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Cheeseman, Gary W.; Gapp, Susan C. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This study is part of a larger project that explored the use of storytelling as a learning tool in schools in the United States. Here the authors examine storytelling as a pedagogical tool for prospective teachers of American Indian children to enhance classroom learning. The specific intention is to illuminate the pedagogical methodology of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, American Indian Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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
Journell, Wayne; Castro, Erin L. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Latino students, in particular, often feel alienated from politics, especially at the federal level, and this political disengagement often correlates with the immigrant status of students or their families. However, recent research suggests that the amount and quality of social studies coursework taken by immigrant students can reverse these…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Immigration, Political Issues, Immigrants
Huerta, Mary Esther Soto; Riojas-Cortez, Mari – Multicultural Education, 2011
This study was inspired by the literary elements of "cuentos tipicos" (culturally-relevant stories). The book "Prietita y la llorona" ("Prietita and the Ghost Woman") written by Anzaldua (1995) is a good example of a "cuento" that provides information about medicinal herbs and also includes…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Young Children, Emergent Literacy, Foreign Countries
Nykiel-Herbert, Barbara – Multicultural Education, 2010
To learn productively and experience academic success, students need access to curricula and instructional approaches that are "culturally relevant" and "culturally responsive". Culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy uses "cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes" and thus "empowers students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Failure, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Taylor, Roben W. – Multicultural Education, 2010
While it is clear that culturally and linguistically diverse students have the greatest need for quality instructional programs, many researchers argue that they are less likely to be taught with the most effective evidence-based instruction. Banks (2002) contends that the challenges facing educators in meeting the needs of multicultural students…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Education Programs, Federal Legislation
Riskowski, Jody L.; Olbricht, Gayla – Multicultural Education, 2010
The purpose of this research was twofold: to explore students' thoughts of diversity in the U.S. and to determine how participation in a mathematics multicultural education activity affects student metacognition. The specific research questions for this study were: (1) How does participation in a multicultural education activity change middle…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Metacognition, Student Attitudes
Morgan, Hani – Multicultural Education, 2009
Many Native American students have problems in traditional American schools, and the dropout rate of Native American students indicates this (Lomawaima, 1995; Rhodes, 1988). Researchers often point out that one reason students may encounter difficulties in school has to do with a school district's neglect for the learning style or culture of a…
Descriptors: American Indians, Students, Teacher Student Relationship, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
Rodriguez-Valls, Fernando – Multicultural Education, 2009
Schools in California are populated with hundreds of thousands of students who daily bring to the classroom the richness of diverse cultures. Yet, the majority of these students are exposed to scripted anthologies that neither recognize their diversity nor empower students with multicultural exchanges. Thus, the opportunity to create an…
Descriptors: Poetry, Multicultural Education, Student Diversity, Culturally Relevant Education
Klein, Ana Maria – Multicultural Education, 2008
This article focuses on the instructional needs of newcomers to the North American classrooms who already speak one or more foreign languages and who are coping with classroom-related language issues. It taps into positive instructional strategies that are culturally-validating and welcoming for these students. Inspired by an invited Oxford Round…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Parenting Styles, English (Second Language), Immigrants
Larrotta, Clarena; Gainer, Jesse – Multicultural Education, 2008
Based in a constructivist paradigm, socio-cultural views of literacy place a high degree of importance on how students connect to what they read. This means that instruction must follow constructivist principles and allow ample opportunity for discussion and learner-centered activities. In addition, this framework requires careful attention be…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Reading Comprehension, Prior Learning, Adult Learning
Roxas, Kevin – Multicultural Education, 2008
Although teen pregnancy and birth rates in the United States declined for ten straight years during the 1990s and were less than half of comparative figures from 1957, the year of the all-time high of teen pregnancy, nearly one in ten teenage young women still became pregnant in 2001, with half of these young women giving birth. Teen pregnancy…
Descriptors: African Americans, Urban Schools, Working Class, Public Schools
Awokoya, Janet Tolulope; Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2008
The number of immigrants of color residing in the United States reached 13.5 million in March 2005, the highest in U.S. history. By 2010 the number of Black immigrants and their children is estimated to reach five million, and will represent twelve percent of the Black population in the United States. To date, the majority of Black immigrants in…
Descriptors: Educational Development, History, Foreign Countries, Educational Researchers
Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred Arthur, II; McKisick, Sheketa; Henfield, Malik S.; Watts, Lisa M. – Multicultural Education, 2007
Due to changing demographics in the K-12 student population contrasted with the homogeneous population of prospective teachers, the uncertainty about teacher preparedness to meet the needs of diverse student populations remains a controversial educational issue. Teacher educators have continued to question whether preservice teachers presently in…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Secondary Education, Teacher Educators, Preservice Teachers
Garza, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2007
Reflecting on her experiences as an educator over the past four years, the author realizes that the Center for the Study of Border Pedagogy (Bord Pedagogy) has profoundly shaped her vision for education, significantly changed her instructional practice, and effectively focused her efforts for social justice and equity in multicultural schools.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Justice, Teaching Methods
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