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Nieto, Diego; Bickmore, Kathy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2017
This paper discusses findings from focus groups with youth located in underprivileged surroundings in one large multicultural city in Canada and in a moderately large city in Mexico, examining their understandings and lived experiences of migration-related conflicts. Canadian participants framed these conflicts as a problem of racist attitudes…
Descriptors: Immigration, Focus Groups, Disadvantaged, Racial Bias
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Gay, Geneva – Curriculum Inquiry, 2013
This discussion examines some of the major issues and attributes of culturally responsive teaching. It begins with explaining my views of culturally responsive teaching and how I incorporate cultural responsiveness in my writing to teach readers what it means. These general conceptual frameworks are followed by a discussion of some specific…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Student Diversity, Resistance (Psychology)
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Richardson, Troy – Curriculum Inquiry, 2011
This conceptual essay explores how Gerald Vizenor's (Anishinaabe) literary discussions of "shadow survivance" provide opportunities to work against the containment of Indigenous knowledge in mainstream and culture-based curricular practices. More specifically, the essay considers how constructivism is deployed as an opening to the inclusion of…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Indigenous Knowledge, American Indians, Curriculum Development
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Peck, Carla Lee; Sears, Alan; Donaldson, Shanell – Curriculum Inquiry, 2008
In recent years, Canadian schools have developed new policies and practices in their approaches to both diversity policy and curriculum development. Public schools once intended to homogenize a diverse population have been transformed to institutions designed to foster tolerance and respect for diversity. Curricula previously organized around…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 7
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Conle, Carola – Curriculum Inquiry, 2004
Scanning my own academic work to discover hidden agendas revealed underlying issues that seemed important in cultural pluralism. They included the need for recognition and for public spaces in culturally pluralistic environments where the experiences of individuals from very different backgrounds are listened to and valued. It was particularly…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Inquiry, Cultural Differences, Writing for Publication