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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Multicultural Education, 2015
The graduate level course described in this article provides one possible pathway to making the connection between the global and the local in multicultural education. The proposal is that among many other things, the journey to the development of critical approaches is a conceptual endeavor. It is not meant to replace an introductory course in…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Graduate Study, Curriculum Enrichment
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Jesme, Shannon; Tamukong, Delphine N.; deSilva, Renuka; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2017
This article is the first in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. Other articles in the series will appear in future issues of "Multicultural Education." Hunter and her students…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Biographies
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Abendroth, Mark – Multicultural Education, 2015
Multicultural education does not develop along a linear path. An individual who decides to become a teacher brings countless life experiences to the prospect of gaining certification to teach in any state of the multicultural United States. A certification program introduces concepts of multicultural education in hopes that the candidate will…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Alumni, Competency Based Teacher Education, Teacher Certification
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
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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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Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau (2009) reports that over 50% of school-age children will be other than non-Hispanic Caucasians by 2023. In an effort to help meet the imperative need for preservice teachers who are well prepared to work with these students from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as for teacher education programs to more fully…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
Ambrosio, John; Park, Gilbert C. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Over the past two years, the authors have been meeting regularly to discuss issues and challenges related to multicultural education. The majority of their students are from small, rural, mostly White, working and middle class communities located within a 150 mile radius of the Midwestern campus where they teach. In this dialogue, the authors…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Empowerment, Transformative Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
Chung, Mi-Hyun; Miller, JungKang – Multicultural Education, 2011
It is essential for teachers and teacher educators alike to understand how teachers conceptualize multicultural education. It is such understandings that will help a teacher education program meet the real needs of both the teachers and their students. After all, it is the teacher who works with diversity in the classroom and who must make…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
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Howlett, Kristina M.; Bowles, Freddie A.; Lincoln, Felicia – Multicultural Education, 2017
Today's classrooms in the United States reflect the growing diversity of the changing world. In order to prepare high-quality multicultural educators, the authors of this article, three teacher educators at a large, mid-south, research-one university, collaborated to share successful strategies to infuse multicultural literature into the three…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Literature
Guillory, Nichole A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this article is to show how pre-service teachers utilized autobiographical inquiry in a multicultural education course to reflect on what they learned about themselves and the teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students while they served as tutors for English Learners (ELs) in a semester-long field experience in…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Inquiry, Resistance (Psychology), Multicultural Education
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article, the author points out that, in the last two decades, the make-up of the United States population has changed significantly. Specifically, non-White population is on the rise. In recognition of these changes, teacher multicultural education coursework usually addresses various issues dealing with race, gender, class, religion, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Whites, Advantaged
LaDuke, Aja E. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Although many programs ascribe to promoting and celebrating diversity, traditional teacher preparation rarely centralizes multicultural education courses. Instead, these courses are often "added on" to or disconnected from the rest of the program. Multicultural education courses and other courses that address diversity often ask the preservice…
Descriptors: Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
Ford, Theron N.; Quinn, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2010
In order for some minority groups to perform well academically, they need to develop a positive relationship with their teachers. Given the ongoing cultural difference between the majority of the teaching workforce and the student population, the question for teacher education programs is how they might assist future teachers in developing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Christie, Christie A. Linskens – Multicultural Education, 2009
Most of the literature on multicultural education deals with students in grade and high school, or at the college or university level. The literature is sparse as to how one could implement multicultural education at the professional level, and most of the articles that address "multicultural education" and "law school" merely analyze the "Bakke"…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Multicultural Education, Law Schools, Course Organization
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias
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