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Giambo, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2020
Changing demographics in the United States have for many years pointed toward a developing minority-majority within the U.S. population. Projections from the U.S. Census (2015, 2016) signal that the aggregation of all minority groups will form a majority (i.e., a minority-majority) of the overall population by 2044. Despite making these many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Immigrants, Social Bias
Masunah, Juju – Multicultural Education, 2016
There are two different goals of multicultural dance education. First, multicultural dance education is a concept of teaching strategies to understand people's cultural productions using various dances. The main goal of learning various dances is to understand the people behind those dances. Second, multicultural dance education is a concept to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Dance Education, Student Diversity, Disabilities
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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
Abramova, Inna – Multicultural Education, 2012
Researchers have explored the experiences of minority teachers (Irvine, 2003) and racial minority immigrant teachers in the context of schooling and curriculum development (Subedi, 2008). Many studies on immigrant teachers have focused on problems regarding their adjustment to the new culture and the construction of their identities; fewer…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teaching Methods, Minority Group Teachers, Curriculum Development
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
Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee – Multicultural Education, 2011
Today's global community encompasses interconnectivity between societies, where a development in one country affects and informs something similar in other countries. Multicultural education is not exempt from this pattern. Multicultural education was first started by concerned activists and educators in the United States as a way to secure social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Immigrants
DeCastro-Ambrosetti, Debra; Cho, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2011
Educators in the United States have been socialized to believe that their mission in teaching is to play nice and treat all of their students the same, regardless of race, ethnicity, class, or gender. What is often missing in this teaching-all-equally approach is a counter-narrative that questions whether teachers can in fact successfully act as…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Student Evaluation, Adolescents, Preservice Teacher Education
Savage, Todd A.; Harley, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2009
It is known from history that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have always existed in society. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) individuals, collectively known as sexual minorities, represent approximately 10% of the population. As many as nine students in every classroom of 30 are in…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Minority Groups, Sexual Identity, Public Schools
Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2009
In the State of California, an additional 100,000 teachers will be needed during the next 10 years to teach in K-12 schools (School Services of California, Inc., 2006), due both to population growth and the retirement of "Baby Boomers." This critical need to develop teachers in California will be mirrored in other states as well, and…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Teaching (Occupation), Employment Opportunities, Teacher Recruitment
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
Chen, Minjie – Multicultural Education, 2009
The sheer amount of American children's and young adult literature, boasting an outpouring of 5,000 titles every year, often amazes a person who is new to this field. Not only is a large proportion of these books of high printing and binding quality, but, at a quick glance, among them is also a pleasant diversity of genre, format, targeted age…
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Modern History, War, Young Adults
Lee, Seungyoun; Dallman, Mary Ellen – Multicultural Education, 2008
Diversity and multicultural education is fast becoming the norm. Race, gender, ethnicity, ability, language, culture, socioeconomic class, family configurations, interests, or combinations of these produce enormous diversity issues. The refection of this huge sociocultural diversity--children coming from different ethnic backgrounds--has…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Constructivism (Learning), Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education
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
Baptiste, H. Prentice; Townsend, Katie – Multicultural Education, 2008
The primary focus of research that the authors have undertaken at New Mexico State University for the past several years can be summed up with the question--are Presidential Libraries educational institutions or are they simply political monuments and messages? The authors have conducted extensive investigations involving visitations to ten…
Descriptors: Presidents, Libraries, Library Role, Institutional Mission
Hancock, Robert; Nauman, Anne; Fulwiler, John – Multicultural Education, 2007
Perhaps one of the worst disasters in United States history, Hurricane Katrina is expected to have a lasting impact on the economies of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida with losses in the billions of dollars. Given that the economic foundation of the approximately 600 schools and libraries affected was far from ideal before the…
Descriptors: School Districts, Natural Disasters, Community Surveys, Mail Surveys
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