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Jones, Eric K. – Multicultural Education, 2018
The problem of police brutality in Black and Brown communities has become a very frustrating issue. Part of the reason for exasperation lies with the fact that the country is divided when it comes to the notion of responsible policing. This became apparent when the "Black Lives Matter" movement was quickly met by obstinate supporters of…
Descriptors: Deception, Police, Violence, News Reporting
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Hernandez Juarez, Ilian – Multicultural Education, 2017
Students from all over the world, from various ethnic and racial communities, make up the student population of the schools in the United States. Each one of them brings to the classroom several unique characteristics. Creative writing and art are both empowering tools that meet the commonality of self-expression. Both are processes "in which…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Art, Self Expression, Self Concept
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
Vang, Christopher Thao – Multicultural Education, 2003
Today's classroom is a rainbow of cultures, traditions, and languages. In Hmong culture, parents think of a teacher as an authority figure who understands student needs, knows what would help students learn to excel academically, and understands how to teach students to become productive individuals. In this article, the author presents some…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Student Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Hmong People
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Ward, Carolyn M. – Multicultural Education, 2002
Describes a preservice multicultural education and social foundations course designed to expand awareness of and encourage an appreciation and respect for diversity, highlighting an experiential exercise that focuses on institutional inequities of socioeconomic status and that promotes critical thinking, cooperative group work, and making use of…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Critical Thinking, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student)
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Saul, Jane D.; Saul, Betsy – Multicultural Education, 2001
Describes how early childhood teachers and caregivers can provide experiences that implement meaningful multicultural understandings into their curriculum, focusing on: where to begin; diversity within the classroom; celebrating birthdays in different countries; classroom displays that positively represent different cultures; evaluating learning…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Day Care Centers, Diversity (Student)
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Abramovitz, Sima – Multicultural Education, 2000
Describes a play written for performance by high school students entitled, "Screams of Tyranny, Cries of Hope," that is explicitly for use in encouraging multicultural acceptance. The play features performative, role playing and interpretation workshops that include both students and educators. Explains the use of performance and its…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Drama Workshops
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Jackson, Francesina Register – Multicultural Education, 1996
Provides a rationale for teaching about Malcolm X and recommends instructional strategies and suggested materials. The author also offers additional suggestions for activities that can engage students to make other historical connections. (GR)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Strategies