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Over 2,300 years ago, Plato wrote that a "sound education consists in training people to find pleasure and pain in the right objects." But though most Americans now spend half their leisure time watching television and film, very few schools devote formal attention to helping students become more sophisticated media consumers.
The problem of inadequately prepared teachers for multiracial, multiethnic schools has many facets. But one of them, surely, is the inadequate practice-teaching experiences these teachers are offered in college.
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