Communication and Diversity: Innovations in Teacher Education
Teacher education programs have increasingly come under fire for not providing pre-service teachers communication skills training. Given that such training is essential to address diversity in the classroom and to meet the day-to-day functioning of teachers, higher education must provide communication skills training for teacher certification. This essay describes the "Teaching Diverse Learners: Communicating Social Support" workshop designed to help new and pre-service K-12 teachers communicate more effectively with diverse student populations, and the results of pre/post test surveys of the participants. [A list of references and suggested readings is included.] (Contains 2 tables and 3 notes.)
Simonds, Brent K.; Lippert, Lance R.; Hunt, Stephen K.; Angell, Maureen E.; and Moore, Marilyn K., "Communication and Diversity: Innovations in Teacher Education" (2008). Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Publications. 3.