Note. We devised the prototype for this student survey following the introduction of EDUC 212, later modifying it for use with the equivalent experience for secondary candidates, EDUC 213. Our intent was to provide a structured reflective opportunity that would help those completing their week-long urban emersions to identify and share changes in perceptions of themselves and those they encountered that respondents ascribed to their "urban plunge."
Learning and Teaching In A Multicultural School: Education 212
With the close of your work in Education 212, you have completed an important step toward your preparation for licensure as a teacher. Your confidential responses to the following questions, when joined with those of your peers, will help us refine this course as we continue to invite prospective teachers to work in multicultural schools.
I. To begin...
1. In what school did you complete your one-week urban experience?
Risen Christ___ San Miguel___ Expo___ Another School:____________
2. In what school or schools did you complete your local area experience?
Lincoln___ JFK___ Talahi___ Madison___ Another School:_______________________
3. Please enter the approximate number of students from each group with whom you worked during your multicultural experiences in local and urban "metro" schools.
|Urban School||Group||Local School|
|African (Somali, Sudanese)?|
|Asian (Hmong, Vietnamese, Laotian)?|
|Another group? Please identify:|
II. Before you began your block experience...
4. What did you know about your own cultural identity as you prepared for your week-long multicultural field experience in an urban school? (What were your strongly held beliefs, biases, values, and interests about your own culture?)
5. What did you know about the cultures of the students enrolled in your "block" school before you began your field experience? (What did you strongly believe about their beliefs, biases, values, and interests?)
III. Now that you have completed your block experience...
6. What have you come to believe about your own culture as a result of your work in your urban "block" school?
7. What have you come to believe about the cultural identity of the students you worked with in your "block" schools?
6. Who profited more from your work in the urban and local schools, you or your students?
IV. For the benefit of those who will take your place in the "block" next semester...
9. What about the block should remain the same?
10. What would you change to improve the experience?
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