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Foster, Janet E.; Root, Tonja L.; Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2015
Considering the importance of the Civil Rights Movement, children need to be introduced to the related concepts early in their school experiences, and teachers need to consider students' developmental needs and curriculum standards in order to provide appropriate content and methods of instruction. The purpose of this article is to introduce a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau (2009) reports that over 50% of school-age children will be other than non-Hispanic Caucasians by 2023. In an effort to help meet the imperative need for preservice teachers who are well prepared to work with these students from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as for teacher education programs to more fully…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
Lee, Seungyoun; Foster, Janet – Multicultural Education, 2011
According to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) (2008), social studies programs should provide meaningful opportunities for students to view human experience from past, present, and future perspectives. NCSS calls for schools to provide children with a sense of history in order to develop an appreciation of the diverse heritage of the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Civil Rights
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
Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2009
Through case-based pedagogy, this study provides preservice teachers the opportunities to develop a sense of the multicultural context and to acknowledge their knowledge about diversity. This study creates the chances for preservice teachers to share personal backgrounds and experiences with peers to help them develop open-minded attitudes and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
Lee, Seungyoun; Dallman, Mary Ellen – Multicultural Education, 2008
Diversity and multicultural education is fast becoming the norm. Race, gender, ethnicity, ability, language, culture, socioeconomic class, family configurations, interests, or combinations of these produce enormous diversity issues. The refection of this huge sociocultural diversity--children coming from different ethnic backgrounds--has…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education
Lee, Seungyoun; Butler, Malcolm B.; Tippins, Deborah J. – Multicultural Education, 2007
The student population in United States early childhood education programs is becoming more diverse every year. As schools and communities become more diverse, it becomes increasingly important for teachers to be well prepared for teaching and learning in cross-racial, cross-ethnic, and cross-cultural situations. Based on the premise that teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Diversity
Butler, Malcolm B.; Lee, Seungyoun; Tippins, Deborah J. – Multicultural Education, 2006
Case-based pedagogy focuses on teachers' problem solving, decision making, reflective practices and their own personalized theory about teaching and learning. Research has shown that case-based pedagogy enables teachers to improve their actions in teaching and learning from multiple perspectives, reflective thinking, active participation and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Problem Solving, Preservice Teachers, Case Method (Teaching Technique)