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Erskine, Janet L. – Multicultural Education, 2014
After two decades teaching elementary aged children, Janet Erskine states that she has grown increasingly concerned with the use of high-stakes tests to determine how well students, teachers, and schools are performing. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates took effect in 2002, requiring the results on some standardized assessments be used to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, Educational Legislation, Accountability
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Yu, Tianlong – Multicultural Education, 2012
In this article, the author shares reflections on a difficult learning journey. Tianlong Yu first describes the difficulties and resistance students demonstrated in understanding anti-racist education in general. He then shares his attempt to understand such student difficulty and resistance through an analysis of the social and educational…
Descriptors: Whites, Resistance (Psychology), Social Justice, Racial Bias
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
Collier, Shartriya; Auerbach, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2011
The social nature of language learning and development has been widely acknowledged, as has the importance of family relationships in language learning processes. The role that the first language plays in the literacy development of English language learners (ELLs) and their families is irrefutable. Advocates of family literacy programs have…
Descriptors: Program Design, Federal Legislation, Program Improvement, Second Language Learning
Lasky, Beth; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2011
Everyone agrees that family participation is paramount to student achievement. Much has been written about the importance of parent collaboration in the schools. Yet, less has been written about the family who does not speak English and also has a child with disability. This article reviews the research on involvement of parents in the schools,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
Taylor, Roben W. – Multicultural Education, 2010
While it is clear that culturally and linguistically diverse students have the greatest need for quality instructional programs, many researchers argue that they are less likely to be taught with the most effective evidence-based instruction. Banks (2002) contends that the challenges facing educators in meeting the needs of multicultural students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation
Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Mason, Kimberly L. – Multicultural Education, 2008
A growing body of research supports the view that parents' attitudes, behaviors, and activities related to children's education influences students' learning and educational success. To date, research studying parental involvement in their children's schooling included elementary through middle school aged populations. There have been a few…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Parent Participation, Motivation, Educational Practices
Batt, Ellen G. – Multicultural Education, 2008
Concern for the status of linguistic minority education in Idaho provided motivation to investigate the perceptions of the inservice educators who work most closely with a large proportion of English language learners (ELLs) in the rural state's public schools. This study sought to learn directly from the state's ELL educators what they perceived…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, English Teachers, Bilingual Teachers
Kohl, Herbert – Multicultural Education, 2006
The Fake Book is a square spiral bound Xeroxed book, about 7" by 7", maybe 250 pages long. It's all music--the notes, usually in C or B minor, of hundreds of standard tunes, jazz, pop, and every once in a while, classical. The Fake Book and all of its variants provide an evolving canon of tunes that defines a set of common standards for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Property, Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, Public Schools