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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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Lees, Anna; Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Roy, Georgina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Improving the quality of education for Indigenous students in the United States (U.S.) requires meaningful and purposeful collaboration between stakeholders in schools, communities, and universities (Clare & Sampsel, 2013; National Center for Educational Statistics, NCES, 2012b). However, scant literature addresses collaboration between…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Cassell, John A.; Nelson, Thomas; Arnold, Harriett B. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The collection of articles presented in this special issue of "Multicultural Education" takes on an enhanced level of topicality and immediacy in light of the crossroads at which both multiculturalism and multicultural education find themselves in both the United States and the West generally. What can be taken from this collection is…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Journal Articles
Nguyen, Huong Tran – Multicultural Education, 2012
Quynh (pseudonym), a Vietnamese-American female, was an honor student in her K-12 education in Vietnam four decades ago. April 30, 1975, abruptly signaled the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War. Many military personnel from the former regime found themselves and their loved ones in danger of being persecuted by the victorious new…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Foreign Countries, Military Personnel, War
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Stenhouse, Vera L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Education research literature is rife with images of pre- and in-service teachers in urban settings. Entire publications are grounded in the study of this population (see Journal of Urban Education, Education and Urban Society, The Urban Review, Perspectives on Urban Education, The National Journal of Urban Education, and Rethinking Schools). In…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
Scanlan, Martin – Multicultural Education, 2011
Within the context of a growing pluralism in school communities, the need for educational structures that encourage access and opportunity for students and families who have traditionally been marginalized is an urgent priority. The purpose of this article is to articulate a conceptual framework for school leaders that can promote such structures.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Educational Opportunities, Disadvantaged, English (Second Language)
Pimentel, Charise – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an attempt to enact equitable practices in U.S. public schools, many critical multicultural and anti-racist theorists, researchers, and practitioners strongly suggest that teacher educators move beyond diversity approaches to multicultural education in their teacher preparation programs to address the more uncomfortable issues of power and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Freedom
Zacko-Smith, Jeffrey D.; Smith, G. Pritchy – Multicultural Education, 2010
In order to teach effectively in hyper-diverse contexts, if effective teaching is considered to be the creation of knowledge, the transmission of ideas, and the "growing" of human beings intellectually, morally and socially, educators at all levels, but particularly those who are new to the field, must be well-versed in multiculturalism and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs
Armstrong, Jan – Multicultural Education, 2010
The work described in this article represents an effort to foster a contextual understanding of human development in culturally and developmentally diverse classrooms through autobiographical reflection and reflexive inquiry. The author's goal is to use the exercise to foster "deep learning" about human development and to develop a classroom…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Student Attitudes, Classroom Environment, Professional Education
Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2009
This article describes a metaphorical imaging activity used in World Educational Links (WEL), a graduate teacher certification program, to help future social justice educators explore their relationship with society and their sense of interconnectedness and empowerment to effect change. The author investigates possibilities inherent in the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Change
Wong, Penelope; Fernandez, Anita E. – Multicultural Education, 2008
Resistance that educators face in teaching multicultural education courses, particularly from preservice teachers, is well documented. Much of the literature around resistance tends to focus on strategies that multicultural educators can employ in overcoming preservice teacher resistance. However, preservice teacher resistance is not the only kind…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Resistance (Psychology)
Alfaro, Cristina – Multicultural Education, 2008
The study described in this article took place in an international consortium type model program. The International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a California State University System (CSUS) credential program for elementary teacher candidates who are pursuing teacher certification as bilingual teachers (Spanish). Besides San Diego State…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Foreign Students, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Assaf, Lori Czop; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Multicultural Education, 2006
Hernandez (1989) argued that teacher educators who teach multicultural education courses too often focus on curricular or content aspects of multicultural education and rarely deal with the process of changing teachers' belief systems related to multicultural education. This article presents a host of practices that have supported teachers'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Education Courses
Reed, Judith; Black, Deborah J. – Multicultural Education, 2006
By describing an innovative model for teacher education, these authors hope to contribute to an interrogation of teacher education, class, and culture within the current political and economic system. Inaugurated at Keene State College in New Hampshire in May 2002, World Educational Links (WEL) prepares future educators for anti-oppressive…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teacher Education Curriculum, Transformative Learning, Teacher Education
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Wink, Joan – Multicultural Education, 1997
Describes the ways in which a group of graduate students in a theory of multilingual education class learned to identify groups they had been taught to regard as "those people," others to be distrusted or disliked. Dialogue about who represented "those people" for each student led to considerations of race, class, gender, and religion. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups, Ethnicity, Graduate Students
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