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Whitehead, Suzanne A.; Hernandez, Virginia Montero; Whitehead, Taylor – Multicultural Education, 2020
There has been a tremendous increase in the debate regarding who should be allowed to move to the United States, for how long, where persons may come from, and if they should become rightful citizens. This article focuses on a study that was conducted at a university in the western U.S. The purpose was to investigate current counselor education…
Descriptors: Coping, Fear, Immigrants, Refugees
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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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Smith, Shaunna – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author states that during her experience on jury duty--spent with a melting pot of socially-conscious citizens--she reflected upon the implications for education and her own teaching practice. Three major themes centering around her understanding of multiculturalism surfaced: (1) Defining multiculturalism; (2) The cult of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Personality Traits, Multicultural Education
Palmer, Deborah K.; Menard-Warwick, Julia – Multicultural Education, 2012
Among the coursework offered to preservice teachers at the first author's institution in 2007 was the course "Second Language Acquisition" (SLA). This course was designed to develop multicultural awareness by introducing the theory and practice of second language acquisition and helping future teachers become familiar with the struggles…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Student Attitudes, Field Trips, Preservice Teacher Education
de Oliveira, Luciana C. – Multicultural Education, 2011
Given the increase in the number of culturally and linguistically diverse students in American schools, it is vital for teacher education programs to address the needs of English Language Learners (ELLs) in their courses. Mainstream, general education teachers who did not previously experience this student population in their classes are now…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Empathy
Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2009
Through case-based pedagogy, this study provides preservice teachers the opportunities to develop a sense of the multicultural context and to acknowledge their knowledge about diversity. This study creates the chances for preservice teachers to share personal backgrounds and experiences with peers to help them develop open-minded attitudes and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
Ukpokodu, Omiunota Nelly – Multicultural Education, 2004
A critical issue in teacher education today is the mismatch between racially homogenous teachers and students from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds. In the United States, the student population is becoming more diverse while the teaching force is becoming increasingly monocultural, white, and middle class. Current data on the teaching…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Whites, Minority Group Children, Cultural Pluralism
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Lenaghan, Arlene – Multicultural Education, 2000
Describes the importance of teaching students empathy for and understanding of cultural differences, explaining how to build community through shared responsibility in global problem solving. Three examples of this type of curricular exercise, which focus on nutrition, economic structures, and ecology, are presented. Curricular considerations when…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Development, Diversity (Student), Ecology
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Case, Bridget A. – Multicultural Education, 2000
Presents a model for a multicultural curriculum in which aspects of deaf culture are introduced to hearing students, noting the rationale for developing it. Discusses using analogy and empathy as catalysts for change in multicultural settings, describes a conceptual model of culture, and explains what deaf culture is. A sidebar offers a general…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development