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Kim, Jieun; Kim, Sunyoung – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2017
This study examines the ways in which Korean immigrant mothers take up roles to position themselves while they engage in their children's education across a wide range of settings--academic, social, and linguistic. Data sources included interviews with four Korean mothers, home and community observations, and field notes. Positioning theory is a…
Descriptors: Korean, Immigrants, Mothers, Children
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Convertino, Christina – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This praxis article outlines the value of using a critical and dialogical model (CDM) to teach multicultural social justice education to preservice teachers. Based on practitioner research, the article draws on the author's own teaching experiences to highlight how key features of CDM can be used to help pre-service teachers move beyond thinking…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teaching Experience
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Merchant, Natasha Hakimali – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
Coinciding with the rise of "Islamophobia" in the United States is a small but growing set of educational scholarship around the curricular impact of and response to Islamophobia. The qualitative case study discussed in this manuscript aims to contribute to this conversation by investigating how Muslim girls from minority communities of…
Descriptors: Islam, Classroom Techniques, Females, Islamic Culture
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Dabach, Dafney Blanca; Fones, Aliza – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
Transnationalism is a phenomenon that has consequences for education, broadly defined. Even as youth engage in transnational practices that expand their knowledge across borders, immigrant students in U.S. schools are often framed narrowly as "English learners" and their forms of knowledge may be erased. Synthesizing literature at the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Immigrants, Inclusion, Social Integration
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Johnston-Guerrero, Marc P.; Tran, Vu – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
With advances in biotechnology come potential changes in how college students may understand the nature of identity. This study explores sensemaking around the biological underpinnings of proclaimed "social" identities (e.g., race, class, and gender). Based on interviews with 34 undergraduate students recruited from two large public…
Descriptors: Social Influences, Identification (Psychology), Racial Differences, Racial Identification
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Salazar, Maria del Carmen; Martinez, Lisa M.; Ortega, Debora – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this study is to address how spaces in school and out of school support or constrain undocumented Latina/o youths' development as critical multicultural citizens. We draw on data from a multi-phase, qualitative study to present findings indicating that the youths persevered through academic and civic engagement. Ultimately, the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Hispanic Americans, Undocumented Immigrants, Qualitative Research
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Marsh, Tyson E. J.; Knaus, Christopher B. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
In this paper, we examine the role of educational leadership in promoting and/or challenging racism as an intentional outcome of schooling. We focus on Egypt and South Africa, two countries uniquely framed as both deeply divided by race, religion, and/or class and as models of resistance and conscious activism. We draw upon experiences working as,…
Descriptors: Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership
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Kim, Hyein Amber – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This study examines two cases of Black-Korean biracial individuals and 4 Black-Korean biracial public figures who were playing influential roles in South Korea (Yoon Mi-Rae, Hines Ward, Insooni, and Moon Taejong). The purpose of this study was to understand how Black-Korean biracial individuals construct their identities, how they navigate various…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Racial Identification, Social Influences, Racial Bias
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Borrero, Noah; Yeh, Christine – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
We examined the impact of a pedagogical strategy, ecological asset mapping, on 19 pre-service teachers' self-exploration, development of respect for others, and critical examination of social injustice. Data were analyzed from participants' ecological asset maps and essays describing the experience of completing and sharing the maps. The analysis…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Capital, Ecological Factors, Ecology
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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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Tam, Jonathan – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This study uses self-determination theory to explore the mechanisms of filial piety in the academic motivation of eight high-achieving secondary school seniors at an international school in South Korea, resulting in several findings. First, the students attributed their parents' values and expectations as a major source of the students'…
Descriptors: High Achievement, Student Motivation, Family Relationship, Parent Aspiration
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Lastikka, Anna-Leena; Lipponen, Lasse – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
Although the number of immigrant families is increasing in Finland, the research on their perspectives on early childhood and care (ECEC) services is scarce. The objective of this small-scale case study was to increase the understanding of immigrant families' perspectives on ECEC practices. Through the qualitative content analysis of…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Parent Attitudes, Inclusion, Early Childhood Education
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Parthenis, Christos; Fragoulis, George – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
This paper focuses on aspects of the social and educational exclusion that Roma people face in the Greek context. It argues that diversity has been constructed as a threat for the security, the social cohesion, and the well-being of western societies. Drawing from two case studies of primary schools conducted in a highly deprived suburb of Athens,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Bias, Minority Groups, Educational Discrimination
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Molina-Girón, L. Alison – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2016
Research investigating the practice of citizenship education in multicultural schools is scarce. Drawing on classroom observations and teacher and student interviews in four multicultural Grade 10 Civics classrooms in Ottawa, Canada, this case study discusses one teacher's unique citizenship education pedagogy, an approach that embraces democratic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Politics, Multicultural Education
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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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