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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2014
America's history books abound with stories of immigrants who contributed to the development of this country. In terms of social studies curriculum, all states require schools to teach about immigration. However, the question is how to teach this topic in a manner that will give students--elementary through high school--a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Immigration, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
Mason, Michele R.; Ernst-Slavit, Gisela – Multicultural Education, 2010
This article draws attention to the language used by fourth and fifth grade teachers during social studies instruction and discusses the implications of how this language frames non-dominant groups, as in this case. Via the discussion of segments of instructional conversations, the authors point to the pervasive use of language that perpetuates…
Descriptors: Language Usage, United States History, Metalinguistics, American Indians
Camp, Emilie M.; Oesterreich, Heather A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an effort to explore the complexity of how teachers develop and sustain the ability to teach uncommonly in commonsense times, the authors conducted a life history case study of Rae, a fifth grade teacher at a local elementary school in the Southwest United States who has practiced and sustained uncommon teaching for four years. Combining…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Biographies
Pica-Smith, Cinzia – Multicultural Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses her research on children's perspectives of interracial and interethnic friendships in a multiethnic school and highlights children's voices on these intergroup friendships. Schools are important spaces in which social and cultural competencies necessary to the formation of intergroup friendships may be…
Descriptors: Friendship, Children, Student Diversity, Student Attitudes
Lewis, Joan D.; DeCamp-Fritson, Stephanie S.; Ramage, Jean C.; McFarland, Max A.; Archwamety, Teara – Multicultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT), and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in selecting for ethnically diverse students who may be gifted. The participants of the study were 175 students enrolled in Grades 3-5 and Grade 8 in a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary Education, Nonverbal Ability, Test Validity
Reyes, Gerald T. – Multicultural Education, 2006
This article describes an afterschool program called "Poetic High" in which the author shares insights on the transformation of oneself as a teacher into more of a guide and a mentor. It outlines the process of transforming the attitudes of students from being passive learners into being poets of learning and life. The Poetic High created by this…
Descriptors: Poetry, After School Programs, Poets, Middle School Students