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This study examined the multicultural classroom practices of two novice secondary English teachers employed by the same U.S. school district that serves a diverse student population. Findings indicated a high level of consistency between the teachers' intended multicultural practices and their implemented practices. Based on classroom observations, both teachers implemented the general multicultural practices of critical pedagogy, real life application, student choice, multicultural literature, individual student attention, cultural physical adaptation, active learning and cooperative grouping. The factors supporting multicultural infusion were the teachers' previous experiences with diverse populations, the teachers' own previous meaningful high school experiences and the teachers' backgrounds that were similar to their students. The impeding factors were the structure of the school, time constraints, racism and tracking.