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The Urban Review

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 87–105 | Cite as

Approaches to Multicultural Education in Preservice Teacher Education: Philosophical Frameworks and Models for Teaching

  • Charles Jenks
  • James O. Lee
  • Barry Kanpol
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Abstract

The authors in this article connect teacher education to multiple theoretical frameworks around the ongoing debate and issues of multicultural education. Connecting conservative, liberal, and radical theories of multicultural education particularly to preservice teachers, the authors argue that a more eclectic theoretical avenue must be striven and struggled for if there exists any hope in transforming schools, particularly, as they note, in urban environments. Practical avenues are discussed that promote such a multilayered interpretive/analytical approach to social change.

multicultural education urban renewal philosophical frameworks 

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles Jenks
    • 1
  • James O. Lee
    • 2
  • Barry Kanpol
    • 3
  1. 1.Augusta State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Saint Joseph's UniversityUSA
  3. 3.Department of EducationSaint Joseph's UniversityPhiladelphia

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