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Torres, Vasti; Howard-Hamilton, Mary F.; Cooper, Diane L. – 2003
The idea for this monograph came from discussions among graduate faculty about how to deal with the issues of race, ethnicity, and other controversial issues in the classroom and around campus. The number of racially and ethnically diverse students on U.S. college campuses has increased dramatically, and the most significant aspect is the…
Descriptors: College Students, Diversity (Faculty), Educational Administration, Ethnicity
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Leibowicz, Joseph – Language Arts, 1984
Discusses materials in the ERIC system exploring the effect of teacher attitudes toward student dialects on student language performance. Suggests that teachers recognize the relationship between cultural identity and language use to clear away obstacles to student success. (HTH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Dialects, Elementary Education, Self Esteem
Pistole, M. Carole – 2001
This digest describes the uniqueness of one of the youngest service provider professions in existence, mental health counseling (MHC). A history is given of how the founders of this profession were able to establish a professional organization and identity. The identity of the mental health counselor is described as an aggregate of educational,…
Descriptors: Counseling, Counselor Role, Health Promotion, History
Yeh, Christine J.; Drost, Christopher – 2002
This digest examines the nature of multiple identities among ethnic minority youth and how youth bridge conflicting messages about cultural ways of being. It discusses how the school environment contributes to student internalization of various identities. Culturally diverse students often face contrasting notions of self because they must…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adjustment (to Environment), Counseling, Cultural Differences
Bolton-Brownlee, Ann – 1987
This fact sheet examines the impact of cultural diversity in the United States on the counseling profession. Three major difficulties for multicultural counseling created by this diversity are considered: (1) the counselor's own culture, attitudes, and theoretical perspective; (2) the client's culture; and (3) the multiplicity of variables…
Descriptors: Client Characteristics (Human Services), Counselor Attitudes, Counselor Characteristics, Counselor Client Relationship
Schwartz, Wendy – 1998
The purpose of this digest is to help educators develop a curriculum for multiracial students that fosters their ability to develop a positive identity and achieve academically. To this end, the digest briefly reviews identity formation in multiracial children and then presents schoolwide and classroom strategies that have been shown to be…
Descriptors: Child Development, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Grady, Karen – 2002
Noting a renewed interest in and dedication to the rights and needs of adolescent readers, this digest addresses the development of content area reading, discusses recent reconceptualizations of the field, and offers a new model for classroom practice. It begins with a brief description of the historical context of literacy development in the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Content Area Reading, Literacy, Models
Imel, Susan – 2002
Achieving meaningful life work is a process that involves aligning one's work with one's true essence or core self. It is an ongoing process that involves self-reflection to discover the deep passions within and then exploration of how to bring those passions or interests to bear in meaningful ways at work. In response to the need to address the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Career Development, Career Education, Constructivism (Learning)
Rossiter, Marsha – 2002
Increasingly, adult educators are using narrative and stories for many reasons, including their deep appeal, satisfaction, and cultural transcendence. As a fundamental structure of human meaning making narrative is a valuable classroom tool in that it can enable students to understand life events, personal actions, and solidify identity formation.…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students
Patrick, John J. – 2002
Great ideas about law, government, and the rights of individuals, embedded in U.S. founding documents, are the connective cords by which national unity and civic identity have been maintained in the United States from the 1770s until today. To be a citizen is to understand and have a reasonable commitment to the ideas in the founding documents.…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Core Curriculum, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education
Ullman, Char – 1997
Development of theories concerning social identity and language learning is explored, and ways in which English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers can support students in this process are discussed. During the 1980s and 1990s, emphasis in research on language learning shifted to its social context. Theorists have begun to find the focus on…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Dialog Journals
Hazen, Kirk – 2001
The study of dialects offers a fascinating approach to learning about language. By learning about how language varies geographically and socially, students will come to understand that language changes over time, and that language use is linked to social identity. Language variation, or dialect diversity, reflects the fact that languages change…
Descriptors: Dialects, English, Language Patterns, Language Variation
Ascher, Carol – 1989
This digest reviews the issues of identity and adjustment faced by adolescent Southeast Asian refugees in the United States. Most teenagers from all the Southeast Asian ethnic groups have adopted the dress, hairstyles, and manners of American teenagers, yet their ethnic identity remains strong and specific. This is particularly true for refugees…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acculturation, Adjustment (to Environment), Adolescents
Buescher, Thomas M.; Higham, Sharon – 1990
This digest offers guidelines to parents and educators helping gifted adolescents adjust to problems related to their giftedness. Challenges to adjustment are noted in the areas of: ownership (talented adolescents simultaneously "own" and yet question the validity of their abilities); dissonance (between their high standards and their…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Coping, Emotional Adjustment, Expectation
Beswick, Richard – 1990
Schools play an important role in combatting racism, which, despite a quarter century of desegregation, may be increasing. Possible solutions offered in this report are: public declarations of repugnance for racism; multicultural educational programs; use of teachers as role-models; and effective use of tolerance-generating resources. Several…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Bias, Ethnic Relations, Ethnicity
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