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Mahari de Silva, Renuka; Gleditsch, Rebecca Folkman; Jesme, Shannon; Job, Christine; Torgerson, Matthew D.; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2019
This article is the third in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. The first in the series featuring Marybeth Gasman appeared in the Fall 2017 issue, the second featuring Gloria Ladson-Billings…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Graduate Students, Personal Narratives, Social Justice
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Schniedewind, Nancy; Tanis, Bianca – Multicultural Education, 2017
Now more than ever public education and multicultural education face daunting challenges. From federal efforts to privatize public education through vouchers, school take-overs, and charters, to the manner in which high-stakes testing has marginalized multicultural education in the curriculum and pedagogy of our nation's schools, and to the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Public Education
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Abendroth, Mark – Multicultural Education, 2015
Multicultural education does not develop along a linear path. An individual who decides to become a teacher brings countless life experiences to the prospect of gaining certification to teach in any state of the multicultural United States. A certification program introduces concepts of multicultural education in hopes that the candidate will…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Alumni, Competency Based Teacher Education, Teacher Certification
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Erskine, Janet L. – Multicultural Education, 2014
After two decades teaching elementary aged children, Janet Erskine states that she has grown increasingly concerned with the use of high-stakes tests to determine how well students, teachers, and schools are performing. No Child Left Behind (NCLB) mandates took effect in 2002, requiring the results on some standardized assessments be used to…
Descriptors: High Stakes Tests, Testing Accommodations, Educational Legislation, Accountability
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Cashman, Timothy G. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The article describes a study that was conducted in Malaysia, and at the borders of Chihuahua, Mexico, and Ontario, Canada, to compare the reactions of social studies teachers from Canada, Malaysia, and Mexico to the bombing of Iraq by the U.S. on March 20, 2003. The key objective of the investigations in all three countries was to uncover…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, War, Social Studies, Cross Cultural Studies
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Perry, Robin K. – Multicultural Education, 2013
If education is going to offer a remedy for rather than exasperate the problem of the ecological and cultural crisis currently being faced, teacher learning must be at the forefront of the discussion. Current efforts to educate for sustainability rely upon teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled, and committed agents for change. The same is true…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Strategies, Multicultural Education
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
Gove, Mary K.; Volk, Dinah; Still, Kristine; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle – Multicultural Education, 2011
This analysis encompassed four different projects that were implemented as reform initiatives at the college. The authors' collaborative work and this subsequent analysis have drawn on insights from Cochran-Smith (2004), who describes teacher education as both a "learning problem and a political problem" that involves the creation of inquiry…
Descriptors: Learning Problems, Indigenous Knowledge, Urban Areas, Schools of Education
Noboa, Julio – Multicultural Education, 2011
It was in late May of 2010 that the Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) took their final vote on the curriculum standards that will have an impact on what millions of students in Texas as well as dozens of other states will learn about history and social studies for the next 10 years. These "Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills" (TEKS)…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Information Technology, Public Service, Educational Change
Madrid, E. Michael – Multicultural Education, 2011
In the very near future, Latino students will become the majority in California's public schools and because of their great numbers and presence, the pattern of lackluster academic achievement must be a major concern of teachers, school leaders, and policy makers. Despite having made great strides in narrowing the gap that separated them from…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Achievement Gains, Academic Achievement, Hispanic American Students
Murray, Olivia – Multicultural Education, 2010
In her book, "Other People's Children," Lisa Delpit (1995) criticizes the deficits of teacher education programs that avoid and repress the multicultural voices found in American classrooms today. This author supports Delpit's argument to reform teacher preparation programs, but for the purpose of this article she will explore the responsibility…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Inclusive Schools, Teacher Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education
Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly – Multicultural Education, 2010
Many faculty and college instructors continue to be complacent with monocultural curricula, while interacting with students from diverse racial, ethnic, gender, social, and linguistic backgrounds. To assist these faculty to embrace diversity curriculum infusion, it is critical to scaffold the process for them. This article describes one…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
LaDuke, Aja E. – Multicultural Education, 2009
Although many programs ascribe to promoting and celebrating diversity, traditional teacher preparation rarely centralizes multicultural education courses. Instead, these courses are often "added on" to or disconnected from the rest of the program. Multicultural education courses and other courses that address diversity often ask the preservice…
Descriptors: Teachers, Education Courses, Multicultural Education, Course Content
Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Slavit, David – Multicultural Education, 2007
The purpose of this article is two-fold: first, to explore the role played by linguistic and cultural factors in the mathematics classroom, particularly in relation to diverse learners; and, second, to provide insight into teaching, learning, and professional development that takes into account current mathematics education reform recommendations.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematics Instruction, Educational Change, Cultural Influences
Beabout, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2007
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the district temporarily lost 100% of its students and did not reopen a single school for more than two months. As it became apparent that the district was not prepared to bring the schools back from such a devastating blow, educators began to see a silver lining in Katrina's dark clouds. State School Board…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Public Schools, Boards of Education
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