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Griffin, Autumn; James, ArCasia – Multicultural Education, 2018
The curricular choices educators make when selecting certain words over others, adding or omitting certain characters, or using a curriculum that tells a story from a certain or single perspective will meaningfully determine which prisms or conceptualizations students cultivate to understand the world. The authors believe that expressions of Black…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, African Americans, Curriculum
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Jesme, Shannon; Tamukong, Delphine N.; deSilva, Renuka; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2017
This article is the first 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. Other articles in the series will appear in future issues of "Multicultural Education." Hunter and her students…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Biographies
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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
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias
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Robinson, Nichelle Boyd; Moore, Virginia J.; Williams-Black, Thea H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Equality for all was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he knowingly laid the foundation for and inspired the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, who also had the dream of "Change" for America. These men exhibited how working together can make dreams become reality. For the…
Descriptors: Presidents, African Americans, Social Change, Social Studies
Mabry, Malerie; Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan – Multicultural Education, 2012
Perspective taking, which is seeing a viewpoint other than one's own, is critical in interpersonal understanding and in cross-cultural communication. It is especially crucial in diverse societies such as the United States as well as in countries where immigrants from other nations are living as one community. Hence, this article focuses on…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Childrens Literature, Perspective Taking, Elementary School Students
Engdahl, Eric – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article highlights the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, California, which is one successful model of a community-based arts education organization whose central mission is to provide these deep art-rich experiences for students from low socio-economic status (SES) communities, who in this instance are predominately African…
Descriptors: Art Education, Facility Improvement, Integrity, Socioeconomic Status
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Williams, Gary L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, United States History, Slavery, African Americans
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Ciardiello, A. Vincent – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article provides a model for teachers to expand students' thinking about the liberating nature of literacy. Literacy is not just about making kids smarter or preparing them for future careers. Neither is it passive, neutral, or innocent. It is infused with values and ideology. It can be used by people to promote freedom or support tyranny. It…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African Americans, Personal Narratives, Literacy Education
Brown, Keffrelyn D.; Brown, Anthony L. – Multicultural Education, 2011
In the United States, race--perhaps more than any other sociocultural factor--is the most challenging and complex to understand (Omi & Winant, 1994). Much of this difficulty stems from the powerful yet often unacknowledged role that race has and continues to play in the U.S. context. Race is without a doubt a complicated, contentious, and highly…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Pluralism, Civil Rights, History
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Rouson, Leon – Multicultural Education, 2011
For the African-American family, life ain't been no crystal stair. The African-American family has trotted for over 400 years through a wilderness of racism, poverty, discrimination of all kinds, crossing seas of monsters and forests of demons. Yet, despite the numerous obstacles and attacks that society has mounted against it since slavery, the…
Descriptors: African American Family, Slavery, African Americans, African American Culture
Boyd, Nichelle C. – Multicultural Education, 2008
Addressing sensitive issues of race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and gender can be daunting for any instructor, and add to this teaching at an institution in the Deep South with a long history of racial tension beginning with the integration of the University and the not so popular emblems it has been known for. The author was apprehensive…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Racial Factors, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic Status
Roxas, Kevin – Multicultural Education, 2008
Although teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States declined for ten straight years during the 1990s and were less than half of comparative figures from 1957, the year of the all-time high of teen pregnancy, nearly one in ten teenage young women still became pregnant in 2001, with half of these young women giving birth. Teen pregnancy…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Working Class, Public Schools
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred; Berg, Rachelle – Multicultural Education, 2008
With the increased focus on issues of diversity and multiculturalism in the United States and abroad, educators and clinicians have become more and more concerned about the feasibility and validity of their assessment instruments and practices for children and adults from nonWhite backgrounds. Many researchers emphasize that when working with…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Psychological Evaluation, Cultural Pluralism, Evaluation Methods
Simon, Lisa – Multicultural Education, 2008
The children's novel "Out of the Dust" (Hesse, 1997) is an evocative portrayal of the drought and dust storms that devastated Midwestern farms in the 1930s. Through the voice of her 13-year-old narrator, Karen Hesse intertwines history and free verse poetry to create what many readers find to be a moving depiction of the Oklahoma…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Novels, Poetry, Reading Materials
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