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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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Feldman, Sue; Winchester, Ilana – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This, primarily theoretical, paper takes up the longstanding problem of the disconnection between education policy and leadership practice. The authors propose the use of social practice theory as a tool for educational leaders at the state, school district, and school levels, to eliminate the disconnection between policy design and leadership…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Equal Education, Racial Attitudes, Social Theories
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Santamaría, Lorri J.; Santamaría, Andrés P. – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This contribution considers educational leadership practice to promote and sustain diversity. Comparative case studies are presented featuring educational leaders in the United States and New Zealand who counter injustice in their practice. The leaders' leadership practices responsive to the diversity presented in their schools offer…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Case Studies, Instructional Leadership, Educational Policy
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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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Kasun, G. Sue – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
Teacher educators work with students of various backgrounds, often distinct from their own. This paper explores how one teacher educator examines her positionality in relation to Mormon students and how, despite not sharing their faith, she is able to work the "cracks-between-worlds" of difference and commonality toward understanding and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Religious Cultural Groups, Teacher Student Relationship, College Students
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Milligan, Tonya; Howley, Craig – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This study explores how 10 principals in mostly-Black U.S. urban elementary schools staffed by mostly-White faculty understood and experienced the manifestations of racial differences. Narrative inquiry with nearly 700 pages of transcript data yielded three themes: (1) gradients of color-conscious leadership, (2) principals as moral agents, and…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Urban Schools, Elementary Schools, Racial Segregation
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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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Gordon, June A.; Liu, Xiangyan – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This research focuses on the predispositions that recent Chinese and Indian immigrant families bring with them to the United States and how these are reinforced by the communities in which they locate. The findings draw from 144 interviews in California. Three themes dominate: positioning through schooling, transnational family, and extended…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Asians, Interviews, Expectation
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Wilson, Camille; Johnson, Lauri – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
This article discusses themes emerging from studies of Black educational activism conducted in London, Toronto, and Detroit. An analysis of narrative data reveals that Black educational activists resist racism and other forms of oppression; act as border crossers and/or boundary spanners as they navigate complex community-based, institutional, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Activism, Advocacy
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Modica, Marianne – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
The practice of separating students according to ability level, also known as academic tracking, allows racially mixed schools to maintain segregated classrooms. This article examines the effects of academic tracking on the racial identity and educational opportunities of students at a mixed-race suburban charter school. Through five months of…
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Track System (Education), Student Diversity, Racial Differences
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Lewthwaite, Brian Ellis; Owen, Thomas; Doiron, Ashley – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2015
Recent developments in Canada's Yukon Territory draw attention to how political changes have potential for accelerating practices in education that are responsive to Indigenous Peoples' cultural knowledge systems and practices. In this study, through the use of case study methodology, an account of the changes that have occurred in one First…
Descriptors: Case Studies, American Indians, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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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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Hadjioannou, Xenia; Hutchinson, Mary – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2014
Research has extolled the potential of transmediation in expanding learners' analytical and critical insight. However, this approach requires teachers prepared to employ this multimodal way of knowing. This study examines the impact of transmediation course experiences on pre-service teachers' comprehension of and critical engagement with…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Preservice Teachers
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Shim, Jenna Min – International Journal of Multicultural Education, 2014
Using Pierre Bourdieu's concept of "habitus," this work analyzes five teachers' beliefs about English language learners' academic challenges. In reference to reproductive and inventive qualities of "habitus," this article argues that teachers' beliefs that are linked to their socio-cultural backgrounds can delimit or enhance…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Teacher Attitudes, English Language Learners, Barriers
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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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