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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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Alfaro, Daisy D.; O'Reilly-Díaz, Karen; López, Gerardo R. – Multicultural Education, 2014
In institutions of higher education, Latinos represent 25.2% of 18-to-24-year-old students enrolled in two-year colleges. Moreover, Latinos are now the largest "minority" group in four-year colleges and universities (2012). This rapid growth and increased participation of Latino students in the P-20 pipeline presents an opportunity for…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students
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Milner, H. Richard, IV – Multicultural Education, 2014
In an era of student testing by any means necessary, it has become increasingly rare to locate teachers who are committed to teaching students to improve society because they are instead under immense pressure to raise test scores (Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ladson-Billings, 2006). Ms. Shaw, the social studies teacher discussed in this article, is…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Environment
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