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Sheets, Rosa Hernandez – Multicultural Education, 2009
Diversity Pedagogy Theory (DPT) is a set of principles that point out the natural and inseparable connection between culture and cognition. In other words, to be effective as a teacher, he/she must understand and acknowledge the critical role culture plays in the teaching-learning process. DPT maintains that culturally inclusive teachers (a)…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Student Diversity, Cultural Influences
Fong, Adrienne; Sheets, Rosa Hernandez – Multicultural Education, 2004
This study examines teacher conceptualization of multicultural education and describes their approaches to implementation. It examines why teachers experience difficulties implementing multicultural education. This case study of two kindergarten teachers in an urban public school in Northern California uses a collaborative approach to investigate…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Kindergarten, Teaching Experience
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Sheets, Rosa Hernandez; Hurtado, Rosemary – Multicultural Education, 2001
Investigated how the America Reads Challenge might help recruit tutors to the teaching profession. Focus groups and surveys of college tutors in urban settings indicated that they enjoyed the experience and believed it increased and confirmed their desire to teach. Most felt that their previous beliefs about urban classrooms changed after this…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Choice, Diversity (Student), High Risk Students
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Sheets, Rosa Hernandez – Multicultural Education, 2001
Reviews two books on white identity in multicultural education, examining trends toward linking white race consciousness to effective multicultural pedagogy (which multicultural proponents either embrace or ignore) and discussing whether this discourse advances the field. Suggests that if these texts are designed for preparing white teachers for…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education
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Sheets, Rosa Hernandez – Multicultural Education, 1999
Reviews four books by respected scholars in the field of multicultural education. These works present conceptual resources and pedagogical strategies to help explain the importance of understanding the language, community, and culture of students. Also presents four other multicultural resources reviews by other authors. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups
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Sheets, Rosa Hernandez – Multicultural Education, 1999
Examined ways in which 27 urban ninth graders from diverse backgrounds displayed empowering behaviors and attitudes. Students clearly voiced that they were in control of their actions. Schooling in the urban setting often placed these students in classroom environments in which student empowerment was displayed through acts of resistance and…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Classroom Environment, Diversity (Student), Grade 9