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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
Smith, Earl Bradford – Multicultural Education, 2009
With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
Roxas, Kevin – Multicultural Education, 2008
Although teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States declined for ten straight years during the 1990s and were less than half of comparative figures from 1957, the year of the all-time high of teen pregnancy, nearly one in ten teenage young women still became pregnant in 2001, with half of these young women giving birth. Teen pregnancy…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Working Class, Public Schools
Wynne, Joan T. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Certainly, individuals in many colleges and public schools address the impact of race, class, and power on schools, yet the institutions as a whole continue, even a year after Katrina, to ignore the imperative to explicitly and consistently deal with these issues. Human justice must become an institutional mantra, not just the conversation of a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Natural Disasters, Racial Factors, School Role
Trevino, Anna; Mayes, Clifford – Multicultural Education, 2006
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are defined as "small schools where students can earn both a high school diploma and two years of college credit toward a bachelor's degree" (Early Colleges, 2005). ECHSs are designed as places of learning to help young people progress toward the education and experience they need to succeed in life and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High Schools, College Credits, Small Schools
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Timm, Joan Thrower – Multicultural Education, 1999
Discusses issues in selecting computer programs and interactive multimedia for culturally diverse students, including the necessity of including diverse cultural referents and acknowledging the cognitive style of students who will be using the programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Computer Software, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences
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Slowinski, Joseph – Multicultural Education, 1999
Offers suggestions on how to add the power of a free online translator, links, and multicultural search engines to a teacher's classroom home page. Describes the Alta Vista Babelfish online translation service that can be used to translate Web pages on a variety of topics written in German, Spanish, Italian, French, or Portuguese. (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Dissemination