Color Blindness and Basket Making Are Not the Answers: Confronting the Dilemmas of Race, Culture, and Language Diversity in Teacher Education

@article{CochranSmith1995ColorBA,
  title={Color Blindness and Basket Making Are Not the Answers: Confronting the Dilemmas of Race, Culture, and Language Diversity in Teacher Education},
  author={Marilyn Cochran-Smith},
  journal={American Educational Research Journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={32},
  pages={493 - 522}
}
  • Marilyn Cochran-Smith
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • American Educational Research Journal
  • Although the American educational system is dysfunctional for large numbers of children who are not part of the racial and language mainstream, there are no universal strategies for teaching children who are culturally and linguistically different from one another, from their teachers, or from students whose interests are already well served by the system. Drawing on the inquiries of student teachers working in urban elementary schools, I argue that we need to go beyond color blindness and… CONTINUE READING
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