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Lubin, Jacqueline; Vaz, Pelgy; Scott, Robert – Multicultural Education, 2020
For more than three decades, researchers have examined strategies to teach students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). For the purpose of this article, students who are CLD are those whose ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds, including English language learners and English speakers of other languages, differ from…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Sanmiguel, Elizabeth R.; Reyes, Alexandra; Burns, Dwight; Huber, Tonya – Multicultural Education, 2019
Driven by the motto of civic engagement and local to global citizenship,Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) is a campus that emphasizes building a friendly community in which students and faculty engage in building strong personal and professional relationships that will lead them toward a more globally aware, socially just, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Service Learning, Volunteers, Learner Engagement
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Hones, Donald F.; Pasayes, Mayra; Vang, Txerthoj – Multicultural Education, 2019
In this article, two co-authors share their immigrant stories of persecution and flight to the U.S. Txerthoj Vang is a refugee from Laos who supported the U.S. as part of the Hmong secret army during the Vietnam era. Mayra Pasayes is an immigrant from El Salvador who fled that country's civil war during the 1980s. Though they each faced a high…
Descriptors: Refugees, Immigrants, Citizenship, Personal Narratives
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Howlett, Kristina M.; Young, Heather D. – Multicultural Education, 2019
Building a classroom library while infusing multicultural (MC) content and multiple perspectives into the learning environment is an important job for teachers. Students need to have direct access to meaningful and relevant texts, and the classroom library is the optimal location. Teacher educators should strive to assist teacher candidates in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Library Materials, Multicultural Education, Childrens Literature
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Demoiny, Sara B. – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author argues that questions about race should be raised in elementary social studies teacher education in order to better prepare teachers to enter their classrooms. In this study she explores how elementary pre-service teachers situate race within the social studies curriculum and how prepared they feel about discussing race…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Studies
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Robinson, Tyrone; Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2017
While discussions involving multicultural education have typically concerned advocating for equity and social justice within the K-12 public schools and higher education institutions across the United States, similar advocacy and initiatives can and should be applied to the preparation of other professionals who serve the needs of the American…
Descriptors: Nurses, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Family Practice (Medicine)
Mosholder, Richard S.; Waite, Bryan; Larsen, Carolee A.; Goslin, Christopher – Multicultural Education, 2016
This is the third report of a longitudinal project to improve recruiting and retention of Native American students at a large open-enrollment teaching university in the intermountain West where such students are greatly underrepresented. In the first study (Mosholder, et. al, 2013a), grounded theory was employed to create and evaluate a survey…
Descriptors: Student Recruitment, American Indian Students, College Students, Academic Persistence
Taylor, Roben; Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Ringlaben, Ravic P. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The issue of diversity in U.S. K-12 schools requires significant training and experiences for preservice teachers to recognize the importance of students' socio-cultural, religious values, and the influence their cultural background have in their quest to succeed in their educational endeavors. This study provides significant information to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Elementary teachers face the challenging task of meeting state curriculum standards while at the same time attempting to expand ideas that are inclusive of the wider world. True inquiry is "experienced when those involved [do] not know the answers that lay at the end of their exploration". Guiding children into true inquiry is difficult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Gichuru, Margaret; Riley, Jeanetta G.; Robertson, Jo; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Children bring a variety of cultural, linguistic, and social backgrounds into the preschool classroom. When teachers consider these backgrounds, they are better able to create environments that reflect children's cultures and to design learning experiences that build on children's prior experiences. This qualitative study examined how children's…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Federal Programs, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Children