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Lee, Eshani N.; Orgill, MaryKay; Kardash, CarolAnne – Multicultural Education, 2020
General chemistry is a mandatory course for those in pursuit of careers in various allied health and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. However, many students find chemistry difficult. For English language learners (ELLs), the situation is especially demanding, as these students are required to learn the specialized…
Descriptors: Chemistry, English Language Learners, College Science, Science Instruction
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Jones, Eric K. – Multicultural Education, 2018
The problem of police brutality in Black and Brown communities has become a very frustrating issue. Part of the reason for exasperation lies with the fact that the country is divided when it comes to the notion of responsible policing. This became apparent when the "Black Lives Matter" movement was quickly met by obstinate supporters of…
Descriptors: Deception, Police, Violence, News Reporting
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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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Hernandez Juarez, Ilian – Multicultural Education, 2017
Students from all over the world, from various ethnic and racial communities, make up the student population of the schools in the United States. Each one of them brings to the classroom several unique characteristics. Creative writing and art are both empowering tools that meet the commonality of self-expression. Both are processes "in which…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, Art, Self Expression, Self Concept
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Interracial and multi-ethnic families formed through intermarriage and transracial adoption are on the rise in the context of globalization, transforming familiar assumptions about what a family should be. The trend of diversity in family composition is increasing and will continue to evolve. This article attempts to compile a set of useful…
Descriptors: Adoption, Multiracial Persons, Family Characteristics, Marriage
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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Hansen, Laurie E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe ways that teacher educators can encourage future teachers to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues in their own classrooms. The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's ThinkB4YouSpeak Educator's Guide served as the framework for the activities that the author has implemented in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Multicultural Education
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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Multicultural Education, 2015
The graduate level course described in this article provides one possible pathway to making the connection between the global and the local in multicultural education. The proposal is that among many other things, the journey to the development of critical approaches is a conceptual endeavor. It is not meant to replace an introductory course in…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Graduate Study, Curriculum Enrichment
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2014
America's history books abound with stories of immigrants who contributed to the development of this country. In terms of social studies curriculum, all states require schools to teach about immigration. However, the question is how to teach this topic in a manner that will give students--elementary through high school--a better understanding of…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Immigration, Immigrants, Teaching Methods
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Ciardiello, A. Vincent – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article provides a model for teachers to expand students' thinking about the liberating nature of literacy. Literacy is not just about making kids smarter or preparing them for future careers. Neither is it passive, neutral, or innocent. It is infused with values and ideology. It can be used by people to promote freedom or support tyranny. It…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African Americans, Personal Narratives, Literacy Education
Pimentel, Charise – Multicultural Education, 2010
In an attempt to enact equitable practices in U.S. public schools, many critical multicultural and anti-racist theorists, researchers, and practitioners strongly suggest that teacher educators move beyond diversity approaches to multicultural education in their teacher preparation programs to address the more uncomfortable issues of power and…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Race, Teacher Education Programs, Freedom
Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2010
Diversity does not simply mean differences of race or ethnicity but includes the cultural experiences that children bring to school, including language, beliefs, values, norms, family configuration, socioeconomic status, gender, special needs, home and community backgrounds, and learning styles. Yet while the population of children in schools is…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Early Childhood Education, Teaching Methods, Beliefs
Amos, Yukari Takimoto – Multicultural Education, 2010
Students in public schools nationwide are becoming more diverse. By 2020, students of color will account for 50% of the school population, while teachers will likely remain predominantly White and female. The cultural gap between students and teachers will continue to present numerous obstacles for students of color to succeed at school. As a…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Education Courses, Multicultural Education
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