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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
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