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“I learn at the same time that I teach…” Teachers perspectives on creating a multicultural environmental curriculum


“I learn at the same time that I teach…” Teachers perspectives on creating a multicultural environmental curriculum

Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha and Reilly, Rosemary C. (2012) “I learn at the same time that I teach…” Teachers perspectives on creating a multicultural environmental curriculum. In: Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association conference., April 17, 2012, Vancouver, BC. (Unpublished)

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This paper uses a qualitative approach to explore the perspectives of teachers in creating and implementing a multicultural environmental curriculum in an urban center with a high degree of linguistic, cultural, ethnic, and racial diversity. An initial analysis of the findings suggests that “to be of use” multicultural EE should build on the lived experiences of teachers. More effectively addressing the diversity of classrooms includes: strengthening interpersonal skills diversity training in teacher education programs and making connections between children’s lived experiences and the school’s cultural references to reduce the gap children feel between home and school culture.

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Applied Human Sciences
Concordia University > Research Units > Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:Blanchet-Cohen, Natasha and Reilly, Rosemary C.
Date:17 April 2012
  • This research was supported by the Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport and the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies, Concordia University.
Keywords:multicultural environmental education, Elementary school teachers, Québéc, highly diverse student population, qualitative methods
ID Code:973924
Deposited On:24 Apr 2012 13:33
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:37


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