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Byker, Erik Jon; Good, Amy J.; Miller, Erin; Kissel, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and report on how a group of teacher candidates used technology to create multicultural texts which integrated literacy and social studies. To meet this purpose, the authors briefly describe the objectives of the assignment, examine 41 teacher candidates' perceptions of the assignment, and discuss media…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Childrens Literature
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Wiseman, Angela M. – Multicultural Education, 2014
According to a recent report, by the year 2020, more than 50% of the U.S. public school population will be classified as persons of color; that is, students from African, African-American, American Indian, Latino, and Pacific Islander backgrounds (Aud, Fox, & KewalRamani, 2010). As a result of these changing demographics, it is essential for…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Language Arts
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Georgis, Rebecca; Gokiert, Rebecca J.; Ford, Donna Mae; Ali, Mulki – Multicultural Education, 2014
Parental engagement in education has proven to be important to children's academic success. Research suggests that when parents are involved in their children's schooling, children tend to be motivated learners, have high educational aspirations, get good grades, and experience a sense of school belonging (Cheung & Pomerantz, 2012; Hill et…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Parent Participation, Cultural Pluralism, School Community Relationship
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Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2012
The U.S. Census Bureau (2009) reports that over 50% of school-age children will be other than non-Hispanic Caucasians by 2023. In an effort to help meet the imperative need for preservice teachers who are well prepared to work with these students from diverse cultural backgrounds, as well as for teacher education programs to more fully…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Misco, Thomas; Lee, Lena – Multicultural Education, 2012
Schools in Guam function to Americanize immigrants by adjusting different sociocultural values to American mainstream beliefs and practices which are considered norms, such as the matters of hygiene, manners, and farming and food preparation process. However, the educators in this study manifested their different ways of understanding and an…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Ethnicity, Immigrants, Social Values
Saunders, Jane M. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Research suggests that while students in public schools in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and culture, the pool of prospective teachers is made up largely of White, middle-class women. The demographic imperative indicates that this trend will remain stable for the foreseeable future, reinforcing the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Critical Literacy, Public Schools, Novices
Brinson, Sabrina A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
In today's ever changing multicultural society, it is imperative for early childhood educators to be adept at facilitating the learning and progress of all children. In the United States, children of color make up about 40% of the population, and across the world children of color make up approximately 70% of the population. A primary goal in…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Early Childhood Education, Young Children
Williams, Brian; May, Laura A.; Williams, Rhina Fernandes – Multicultural Education, 2012
The authors of this article work in a university-based teacher preparation program designed to prepare teachers to serve in urban, historically underserved schools. Entrance to the program is competitive. Preservice teachers are selected, in part, for their rich life experiences and interest in working in high-needs schools. Even with this…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childrens Literature, Urban Schools, Teacher Educators
Lee, Seungyoun; Foster, Janet – Multicultural Education, 2011
According to the National Council for Social Studies (NCSS) (2008), social studies programs should provide meaningful opportunities for students to view human experience from past, present, and future perspectives. NCSS calls for schools to provide children with a sense of history in order to develop an appreciation of the diverse heritage of the…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education, Civil Rights
Heinze, Peter; DeCandia, Gabriela – Multicultural Education, 2011
In an earlier article appearing in "Multicultural Education" (Volume 16, Number 1, Fall 2008) a number of pedagogical techniques were presented for teaching White students about White privilege and racism (Heinze, 2008). That article emphasized that racism exists along a continuum and that the instructor needs to examine and disclose his or her…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, White Students, Social Bias, Racial Bias
Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia; Marken, James; Lee, Guang-Lea – Multicultural Education, 2011
Teacher educators are pivotal in the effort to prepare teachers to teach in culturally responsive ways (Vescio, et al., 2006). In subject areas such as social studies and English, multicultural literature is viewed as a prime resource for creating a culturally inclusive curriculum. Yet, effective inclusion of these texts--many of which are filled…
Descriptors: Literature, Teaching Methods, Cultural Awareness, Foreign Countries
Eberly, Jody L.; Joshi, Arti; Konzal, Jean; Galen, Harlene – Multicultural Education, 2010
Society is becoming more and more culturally diverse. Schools are no exception. This poses a unique set of challenges for establishing meaningful home-school relations. Given the fact that the home and the school may represent two different cultures, families and schools may not share the same vision with regard to how children should be educated…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Faculty Development, Professional Personnel, Models
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
Pica-Smith, Cinzia – Multicultural Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses her research on children's perspectives of interracial and interethnic friendships in a multiethnic school and highlights children's voices on these intergroup friendships. Schools are important spaces in which social and cultural competencies necessary to the formation of intergroup friendships may be…
Descriptors: Friendship, Children, Student Diversity, Student Attitudes
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
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