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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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Shin, Dong-shin – Multicultural Education, 2018
Social media are becoming a critical part of communication in everyday lives and are a common form of communication for many students in and outside of school. Accordingly, English learner (EL) students are using social media-based communication to gather information, maintain friendships, and express multiple identities. Considering that social…
Descriptors: Social Media, Literacy, Academic Achievement, English Language Learners
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de Silva, Renuka Mahari; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Jesme, Shannon; Urness, Brittney; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article is the second in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. The first in the series appeared in the Fall 2017 issue and other articles will appear in future issues of "Multicultural…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Personal Narratives, Multicultural Education
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Robertson, Phyllis M.; Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explore the question: How should faculty prepare educators to advocate for equity, value their own contributions, and avoid the disillusionment and despair that is only natural when those moments of feeling that, "nothing ever changes?" occur. The authors expand on some essential advice that includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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Lees, Anna; Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Roy, Georgina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Improving the quality of education for Indigenous students in the United States (U.S.) requires meaningful and purposeful collaboration between stakeholders in schools, communities, and universities (Clare & Sampsel, 2013; National Center for Educational Statistics, NCES, 2012b). However, scant literature addresses collaboration between…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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Courtney, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In 2005, a group of concerned parents who had arrived in the United States as refugees from war-torn Somalia received approval from their local school district to establish the Iftin Charter School (ICS). The K-8 school continues to engender hope and intellectual strength in its students and parents. ICS finds itself uniquely equipped to meet the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Charter Schools, Second Language Learning
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Dotts, Brian W. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Public school curriculum battles offer great examples for illustrating how politics saturates education policy, particularly in the State of Texas. However, Arizona has emerged as another peculiar contender in contemporary battles to control high school curricula. Curriculum battles have deep historical roots in Arizona and elsewhere that go…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, School Districts, Whites, Racial Identification
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Louque, Angela; Latunde, Yvette – Multicultural Education, 2014
There is an old adage that says it takes a village to raise a child. The key principles of the village concept may include influences and interactions of families, home environments, schools, and communities. The interconnectedness of these constituents may positively or negatively impact one another and the sustainment of the village, with all…
Descriptors: Cultural Capital, African American Family, Mixed Methods Research, Family Environment
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Alfaro, Daisy D.; O'Reilly-Díaz, Karen; López, Gerardo R. – Multicultural Education, 2014
In institutions of higher education, Latinos represent 25.2% of 18-to-24-year-old students enrolled in two-year colleges. Moreover, Latinos are now the largest "minority" group in four-year colleges and universities (2012). This rapid growth and increased participation of Latino students in the P-20 pipeline presents an opportunity for…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Minority Group Students
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Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne; Anderson, Jim – Multicultural Education, 2014
Rogoff (2003) argues that "Human development is a cultural process….People develop as participants in cultural communities" (p. 3). Children develop within families, and different cultures reflect differences in how they structure activity for this development. For example, middle class North American families generally would not permit…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Parenting Styles, Child Development
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Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2014
Some of the challenges that early childhood teachers face include how to deal with a growing diversity in student populations, how to reduce learning gaps, and how to increase the achievement of all children (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). The number of children who are English language learners (ELLs) is growing fast schools in the United States…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Early Childhood Education
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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
Reiter, Abigail B.; Davis, Shannon N. – Multicultural Education, 2011
As they begin their teaching careers, many new teachers have never attended school with, or lived in neighborhoods with, people of color. About 84% of the nation's teachers are White (U.S. Department of Education, 2009), and are often from middle-class backgrounds, while only a little more than half of U.S. public school students are White. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Neighborhoods, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
Madrid, E. Michael – Multicultural Education, 2011
In the very near future, Latino students will become the majority in California's public schools and because of their great numbers and presence, the pattern of lackluster academic achievement must be a major concern of teachers, school leaders, and policy makers. Despite having made great strides in narrowing the gap that separated them from…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
Lasky, Beth; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2011
Everyone agrees that family participation is paramount to student achievement. Much has been written about the importance of parent collaboration in the schools. Yet, less has been written about the family who does not speak English and also has a child with disability. This article reviews the research on involvement of parents in the schools,…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Federal Legislation, Parent Participation, Family Involvement
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