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Wang, Yang – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author describes how a group of teachers and teacher candidates along with a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in China participated in a book club through which they read and discussed global literature books. The inquiry for this action research project was: How do American teachers and Chinese EFL…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training, English Teachers, Reading Teachers
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Saathoff, Stacy D. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The dismissal of students' backgrounds by the educational system has a deep effect on communities of color, perpetuating a system that sets them up for academic failure. Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith (2012) created terminology for the process of systematic fragmentation, which she describes as an act of dismissal on a macro-level. This article…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Background, Educational Practices, Mexican Americans
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Hossain, Kazi – Multicultural Education, 2017
The year 2017 marked the sixteenth year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the worst domestic attack in U.S. history. The global environment has been very different since September 11, 2001. Prior to that date, terms such as terrorism, terroristic actions, and Islamophobia were not commonly heard. The world environment has…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Social Bias, Educational Environment
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Jesme, Shannon; Tamukong, Delphine N.; deSilva, Renuka; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2017
This article is the first in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. Other articles in the series will appear in future issues of "Multicultural Education." Hunter and her students…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Biographies
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Schniedewind, Nancy; Tanis, Bianca – Multicultural Education, 2017
Now more than ever public education and multicultural education face daunting challenges. From federal efforts to privatize public education through vouchers, school take-overs, and charters, to the manner in which high-stakes testing has marginalized multicultural education in the curriculum and pedagogy of our nation's schools, and to the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Public Education
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Hernandez Juarez, Ilian – Multicultural Education, 2017
Students from all over the world, from various ethnic and racial communities, make up the student population of the schools in the United States. Each one of them brings to the classroom several unique characteristics. Creative writing and art are both empowering tools that meet the commonality of self-expression. Both are processes "in which…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Art, Self Expression, Self Concept
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Interracial and multi-ethnic families formed through intermarriage and transracial adoption are on the rise in the context of globalization, transforming familiar assumptions about what a family should be. The trend of diversity in family composition is increasing and will continue to evolve. This article attempts to compile a set of useful…
Descriptors: Adoption, Multiracial Persons, Family Characteristics, Marriage
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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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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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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Gonzales-Galindo, Darlene; Roy, Brittani – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to chronicle the manner in which a cohort of pre-service teachers, during their one-year residency, used an English learner (EL) project to better understand secondary ELs, thus informing their emerging teaching practices and promoting reflexivity in their praxis and ideologies. This one-year study documented the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Kumar, Tracey – Multicultural Education, 2016
This study of participants' contributions to a university-based family literacy program was informed by both "funds of knowledge" (Moll, 1992) and "multiple literacies" (Auerbach, 1995). The study examined participants' contributions to the design, implementation, and evaluation of a university-based family literacy program. In…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Literacy Education, Cultural Background, Program Design
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Wilson, Jane; Fang, Chloe; Rollins, Jenice; Valadez, Destinee – Multicultural Education, 2016
This project sought to gain a closer look at the contrast of oral language opportunities experienced by English learners and native speakers of English in order to draw implications for practicing teachers. Specifically, the authors explored how often and when English learners and native speakers of English engage in academic speaking in K-8…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Capitelli, Sarah – Multicultural Education, 2016
From the beginning of the school year, the author observed an interesting phenomenon in Ms. James' 3rd grade class: Students would eagerly volunteer to share their ideas by raising their hands or calling out to the teacher, but when they began to share, they would quickly abandon their talk and announce, "I forgot." As the author heard…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Classroom Communication
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