Empowering female pre-service teachers through culturally responsive teaching: shared and divergent views of Arab and expatriate teacher educators in the United Arab Emirates

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Abstract

UAE’s education reform initiatives focused on K-12, post-secondary education preparation, accountability, higher standards, and professionalism. UAE’s Ministry of Higher Education brought changes in curricula, syllabi, and framework of teacher preparation programmes. Providing teachers with opportunities to contribute to the development of their country as a driving force in teacher education reform. Faculties in colleges of education for culturally grounded instruction, considered social, cultural, and educational backgrounds of Emiratis. A study explored foreign teachers views of Culturally Responsive Teaching when preparing national pre-service teachers in the UAE, Arab vs expatriate teachers study indicated expatriate educators practiced CRT teaching as it helped connect the curriculum to local culture, increase pre-service teachers’ engagement in class, and capitulate discussions regarding social-cultural issues during class.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)592-611
Number of pages20
JournalEducation 3-13
Volume50
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Keywords

  • Culturally responsive teaching (CRT)
  • Emirate students
  • foreign teacher educators
  • higher education
  • pre-service teachers
  • social justice

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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