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Lucey, Thomas A.; Byford, Jeffrey M.; Giannangelo, Duane M.; Weaver, Carmon – Multicultural Education, 2019
This article conveys the results of a research study that interpreted the images taken by teachers and teacher candidates of social injustices in their university communities. In this article, the authors describe results of a project that required students to use their cell phones to take two pictures of social injustices. One image was to depict…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice
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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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Hawkins, Jeffrey M.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Lucey, Thomas A. – Multicultural Education, 2015
This collaborative action research study describes the results of how pre-service teachers at three institutions of higher learning construed three pre-colonial West African folktales that portrayed the villain or trickster in a heroic manner. Folktales represent common forms of literature that are used in the classroom as conscience stories to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Social Studies
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Lucey, Thomas A.; Tanase, Madalina – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential relevance of mathematical conceptions to justice-oriented teaching. The authors believe that culturally responsive mathematics teaching requires the holding of high expectations for students' engagement in critical thinking abilities by respecting their backgrounds and engaging their contemplation and analysis…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
Lucey, Thomas A.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Hawkins, Jeffrey M. – Multicultural Education, 2010
For a socially just community to occur, decision-making must employ respectful procedures that value input from representatives of all economic contexts. By considering philosophical roots of Western societal development, it is possible to gain insight into the systemic processes underlying these circumstances. By understanding these bases,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, History, Philosophy, Decision Making
Lin, Miranda; Lucey, Thomas A. – Multicultural Education, 2010
As classrooms become more diverse, one of the necessary goals of teacher education programs is to prepare preservice teachers (PSTs) to work with children of diverse populations. PSTs who derive largely from a dominant White culture will clearly face this challenge. One effective approach used to assist PSTs to grasp the issues of cultural…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness
Lucey, Thomas A. – Multicultural Education, 2004
In this article, the author begins with an examination of economic racial inequalities by updating Bowen, Lago, and Furry's (1997) presentation and putting it within historical and modern contexts. The author then addresses literature documenting the historical context from which these circumstances derive to explain differences in financial…
Descriptors: Racial Differences, Learning Theories, Economically Disadvantaged, Racial Factors