A qualitative study of the ways middle school teachers made meaning of a professional development program on cultural competency

dc.contributor.advisor Leslie Rebecca Bloom
dc.contributor.advisor Roberta Vann
dc.contributor.advisor Teresa Downing-Matibag
dc.contributor.author Pauley, Judith
dc.contributor.department Curriculum and Instruction
dc.date 2018-08-22T13:41:21.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T07:46:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T07:46:17Z
dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2008
dc.date.issued 2008-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This qualitative study examined how and if 5 middle class, white teachers made meaning of professional development designed to foster cultural competency. The training took place in the spring of 2006. The primary district purpose for the mandated professional development program was to assist teachers in reflecting on the cultural barriers between themselves and their students and to promote culturally responsive teaching strategies. The urban middle schools where the study took place are ethnically and socio-economically diverse; one is low achieving. Both middle schools report a significant achievement gap between the minority and majority populations. One year after the conclusion of the professional development activities the respondents demonstrated that the cultural competency professional development had minimal affect on their teaching.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/rtd/15667/
dc.identifier.articleid 16666
dc.identifier.contextkey 7037912
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16879
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath rtd/15667
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/69321
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Curriculum and Instruction
dc.subject.disciplines Teacher Education and Professional Development
dc.subject.keywords Curriculum and instruction;Education
dc.title A qualitative study of the ways middle school teachers made meaning of a professional development program on cultural competency
dc.type article
dc.type.genre dissertation
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.level dissertation
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy
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