Maine Schools in Focus
Over 80 percent of teachers in the U.S. are white, despite an increasingly diverse PK-12 student population (Barnum, 2018). This demographicimperative has prompted teacher education to respond in two diverging ways. The ��rst is to diversify the teaching workforce by increasing the number of teachers of color (Neal, Sleeter, & Kumashiro, 2015). The second is to better prepare a mostly white teaching workforce to work with aracially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse student population (Zeichner, 2009).
Buchanan, Rebecca, ""I feel like I've had a bag over my head:" New teachers explore issues of diversity, power and justice" (2019). Social Justice: Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion. 67.
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