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Hemmer, Lynn M.; Robertson, Phyllis M.; Sanders, Jana M. – Multicultural Education, 2021
In this article, the authors use Bleicher's (2006) conceptualization of "Bildung" as a very individual and never-ending process of critically assessing knowledge as they seek to recast the boundaries of a study abroad experience to include it as a high-impact, transformative exercise for faculty. Autoethnography and personal narratives…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Faculty, Reflection, Teaching Experience
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
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Cashman, Timothy G. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The article describes a study that was conducted in Malaysia, and at the borders of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada, to compare the reactions of social studies teachers from Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico to the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. on March 20, 2003. The key objective of the investigations in all three countries was to uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Social Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
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Hones, Donald; Cifuentes, Persida – Multicultural Education, 2012
Schools across the United States serve children from families that have crossed the U.S. border without documents. Some of these children have crossed the border themselves. For teachers and other educators, the Supreme Court decision of "Plyler v. Doe" (1982) has set the precedent that all children in the United States are entitled to a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Civil Rights
Palmer, Deborah K.; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multicultural Education, 2012
Among the coursework offered to preservice teachers at the first author's institution in 2007 was the course "Second Language Acquisition" (SLA). This course was designed to develop multicultural awareness by introducing the theory and practice of second language acquisition and helping future teachers become familiar with the struggles…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Field Trips, Preservice Teacher Education
Huerta, Mary Esther Soto; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – Multicultural Education, 2011
This study was inspired by the literary elements of "cuentos tipicos" (culturally-relevant stories). The book "Prietita y la llorona" ("Prietita and the Ghost Woman") written by Anzaldua (1995) is a good example of a "cuento" that provides information about medicinal herbs and also includes…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
Hones, Donald F.; Aguilar, Nancy; Thao, Stacie – Multicultural Education, 2009
This article provides portraits of two women on professional journeys to become bilingual teachers. Stacie Thao was born in Thailand. Nancy Aguilar was born in California, and spent some of her childhood in Mexico. Stacie's first language is Hmong, while Nancy's is Spanish. Each learned English in school, and each helped their immigrant parents…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Bilingual Teachers, Immigrants
Alfaro, Cristina – Multicultural Education, 2008
The study described in this article took place in an international consortium type model program. The International Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a California State University System (CSUS) credential program for elementary teacher candidates who are pursuing teacher certification as bilingual teachers (Spanish). Besides San Diego State…
Descriptors: Student Teaching, Foreign Students, Student Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
Garza, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2007
Reflecting on her experiences as an educator over the past four years, the author realizes that the Center for the Study of Border Pedagogy (Bord Pedagogy) has profoundly shaped her vision for education, significantly changed her instructional practice, and effectively focused her efforts for social justice and equity in multicultural schools.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Justice, Teaching Methods
Valenciana, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2006
Many educators are committed to multicultural education and are constantly seeking an inclusive curriculum voicing the diversity of the many cultural groups in the United States. The influential work of James Banks (1981, 1997, 2001) has encouraged a generation of educators to design a multicultural curriculum. Yet while this task remains an…
Descriptors: Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Genealogy, Oral History
Hampton, Elaine – Multicultural Education, 2004
The research presented in this article is just a step in the arduous task of defining the legacy of globalization on education as cultures are forced into new association via an international economic agenda. United States-Mexican interchanges have developed as a result of the encouragement for global economic activity provided by the increase in…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Foreign Countries, Mexicans, Global Approach
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Hampton, Elaine; Liguori, Olga; Rippberger, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2003
Describes an educational collaboration at the University of Texas El Paso designed to increase the U.S. border community's understanding of their Mexican school counterparts. This small teacher border exchange program grew into a laboratory for learning and teaching multicultural education through binational community-based experience. Research…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development