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  1. week 9, march 16, tuesday • Inquiry Project 2 • Inquiry and learning • Ladson-Billings, G. Teaching and cultural competence the one five o

  2. assignments Readings • Background on the Preschool in Three Cultures study • Introduction (Google Books) • Video clips from PTC Leach, P. (1989). Making little citizens. • Book Review of PTC in the New York Times. the one five o

  3. assignments Focus questions for your blog • 1. The preschool in three cultures study focused on children from the US, Japan, and China. Of what value, if any, do you think this study is to those prospective US teachers who will almost certainly not be teaching students from China or Japan? • 2. There are clearly differences in preschoolsbetweenthese three countries. But, there are also differences in preschools within the US. Which differences do you think are "bigger" and what might be the implications? the one five o

  4. inquiry & learning • The purpose of your inquiry project is to learn something about the given topic • Inquiry: an intentional effort to learn • Learning: moving from one perspective to another • Perspective: a way of thinking, feeling, and acting in a particular situation the one five o

  5. inquiry & learning Perspective 1: characterized by certain ways of thinking, feeling, and acting Inquiry: an intentional process of having and exploring ideas Perspective 2: characterized by different ways of thinking, feeling, and acting the one five o

  6. inquiry & learning • The purpose of your inquiry project is to learn something about the given topic • Your inquiry report should document your intentional effort to move from one perspective to a new perspective through an intentional process of having and exploring ideas • At this point, you should be working back and forth between ideas and exploring, and trying to move to a new perspective the one five o

  7. cultural competence Ladson-Billings helps us realize the important distinction between • having a particular perspective • having a particular perspective and realizing one has a particular perspective • An important kind of learning is becoming more conscious of one’s own perspective the one five o

  8. ideas & inquiry • Share some of the ideas and observations you may have had over spring break. • What will you intentions to do next so that you might continue to learn? the one five o

  9. ladson-billings • “The average white teacher has no idea what it feels like to be a numerical or political minority in the classroom. The persuasiveness of whiteness makes the experience of most teachers the accepted norm.” the one five o

  10. ladson-billings • “The prospective teachers with whom I have worked generally express a sincere desire to work with "all kinds of kids." They tell me that they want to make sure that the white children they teach learn to be fair and to get along with people different from themselves. But where is the evidence that the prospective teachers can get along with people different from themselves?” the one five o

  11. ladson-billings • “Helping students become culturally competent is not an easy task. First, it requires that teachers themselves be aware of their own culture and its role in their lives. Typically, white middle-class prospective teachers have little or no understanding of their own culture. ” the one five o

  12. ladson-billings • “In our current society, people with ethnic and cultural identities often find themselves choosing whiteness over those identities. Such a choice comes at a cost.” the one five o

  13. ladson-billings • “” the one five o