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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
Chang, Sharon; Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M. – Multicultural Education, 2018
In multicultural classroom practices, technology is a power-amplifier tool that teachers can use to "provide multiple approaches to learning for each student" to increase the power of digital artifacts in the learning of science and literacy (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013, p. 4). Increasingly, both preservice and inservice…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Bilingual Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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de Silva, Renuka Mahari; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Jesme, Shannon; Urness, Brittney; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is the second in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. The first in the series appeared in the Fall 2017 issue and other articles will appear in future issues of "Multicultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Personal Narratives, Multicultural Education
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Lucey, Thomas A.; White, Elizabeth S. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The development of culturally responsive teachers who value their students for their own stories and backgrounds represents a critical pursuit. Unfortunately, new teachers report feeling unprepared for racial and ethnic diversity in the classroom and find that coursework addressing these issues provides little help in classroom practice (Castro,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Culturally Relevant Education, Altruism, Higher Education
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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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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Dotts, Brian W. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Public school curriculum battles offer great examples for illustrating how politics saturates education policy, particularly in the State of Texas. However, Arizona has emerged as another peculiar contender in contemporary battles to control high school curricula. Curriculum battles have deep historical roots in Arizona and elsewhere that go…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, School Districts, Whites, Racial Identification
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Endo, Rachel – Multicultural Education, 2015
This case study reports on the outcomes of a collaborative service-learning project that connected a teacher educator of color (the author) and her 19 racially diverse university students with 26 urban elementary students and their teacher (also of color). The purpose is to explicate how the service-learning experience impacted the university…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Islam, Chhanda; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Graduate students who know strategies for second language acquisition are more prepared to advocate for appropriate instructional accommodations to facilitate engagement of English language learners (ELLs; Daniel, 2008). Obstacles to comprehension for ELLs are decreased when teachers use purposeful tasks that use language productively and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners
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Wiseman, Angela M. – Multicultural Education, 2014
According to a recent report, by the year 2020, more than 50% of the U.S. public school population will be classified as persons of color; that is, students from African, African-American, American Indian, Latino, and Pacific Islander backgrounds (Aud, Fox, & KewalRamani, 2010). As a result of these changing demographics, it is essential for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Language Arts
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Gibson, Karen; Parks, Marguerite W. – Multicultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to investigate the struggles of teacher education students when confronted with establishing a social justice curriculum. The authors' work focuses on using multicultural literature as a starting point for the critical conversations that drive curricular changes. Introducing ideas of culturally responsive pedagogy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Literature, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
Saunders, Jane M. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Research suggests that while students in public schools in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and culture, the pool of prospective teachers is made up largely of White, middle-class women. The demographic imperative indicates that this trend will remain stable for the foreseeable future, reinforcing the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Critical Literacy, Public Schools, Novices
Williams, Brian; May, Laura A.; Williams, Rhina Fernandes – Multicultural Education, 2012
The authors of this article work in a university-based teacher preparation program designed to prepare teachers to serve in urban, historically underserved schools. Entrance to the program is competitive. Preservice teachers are selected, in part, for their rich life experiences and interest in working in high-needs schools. Even with this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Urban Schools, Teacher Educators
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Cheeseman, Gary W.; Gapp, Susan C. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This study is part of a larger project that explored the use of storytelling as a learning tool in schools in the United States. Here the authors examine storytelling as a pedagogical tool for prospective teachers of American Indian children to enhance classroom learning. The specific intention is to illuminate the pedagogical methodology of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, American Indian Students, Culturally Relevant Education
Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Often students' inquiry can be a great teachable moment as well as a "researchable moment." Today, even though much has been written about culturally responsive teaching, the author is often surprised to find that the notion of culturally responsive teaching does not resonate with urban teachers and when it does, they do not know how to teach…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Culturally Relevant Education
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