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Frumkin, Rhoda; Baver, Michael; Mustakas, Christopher – Multicultural Education, 2009
"Celebrate Diversity!" is the signature event of the Mosaic Coalition, a campus-community partnership created by Wagner College and the New York Center for Interpersonal Development (NYCID) to further the appreciation of diverse cultures on Staten Island. As a celebration of the unique characteristics and contributions of the Island's…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Activities, Partnerships in Education
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Strasser, Janis; Seplocha, Holly – Multicultural Education, 2005
College classrooms are changing from the traditional classroom of the past. Professors are greeted with a more diverse population of students and are seeing many different types of learners. Recent census data confirm that the United States population is becoming more multicultural and that this diversity will continue to increase. As the world is…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education
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Brown, Mark S.; Woods, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2005
On April 13, 2004, the College of Education and Professional Studies held its 2nd annual college minority student discussion panel at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois. The main purpose of the panel discussion was for undergraduate students from culturally diverse backgrounds to discuss the personal experiences they have had as a…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Minority Groups, Discussion
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Houser, Neil O. – Multicultural Education, 1997
Considers the value of multicultural literature as a means of promoting social development for the greater good of society. Multicultural literature can be used across grade levels and subject areas to promote substantive social development, and it can improve the social studies curriculum by supplementing traditional materials. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Pohan, Cathy A.; Bailey, Norma J. – Multicultural Education, 1997
A rationale for fully inclusive multiculturalism is proposed by reviewing the experiences of gay and lesbian youth that place them at risk in society and school, how homophobia and heterosexism hurt gay and nongay individuals, and the goals and role of multicultural education in creating a more just and equitable society. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, High Risk Students
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Fairbrother, Anne – Multicultural Education, 2000
Bitter ideological battles exist over hegemonic control of classroom exchange in high school language arts classes. Discusses the debate over the selection of literature that students will read, noting the influence of the dominant culture, the resistance to inclusion of multicultural literature in these classrooms, and the importance of promoting…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Educational Change
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Wills, John; Mehan, Hugh – Multicultural Education, 1996
The current debate about the history and social studies curricula masks questions about deeper issues concerning society and who is to be included in the American story. If multiperspective history is taught well, it will give students the grounds to make evaluations about historical events. (SLD)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum
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Gallimore, Ronald; Goldenberg, Claude – Multicultural Education, 1996
Explores distinguishing between the group-defining function and other adaptive functions of culture is to show why educators need to accommodate cultural commonalities and differences. Recognizing similarities when they exist is an aspect of multicultural education that is sometimes overlooked when concentrating on cultural discontinuities. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
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Powell, Rebecca – Multicultural Education, 1996
Explores how white hegemony is socially enacted and the ways that schools, as institutions in a racially and hierarchically ordered society, tend to obscure its existence. It is argued that a primary role of multicultural education is to make whites aware of their own cultural identity and its associated values. (SLD)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education
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McLaren, Peter – Multicultural Education, 1997
The present focus on diversity in multicultural education is often misguided because the struggle for ethnic diversity makes progressive political sense only if it can be accompanied by a sustained analysis of the cultural logics of white supremacy. A real revolutionary multiculturalism must consider the construction of subjectivities within…
Descriptors: Capitalism, Cultural Awareness, Culture Conflict, Diversity (Student)
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Nieto, Sonia – Multicultural Education, 1994
Educators are challenged to move beyond tolerance as a goal in the conceptualization and practice of multicultural education. Tolerance is actually only a low level of support. It should be surpassed by acceptance, respect, and finally, affirmation, solidarity, and critique. Some examples illustrate these steps. (SLD)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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Conrad, David R. – Multicultural Education, 1994
Explores pluralism and the expanding community through a brief examination of the community-mural movement in the United States. It looks at the recent history of mural painting and discusses examples of community murals that deal cogently with multicultural themes. The implications to educational practice are also discussed. (GLR)
Descriptors: Art Expression, Community Relations, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism
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Green, Stanton W.; Perlman, Stephen M. – Multicultural Education, 1995
Discusses the difficulty inherent in teaching multiculturalism within a nation as culturally diverse and changing as the United States. Teaching cultural awareness from an anthropological perspective is explored. The article argues that the educational community must develop curricula and pedagogies that incorporate an understanding of cultural…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Cultural Literacy, Cultural Pluralism
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Gay, Geneva – Multicultural Education, 1995
Gaps between multicultural theory and practice present some serious challenges and opportunities for future directions in the field. Instead of arguing about the best way to do multicultural education, it is more useful and empowering to legitimize multiple-levels appropriateness in working toward systemic reform. (SLD)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Educational Change
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Shadiow, Linda K. – Multicultural Education, 1996
Considers, within the multicultural context, the extent to which the elements of "story" are present in the classroom curriculum and how the "telling" momentarily preempts the possibility of all but a single interpretation. The author reconsiders content sources and the blind adherence to these sources which can bias learning…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education