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Shin, Dong-shin – Multicultural Education, 2018
Social media are becoming a critical part of communication in everyday lives and are a common form of communication for many students in and outside of school. Accordingly, English learner (EL) students are using social media-based communication to gather information, maintain friendships, and express multiple identities. Considering that social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Literacy, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Herrera, Luis Javier Pentón; Kidwell, Tabitha – Multicultural Education, 2018
Literature circles are a technique that brings small, heterogeneous groups of students together to discuss texts of their own choosing. Literature circle groups are typically comprised of four to six students, with each member assigned a role in advance that ensures balanced participation and equal opportunities for sharing ideas, expressing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Discussion, Self Determination, Special Needs Students
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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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Wang, Yang – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author describes how a group of teachers and teacher candidates along with a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in China participated in a book club through which they read and discussed global literature books. The inquiry for this action research project was: How do American teachers and Chinese EFL…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training, English Teachers, Reading Teachers
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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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Wilson, Jane; Fang, Chloe; Rollins, Jenice; Valadez, Destinee – Multicultural Education, 2016
This project sought to gain a closer look at the contrast of oral language opportunities experienced by English learners and native speakers of English in order to draw implications for practicing teachers. Specifically, the authors explored how often and when English learners and native speakers of English engage in academic speaking in K-8…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Georgis, Rebecca; Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Ford, Donna Mae; Ali, Mulki – Multicultural Education, 2014
Parental engagement in education has proven to be important to children's academic success. Research suggests that when parents are involved in their children's schooling, children tend to be motivated learners, have high educational aspirations, get good grades, and experience a sense of school belonging (Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012; Hill et…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Parent Participation, Cultural Pluralism, School Community Relationship
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Flores, Juan M.; Duran, Arturo – Multicultural Education, 2014
California's Proposition 227, or the Unz Initiative, had as its main focus the requirement that English learners be taught only in English, based on the belief that these children could learn English in one year. This led to the dismantling of many bilingual programs in K-12 schools across California. A team of faculty from California State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, State Legislation
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Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2014
Some of the challenges that early childhood teachers face include how to deal with a growing diversity in student populations, how to reduce learning gaps, and how to increase the achievement of all children (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). The number of children who are English language learners (ELLs) is growing fast schools in the United States…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Early Childhood Education
Vecellio, Shawn – Multicultural Education, 2012
The course the author teaches in Cultural Diversity is a requirement for pre-service teachers seeking a Preliminary Teaching Credential as well as for in-service teachers who have returned to earn the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certificate. As part of this course the author requires a literature analysis assignment. In this…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Reader Response
Palmer, Deborah K.; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multicultural Education, 2012
Among the coursework offered to preservice teachers at the first author's institution in 2007 was the course "Second Language Acquisition" (SLA). This course was designed to develop multicultural awareness by introducing the theory and practice of second language acquisition and helping future teachers become familiar with the struggles…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Field Trips, Preservice Teacher Education
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Alamillo, Laura A.; Arenas, Rosie – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article first sets the context by recalling a study conducted by Alamillo (2004) at a California elementary school. That study examined culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy in the classroom through the use of Chicano children's literature. Both the text and the illustrations found in recent publications and the role they played…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Mexican Americans, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Childrens Literature
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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
Dresser, Rocio – Multicultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to provide background on integrating social-emotional learning (SEL) into classroom oral reading practices. The section that follows outlines some of the language and academic demands English learners (ELs) face at school. Another section considers the relationship between academic and social-emotional learning. The…
Descriptors: Oral Reading, Social Development, Emotional Development, English Language Learners
Brown, Clara Lee – Multicultural Education, 2011
There is a clear and explicit expectation for immigrants in the United States to learn the English language as part of their schooling, and there is too often a tacit understanding that immigrants are to lose their heritage language (HL) at the same time. Most second-generation immigrant children remain monolingual in their HL until they enter…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Attitudes
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