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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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Green-Gibson, Andrea; Collett, April – Multicultural Education, 2014
The public educational system is comprised of diverse demographics wherein each student has a distinct cultural personal history (O'Brien, 1998). In America, the traditional perception was that a melting pot society existed. But deMarrais and LeCompte (1999) maintain that a stew pot or salad bowl would be a more appropriate analogy. Melting pot…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Public Schools, African Culture
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Hain-Jamall, Doe A. S. – Multicultural Education, 2013
According to this author, the Earth is in trouble. Decades of mining, over-fishing, and the pumping of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere have taken an enormous toll on an otherwise robust and healthy planetary ecosystem. Those responsible have prioritized financial gain over sustainability, over life--plant, animal, and human. Short-term profit…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Culture, Whites, World Views
Hones, Donald – Multicultural Education, 2012
This study draws from narrative research, wherein stories of individuals, groups, and communities are central to the interpretation. Through a process of interpretive interactionism, the author examined the groups and institutions involved in the ongoing conflict between the state and public education in Oaxaca, and then included comparisons and…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Private Education, Participant Observation, Public Education
Reiter, Abigail B.; Davis, Shannon N. – Multicultural Education, 2011
As they begin their teaching careers, many new teachers have never attended school with, or lived in neighborhoods with, people of color. About 84% of the nation's teachers are White (U.S. Department of Education, 2009), and are often from middle-class backgrounds, while only a little more than half of U.S. public school students are White. The…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Neighborhoods, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
Warne, Russell T. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Recently this journal published a research article examining the effectiveness of three different tests in identifying ethnically diverse gifted and talented children (Lewis, DeCamp-Fritson, Ramage, McFarland, & Archwamety, 2007, Volume 15, Number 1, pp. 38-42). After examining the proportions of Caucasian and non-Caucasian children identified…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Comparative Analysis, Gifted, Talent Identification
Roberts, Tamee; Brunner, Jeremy D.; Bills, Shawn D. – Multicultural Education, 2006
The purpose of this study is to examine the efficacy of Utah public and private school English as Second Language (ESL) programs in meeting the needs of Limited English Proficient (LEP) students. The hypothesis was that public schools were more effective in meeting the educational needs of LEP students than private schools. Both qualitative and…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, Limited English Speaking, English (Second Language)
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Evans, Elizabeth D.; And Others – Multicultural Education, 1997
Investigated multicultural education requirements by various State Departments of Education for issuance of teaching credentials or teacher certification. Responses from 51 questionnaires indicate 25 states had requirements for multicultural education. Differences in certification requirements and systems are described. (GR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Criteria, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education
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Wieder, Alan – Multicultural Education, 1996
Analyzes two textbooks currently used in teaching eighth-grade students South Carolina history to determine how issues of race and ethnicity are addressed. The analysis shows that neither textbook offers students a desirable picture of race in South Carolina, nor will they help to change young readers' views of the history of race relations and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Analysis, Ethnic Bias, Grade 8