional development to local school districts.
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