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Marks, Melissa J.; Smrekar, Jocelynn L. – 2003
This paper describes a workshop designed to: determine the preconceptions about diversity issues held by predominantly white faculty at a small, NCATE-accredited Pennsylvania university; increase faculty members' awareness of diversity and multiculturalism; ascertain what the faculty would need to include diversity issues in their classes; and…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education
Soto, Lourdes Diaz; Smrekar, Jocelynn L.; Nekcovei, Deanna L. – Directions in Language and Education, 1999
Decades of research document the powerful academic and socio-affective benefits of a strong home language base and affirmation of home language and culture as a valuable resource. This article explores the implicit challenges, daily realities, opportunities, and practical implications of incorporating language and culture into classrooms as they…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Maintenance, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education