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O'Donnell, Jennifer Lee – Multicultural Education, 2018
This article discusses one social movement in Buenos Aires--"Frente Popular Darío Fernández" (FPDF)--whose goal was to assist public school teachers in becoming leaders of their communities by providing them an opportunity to learn about social mobilizing and popular education through a series of Freirean-based workshops. Guided by…
Descriptors: Popular Education, Activism, Teacher Collaboration, Foreign Countries
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Schniedewind, Nancy; Tanis, Bianca – Multicultural Education, 2017
Now more than ever public education and multicultural education face daunting challenges. From federal efforts to privatize public education through vouchers, school take-overs, and charters, to the manner in which high-stakes testing has marginalized multicultural education in the curriculum and pedagogy of our nation's schools, and to the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Public Education
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Foster, Janet E.; Root, Tonja L.; Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2015
Considering the importance of the Civil Rights Movement, children need to be introduced to the related concepts early in their school experiences, and teachers need to consider students' developmental needs and curriculum standards in order to provide appropriate content and methods of instruction. The purpose of this article is to introduce a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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Cervantes, Marco Antonio – Multicultural Education, 2015
To demonstrate the significance of cultural crossings in Texas and how cultural exchanges can inform teachers and students in the areas of history, fine arts, geography, and social studies, the author constructed a Summer 2013 teacher workshop for Texas K-12 teachers through the Smithsonian Affiliated Institute of Texan Cultures. The author…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Workshops, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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
Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2009
This article describes a metaphorical imaging activity used in World Educational Links (WEL), a graduate teacher certification program, to help future social justice educators explore their relationship with society and their sense of interconnectedness and empowerment to effect change. The author investigates possibilities inherent in the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Education, Teacher Attitudes, Social Change
Lund, Darren E.; Nabavi, Maryam – Multicultural Education, 2008
In this article, the authors present their duo-ethnographic conversation on social justice activism which explores issues of identity, racism, and activism with young people. The authors initiated their writing of this article as a sporadic and candid e-mail conversation between colleagues over the course of five months from in 2006. Both of them…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Young Adults, Ethnography
Huber-Warring, Tonya – Multicultural Education, 2007
South Africa, a country with the highest incidence of rape and child rape in the world, has the fifth highest prevalence of HIV in the world, with 1.1 million AIDS orphans. The UNAIDS Global Report reveals 370,000 AIDS-related deaths in South Africa in 2003. Given the numbers of people infected and dying, South Africa is regarded as having the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidence, Rape, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Reed, Judith; Black, Deborah J. – Multicultural Education, 2006
By describing an innovative model for teacher education, these authors hope to contribute to an interrogation of teacher education, class, and culture within the current political and economic system. Inaugurated at Keene State College in New Hampshire in May 2002, World Educational Links (WEL) prepares future educators for anti-oppressive…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teacher Education Curriculum, Transformative Learning, Teacher Education
Clark, Christine; Bouis, Gloria Jabonete; Subberman, Sivagami; Balon, Daniello – Multicultural Education, 2004
In the Fall of 2003, the Office of Human Relations Programs (OHRP), the campus-wide equity compliance and diversity education arm of the Office of the President at the University of Maryland, College Park, created, developed, and began implementation of the three-year "Social Justice from Classroom to Community" (SJCC) project through…
Descriptors: Human Relations Programs, Student Diversity, Human Relations, Learning Centers (Classroom)
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Walker, Clarence E. – Multicultural Education, 1993
Discusses the failure of filmmaker Spike Lee to grapple with the real politics of Malcolm X before and after he left the Nation of Islam. Acknowledging the complexity of the man and his context would avoid creating a mythical figure similar to Oliver Stone's movie "JFK." (SLD)
Descriptors: Activism, Biographies, Black Culture, Black History
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Wieder, Alan – Multicultural Education, 2001
Interviewed white teachers in apartheid-era South Africa who taught in segregated schools for black students, all of whom believed that they were part of the fight against apartheid. Though they taught in segregated schools, they worked to facilitate students' political awareness and voice. These teachers were penalized socially and professionally…
Descriptors: Activism, Apartheid, Black Students, Elementary Secondary Education