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Reitman, Galit C.; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this grounded research study was to discover the significant supports that help teachers remain in teaching. The researchers surveyed 60 teachers and interviewed 10 teachers who received significant support in the first years of their teaching experience. The researchers were interested in knowing if the level of assistance and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Principals
Lew, Moi Mooi; Nelson, Regena Fails – Multicultural Education, 2016
In the past decade, educational environments have drastically changed over time and have become more diverse and complex. The rapid influx of pluralistic populations from a variety of different societies contribute to the diverse student population. Student diversity creates challenges to new teachers if they are not familiar with culturally…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques, Student Evaluation, Beginning Teachers
Stein, Jennifer Canillas – Multicultural Education, 2011
Although public school districts in Southern California are experiencing declining enrollment overall, accompanying this decline is a continuing increase in the percentage of students classified as English language learners (EL). In one Southern California school district with an enrollment of approximately 5,500, EL represented almost 31% of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Second Language Learning, Cooperation, School Districts
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
Amobi, Funmi A. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Every teacher is a messenger. The message that a teacher communicates and portrays is acquired formally and informally through systematic study, and environmental and socialization processes. While formal study happens consciously within a particular period of time, experiential learning that impinges on the development of the message happens all…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Speech Communication, Secondary Education, Teacher Student Relationship
Assaf, Lori Czop; Dooley, Caitlin McMunn – Multicultural Education, 2006
Hernandez (1989) argued that teacher educators who teach multicultural education courses too often focus on curricular or content aspects of multicultural education and rarely deal with the process of changing teachers' belief systems related to multicultural education. This article presents a host of practices that have supported teachers'…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Beginning Teachers, Teaching Methods, Education Courses
Nunez, Marci; Fernandez, Mary Rose – Multicultural Education, 2006
The recruitment of qualified teachers is an immense and demanding job, particularly for high-poverty urban schools. Urban schools often turn to the common practice of recruiting teachers who are under qualified, most of them with no teaching experience and limited training. Because of their lack of preparation, coupled with the difficult working…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teacher Recruitment, Urban Schools
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Brown, Elinor L.; Howard, Bobby R., II – Multicultural Education, 2005
The term service-learning does not simply imply that one provides a service for a particular target group; the service participants must also strive to learn how to augment and reform their own knowledge base. Brown (2005) has redefined service-learning for teacher candidates and asserts that service-learning must include a five-point outcome…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Service Learning, Teaching Models, Educational Philosophy
Mayes, Clifford; Montero, Fidel; Cutri, Ramona Maile – Multicultural Education, 2004
Much has been written over the last two decades on the difficulties that many Latino students continue to face in U.S. public schools. In this article, the authors look at some of the most pressing of these problems in a particular middle-school in a Rocky Mountain state (which the authors called "Madison Middle School"). The authors examine these…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Beginning Teachers, Middle Schools, Teacher Attitudes