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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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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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Saathoff, Stacy D. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The dismissal of students' backgrounds by the educational system has a deep effect on communities of color, perpetuating a system that sets them up for academic failure. Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith (2012) created terminology for the process of systematic fragmentation, which she describes as an act of dismissal on a macro-level. This article…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Background, Educational Practices, Mexican Americans
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Favela, Alejandra; Torres, Danielle – Multicultural Education, 2014
This article provides suggestions to tap cultural assets and establish links between school personnel and community resources in order to support low income and minority students. The authors are faculty members from different graduate programs who co-teach in order to model collaborative practice for pre-service teachers and school counselors.…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Smith, Shaunna – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author states that during her experience on jury duty--spent with a melting pot of socially-conscious citizens--she reflected upon the implications for education and her own teaching practice. Three major themes centering around her understanding of multiculturalism surfaced: (1) Defining multiculturalism; (2) The cult of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Personality Traits, Multicultural Education
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Sloan, Connor – Multicultural Education, 2013
Classrooms are spaces where diverse cultures have the potential to share lived experiences and gain insight from each other's "spatial, geographical, and contextual dimensions of existence" (Gruenewald, 2008, p. 310). Teachers facilitate multicultural perspectives being integrated into curriculum by analyzing data at school sites and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Environmental Influences
Jao, Limin – Multicultural Education, 2012
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) has created a set of standards to reform mathematics teaching procedures to ensure that all students understand mathematics and learn to think mathematically. The standards also require teachers to use strategies that allow all students to reason and communicate mathematically and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
Taylor, Roben W. – Multicultural Education, 2010
While it is clear that culturally and linguistically diverse students have the greatest need for quality instructional programs, many researchers argue that they are less likely to be taught with the most effective evidence-based instruction. Banks (2002) contends that the challenges facing educators in meeting the needs of multicultural students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation
Morgan, Hani – Multicultural Education, 2009
Many Native American students have problems in traditional American schools, and the dropout rate of Native American students indicates this (Lomawaima, 1995; Rhodes, 1988). Researchers often point out that one reason students may encounter difficulties in school has to do with a school district's neglect for the learning style or culture of a…
Descriptors: American Indians, Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando – Multicultural Education, 2009
Schools in California are populated with hundreds of thousands of students who daily bring to the classroom the richness of diverse cultures. Yet, the majority of these students are exposed to scripted anthologies that neither recognize their diversity nor empower students with multicultural exchanges. Thus, the opportunity to create an…
Descriptors: Poetry, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2008
This article focuses on the instructional needs of newcomers to the North American classrooms who already speak one or more foreign languages and who are coping with classroom-related language issues. It taps into positive instructional strategies that are culturally-validating and welcoming for these students. Inspired by an invited Oxford Round…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Parenting Styles, English (Second Language), Immigrants
Larrotta, Clarena; Gainer, Jesse – Multicultural Education, 2008
Based in a constructivist paradigm, socio-cultural views of literacy place a high degree of importance on how students connect to what they read. This means that instruction must follow constructivist principles and allow ample opportunity for discussion and learner-centered activities. In addition, this framework requires careful attention be…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Adult Learning
Roxas, Kevin – Multicultural Education, 2008
Although teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States declined for ten straight years during the 1990s and were less than half of comparative figures from 1957, the year of the all-time high of teen pregnancy, nearly one in ten teenage young women still became pregnant in 2001, with half of these young women giving birth. Teen pregnancy…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Working Class, Public Schools
Garza, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2007
Reflecting on her experiences as an educator over the past four years, the author realizes that the Center for the Study of Border Pedagogy (Bord Pedagogy) has profoundly shaped her vision for education, significantly changed her instructional practice, and effectively focused her efforts for social justice and equity in multicultural schools.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Justice, Teaching Methods
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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