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Amos, Yukari Takimoto; Nelson, Tiffany Nicole – Multicultural Education, 2020
It has become increasingly apparent that incorporating international stories into the classroom is beneficial for young students. The stories provide vicarious experiences from different countries that help nurture a more tolerant and accepting generation of students. Through reading these stories students gain empathy and understanding for other…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Asian Culture, Childrens Literature
Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia; Marken, James; Lee, Guang-Lea – Multicultural Education, 2011
Teacher educators are pivotal in the effort to prepare teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways (Vescio, et al., 2006). In subject areas such as social studies and English, multicultural literature is viewed as a prime resource for creating a culturally inclusive curriculum. Yet, effective inclusion of these texts--many of which are filled…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
Iwai, Yuko – Multicultural Education, 2008
The population of English as a Second Language (ESL) learners has increased significantly in higher education settings in the United States today. It has been reported that Japanese ESL students are generally unsuccessful when studying in English speaking countries. The typical way of reading in English for Japanese students is the…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, College Students, Reading Strategies, Foreign Countries
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McCrann, Takako Ota – Multicultural Education, 1998
Describes one Japanese woman's reflections of the personal struggle fought by a Korean woman living in Japan. Other countries are thought of as being monocultural or monoethnic societies, in contrast to the United States' cultural melting pot. Multicultural education should examine the existence of multiculturalism in other countries, not just…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Discriminatory Legislation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Discrimination