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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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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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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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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
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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
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
Riskowski, Jody L.; Olbricht, Gayla – Multicultural Education, 2010
The purpose of this research was twofold: to explore students' thoughts of diversity in the U.S. and to determine how participation in a mathematics multicultural education activity affects student metacognition. The specific research questions for this study were: (1) How does participation in a multicultural education activity change middle…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Student Attitudes
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
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred Arthur, II; McKisick, Sheketa; Henfield, Malik S.; Watts, Lisa M. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Due to changing demographics in the K-12 student population contrasted with the homogeneous population of prospective teachers, the uncertainty about teacher preparedness to meet the needs of diverse student populations remains a controversial educational issue. Teacher educators have continued to question whether preservice teachers presently in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
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
Wenze, Gloria Tansits – Multicultural Education, 2004
The current study is a replication of the author's unpublished dissertation conducted almost twenty years previously in a public school in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Census 2000 indicated a growing cultural diversity in populations entering the Scranton area, however, it continued to show strong evidence of White Ethnic groups. As with the original…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Public Schools, Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism
Quezada, Reyes; Romo, Jaime J. – Multicultural Education, 2004
Research indicates that there is a correlation between exposure of violence in the media and in entertainment and student behavior. Many students have been victims themselves of violent, verbal, and physical assaults. Classroom teachers and educators continue to address this issue locally in classrooms and in their schools. Amid the various…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Education Programs
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Tan, Gerdean – Multicultural Education, 2002
Interviewed Mexican American and white students in eighth and eleventh grades to determine how they defined multiculturalism in their classrooms. Results indicated that respondents defined multiculturalism in the classroom using similar concepts as educators and scholars. Mexican American students, particularly younger ones, considered their…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Culturally Relevant Education, Diversity (Student), High School Students
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