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Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2008
This article focuses on the instructional needs of newcomers to the North American classrooms who already speak one or more foreign languages and who are coping with classroom-related language issues. It taps into positive instructional strategies that are culturally-validating and welcoming for these students. Inspired by an invited Oxford Round…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Parenting Styles, English (Second Language), Immigrants
Asimeng-Boahene, Lewis; Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2004
Many educators today have been unpretentious about regarding mainstream thought as the supreme channel through which knowledge is disseminated. This may be the product of minds that appreciate the mainstream's intellectual contribution, positively or otherwise, to humanity. However, the growing cultural diversity of the United States makes it…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Cultural Pluralism, Cognitive Processes, Teaching Methods
Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2004
In this article, the author brings to the foreground the most difficult of all teaching tasks--raising awareness. The author teaches cultural and linguistic diversity and hopes to instill a measure of tolerance in her students. She uses the Narrative Inquiry format to help uncover the many layers that surround discriminatory practices, and she…
Descriptors: Personal Narratives, Cultural Pluralism, Social Attitudes, Inquiry
Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2003
The literary works surveyed here were written by authors who, as children, witnessed apartheid, holocaust, imprisonment, escape, genocide, ethnic cleansing, and other horrors that marked their lives. In each case, the selected texts are rendered as diaries or as first-person narratives describing disturbing situations which are resolved either…
Descriptors: Death, Violence, War, Global Approach