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Ramirez, Pablo; Jaffee, Ashley Taylor – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This paper examines how two social studies teachers in New York and Arizona engage newcomer youth in active citizenship education. Using a framework of culturally responsive active citizenship education, this article sheds light on how two teachers, in two different social, political, and educational contexts, enact critical citizenship practices…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Role, Citizenship Education, Culturally Relevant Education
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Chew, Kari A. B.; Greendeer, Nitana Hicks; Keliiaa, Caitlin – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This article explores the critical role of an emerging generation of Indigenous scholars and activists in ensuring the continuity of their endangered heritage languages. Using collaborative autoethnography as a research method, the authors present personal accounts of their pursuit of language reclamation through graduate degree programs. These…
Descriptors: Ethnography, Graduate Students, Activism, Language Maintenance
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Paris, Django – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2012
The title of this article comes from a poster in Pedro's Arizona classroom. The poster read, "The only violence in schools should be the kind you read about in history classes. Be smart. Don't become history." This message became increasingly salient to me while investigating Pedro's engagement with literacy. Using critical theory and…
Descriptors: Activism, Critical Theory, Literacy, Praxis
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Lockard, Louise; De Groat, Jennie – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2010
This paper describes the historical and social foundations of the Navajo Headstart Immersion program. The researchers have worked as teachers, teacher educators, and parents in these programs. They reflect on the need for new partnerships among tribes, tribal colleges and universities to prepare teachers and to develop curriculum materials for…
Descriptors: Navajo, American Indian Languages, Native Language Instruction, Immersion Programs