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Rodriguez, Sonia – Multicultural Education, 2019
The origins of power readily align with the construction of social norms that have restricted women from leadership roles in fields considered to be masculinized. In education, for example, White males have historically dominated the top leadership positions in school organizations. Traditionally schools have been organized along a vertical and…
Descriptors: Superintendents, Women Administrators, Mexican Americans, School Districts
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Cervantes, Marco Antonio – Multicultural Education, 2015
To demonstrate the significance of cultural crossings in Texas and how cultural exchanges can inform teachers and students in the areas of history, fine arts, geography, and social studies, the author constructed a Summer 2013 teacher workshop for Texas K-12 teachers through the Smithsonian Affiliated Institute of Texan Cultures. The author…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Workshops, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2014
Some of the challenges that early childhood teachers face include how to deal with a growing diversity in student populations, how to reduce learning gaps, and how to increase the achievement of all children (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). The number of children who are English language learners (ELLs) is growing fast schools in the United States…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Early Childhood Education
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Machado-Casas, Margarita; Sánchez, Patricia; Ek, Lucila D. – Multicultural Education, 2014
Drawing from a larger qualitative four-year study of an after-school technology partnership called "La Clase Mágica" at the University of Texas at San Antonio (LCM@UTSA), the authors focus on how digital literacies mediate the literacy learning of Latina/o bilingual immigrant parents. They also discuss how the elementary school and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, After School Programs, Partnerships in Education, Technological Literacy
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
Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
When professional development in diversity is provided to educators in the field, it usually targets classroom practice with the intent of closing the achievement gap. These efforts are critical. But work should not stop there because culture underlies every policy, practice, and procedure in the school and influences every thought, interaction,…
Descriptors: Diversity (Faculty), Personnel Selection, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Cultural Differences
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
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
Gainer, Jesse S.; Larrotta, Clarena – Multicultural Education, 2010
In this article, the authors describe qualitative research conducted in the large and diverse states of California and Texas that examine the beliefs and experiences of preservice teachers in relation to issues of cultural and linguistic diversity and education. In this research, the authors found that even within teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, White Students
Shodavaram, Mary P.; Jones, Lisa A.; Weaver, Laurie R.; Marquez, Judith A.; Ensle, Anne L. – Multicultural Education, 2009
The purpose of this study was to examine suburban high school teachers' beliefs about non-European ancestry immigrant students; more specifically, suburban teachers' beliefs regarding the impact of students' cultural backgrounds on academic performance were examined. Non-European ancestry immigrant students are those students whose ancestral…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Likert Scales, Secondary School Teachers, Immigrants
Farruggio, Pete – Multicultural Education, 2009
In today's sociopolitical climate in the United States, nativist anti-immigrant movements drive the marginalization and disempowerment of Latino schoolchildren. Latino teachers need more than a shared ethnicity with their students to help them develop their full potential. Bilingual educators and proponents of dual language programs must…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Bilingual Education, Global Approach, Multicultural Education
Gallo, Yadira; Garcia, Martha; Pinuelas, Lucia; Youngs, Irene – Multicultural Education, 2008
Staff development is too often inadequate or overlooked in bilingual education. Rather, bilingual educators are forced to seek outside resources and strategies because of inconsistencies in school district bilingual programs. These authors offer a "crash" course for other teachers who may be looking for solid information about bilingual…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingualism, Limited English Speaking
Marbley, Aretha Faye – Multicultural Education, 2007
Throughout the country and especially in Texas, local communities opened their arms to hurricane Katrina evacuees. Like the federal government, emergency health and mental health entities were unprepared for the massive numbers of people needing assistance. Mental health professionals, though armed with a wealth of crisis intervention information,…
Descriptors: Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Workers, Mental Health Programs, Community Coordination
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Curtin, Ellen – Multicultural Education, 2005
Second-language acquisition theorists caution educators that higher second-language competency skills can take anywhere from five to eight years to attain realistically for any individual acquiring competency in a second language. There are many other variables like age of arrival in the United States and standard of education from home country…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Immigrants, English (Second Language)
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