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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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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
Lee, Seungyoun; Butler, Malcolm B.; Tippins, Deborah J. – Multicultural Education, 2007
The student population in United States early childhood education programs is becoming more diverse every year. As schools and communities become more diverse, it becomes increasingly important for teachers to be well prepared for teaching and learning in cross-racial, cross-ethnic, and cross-cultural situations. Based on the premise that teachers…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Student Diversity