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|Title||Wrestling whiteness: Three stages of shifting multicultural perspectives among white pre-service teachers|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
Hill-Jackson aims her attention at the role of consciousness in relation to white and middle class pre-service teacher candidates. As the student population is becoming more diverse, the opposite is happening among the pre-service teachers population. The author suggest that the development of a critical consciousness can serve to overcome the obstacles that arise from the cultural differences between students and faculty. The results from a semester long study reveal that there are three stages that white pre-service student go through when shifting perspectives on diversity issues: the unconscious stage, the responsive stage, and the critical conscious stage. The combination of whiteness research and teacher education is compelling, especially within the larger discourse of inclusive education.