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Martelli, Cynthia Dawn; Johnston, Vicki; Israel, Carly; Flake, Sharon G.; Winston, Sherri; Bloor, Edward – Multicultural Education, 2019
The idea of a university literacy festival was conceived to connect students from Title I schools with young adult authors who focus their writing on diverse characters. The goal of the university literacy festival was to invite authors whose writing would represent strong, diverse characters that would allow students from Title I schools to see…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Authors, Books, Disadvantaged Schools
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Machado-Casas, Margarita; Sánchez, Patricia; Ek, Lucila D. – Multicultural Education, 2014
Drawing from a larger qualitative four-year study of an after-school technology partnership called "La Clase Mágica" at the University of Texas at San Antonio (LCM@UTSA), the authors focus on how digital literacies mediate the literacy learning of Latina/o bilingual immigrant parents. They also discuss how the elementary school and…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, After School Programs, Partnerships in Education, Technological Literacy
Cairo, Aminata; Sumney, Diane; Blackman, Jill; Joyner, Katie – Multicultural Education, 2012
In American public schools refugees from overseas and Latino migrant children typically find themselves in English learning programs, usually designated as English as a Second Language (ESL), Limited English Proficiency (LEP), or English Language Learners (ELL) programs. Often, these children have received little, interrupted, or no prior…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Refugees, Hispanic American Students, Migrant Children
McClanahan, Lauren; Buly, Marsha Riddle – Multicultural Education, 2009
One of the greatest challenges of any K-12 teacher education program is providing pre-service teachers opportunities to work with students who are culturally and linguistically different from themselves. Despite best efforts of selecting texts and facilitating discussions, new teachers recently interviewed report that coursework just did not help…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
Athanases, Steven Z. – Multicultural Education, 2006
The purpose of this study is to strengthen teachers' knowledge of multicultural literature for use with high school students in a highly diverse, high needs urban school district through a university-schools partnership. A core English group of 15-20 members of a university-schools partnership met in monthly department-based and periodic…
Descriptors: Teacher Characteristics, Teaching Experience, Literature, Group Discussion
Trevino, Anna; Mayes, Clifford – Multicultural Education, 2006
Early College High Schools (ECHS) are defined as "small schools where students can earn both a high school diploma and two years of college credit toward a bachelor's degree" (Early Colleges, 2005). ECHSs are designed as places of learning to help young people progress toward the education and experience they need to succeed in life and…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, High Schools, College Credits, Small Schools
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Harris, Mary; Wheeler, Mary Alice – Multicultural Education, 1997
Describes the PRIDE Program, a partnership between the Harrisburg School District (Pennsylvania) and Bloomsburg University to provide urban, poverty-level sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-grade students at risk of dropping out with an opportunity to spend a week on campus each summer. Program evaluation shows improved student attitudes and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College School Cooperation, Dropouts, Educational Practices
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Hertzog, Hillary S.; Adams, Elizabeth T. – Multicultural Education, 2001
Describes how a large urban university and K-6 classroom teachers collaborated to design an undergraduate teacher education program in elementary and special education, creatively combining subject matter curriculum with educational issues and pedagogy to better prepare teachers to succeed in diverse urban schools. The result was the team-taught…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Cultural Awareness, Diversity (Student), Elementary Education
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Engan-Barker, Dorothy – Multicultural Education, 1994
Presents a case study of the development of a multicultural-education class in Minnesota that was designed to help preservice teachers make their future classrooms multicultural. It briefly highlights the development of a college and school collaborative, presents student reactions to the program, and reveals follow-up activities to expand the…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Ethics, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies