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Original ArticlesThe Implementation of Project Citizen in Bolivian Schools: Perspectives from Three Teacher Educators
William Medina-Jerez, Carolyn Taylor & Carol Bryant
pp. 6 - 24
The central aim of the present paper is to examine, from the Social Studies, Modern Languages, and Science Education perspectives, the role of the Project Citizen initiative in school communities of Bolivia. To that end, Project Citizen in Bolivia, during its first three years of implementation will be discussed, followed by views from each field (Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and Science Education) regarding the effect of this educational approach in Bolivian schools. For this purpose, the four core values suggested by Robinson and Taylor (2007) will serve as a framework to explore student voice: 1. A conception of communication as dialogue, The requirement for participation and democratic inclusivity, 3. The recognition that power relations are unequal and problematic, and 4. The possibility for change and transformation.
Preservice Teachers’ Changes in Attitudes About Issues of Language*
Hakan Dedeoglu , & Lamme, L., Linda
pp. 25 - 40
Given the overwhelming body of research addressing the cultural gap between preservice teachers and the students they will ultimately teach, the research concerned the examination of preservice teachers’ attitudes toward to issues of language in college classes so as to improve the multicultural aspect of educational courses. We used statistical analyses of survey results filled out by two hundred seventy four preservice teachers as sources of data for addressing students’ changes of attitudes related to language issues. Statistical analyses of the data indicate the closing gap between students who had lower scores and higher scores on the pre surveys. The implications for multicultural education and, professional development are discussed.
Keywords: Language, Multicultural education, Personal and Professional Beliefs, Diversity, Attitudes