Exploring the Evolution of First-year Educators’ Dispositions Towards Diverse Students and Perceptions of Performance as Culturally Responsive Educators: A Portraiture Case Study
ABSTRACT As we enter the year 2020 the plurality of races and ethnicities within the United States is reflected in the students attending our nation’s public schools. For the first time in American history the majority of students attending the nation’s public schools are students of color. The multiplicity of races and ethnicities of the nation’s students, however, is not mirrored in the demographics of public-school teachers who remain 77% White and 80% female. Researchers have found the absence of parity in student-teacher demographic problematic since a large number of White adults, teachers ...
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