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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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Waddell, Jennifer; Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article explores a university's Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) and its success not just in recruiting, preparing, retaining, and graduating its students, but in likewise leading to employment and retention as teachers in urban schools. It focuses on critical aspects of the program, including recruitment of diverse candidates,…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education, Mentors, Urban Schools
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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
Lee, Seungyoun; Foster, Janet – Multicultural Education, 2011
According to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) (2008), social studies programs should provide meaningful opportunities for students to view human experience from past, present, and future perspectives. NCSS calls for schools to provide children with a sense of history in order to develop an appreciation of the diverse heritage of the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Civil Rights
Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Often students' inquiry can be a great teachable moment as well as a "researchable moment." Today, even though much has been written about culturally responsive teaching, the author is often surprised to find that the notion of culturally responsive teaching does not resonate with urban teachers and when it does, they do not know how to teach…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Culturally Relevant Education
Gove, Mary K.; Volk, Dinah; Still, Kristine; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle – Multicultural Education, 2011
This analysis encompassed four different projects that were implemented as reform initiatives at the college. The authors' collaborative work and this subsequent analysis have drawn on insights from Cochran-Smith (2004), who describes teacher education as both a "learning problem and a political problem" that involves the creation of inquiry…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Indigenous Knowledge, Urban Areas, Schools of Education
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)
Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia; Marken, James; Lee, Guang-Lea – Multicultural Education, 2011
Teacher educators are pivotal in the effort to prepare teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways (Vescio, et al., 2006). In subject areas such as social studies and English, multicultural literature is viewed as a prime resource for creating a culturally inclusive curriculum. Yet, effective inclusion of these texts--many of which are filled…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
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
Camp, Emilie M.; Oesterreich, Heather A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an effort to explore the complexity of how teachers develop and sustain the ability to teach uncommonly in commonsense times, the authors conducted a life history case study of Rae, a fifth grade teacher at a local elementary school in the Southwest United States who has practiced and sustained uncommon teaching for four years. Combining…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education, Biographies
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
Carr, Paul R. – Multicultural Education, 2009
In this article, the author explores the explicit as well as the implicit connection between the media, education and power. He examines data drawn from two Master's level Sociology of Education classes at a university in Ohio with students who are already teachers. The course raises important questions about the potential for doing critical media…
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Democracy, Media Literacy, Citizen Participation
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)
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