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Martelli, Cynthia Dawn; Johnston, Vicki; Israel, Carly; Flake, Sharon G.; Winston, Sherri; Bloor, Edward – Multicultural Education, 2019
The idea of a university literacy festival was conceived to connect students from Title I schools with young adult authors who focus their writing on diverse characters. The goal of the university literacy festival was to invite authors whose writing would represent strong, diverse characters that would allow students from Title I schools to see…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Authors, Books, Disadvantaged Schools
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Hollar, James L. – Multicultural Education, 2019
In this article, the author recounts his mission: a voyage into the "strange" world of American high school, specifically the science fiction elective classroom. His mission is one of curricular intervention to transform how students, particularly those of color, envision their own futuristic missions. The study strives to serve the too…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Literature, Adolescents, African American Students
Lor, Pao – Multicultural Education, 2018
Hmong Americans are originally a preliterate, seminomadic, and agrarian ethnic hill tribe from Southeast Asia and have now been in the United States for the last four decades. From the 1960s to the mid 1970s, the Hmong joined forces with the U.S. during the Secret War in Laos. After the U.S. pulled out of Laos in 1975, the new Laotian regime began…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Hmong People, Refugees, Asian Americans
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2017
Graphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated, and involve intriguing topics. There has been an increasing interest in teaching with graphic novels to promote literacy as one alternative to traditional literacy pedagogy (e.g., Gorman, 2003; Schwarz, 2002). A pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English, Language Arts, Multiple Literacies
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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Gonzales-Galindo, Darlene; Roy, Brittani – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to chronicle the manner in which a cohort of pre-service teachers, during their one-year residency, used an English learner (EL) project to better understand secondary ELs, thus informing their emerging teaching practices and promoting reflexivity in their praxis and ideologies. This one-year study documented the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
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Wilson, Jane; Fang, Chloe; Rollins, Jenice; Valadez, Destinee – Multicultural Education, 2016
This project sought to gain a closer look at the contrast of oral language opportunities experienced by English learners and native speakers of English in order to draw implications for practicing teachers. Specifically, the authors explored how often and when English learners and native speakers of English engage in academic speaking in K-8…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Cho, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2015
Little empirical research has examined the cause of language shift or the factors related to the heritage language (HL) development of language minority groups. This study investigates the factors that facilitate or inhibit the HL development of second-generation Korean Americans, with a focus on adolescent HL learners, who go through phases in…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean Americans, High School Students, Second Language Learning
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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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Pearson, Mary – Multicultural Education, 2015
As with all levels of education, secondary level classrooms, typically from grades fifth or sixth to grade twelve, are increasingly becoming more diverse as the population of students changes in the Unites States. Pre-service mid-level or secondary level educators need increased training on how they can best teach in a multicultural setting to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Curriculum
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Drouin, Steven D. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Asking students to physically construct manifestations of their identities is not necessarily a new technique, but the author wanted students to experience the iterative and fluid nature of identity formation with the hopes of beginning a longer discussion of how other individuals, groups, and varying contexts shape identities with and without…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Art Education, Self Concept, Grade 11
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Aceves, Terese C. – Multicultural Education, 2014
Developing family and school partnerships can improve school curriculum, increase parents' skills, improve student outcomes, and assist teachers to support their students in the classroom. For almost four decades in the United States, the importance of establishing healthy partnerships with families has been critical to improving the education of…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Special Education, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Milner, H. Richard, IV – Multicultural Education, 2014
In an era of student testing by any means necessary, it has become increasingly rare to locate teachers who are committed to teaching students to improve society because they are instead under immense pressure to raise test scores (Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ladson-Billings, 2006). Ms. Shaw, the social studies teacher discussed in this article, is…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Environment
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Cashman, Timothy G. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The article describes a study that was conducted in Malaysia, and at the borders of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada, to compare the reactions of social studies teachers from Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico to the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. on March 20, 2003. The key objective of the investigations in all three countries was to uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Social Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
DeCastro-Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2011
Educators in the United States have been socialized to believe that their mission in teaching is to play nice and treat all of their students the same, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, or gender. What is often missing in this teaching-all-equally approach is a counter-narrative that questions whether teachers can in fact successfully act as…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Student Evaluation, Adolescents, Preservice Teacher Education
Feger, Mary-Virginia – Multicultural Education, 2006
Spanish was the first language of the majority of the author's 9th and 10th grade students who came from the Caribbean and Central and South America. Parents often worked late hours, and many students were employed, or had family responsibilities after school. Based on the realities of their lives, her students' engagement in reading was…
Descriptors: Grade 9, Grade 10, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Instruction
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