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Lucey, Thomas A.; White, Elizabeth S. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The development of culturally responsive teachers who value their students for their own stories and backgrounds represents a critical pursuit. Unfortunately, new teachers report feeling unprepared for racial and ethnic diversity in the classroom and find that coursework addressing these issues provides little help in classroom practice (Castro,…
Descriptors: Mentors, Culturally Relevant Education, Altruism, Higher Education
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Demoiny, Sara B. – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author argues that questions about race should be raised in elementary social studies teacher education in order to better prepare teachers to enter their classrooms. In this study she explores how elementary pre-service teachers situate race within the social studies curriculum and how prepared they feel about discussing race…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Studies
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Marbley, Aretha Faye; Rouson, Leon; Burley, Hansel; Ross, Wendy; Bonner, Fred A., II; Lértora, Ian; Huang, Shih-Han – Multicultural Education, 2017
Equipping future professionals and educators with critical global multicultural competences and skills to work with people from diverse backgrounds is a challenge for both predominantly White institutions (PWIs) and Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The major objective of this article is to introduce an adaptable model with an…
Descriptors: Models, Social Justice, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism
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Farley, Lisa A.; Brooks, Kathryn; Pope, Kayla – Multicultural Education, 2017
Photovoice research, developed by Caroline Wang and Mary Ann Burris in 1994, is a research design that utilizes photography and discussion as tools for social change. While Photovoice has traditionally served as a research method, it holds great promise as an instructional practice to help students engage in meaningful learning engagements.…
Descriptors: Praxis, Photography, Video Technology, Social Change
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Edwards, Sachi – Multicultural Education, 2017
Intergroup Dialogue (IGD)--a pedagogical model that purposefully advances a critical social justice agenda--is used on college campuses around the country to facilitate student learning about issues of identity and structural power dynamics. In light of the tension that exists on college campuses between students from different religious…
Descriptors: Christianity, Social Bias, Religious Discrimination, Social Justice
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Aldridge, Patricia R.; Jeffrey, Peter; Taylor, Gertrude; Barringer-Brown, Charletta H. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The phenomenon of the use of cell phones as a primary source of communication among teens is having an impact on our society in profound ways. Children are creating and utilizing a different language and mechanism of communication--texting. The authors conducted research to determine if this cell phone phenomenon is as prevalent among students…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Minority Group Students, Skill Development, Telecommunications
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Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2017
The French film "Entre Les Murs" ("The Class") is a somewhat unusual film in its portrayal of a Parisian working class school and its protagonist, Mr. Marin, who attempts to teach an unruly class of young and very diverse teenagers. This article explores the ways the author used the film "The Class" as a culminating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Films, Multimedia Materials
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Giambo, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2017
Florida implemented the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), a statewide assessment of students' academic content, in 1996. Subsequently, in 2001, the State Board of Education established passing scores on the FCAT to determine eligibility for a standard high school diploma. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Florida requires students to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities
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Winstead, Lisa; Wang, Congcong – Multicultural Education, 2017
Transnationals are people who are residents in the post colony yet continue to maintain socio-economic relations in their country of origin, are hired for unskilled labor, and are often identified as immigrants. The children involved in transnational movements leave their respective countries of origin and corresponding ways of cultural, social,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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Cloyd, Melissa – Multicultural Education, 2017
Stakeholders have long been concerned about high school drop-out rates and associated achievement gaps between groups, specifically racial, of high school students. While significant improvements have been made to these drop-out rates at the national level, the largest group of drop-out students continues to be those of Hispanic heritage. Research…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Service Learning, At Risk Students, Dropout Rate
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Howlett, Kristina M.; Bowles, Freddie A.; Lincoln, Felicia – Multicultural Education, 2017
Today's classrooms in the United States reflect the growing diversity of the changing world. In order to prepare high-quality multicultural educators, the authors of this article, three teacher educators at a large, mid-south, research-one university, collaborated to share successful strategies to infuse multicultural literature into the three…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Literature
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Capitelli, Sarah – Multicultural Education, 2016
From the beginning of the school year, the author observed an interesting phenomenon in Ms. James' 3rd grade class: Students would eagerly volunteer to share their ideas by raising their hands or calling out to the teacher, but when they began to share, they would quickly abandon their talk and announce, "I forgot." As the author heard…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Classroom Communication
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Kabuto, Bobbie; Velasco, Patricia – Multicultural Education, 2016
The focus of this article is on how translanguaging, which is defined as a language practice that transcends formal language boundaries, was used as a linguistic tool and resource for expressing thoughts, emotions, and understandings of and around English and Spanish texts. Focusing on translanguaging as a medium for learning, the authors begin…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Family Literacy, Literacy Education
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Taylor, Roben; Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Ringlaben, Ravic P. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The issue of diversity in U.S. K-12 schools requires significant training and experiences for preservice teachers to recognize the importance of students' socio-cultural, religious values, and the influence their cultural background have in their quest to succeed in their educational endeavors. This study provides significant information to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales
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