Experienced teachers need to have opportunities to discuss and plan curriculum in ways that meet the academic needs of a demographically changing student population. According to the experienced teachers in this study, these opportunities did not occur in their teaching environments or in their teacher preparation courses. Moreover, the literature on multicultural education supported the experienced teachers’ claims. To address the problem of the lack of opportunities to discuss and plan a multicultural curriculum, this teacher-educator used a self-study approach to experiment with action research as a way to change her own curriculum to be multiculturally based.
Response to this Article
Kimberly H. Campbell, A Call to Action: Why We Need More Practitioner Research.
A Teacher-Educator Uses Action Research to Develop Culturally Conscious Curriculum Planners.
Democracy and Education,
(2), Article 3.
Available at: http://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol21/iss2/3