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Tarbutton, Tanya – Multicultural Education, 2019
Women are more visible than men in almost every area of education; however, they are underrepresented in top-tier leadership positions. There is no shortage of female educators; however, there is a shortage of female leaders. Scholars have highlighted this discrepancy, shedding light on a century-old problem. This article explores some of the…
Descriptors: Leadership, Gender Differences, Disproportionate Representation, Females
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Katz-Amey, Jessica – Multicultural Education, 2019
Safety and school culture are both reinforced through a school's disciplinary system. However, when disciplinary action is decided, it would be remiss to assume that the choices made are always objective. A wide range of student needs and behaviors may present themselves in any given school classroom, and at times, the student or family…
Descriptors: School Safety, School Culture, Discipline, School Policy
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Giambo, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2017
Florida implemented the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), a statewide assessment of students' academic content, in 1996. Subsequently, in 2001, the State Board of Education established passing scores on the FCAT to determine eligibility for a standard high school diploma. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Florida requires students to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities
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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Garcia, Ernest – Multicultural Education, 2015
Other than being African American, little is known of Larry, the lead plaintiff in the legal case known as "Larry P. v. Riles" in 1971, which banned the use of standardized intelligence testing on African-American students in the State of California. As a result of such intelligence testing, Larry was diagnosed as being mildly mentally…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Intelligence Tests, African American Students, Clinical Diagnosis
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Favela, Alejandra; Torres, Danielle – Multicultural Education, 2014
This article provides suggestions to tap cultural assets and establish links between school personnel and community resources in order to support low income and minority students. The authors are faculty members from different graduate programs who co-teach in order to model collaborative practice for pre-service teachers and school counselors.…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Bancroft, Senetta – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author presents a three-part analysis of the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, her own doctoral experience in a chemistry program, and similar experiences of other underrepresented minority (URM) graduate students found in the literature as examples of the social and cultural structures URMs experience…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Doctoral Programs, Disproportionate Representation, Graduate Students
Stein, Jennifer Canillas – Multicultural Education, 2011
Although public school districts in Southern California are experiencing declining enrollment overall, accompanying this decline is a continuing increase in the percentage of students classified as English language learners (EL). In one Southern California school district with an enrollment of approximately 5,500, EL represented almost 31% of…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Second Language Learning, Cooperation, School Districts
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
Elhoweris, Hala – Multicultural Education, 2008
One of the most serious problems plaguing in the field of gifted education is the need for the development of appropriate programs and identification procedures for gifted and talented students from different culturally and diverse backgrounds. Therefore, there has been increased attention and efforts devoted to the academic needs of gifted and…
Descriptors: Social Class, Stereotypes, Academically Gifted, Teacher Attitudes
Lewis, Joan D.; DeCamp-Fritson, Stephanie S.; Ramage, Jean C.; McFarland, Max A.; Archwamety, Teara – Multicultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of the Raven's Standard Progressive Matrices, the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT), and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (ITBS) in selecting for ethnically diverse students who may be gifted. The participants of the study were 175 students enrolled in Grades 3-5 and Grade 8 in a…
Descriptors: Gifted, Elementary Education, Nonverbal Ability, Test Validity
Beardslee, Lois – Multicultural Education, 2004
As a Native American with advanced college training in the field of education in northwest lower Michigan, the author has increasingly encountered denial on the part of educational professionals in the region as a response to statistics on race. During 2002, she spent nine months reviewing and renewing her statistical sources for use in nonfiction…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, American Indians, Racial Integration, Case Studies