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Hollar, James L. – Multicultural Education, 2019
In this article, the author recounts his mission: a voyage into the "strange" world of American high school, specifically the science fiction elective classroom. His mission is one of curricular intervention to transform how students, particularly those of color, envision their own futuristic missions. The study strives to serve the too…
Descriptors: Science Fiction, Literature, Adolescents, African American Students
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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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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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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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
Lor, Pao – Multicultural Education, 2018
Hmong Americans are originally a preliterate, seminomadic, and agrarian ethnic hill tribe from Southeast Asia and have now been in the United States for the last four decades. From the 1960s to the mid 1970s, the Hmong joined forces with the U.S. during the Secret War in Laos. After the U.S. pulled out of Laos in 1975, the new Laotian regime began…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Hmong People, Refugees, Asian Americans
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Giambo, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2017
Florida implemented the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), a statewide assessment of students' academic content, in 1996. Subsequently, in 2001, the State Board of Education established passing scores on the FCAT to determine eligibility for a standard high school diploma. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Florida requires students to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities
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Cloyd, Melissa – Multicultural Education, 2017
Stakeholders have long been concerned about high school drop-out rates and associated achievement gaps between groups, specifically racial, of high school students. While significant improvements have been made to these drop-out rates at the national level, the largest group of drop-out students continues to be those of Hispanic heritage. Research…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Service Learning, At Risk Students, Dropout Rate
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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Gonzales-Galindo, Darlene; Roy, Brittani – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to chronicle the manner in which a cohort of pre-service teachers, during their one-year residency, used an English learner (EL) project to better understand secondary ELs, thus informing their emerging teaching practices and promoting reflexivity in their praxis and ideologies. This one-year study documented the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
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Cho, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2015
Little empirical research has examined the cause of language shift or the factors related to the heritage language (HL) development of language minority groups. This study investigates the factors that facilitate or inhibit the HL development of second-generation Korean Americans, with a focus on adolescent HL learners, who go through phases in…
Descriptors: Native Language, Korean Americans, High School Students, Second Language Learning
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Drouin, Steven D. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Asking students to physically construct manifestations of their identities is not necessarily a new technique, but the author wanted students to experience the iterative and fluid nature of identity formation with the hopes of beginning a longer discussion of how other individuals, groups, and varying contexts shape identities with and without…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Art Education, Self Concept, Grade 11
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Aceves, Terese C. – Multicultural Education, 2014
Developing family and school partnerships can improve school curriculum, increase parents' skills, improve student outcomes, and assist teachers to support their students in the classroom. For almost four decades in the United States, the importance of establishing healthy partnerships with families has been critical to improving the education of…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Special Education, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
Palmer, Barbara C.; Sun, Lingzhi; Leclere, Judith T. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article will analyze the figurative language that reflects Chinese traditional society and culture in "Yeh-Shen." The authors will consider both the figures of speech and the figures of thought (to include symbolism) that provide insight into an understanding of the Chinese culture through a reading of "Yeh-Shen." This analysis can be used by…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Figurative Language, Literary Styles, Asian Culture
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Cote, Debra L.; Jones, Vita L.; Sparks, Shannon L.; Aldridge, Patricia A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Parents from culturally diverse backgrounds need to feel that they play a vital role in the future success of their sons or daughters with disabilities. Differences in culture and ethnicity can affect families' involvement in transition planning and the goals that they emphasize for their children. Families of diverse backgrounds were surveyed and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Development, Disabilities, Student Diversity
Journell, Wayne; Castro, Erin L. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Latino students, in particular, often feel alienated from politics, especially at the federal level, and this political disengagement often correlates with the immigrant status of students or their families. However, recent research suggests that the amount and quality of social studies coursework taken by immigrant students can reverse these…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Immigration, Political Issues, Immigrants
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