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Fontanella-Nothom, Oona – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
In this article, the author argues that young children are capable of and competent in discussing topics of race. Sharing picture books with racial narratives with young children is a way to help them reflect, value, and empathize with the diverse nature of society. A picture book by Jacqueline Woodson, The Other Side, is explored more deeply with…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Multicultural Education, Racial Attitudes
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Zapata, Angie; King, Christina; King, LaGarrett; Kleekamp, Monica – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The challenges of selecting and reading children's literature about slavery have implications for the kinds of slavery narratives students internalize. Guiding principles for teachers' critical selection of literature depicting slavery remain increasingly necessary as needed critical discussions of children's literature with depictions of slavery…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Picture Books, Reading Material Selection, Slavery
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Gist, Conra D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
A new generation of Teachers of Color in the present educator reform era are engaged in acts of conscious-raising to critique and challenge an educational system that underserves and routinely marginalizes youth of color. This article spotlights the creation of opportunities to organize and mobilize the voices of Teachers of Color through a social…
Descriptors: African American Teachers, Minority Group Teachers, Advocacy, Social Justice
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Gordon, Charity T.; Council, Thais; Dukes, Nicole; Muhammad, Gholnecsar E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
This narrative inquiry explores an African American read-in entitled Black Girls Read! This read-in was organized by four Black, women scholars who, in celebration of Black History Month, continued the tradition of Black women throughout history who have resisted the dominant narrative perpetuated by mainstream culture. Attended by over 100 Black…
Descriptors: Females, Personal Narratives, Cultural Background, Culturally Relevant Education
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Robinson, Nichelle C.; Williams-Black, Thea; Smith, Karen V.; Harges, Alina – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The purpose of this paper was to examine reflections of women of color in a predominately White institution (PWI). Viewpoints were gathered from three faculty members and one graduate student of color. These women's collective and individual voices emphasized that we are no longer "separate but equal," but have evolved into an…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, College Faculty, Minority Group Students, Graduate Students
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Apugo, Danielle – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Limited scholarship has examined the relationship between pervasive intellectual, cultural, and racial stereotypes and their role in establishing and perpetuating psychological anguish. This effect can potentially hinder the academic success and use of healthy coping mechanisms among African American women students. Using Black feminist thought…
Descriptors: Coping, Correlation, Stereotypes, Racial Bias
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Lopez, Jessica Helen; Bobroff, Kara L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
This article provides an overview of the Navajo (Diné) K'e model and associated Indigenous and multitribal concepts that the Native American Community Academy (NACA) teachers, curriculum directors, instructional team members, programming mentors (aunties and uncles), community partners, staff, and school leaders draw from to inform how they design…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Social Values, Culturally Relevant Education, Civics
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Swalwell, Katy; Payne, Katherina A. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Conventional civic educational efforts in the lower grades often frame young children as "future" citizens who need to learn nationalistic patriotism, obedience to rules and laws, and trust in civic institutions to operate fairly toward all members of the community. In this paper we present a framework of "critical civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Young Children, Civics, Social Justice
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Contemporary political and cultural realities make the renegotiating of African American cultural images an urgent matter. A recent movement to improve the position of African Americans in the movie business has produced a new wave of debates. Current movies show a variety of approaches to defining those images. The success of "Green…
Descriptors: African American Culture, African Americans, Films, Industry
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Grindstaff, Kelly; Mascarenhas, Michael – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The lagging behind of underrepresented minority (URM) students in higher education, and particularly in the STEM fields, is well documented. In this paper we draw on critical race theory in education to frame and present counter-narratives of URM students in STEM fields, to explicate the function of the interactions that occur between these…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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Lo, Jane C. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The notion of educational gaps often portrays students of color as lower performing (or with less resources) than their White counterparts. The most prevalent gap narratives in civic education are the civic opportunity gap, where students of color in low-income areas tend to receive less quality civic education than White, wealthier students; and…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Civics, Minority Group Students
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Samuels, Amy J.; Samuels, Gregory L.; Self, Christopher – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
This article presents a study that explored how race and racism impact teaching and learning and how civic education can be employed to promote racial justice. We argue the need to examine educators' perspectives on how increased awareness of existing inequities coupled with ongoing professional development can better equip them to understand…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Consciousness Raising
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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.; López de Méndez, Annette – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Through a collaboration between a university in the US Southeast and a university in Puerto Rico, the researchers explored the use of primary sources to challenge mainstream assumptions and views of Puerto Rico and support application of content and pedagogic approaches into early childhood and elementary classrooms among preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Material Selection, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Woodson, Ashley N.; Love, Bettina L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
In this article we argue that latent and explicit theories of Black insufficiency shape how achievement gaps are defined and assessed in civic education research. We engage the substantive historical and conceptual precedent for rejecting the gap framing. Our call to action demands that radical points of departure are needed to produce loving and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Civics, Citizenship Education, Educational Research
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Gillborn, David – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean the interests, fears, and voices of "ordinary" White people have become a prominent part of mainstream political and educational debate. This article reflects on recent developments, including a critique of so-called colorblindness as a form of racism denial and the argument that White people are…
Descriptors: Whites, Ethnic Groups, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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