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Schönfeldt-Aultman, Scott M.; Morrison, Carmen – Multicultural Education, 2015
Alex U. Inn is the co-founder and one of the two MCs of the hip-hop drag king group, Momma's Boyz. Momma's Boyz celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2014. Carmen Morrison is the offstage name of Alex U. Inn, though "Carmen" now goes by Alex offstage, as well. Within this interview, the names "Carmen" and "Alex" are…
Descriptors: Dance, Popular Culture, Interviews, Identification (Psychology)
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Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred A., II.; Robinson, Petra A.; Stevens, Hal; Li, Jiaqi; Phelan, Kathleen; Huang, Shih-Han – Multicultural Education, 2015
In the counternarratives shared in this article, the readers will read accounts of day-to-day realities of being a professional that will help prepare them in their professional roles as educators and counselors, in particular, the educational life experiences that influenced their professional development. Each person reflects on their life--as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Early Experience
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Erskine, Janet L. – Multicultural Education, 2014
After two decades teaching elementary aged children, Janet Erskine states that she has grown increasingly concerned with the use of high-stakes tests to determine how well students, teachers, and schools are performing. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates took effect in 2002, requiring the results on some standardized assessments be used to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, Educational Legislation, Accountability
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Thoeun, Chanthou – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author contends that there is by now a devastating catalogue of evidence revealing the depth and breadth of corporate-sponsored, government-sanctioned acts of violence against the environment across the globe. British Petroleum's (BP) oil spill, for instance, is a testament to large-scale catastrophic ecological damages…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, World Problems, Multicultural Education
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Williams, Gary L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, United States History, Slavery, African Americans
Bifuh-Ambe, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2011
Acquiring proficiency in the various English language skills and the ability to utilize those skills as a medium of learning is a daunting task. Research suggests that children who do not speak English as their first language (L1) need five to seven years in school before they can perform as well in English as their English peers who are native…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy, Higher Education, Language Skills
Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2011
Diversity in educational settings is generally understood as the body of services and programs offered to students, faculty, and staff that seek to ensure compliance with non-discrimination and related policy and law, and to affirm social membership group differences (broadly considered) in curricular, co-curricular, and workplace contexts. Given…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Multicultural Education, 2011
Today's global community encompasses interconnectivity between societies, where a development in one country affects and informs something similar in other countries. Multicultural education is not exempt from this pattern. Multicultural education was first started by concerned activists and educators in the United States as a way to secure social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
Madrid, E. Michael – Multicultural Education, 2011
In the very near future, Latino students will become the majority in California's public schools and because of their great numbers and presence, the pattern of lackluster academic achievement must be a major concern of teachers, school leaders, and policy makers. Despite having made great strides in narrowing the gap that separated them from…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
Lucey, Thomas A.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Hawkins, Jeffrey M. – Multicultural Education, 2010
For a socially just community to occur, decision-making must employ respectful procedures that value input from representatives of all economic contexts. By considering philosophical roots of Western societal development, it is possible to gain insight into the systemic processes underlying these circumstances. By understanding these bases,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, History, Philosophy, Decision Making
Nelson, Jason Eric – Multicultural Education, 2010
This article aims to clarify where and how Christian privilege occurs, what its effects are, and how to overturn it. The study of Christian privilege and how it impacts public education on an institutional and pedagogical level is important work and an essential building block in dismantling religious oppression (both of and by religious groups).…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Multicultural Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Christianity
Lake, Robert – Multicultural Education, 2010
Like so many other concepts in education, multiculturalism is a term that has lost its potency because of miseducative examples that serve to maintain Whiteness as the cultural norm. At first it offered great promise, but now as a "social science" quite often one is just exchanging one type of essentialism for another. The "packet" approach that…
Descriptors: Race, Multicultural Education, Social Sciences, Individual Differences
Miretzky, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
Social foundations courses, and in particular any course that has to do with multiculturalism or diversity, can be land mines for teacher educators seeking to provide experiences that may be "partisan" but also "educative". This article explores the tensions of teaching multiculturalism classes to undergraduate teacher…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Pluralism, Student Journals, Teacher Educators
Smith, Earl Bradford – Multicultural Education, 2009
With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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