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Ronan, Briana – Multicultural Education, 2018
Today's educators serve the United States public-school system at a time of considerable curricular, technological, and demographic change. In 2010, the Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts significantly altered the curricular landscape of K-12 classrooms. On the heels of this reform came the adoptions of English…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Bilingual Students, Academic Standards, Common Core State Standards
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Shin, Dong-shin – Multicultural Education, 2018
Social media are becoming a critical part of communication in everyday lives and are a common form of communication for many students in and outside of school. Accordingly, English learner (EL) students are using social media-based communication to gather information, maintain friendships, and express multiple identities. Considering that social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Literacy, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Stacy, Jen; Aguilar, Jodi – Multicultural Education, 2018
Mobile technology is now ubiquitous in families' lives and, as such, provides fertile ground for organic technology learning embedded within everyday home practices, like oral storytelling. This article explores the experiences of three Latinx women participating in a family digital storytelling program held at an East Los Angeles Head Start…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Herrera, Luis Javier Pentón; Kidwell, Tabitha – Multicultural Education, 2018
Literature circles are a technique that brings small, heterogeneous groups of students together to discuss texts of their own choosing. Literature circle groups are typically comprised of four to six students, with each member assigned a role in advance that ensures balanced participation and equal opportunities for sharing ideas, expressing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Discussion, Self Determination, Special Needs Students
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Tarbutton, Tanya – Multicultural Education, 2018
Creating diverse caring classroom environments, for all students, using innovative technology, is the impetus of this article. Administrators and teachers in many states have worked to integrate 21st Century Learning Outcomes and Local Control and Accountability Plans (LCAP) into daily teaching and learning. These initiatives are designed to…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Classroom Techniques, Classroom Environment, Caring
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Byker, Erik Jon; Good, Amy J.; Miller, Erin; Kissel, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and report on how a group of teacher candidates used technology to create multicultural texts which integrated literacy and social studies. To meet this purpose, the authors briefly describe the objectives of the assignment, examine 41 teacher candidates' perceptions of the assignment, and discuss media…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Childrens Literature
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O'Donnell, Jennifer Lee – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article discusses one social movement in Buenos Aires--"Frente Popular Darío Fernández" (FPDF)--whose goal was to assist public school teachers in becoming leaders of their communities by providing them an opportunity to learn about social mobilizing and popular education through a series of Freirean-based workshops. Guided by…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Activism, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries
Chang, Sharon; Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M. – Multicultural Education, 2018
In multicultural classroom practices, technology is a power-amplifier tool that teachers can use to "provide multiple approaches to learning for each student" to increase the power of digital artifacts in the learning of science and literacy (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013, p. 4). Increasingly, both preservice and inservice…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Bilingual Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Hoffmann, Malia M.; Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2018
It would behoove school districts and individual schools to listen to the attitudes of students regarding pedagogy. Students within the United States are often raised to be receivers of information rather than to be consultants for education. Research is needed to identify if teachers' beliefs parallel students' beliefs when it comes to lessons in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
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Menon, Preetha – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is drawn from a study conducted to explore how assessment conversations, a type of informal formative assessment, can support science learning in a technology-aided seventh-grade classroom in Northern California. The classroom setting where the study took place used interactive whiteboards in conjunction with the inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
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Robinson, Tyrone; Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2017
While discussions involving multicultural education have typically concerned advocating for equity and social justice within the K-12 public schools and higher education institutions across the United States, similar advocacy and initiatives can and should be applied to the preparation of other professionals who serve the needs of the American…
Descriptors: Nurses, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2017
Graphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated, and involve intriguing topics. There has been an increasing interest in teaching with graphic novels to promote literacy as one alternative to traditional literacy pedagogy (e.g., Gorman, 2003; Schwarz, 2002). A pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English, Language Arts, Multiple Literacies
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Wang, Yang – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author describes how a group of teachers and teacher candidates along with a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in China participated in a book club through which they read and discussed global literature books. The inquiry for this action research project was: How do American teachers and Chinese EFL…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training, English Teachers, Reading Teachers
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Saathoff, Stacy D. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The dismissal of students' backgrounds by the educational system has a deep effect on communities of color, perpetuating a system that sets them up for academic failure. Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith (2012) created terminology for the process of systematic fragmentation, which she describes as an act of dismissal on a macro-level. This article…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Background, Educational Practices, Mexican Americans
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Hossain, Kazi – Multicultural Education, 2017
The year 2017 marked the sixteenth year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the worst domestic attack in U.S. history. The global environment has been very different since September 11, 2001. Prior to that date, terms such as terrorism, terroristic actions, and Islamophobia were not commonly heard. The world environment has…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Social Bias, Educational Environment
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