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Herrera, Luis Javier Pentón; Kidwell, Tabitha – Multicultural Education, 2018
Literature circles are a technique that brings small, heterogeneous groups of students together to discuss texts of their own choosing. Literature circle groups are typically comprised of four to six students, with each member assigned a role in advance that ensures balanced participation and equal opportunities for sharing ideas, expressing…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Group Discussion, Self Determination, Special Needs Students
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Hoffmann, Malia M.; Ramirez, A. Y. – Multicultural Education, 2018
It would behoove school districts and individual schools to listen to the attitudes of students regarding pedagogy. Students within the United States are often raised to be receivers of information rather than to be consultants for education. Research is needed to identify if teachers' beliefs parallel students' beliefs when it comes to lessons in…
Descriptors: High School Students, Suburban Schools, Student Attitudes, Technology Uses in Education
Capitelli, Sarah – Multicultural Education, 2016
From the beginning of the school year, the author observed an interesting phenomenon in Ms. James' 3rd grade class: Students would eagerly volunteer to share their ideas by raising their hands or calling out to the teacher, but when they began to share, they would quickly abandon their talk and announce, "I forgot." As the author heard…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary School Students, Grade 3, Classroom Communication
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Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Elementary teachers face the challenging task of meeting state curriculum standards while at the same time attempting to expand ideas that are inclusive of the wider world. True inquiry is "experienced when those involved [do] not know the answers that lay at the end of their exploration". Guiding children into true inquiry is difficult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Endo, Rachel – Multicultural Education, 2015
This case study reports on the outcomes of a collaborative service-learning project that connected a teacher educator of color (the author) and her 19 racially diverse university students with 26 urban elementary students and their teacher (also of color). The purpose is to explicate how the service-learning experience impacted the university…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
Jao, Limin – Multicultural Education, 2012
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM, 2000) has created a set of standards to reform mathematics teaching procedures to ensure that all students understand mathematics and learn to think mathematically. The standards also require teachers to use strategies that allow all students to reason and communicate mathematically and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Teachers
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Lucey, Thomas A.; Tanase, Madalina – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article focuses on the potential relevance of mathematical conceptions to justice-oriented teaching. The authors believe that culturally responsive mathematics teaching requires the holding of high expectations for students' engagement in critical thinking abilities by respecting their backgrounds and engaging their contemplation and analysis…
Descriptors: Problem Solving, Mathematics Instruction, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Often students' inquiry can be a great teachable moment as well as a "researchable moment." Today, even though much has been written about culturally responsive teaching, the author is often surprised to find that the notion of culturally responsive teaching does not resonate with urban teachers and when it does, they do not know how to teach…
Descriptors: Urban Teaching, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Culturally Relevant Education
Amaral, Olga Maia; Garrison, Leslie – Multicultural Education, 2007
This study examined the effects of a professional development program for teachers of social sciences for English learners. Results from pre- and post-measures of social sciences content indicated greater improvement in student achievement in these areas when scores from students from teachers who had gone through the training were compared with…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Social Sciences, Faculty Development, English (Second Language)