Rachel Endo, chair of teacher education in the School of Education, presented a workshop, Relevant and Transformative Approaches to Teaching Multicultural Education: New Directions for Teacher Education
, at the National Association for Multicultural Education’s Association’s 23rd International Conference in Oakland, CA.
In this workshop, Endo discussed the common pitfalls of teaching courses pertaining to cultural diversity, human relations, and multiculturalism in teacher-preparation programs based on over a decade of research using anonymous feedback from teacher candidates who attended a purposeful sample of Midwestern private and public universities. She demonstrated sample activities and learning experiences that students have rated as both relevant and transformative to their personal and professional lives. Audience members discussed implications for their own classrooms and professional practice.