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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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Kondor, Carrie; Owusu-Ansah, Angela; Keyne-Michaels, Lynn – Multicultural Education, 2019
Out of every three students enrolled in either elementary or secondary school in the United States, one is of a racial or ethnic minority, whereas about 87% of the teachers are White and female (Cross, 2003; Griner & Stewart, 2013; Sleeter, 2001; Villegas & Lucas, 2002). The rate of increase in minority K-12 students, who are often also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
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Suzuki, Tadayuki; Huss, Jeanine; Fiehn, Barbara; Spencer, Roxanne Myers – Multicultural Education, 2015
Teachers regularly evaluate children's literature for literary quality and age-appropriate information. Today's picture books address issues such as world population, homelessness, climate change, and other socially important themes, but when faced with social studies lessons on sensitive topics such as war and its reality, elementary teachers may…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, War, Picture Books, Pictorial Stimuli
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
Pica-Smith, Cinzia – Multicultural Education, 2009
In this article, the author discusses her research on children's perspectives of interracial and interethnic friendships in a multiethnic school and highlights children's voices on these intergroup friendships. Schools are important spaces in which social and cultural competencies necessary to the formation of intergroup friendships may be…
Descriptors: Friendship, Children, Student Diversity, Student Attitudes
Savage, Todd A.; Harley, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2009
It is known from history that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people have always existed in society. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, and queer/questioning (LGBTIQ) individuals, collectively known as sexual minorities, represent approximately 10% of the population. As many as nine students in every classroom of 30 are in…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Minority Groups, Sexual Identity, Public Schools
Adams, Thomasenia Lott – Multicultural Education, 2008
One semester while attempting to help pre-service teachers learn how to make mathematics relevant to the lives of young children, it occurred to the author that many preservice teachers in teacher education programs were uncomfortable outside of their own personal cultural experiences. Having recently read some work of Claudia Zavslavsky (1996),…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Lesson Plans, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Curriculum
Davis, Danne E. – Multicultural Education, 2008
In this article, the author shares that what she knows about the inner city does not stem from the location of her childhood. Rather, she knows about the inner city through the vernacular of her peers who use it to entitle courses; name proposals, scholarly presentations, and research foci; refer to practicum settings where numerous prospective…
Descriptors: Children, Urban Areas, African American Students, Multicultural Education
Morrier, Michael J.; Hess, Kristen L.; Heflin, L. Juane – Multicultural Education, 2008
Originally described by Leo Kanner (1943) and recognized as a special education eligibility category by the U.S. Department of Education in 1990 (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act [IDEA], 1990), autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by deficits in reciprocal social interactions, communication, and interests and behaviors.…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Intervention, Incidence, Autism
Cho, Grace; Shin, Fay; Krashen, Stephen – Multicultural Education, 2004
Heritage languages (HL) are language spoken by the children of immigrants or by those who immigrated to a country when young. The purpose of this article is to briefly review what is known about heritage language development over time and to identify some gaps in people's knowledge. In this article, the authors consider three aspects: how much HL…
Descriptors: Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Heritage Education