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Leung, Cynthia B.; Bennett, Susan V.; Gunn, AnnMarie Alberton – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2017
Reader response theory provides the framework for the present study that explored literary elements and cultural responses of fifth-grade students to two modified versions of a cross-cultural text, "Homesick: My Own Story" by Jean Fritz. One group of students read the first chapter of the book and another group read a modified basal…
Descriptors: Reader Response, Cultural Influences, Grade 5, Group Discussion
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Ferlis, Emily; Xu, Yaoying – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This study explored perceptions of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) teachers on the prereferral process for Latino English language learners (ELLs). Using Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological approach, qualitative data were collected through interviews with four ESL teachers. Analyses of the data indicated that the ESL teachers used research-based…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Hispanic American Students, Learning Disabilities
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Chen, Shwu-Meei; Lee, Young Ah – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
Research in Taiwan has shown that aboriginal students often have low self-esteem and a negative view of their life due to their heritage. This research studied 14 Taiwan aboriginal students to understand how the experience of an aboriginal dance club influenced the development of their ethnic identity. The results showed that the experiences of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Middle School Students, Dance, Youth Clubs
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Wiemelt, Joseph; Welton, Anjale – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
The growing "Latinization" of the United States is drastically changing the demographics of the students served in PK-12 public schools (Irizarry, 2011). To understand how educational leaders can best serve this changing student population, we used Critical Bilingual leadership, "Liderazgo," to interrogate the aim to create a…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Instructional Leadership, Hispanic American Students, Spanish
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Andrade, Maureen Snow – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2014
American Indians (AIs) have lower higher education enrollment and completion rates than Whites and most minority groups. AI women, however, participate at higher rates than AI men, White women, and White men. Research has not examined what contributes to their higher education aspirations. This study explored the middle and high school experiences…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, Females, Middle School Students, High School Students
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Landt, Susan M. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2013
Boys need books with which they can connect, books that reach out to them with characters that reflect themselves, books that feature people who speak and look and act like the people in their lives. Among the functions of literature in children's lives, two are particularly relevant: facilitating literacy skills and providing role models. The…
Descriptors: Multicultural Textbooks, Books, Males, Literary Devices
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Knudson-Martin, John C. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2013
This study investigates how a group of Mexican immigrant children in the United States made sense of engaging in school and school mathematics. The research focused on a population of Latino/a middle school students who were a distinct minority, building a model that shows how a complex set of cognitive, sociocultural, and institutional factors…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrant Children, Hispanic American Students, Mexicans
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Stoicovy, Catherine Eileen; Fee, Richard; Fee, Julie – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012
The purpose of this qualitative case study is to explore the use of retelling as a culturally responsive literacy strategy for Juan, a Pacific Island (Chamorro) special needs student on the island of Guam. Data were collected from the following sources: (1) participant-observation (2) fieldnotes (3) audiotaped recordings of students' oral…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Culturally Relevant Education, Pacific Islanders
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de Souza, Marcela – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2010
This paper presents findings from a qualitative study conducted in fifth and sixth grade classrooms in five public schools in Guadalajara, Mexico, in June of 2009. The goal of the study was to learn about current instructional and institutional practices in a region with high migratory rates to the United States, with the express purpose of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 5, Grade 6, Public Schools
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Cuero, Kimberley K.; Kaylor, Maria – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2010
This case study examines José, a bilingual Latino fifth-grader, and his complex and dynamic engagements in "travesuras" (mischievous behaviors). José's "travesuras" served to disassociate him from being labeled a "schoolboy." This disassociation was evident in how José: (1) renounced "school-like" work and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Grade 5, Labeling (of Persons), Case Studies