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Kabuto, Bobbie; Velasco, Patricia – Multicultural Education, 2016
The focus of this article is on how translanguaging, which is defined as a language practice that transcends formal language boundaries, was used as a linguistic tool and resource for expressing thoughts, emotions, and understandings of and around English and Spanish texts. Focusing on translanguaging as a medium for learning, the authors begin…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Family Literacy, Literacy Education
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
Mosholder, Richard S.; Waite, Bryan; Larsen, Carolee A.; Goslin, Christopher – Multicultural Education, 2016
This is the third report of a longitudinal project to improve recruiting and retention of Native American students at a large open-enrollment teaching university in the intermountain West where such students are greatly underrepresented. In the first study (Mosholder, et. al, 2013a), grounded theory was employed to create and evaluate a survey…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, American Indian Students, College Students, Academic Persistence
Taylor, Roben; Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Ringlaben, Ravic P. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The issue of diversity in U.S. K-12 schools requires significant training and experiences for preservice teachers to recognize the importance of students' socio-cultural, religious values, and the influence their cultural background have in their quest to succeed in their educational endeavors. This study provides significant information to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales
Masunah, Juju – Multicultural Education, 2016
There are two different goals of multicultural dance education. First, multicultural dance education is a concept of teaching strategies to understand people's cultural productions using various dances. The main goal of learning various dances is to understand the people behind those dances. Second, multicultural dance education is a concept to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Dance Education, Student Diversity, Disabilities
Lew, Moi Mooi; Nelson, Regena Fails – Multicultural Education, 2016
In the past decade, educational environments have drastically changed over time and have become more diverse and complex. The rapid influx of pluralistic populations from a variety of different societies contribute to the diverse student population. Student diversity creates challenges to new teachers if they are not familiar with culturally…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Evaluation, Beginning Teachers
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Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Elementary teachers face the challenging task of meeting state curriculum standards while at the same time attempting to expand ideas that are inclusive of the wider world. True inquiry is "experienced when those involved [do] not know the answers that lay at the end of their exploration". Guiding children into true inquiry is difficult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Schönfeldt-Aultman, Scott M.; Morrison, Carmen – Multicultural Education, 2015
Alex U. Inn is the co-founder and one of the two MCs of the hip-hop drag king group, Momma's Boyz. Momma's Boyz celebrated their tenth anniversary in 2014. Carmen Morrison is the offstage name of Alex U. Inn, though "Carmen" now goes by Alex offstage, as well. Within this interview, the names "Carmen" and "Alex" are…
Descriptors: Dance, Popular Culture, Interviews, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Cho, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2015
Little empirical research has examined the cause of language shift or the factors related to the heritage language (HL) development of language minority groups. This study investigates the factors that facilitate or inhibit the HL development of second-generation Korean Americans, with a focus on adolescent HL learners, who go through phases in…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean Americans, High School Students, Second Language Learning
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marbley, aretha faye; Stevens, Hal; Taylor, Colette M.; Ritter, Rachelle Berg; Robinson, Petra A.; McGaha, Valerie; Bonner, Fred A., II; Li, Jiaqi – Multicultural Education, 2015
There is an urgent need for leadership skills when facilitating communication and engendering acceptance and respect among people from culturally different backgrounds, opposing viewpoints, and vastly different experiences. Thus, when facilitating intercultural group dialogs, varying institutions, agencies, and businesses need culturally competent…
Descriptors: Consultation Programs, Cultural Differences, Intercultural Communication, Mental Health Programs
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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
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Garcia, Ernest – Multicultural Education, 2015
Other than being African American, little is known of Larry, the lead plaintiff in the legal case known as "Larry P. v. Riles" in 1971, which banned the use of standardized intelligence testing on African-American students in the State of California. As a result of such intelligence testing, Larry was diagnosed as being mildly mentally…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Intelligence Tests, African American Students, Clinical Diagnosis
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Hansen, Laurie E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe ways that teacher educators can encourage future teachers to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues in their own classrooms. The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's ThinkB4YouSpeak Educator's Guide served as the framework for the activities that the author has implemented in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Multicultural Education
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