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Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2019
While many quality administrators involve families, there are others who wish for parents to only be present for fund-raiser events. The issue could be that many teacher and administration courses fail to train future educators about how to treat parents as allies rather than enemies. Author A. Y. Ramirez takes an autobiographical narrative…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Administrator Role, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hoffmann, Malia M.; Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2018
It would behoove school districts and individual schools to listen to the attitudes of students regarding pedagogy. Students within the United States are often raised to be receivers of information rather than to be consultants for education. Research is needed to identify if teachers' beliefs parallel students' beliefs when it comes to lessons in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2010
An investigation of the number of ethnic minority teachers was undertaken due to the increased awareness at one Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) in Southern California where there were low numbers of minorities entering the teacher credential programs. When approached about the low numbers of ethnic minority students in the teacher preparation…
Descriptors: College Students, Teaching (Occupation), Student Attitudes, Hispanic Americans
Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2009
In the State of California, an additional 100,000 teachers will be needed during the next 10 years to teach in K-12 schools (School Services of California, Inc., 2006), due both to population growth and the retirement of "Baby Boomers." This critical need to develop teachers in California will be mirrored in other states as well, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching (Occupation), Employment Opportunities, Teacher Recruitment
Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2005
This article describes El Salvadorian immigrant, Esperanza Marquez's experiences dealing with the inaccessibility of ESL and special education services at her children's schools, through an interview with the author. Throughout the nation, Latino immigrant parents like Esperanza do not only have to adjust to a new life in the United States, but to…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning