Educating preservice teachers to teach diverse learners

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You have been invited to participate in an ARC research project titled “Educating preservice teachers to teach diverse learners.” 

Recent research has shown that graduate teachers do not feel well prepared to teach diverse groups of children in their classrooms.  The team is interested in how teacher educators in all discipline areas think about and respond to this challenge. They are investigating teacher educators’ reflexive decision-making processes and the ways in which these can influence and promote a greater sense of preparedness for preservice teachers in teaching to diversity.

Participation will involve completing the following survey:

You will be asked to respond to items such as:

  • Identifying where diversity is addressed in your course
  • The importance of aims, thinking processes and decision-making around teaching to diversity
  • Identifying the enablements and constraints around teaching to diversity
  • Teaching practices related to diversity
  • Changes you would like to see in your context
  • Personal demographics

It is estimated that completion of the survey should take 20 minutes.

If you have any questions, please contact Professor Jo Lunn email or phone 07 3138 3333.

Please note that this study has been approved by the QUT Human Research Ethics Committee (approval number 1800000010).

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