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Balakrishnan, Balamuralithara – Journal for Multicultural Education, 2017
Purpose: Promoting unity in multicultural society among Malaysians should start from school education since young age. Art through its own variety of approaches could show possibilities in addressing diversity in a community that consists of multiple ranges of racial and cultural backgrounds such as Malaysian community. Arts education is essential…
Descriptors: Art Education, Multicultural Education, Interviews, Qualitative Research
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Annan, Jeannie; Brier, Moriah; Aryemo, Filder – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2009
In war's aftermath, many young soldiers attempt to reintegrate and reestablish their lives. Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) programs are a priority intervention for youth in postconflict countries; yet there is little evidence to suggest what aids reintegration. This research uses qualitative methodology to describe the issues…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Adolescents, Veterans, Military Service
Hanks, Lawrence J. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
On January 20, 2009, essentially 200 years after the enactment of the embargo against the slave trade, 40 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., Barack Hussein Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America. Using the one drop rule for racial designation which has prevailed in the USA for most of its history,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, United States History, Race, Criticism
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Ndura-Ouedraogo, Elavie – Journal of Peace Education, 2009
This article discusses the findings from a qualitative study which examined educators' perceptions of their contributions to the quest for sustainable peace in Burundi and the African Great Lakes region. The study looked at how educators representing different ethnic backgrounds, academic preparation, and currently employed at different levels…
Descriptors: Role of Education, Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Interviews
Hardy, Lawrence – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2006
Suburban parents vie for slots at Washington Gifted and Talented Magnet Elementary School on the edge of downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. It doesn't seem to matter that it sits on a hill overlooking the largest public housing project in Raleigh, or it draws 30% of its students from the surrounding low-income area. This school and others in Wake…
Descriptors: Income, School Desegregation, Social Indicators, Socioeconomic Status
Robelen, Erik W. – Education Week, 2005
Steps away from where a concrete wall once divided this city east from west, a group of Muslim 1st graders at E.O. Plauen Elementary School sing a phrase that is unfamiliar to most German ears. Though the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches have long provided voluntary religion classes in Berlin schools, only recently have the courts allowed an…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Muslims, German, Immigrants
Hein, Christina Judith – Multicultural Education, 2004
The author discerns two trends ruling with many of the teachers, intellectuals, and citizens of the United States. One is the color-blind-myth that Williams (1997) cites in her essay, "The Emperor's New Clothes": "I don't think about color, therefore your problems don't exist," is the phrase that she attributes to this "school of idealism". The…
Descriptors: Racial Relations, Integration Readiness, Racial Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning)
Brantlinger, Ellen; Guskin, Samuel – 1992
Findings of a study that examined high-income mothers' views toward their children in relation to those of lower-income levels and attitudes toward educational segregation are presented in this paper. Conducted as part of a broader examination of social class influences on schooling, this study is based on interviews conducted with 20 high-income…
Descriptors: Affluent Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Integration Readiness, Parent Aspiration
England, Lizabeth – 1982
The role of such affective variables as integrative motivation in successful adult second language learning is explored. It is argued that the myth of the melting pot is based on commitment to integration, and that integrative motivation is thus viewed as desirable in minority group members. Studies of affective variables in second language…
Descriptors: Acculturation, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Students
Broh, C. Anthony; Trent, William T. – 1981
This volume presents a review of the qualitative literature pertaining to desegregation strategies and outcomes, and school characteristics. The review was based on the following objectives of desegregation policy: elimination of racial isolation; improvement of racial relations and academic achievement; promotion of positive community attitudes;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Community Involvement
Howell, Gladys David – 1981
America's social order represents a history of conflict between the forces of unity and pluralism. The prevailing ideology of the evolving multi-group society has been assimilation or integration with the eventual loss of separate identity for component minority groups. Since the 1960s, however, separatism and individualism have become the most…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Blacks, Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups
Kuvlesky, William P. – 1979
Utilizing data from several studies done at Texas A&M University during the last 12 years, this paper develops a systematic interpretation of the idea of "minority-group orientation" and tests the adequacy of these concepts as an aid to understanding potential diversity among rural Mexican American youth with regard to intergroup fusion. The paper…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Biculturalism, Cultural Isolation, Ethnicity
Ayers, George E.; Bronaugh, Juanita – 1976
This guide for teaching school staff about conflict management is a series of unit modules or minicourses which can be combined to form a program of instruction. This is said to allow the training program to provide remedial or advanced materials for those staff members who need or desire them. Each unit includes a content area, objectives, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Conflict, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Influences
Nevas, Susan R. – 1977
Desegregation and integration are affected by many of the same forces that affect other major social changes, such as dramatic news events, authority in the form of law and policy, educational programs, and experience of the new situation. How these forces affect desegregation and integration has to do with peoples' attitudes and the effect of…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Desegregation Effects, Integration Readiness
Mercer, Walter A. – 1975
This document presents summaries of eight efforts made to provide teachers with the knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to improve intergroup relations in desegregated schools. Projects covered are: (1) the Chapel Hill (North Carolina) schools' student teaching project; (2) interinstitutional seminars in Norfolk, Virginia; (3) biracial…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Black Colleges, Humanization
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