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Casto, Amanda R. – Multicultural Education, 2020
The economic, technological, and social effects of the contemporary globalization era have spurred new challenges in education and teacher preparation. As the tapestry of American society shifts and technology rapidly evolves, teachers and teacher educators are finding themselves faced with the pressing need to prepare students for a more tolerant…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Literature
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Ramsay-Jordan, Natasha – Multicultural Education, 2020
Each year, U.S. teacher education programs work to prepare more than 3,500 candidates to be future educators (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2016). This population of pre-service teachers (PTs), however, is overwhelmingly White, perpetuating a pattern in which 85% of all U.S. teachers are White, while Black or African American…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, White Students, African American Students
Lucey, Thomas A.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Hawkins, Jeffrey M. – Multicultural Education, 2010
For a socially just community to occur, decision-making must employ respectful procedures that value input from representatives of all economic contexts. By considering philosophical roots of Western societal development, it is possible to gain insight into the systemic processes underlying these circumstances. By understanding these bases,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, History, Philosophy, Decision Making
Henry, Wilma J.; Closson, Rosemary B. – Multicultural Education, 2010
The purpose of this article is to examine the potential of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to facilitate the development of a critical consciousness among their White students. It discusses philosophical views regarding the process of unveiling "Whiteness," including White critical studies and White identity development…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, White Students, Philosophy, Critical Theory
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
Lyon, Anna F. – Multicultural Education, 2009
It is well documented that many preservice teachers arrive on campuses with few past experiences or opportunities to interact with people from diverse backgrounds. In addition, they often think of diversity only as an issue of race. Successful teaching requires a wider view of diversity that includes race, ethnicity/nationality, social class,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Social Class, Social Status
Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Slavit, David – Multicultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this article is two-fold: first, to explore the role played by linguistic and cultural factors in the mathematics classroom, particularly in relation to diverse learners; and, second, to provide insight into teaching, learning, and professional development that takes into account current mathematics education reform recommendations.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change, Cultural Influences
Ryan, Ann Marie – Multicultural Education, 2006
Addressing the issue of teachers' low expectations of students of color and those in poverty poses significant challenges to teacher education. The growing body of research focused on this issue documents ways teachers can make a real difference in the educational lives of children. Ladson-Billings' (1992; 1994; 1995) and others demonstrate that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Sociology, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes
Morris, Marla – Multicultural Education, 2005
Generally, this article examines the complicated relations between gender and sexuality. More specifically, it couches gender and sexuality in the field of queer studies and education and argues that whatever gender and sexuality might mean, these concepts must include discussions around queerness, otherwise gender debates get aligned with …
Descriptors: Homosexuality, School Culture, Gender Issues, Social Theories
Baptiste, H. Prentice; Orvosh-Kamenski, Heidi; Kamenski, Christopher J. – Multicultural Education, 2005
This article focuses on the recent presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and William Jefferson Clinton and is the sixth installment in a series that examines how presidents, through their office of power, have impacted U.S. citizens by their actions and policies. By viewing the presidents through a multicultural lense we can more…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Justice, Presidents
Cipolle, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2004
Service-learning is a wide-spread educational strategy in K-16 education. Currently 64% of all public schools and 83% of public high schools have community service. Researchers have proclaimed the many benefits of service learning in terms of student empowerment, but does it have the power to create a counter-hegemony that provides an alternative…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Student Empowerment, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education
Quezada, Reyes; Romo, Jaime J. – Multicultural Education, 2004
Research indicates that there is a correlation between exposure of violence in the media and in entertainment and student behavior. Many students have been victims themselves of violent, verbal, and physical assaults. Classroom teachers and educators continue to address this issue locally in classrooms and in their schools. Amid the various…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Student Behavior, Teacher Education Programs
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Schaffer, Deborah – Multicultural Education, 2003
Recommends incorporating the works of author Anzia Yezierska into high school and college courses in order to increase students' multicultural awareness and tolerance of diversity. Notes that in five novels and many short stories, she raises cultural, gender, and religious issues still relevant today. Themes in her works include obedience to…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Gender Issues
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Mallery, James L.; Mallery, Janet G. – Multicultural Education, 1999
Reviews current arguments posed by supporters of educational tracking and those who oppose it. Research results support the view that tracking as practiced today is detrimental to the U.S. educational system, although the downfall of tracking is likely to result from legal reasons beyond its worst features. (SLD)
Descriptors: Ability Grouping, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Krashen, Stephen – Multicultural Education, 1996
Reviews research that provides evidence that nonnative speakers of English in the United States use English a great deal and have acquired it very well. Misreporting of facts has suggested that immigrants are not acquiring English. English as a Second Language classes do facilitate the development of conversational language. (SLD)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Immigrants, Language Acquisition
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