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Howlett, Kristina M.; Young, Heather D. – Multicultural Education, 2019
Building a classroom library while infusing multicultural (MC) content and multiple perspectives into the learning environment is an important job for teachers. Students need to have direct access to meaningful and relevant texts, and the classroom library is the optimal location. Teacher educators should strive to assist teacher candidates in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Library Materials, Multicultural Education, Childrens Literature
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2019
The field of teaching English to speakers of other languages took a "critical turn" during the 1990s (Kumaravadivelu, 2006), and many scholars have called for the inclusion of a critical perspective in the teaching of English as a second language and English as a foreign language (EFL). However, critical perspectives are still not a…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Critical Literacy, Reading Instruction, Foreign Countries
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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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Bazemore-Bertrand, Shamaine; Handsfield, Lara J. – Multicultural Education, 2019
A comprehensive body of literature has focused on White teachers working in high-poverty schools (Emdin, 2016; Ullucci, 2011) as well as White teachers working with students of color (Brown-Buchanan, 2015; Emdin, 2016; Ladson-Billings, 1995; Milner, 2010). However, limited studies have focused on how teacher candidates connect race and social…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Conditions
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Kondor, Carrie; Owusu-Ansah, Angela; Keyne-Michaels, Lynn – Multicultural Education, 2019
Out of every three students enrolled in either elementary or secondary school in the United States, one is of a racial or ethnic minority, whereas about 87% of the teachers are White and female (Cross, 2003; Griner & Stewart, 2013; Sleeter, 2001; Villegas & Lucas, 2002). The rate of increase in minority K-12 students, who are often also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Hopson, Jericha – Multicultural Education, 2019
The cultural view of disability presents the issue of disability from the perspective of group identity distinct from other groups who do not share the disability identity. This article attempts to articulate the importance of disability identity, culture, and acceptance while advocating for the inclusion of disability culture in the conversation…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Identification (Psychology), Group Membership, Cultural Influences
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Tarbutton, Tanya – Multicultural Education, 2019
Women are more visible than men in almost every area of education; however, they are underrepresented in top-tier leadership positions. There is no shortage of female educators; however, there is a shortage of female leaders. Scholars have highlighted this discrepancy, shedding light on a century-old problem. This article explores some of the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Females
Davis, Lourie – Multicultural Education, 2019
This article describes a diverse style of teaching that can be adopted by school administrators and teachers who are interested in creating a school culture where success is nurtured using a community approach. This community approach of teaching is built on a pedagogy Lourie Davis developed and named Village Style Learning (VSL). This style of…
Descriptors: School Culture, Experiential Learning, Sense of Community, Critical Theory
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Trauth, Jonathan N.; Harris, Karleah – Multicultural Education, 2019
The Lighthouse Community School (LCS) is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and is a unique charter school operated through the collaborative effort of Lighthouse Youth Services and the Cincinnati Public Schools. LCS has been in operations since 2000 and serves at-risk students from Grades 6 to 12, ages 13-21 years. Teachers and support staff…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, At Risk Students, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Krcmar, Patricia; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2019
Foster youth have attended schools for decades, but with the development of the local control funding formula (LCFF) and Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP), they are now a group of students receiving the publicity and acknowledgment needed to improve their academic and social success. This study brings to light the importance of…
Descriptors: Foster Care, Administrator Role, Teacher Student Relationship, Funding Formulas
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Rodriguez, Sonia – Multicultural Education, 2019
The origins of power readily align with the construction of social norms that have restricted women from leadership roles in fields considered to be masculinized. In education, for example, White males have historically dominated the top leadership positions in school organizations. Traditionally schools have been organized along a vertical and…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Women Administrators, Mexican Americans, School Districts
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Katz-Amey, Jessica – Multicultural Education, 2019
Safety and school culture are both reinforced through a school's disciplinary system. However, when disciplinary action is decided, it would be remiss to assume that the choices made are always objective. A wide range of student needs and behaviors may present themselves in any given school classroom, and at times, the student or family…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Culture, Discipline, School Policy
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Reitman, Galit C.; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this grounded research study was to discover the significant supports that help teachers remain in teaching. The researchers surveyed 60 teachers and interviewed 10 teachers who received significant support in the first years of their teaching experience. The researchers were interested in knowing if the level of assistance and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Principals
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Abusham, Jaymi – Multicultural Education, 2019
The purposes of schooling are many, but the potential to ameliorate societal inequities is considered among the most essential (Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2016). Immeasurable effort has been expended to address inequity: federal and state funding, district and school improvement goals, professional development, financial awards,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Principals, Teacher Education
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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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