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O'Donnell, Jennifer Lee – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article discusses one social movement in Buenos Aires--"Frente Popular Darío Fernández" (FPDF)--whose goal was to assist public school teachers in becoming leaders of their communities by providing them an opportunity to learn about social mobilizing and popular education through a series of Freirean-based workshops. Guided by…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Activism, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries
Drouin, Steven D. – Multicultural Education, 2018
Steven Drouin writes that in his first years of teaching, he viewed the purpose of school to be what his childhood teachers and college instructors had instilled in him. School was simply a place for learning academic content and for developing skills needed later in life. Then he began to realize that any conception of schooling that required…
Descriptors: Democracy, Problem Solving, Educational Attitudes, Role of 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
Vittrup, Brigitte – Multicultural Education, 2016
Over the past two decades, the United States has become increasingly more diverse. This growth and diversification of society means that schools are becoming more diverse as well. Students of color now make up 48% of the school population and are projected to reach 55% by 2023 (National Center for Education Statistics, 2013). Nonetheless, the…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Multicultural Education, Barriers, Information Dissemination
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Gichuru, Margaret; Riley, Jeanetta G.; Robertson, Jo; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Children bring a variety of cultural, linguistic, and social backgrounds into the preschool classroom. When teachers consider these backgrounds, they are better able to create environments that reflect children's cultures and to design learning experiences that build on children's prior experiences. This qualitative study examined how children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children
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Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred A., II.; Robinson, Petra A.; Stevens, Hal; Li, Jiaqi; Phelan, Kathleen; Huang, Shih-Han – Multicultural Education, 2015
In the counternarratives shared in this article, the readers will read accounts of day-to-day realities of being a professional that will help prepare them in their professional roles as educators and counselors, in particular, the educational life experiences that influenced their professional development. Each person reflects on their life--as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Early Experience
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias
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Stevens, Sharon; Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2014
Are there teachable "transferable skills" (TS) that might mitigate the limitations of a rural location--or indeed, the limitations any program might encounter in regard to diversity expectations? Following a study conducted in 2010 of how rural schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) attempted to meet the National Council…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Rural Education, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Diversity
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King, LaGarrett J. – Multicultural Education, 2014
The African proverb, "Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter," is used to metaphorically describe how dominant groups inscribe power through historical narrative. In this article the author discusses how African-American educators between the years of 1890-1940 conceptualized citizenship…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Textbooks, African American Teachers
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Cashman, Timothy G. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The article describes a study that was conducted in Malaysia, and at the borders of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada, to compare the reactions of social studies teachers from Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico to the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. on March 20, 2003. The key objective of the investigations in all three countries was to uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Social Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
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Thoeun, Chanthou – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author contends that there is by now a devastating catalogue of evidence revealing the depth and breadth of corporate-sponsored, government-sanctioned acts of violence against the environment across the globe. British Petroleum's (BP) oil spill, for instance, is a testament to large-scale catastrophic ecological damages…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, World Problems, Multicultural Education
Szecsi, Tunde; Spillman, Carolyn – Multicultural Education, 2012
Giving voice to those who are representative of the minority teachers of the future can and will provide an important response to the growing concerns over the disproportionate balance of cultures between students and teachers in schools across the country (Bennett et al., 2006). The benefits of supporting minority teachers are abundant.…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teaching (Occupation)
Lee, Vera J. – Multicultural Education, 2012
When the author began the present study, she was discouraged to learn that little research exists that captures the professional experiences of teachers of color, particularly in suburban schools. Yet studies about teachers of color in these settings are critical in light of the fact that they comprise only 16.9% of the total teaching force in the…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Socialization, Cultural Capital, Teaching Styles
Abramova, Inna – Multicultural Education, 2012
Researchers have explored the experiences of minority teachers (Irvine, 2003) and racial minority immigrant teachers in the context of schooling and curriculum development (Subedi, 2008). Many studies on immigrant teachers have focused on problems regarding their adjustment to the new culture and the construction of their identities; fewer…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Minority Group Teachers, Curriculum Development
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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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