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dc.contributor.authorBrand, Brenda R.en
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:21:47Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:21:47Zen
dc.date.issued1998-02-13en
dc.identifier.otheretd-32798-221745en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/30460en
dc.description.abstractThe influences of the background experiences of five pre-service Science teachers on their beliefs about diversity were the focus for this study. These individuals were followed throughout their teacher preparation program. The data for this study consisted of interviews, conducted before and after entering the field. Data also consisted of any relevant written assignments. The data for this study were analyzed according to emerging themes, depicting initial beliefs and any changes in the beliefs occurring over time. The results of this study were organized into vignettes, telling each story from before and after the students entered the program. Three themes emerged from an analysis and interpretation of the vignettes: (1) Early life experiences shaped the pre-service teachers' sense of identity and influenced their beliefs on diversity, (2) Experiences with diversity influenced pre-service teachers' philosophy of teaching, and (3) Experiences with diversity during the teacher preparation program challenged or confirmed pre-service teachers' preexisting beliefs. The implications from this study suggest that pre-service teachers need challenging experiences in diverse classroom settings that will promote an expansion of their beliefs, enabling them to cross cultural borders.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartDISSER2_MCW.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectteacher beliefsen
dc.subjectborder crossingsen
dc.subjectmulticultural educationen
dc.subjectdiversityen
dc.subjectpre-service teachersen
dc.titleInfluence of Pre-service Teachers' Beliefs about Diversity on Science Teaching and Learningen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentTeaching and Learningen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.contributor.committeechairGlasson, George E.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWilder, Paula G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberDowney, Gary L.en
dc.contributor.committeememberMagliaro, Susan G.en
dc.contributor.committeememberSherman, Thomas M.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-32798-221745/en
dc.date.sdate1998-02-13en
dc.date.rdate2012-06-08en
dc.date.adate1998-04-28en


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