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Iida, Paul Chamness; McGivern, Cuhullan Tsuyoshi – Multicultural Education, 2019
Society is seeing a steady increase in the visibility of LGBTQ+1 individuals in the public, and the general workplace is becoming, at least partially, more supportive, with increasing protections and benefits for the LGBTQ+ community. However, even with this progress, homophobia continues to run rampant in the area of team sport and exercise. The…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Recreational Facilities, Athletes, Athletics
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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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Marbley, Aretha Faye; Rouson, Leon; Burley, Hansel; Ross, Wendy; Bonner, Fred A., II; Lértora, Ian; Huang, Shih-Han – Multicultural Education, 2017
Equipping future professionals and educators with critical global multicultural competences and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds is a challenge for both predominantly White institutions (PWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The major objective of this article is to introduce an adaptable model with an…
Descriptors: Models, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Plough, India C. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The role of world languages in the internationalization of college campuses in the United States (U.S.) has become a recurring theme of discussions in academic, government, and private sectors. Topics have ranged from the lack of a common definition of internationalization to a review of college curricula. Klee (2009) and Bettencourt (2011) have…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Robertson, Phyllis M.; Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explore the question: How should faculty prepare educators to advocate for equity, value their own contributions, and avoid the disillusionment and despair that is only natural when those moments of feeling that, "nothing ever changes?" occur. The authors expand on some essential advice that includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Afsari-Mamagani, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2014
Massive open online courses (MOOCs), delivered through platforms like Coursera, edX, and Udacity, offer content from well-known universities and professors, at no cost, to students across the globe. Although they deliver thematically coherent material in instructional videos and supplemental materials, these online courses demand that users…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education
Bettencourt, Michelle – Multicultural Education, 2011
The purpose of this article is to present an overview of the concept of Language Across the Curriculum (LAC) in postsecondary instruction. The author will first define key terms relevant to the discussion of LAC and then describe the elements of LAC along with a number of its curricular variations. She will then discuss one of the major forces…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teaching Methods, Higher Education
Bifuh-Ambe, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2011
Acquiring proficiency in the various English language skills and the ability to utilize those skills as a medium of learning is a daunting task. Research suggests that children who do not speak English as their first language (L1) need five to seven years in school before they can perform as well in English as their English peers who are native…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Literacy, Higher Education, Language Skills
Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2011
Diversity in educational settings is generally understood as the body of services and programs offered to students, faculty, and staff that seek to ensure compliance with non-discrimination and related policy and law, and to affirm social membership group differences (broadly considered) in curricular, co-curricular, and workplace contexts. Given…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Higher Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Pluralism
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
Jones, Eric K. – Multicultural Education, 2011
One of the most common obstacles the author finds when teaching media literacy courses is student insensitivity. Although this can exist for many different reasons, the media critiques that students submit in this type of class indicate that they've become indifferent to misogynistic, classist, and racist stereotypes. On the collegiate level, this…
Descriptors: Race, Student Attitudes, Problem Based Learning, Racial Relations
St. Clair, Darlene; Kishimoto, Kyoko – Multicultural Education, 2010
Teaching about race in college settings began in the 1960s and 1970s when Ethnic Studies and other race-specific programs emerged as a response to the absence of histories and perspectives of people of color in academia. However, there have been challenges to this inclusion of discussions of race in the curriculum. For example, the teaching about…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Multicultural Education, Course Content, Cultural Pluralism
Closson, Rosemary B.; Henry, Wilma J. – Multicultural Education, 2008
In this article the authors wonder--why has the academic community not stepped through the looking glass to see what diversity looks like and what might be learned when Whites are in the minority? They believe there is much to be learned from exploring the experience of White college students and their perceptions of race and racism when they…
Descriptors: Race, Student Diversity, Whites, White Students
Brice, Robert Greenleaf – Multicultural Education, 2008
In an article entitled "Traditionalists & Their Challengers," John Searle says there is "supposed to be a major debate" in the universities as to whether liberal education should be replaced with multiculturalism. He finds this debate "puzzling," "disappointing," even "depressing." By dividing academia into two groups, the so-called "defenders of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Western Civilization, Cultural Pluralism, General Education
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred; Berg, Rachelle – Multicultural Education, 2008
With the increased focus on issues of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and abroad, educators and clinicians have become more and more concerned about the feasibility and validity of their assessment instruments and practices for children and adults from nonWhite backgrounds. Many researchers emphasize that when working with…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Psychological Evaluation, Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Methods
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