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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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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
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
Buly, Marsha Riddle; Ohana, Chris – Multicultural Education, 2004
The United States system of education is far removed from the historic system of education in many American Indian communities, yet most American Indian students attend state-run public schools, often with little or no input from tribal communities. Something is clearly not working because many American Indian students experience high levels of…
Descriptors: Public Schools, American Indians, Adolescents, White Students