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Engdahl, Eric – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article highlights the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, California, which is one successful model of a community-based arts education organization whose central mission is to provide these deep art-rich experiences for students from low socio-economic status (SES) communities, who in this instance are predominately African…
Descriptors: Art Education, Facility Improvement, Integrity, Socioeconomic Status
Cairo, Aminata; Sumney, Diane; Blackman, Jill; Joyner, Katie – Multicultural Education, 2012
In American public schools refugees from overseas and Latino migrant children typically find themselves in English learning programs, usually designated as English as a Second Language (ESL), Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or English Language Learners (ELL) programs. Often, these children have received little, interrupted, or no prior…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Refugees, Hispanic American Students, Migrant Children
Jao, Limin – Multicultural Education, 2012
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) has created a set of standards to reform mathematics teaching procedures to ensure that all students understand mathematics and learn to think mathematically. The standards also require teachers to use strategies that allow all students to reason and communicate mathematically and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
Guillory, Nichole A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to show how pre-service teachers utilized autobiographical inquiry in a multicultural education course to reflect on what they learned about themselves and the teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students while they served as tutors for English Learners (ELs) in a semester-long field experience in…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Inquiry, Resistance (Psychology), Multicultural Education
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
Williams, Brian; May, Laura A.; Williams, Rhina Fernandes – Multicultural Education, 2012
The authors of this article work in a university-based teacher preparation program designed to prepare teachers to serve in urban, historically underserved schools. Entrance to the program is competitive. Preservice teachers are selected, in part, for their rich life experiences and interest in working in high-needs schools. Even with this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Urban Schools, Teacher Educators
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
Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
When professional development in diversity is provided to educators in the field, it usually targets classroom practice with the intent of closing the achievement gap. These efforts are critical. But work should not stop there because culture underlies every policy, practice, and procedure in the school and influences every thought, interaction,…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Personnel Selection, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Cultural Differences
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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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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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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
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Williams, Gary L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, United States History, Slavery, African Americans
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Ciardiello, A. Vincent – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article provides a model for teachers to expand students' thinking about the liberating nature of literacy. Literacy is not just about making kids smarter or preparing them for future careers. Neither is it passive, neutral, or innocent. It is infused with values and ideology. It can be used by people to promote freedom or support tyranny. It…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African Americans, Personal Narratives, Literacy Education
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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
Riley, Jeanetta G.; Gichuru, Margaret; Robertson, Jo – Multicultural Education, 2012
Teachers who embrace culturally relevant practices support children's learning by infusing "cultural referents" into the curriculum to provide children with learning opportunities that are related to their experiences outside of the classroom. They strive to establish congruency between home, community, and school and to use knowledge of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Focus Groups, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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