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Smith, Earl Bradford – Multicultural Education, 2009
With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Rothermel, Beth Ann – Multicultural Education, 1998
Investigates multiculturalism and education in Sweden through historical accounts, national course plans and guidelines, current theory, discussions with scholars, classroom observations, and 23 interviews of late-secondary/early postsecondary teachers of civics and Swedish language arts. (EMS)
Descriptors: Civics, Cultural Pluralism, Culture, Educational Policy
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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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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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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