Pushing the Envelope: The Need for a Suburban University to Prepare PreService Teachers as Culturally Competent Practitioners

By Jumanne Sledge and Pamela Morehead.

Published by The Learner Collection

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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.

Keywords: Cultural Compentence, Urban Schools, Teacher Preparation, Achievement Gap, Higher Education and Diversity, Diversity

International Journal of Learning, Volume 13, Issue 3, pp.41-46. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 778.603KB).

Dr. Jumanne Sledge

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. Pamela Morehead

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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