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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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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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Wang, Yang; Grieve, Ellen Leigh Seale – Multicultural Education, 2019
To help teachers notice minority students' reading process, strategy use, and strengths and independently analyze assessment data regarding students' literacy skills and instructional decisions the instructor introduced retrospective miscue analysis (RMA) as an assessment and instructional tool. This study investigated how teachers could encourage…
Descriptors: Miscue Analysis, Learner Engagement, Literacy, Literacy Education
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Shin, Dong-shin – Multicultural Education, 2018
Social media are becoming a critical part of communication in everyday lives and are a common form of communication for many students in and outside of school. Accordingly, English learner (EL) students are using social media-based communication to gather information, maintain friendships, and express multiple identities. Considering that social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Literacy, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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Herrera, Luis Javier Pentón; Kidwell, Tabitha – Multicultural Education, 2018
Literature circles are a technique that brings small, heterogeneous groups of students together to discuss texts of their own choosing. Literature circle groups are typically comprised of four to six students, with each member assigned a role in advance that ensures balanced participation and equal opportunities for sharing ideas, expressing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Discussion, Self Determination, Special Needs Students
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Byker, Erik Jon; Good, Amy J.; Miller, Erin; Kissel, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and report on how a group of teacher candidates used technology to create multicultural texts which integrated literacy and social studies. To meet this purpose, the authors briefly describe the objectives of the assignment, examine 41 teacher candidates' perceptions of the assignment, and discuss media…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Childrens Literature
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Menon, Preetha – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is drawn from a study conducted to explore how assessment conversations, a type of informal formative assessment, can support science learning in a technology-aided seventh-grade classroom in Northern California. The classroom setting where the study took place used interactive whiteboards in conjunction with the inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, English Language Learners, Teaching Methods
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Leddy, Helen G. – Multicultural Education, 2018
Parental involvement in schools is best considered a partnership between school personnel and parents that promotes the growth of children (Marschall, Shah, & Donato, 2012). Research has shown that parental involvement in schools that have a large minority student body is lower than it is in predominately White, non-Hispanic, middle-class…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parents, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools
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Demoiny, Sara B. – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author argues that questions about race should be raised in elementary social studies teacher education in order to better prepare teachers to enter their classrooms. In this study she explores how elementary pre-service teachers situate race within the social studies curriculum and how prepared they feel about discussing race…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Studies
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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Wilson, Jane; Fang, Chloe; Rollins, Jenice; Valadez, Destinee – Multicultural Education, 2016
This project sought to gain a closer look at the contrast of oral language opportunities experienced by English learners and native speakers of English in order to draw implications for practicing teachers. Specifically, the authors explored how often and when English learners and native speakers of English engage in academic speaking in K-8…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
Capitelli, Sarah – Multicultural Education, 2016
From the beginning of the school year, the author observed an interesting phenomenon in Ms. James' 3rd grade class: Students would eagerly volunteer to share their ideas by raising their hands or calling out to the teacher, but when they began to share, they would quickly abandon their talk and announce, "I forgot." As the author heard…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Classroom Communication
Kabuto, Bobbie; Velasco, Patricia – Multicultural Education, 2016
The focus of this article is on how translanguaging, which is defined as a language practice that transcends formal language boundaries, was used as a linguistic tool and resource for expressing thoughts, emotions, and understandings of and around English and Spanish texts. Focusing on translanguaging as a medium for learning, the authors begin…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Bilingual Education, Family Literacy, Literacy Education
Lew, Moi Mooi; Nelson, Regena Fails – Multicultural Education, 2016
In the past decade, educational environments have drastically changed over time and have become more diverse and complex. The rapid influx of pluralistic populations from a variety of different societies contribute to the diverse student population. Student diversity creates challenges to new teachers if they are not familiar with culturally…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Evaluation, Beginning Teachers
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