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This paper, consisting of four distinct presentations and a brief critique, describes means of enhancing multicultural education at different points along the teacher preparation continuum. The four programs described are designed to attract greater numbers of minorities to teacher education and to provide multicultural experiences for teacher education students. The first presentation, "Providing Opportunities for Multicultural Experiences in Teacher Education," describes a collaborative effort between the Fayette County (Kentucky) Public Schools and the University of Kentucky's College of Education, including specific activities. The second presentation, "Providing Multicultural Experiences in the Professional Education Sequence," discusses learning goals, valued outcomes, and multicultural performance tasks that could be incorporated into the teacher education program. The third presentation, "Providing Multicultural Experiences in Teacher Education: Cross-Cultural Mentoring," discusses the mentoring program between Transylvania College and Johnson Elementary School (Lexington, Kentucky) in which students cross social and cultural boundaries. This section includes reflections from the Transylvania field students. The fourth presentation, "Student Teaching Abroad," details the Consortium for Overseas Student Teaching (COST) sponsored by the University of Kentucky for the purpose of arranging student placements in other countries. The first three presentations include references. (LL)

Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Experiential Learning, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Mentors, Minority Group Children, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Program Descriptions, School Districts, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teaching, Study Abroad, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Recruitment

Author: Simpson, Kawanna J.; And Others


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