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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Stevens, Sharon; Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2014
Are there teachable "transferable skills" (TS) that might mitigate the limitations of a rural location--or indeed, the limitations any program might encounter in regard to diversity expectations? Following a study conducted in 2010 of how rural schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) attempted to meet the National Council…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Rural Education, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Diversity
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Curry, Kristal – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author reflects on the 1988 article "The Silenced Dialogue," by Lisa Delpit, which described the lack of communication dividing Black and White educators when it comes to the issue of race, specifically due to the disparity between reliance on theory (White) and reliance on cultural understanding (Black). Nearly a…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Whites, Gender Issues, Ethnic Diversity
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Cote, Debra L.; Jones, Vita L.; Sparks, Shannon L.; Aldridge, Patricia A. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Parents from culturally diverse backgrounds need to feel that they play a vital role in the future success of their sons or daughters with disabilities. Differences in culture and ethnicity can affect families' involvement in transition planning and the goals that they emphasize for their children. Families of diverse backgrounds were surveyed and…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Development, Disabilities, Student Diversity
Ford, Theron N.; Quinn, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2010
In order for some minority groups to perform well academically, they need to develop a positive relationship with their teachers. Given the ongoing cultural difference between the majority of the teaching workforce and the student population, the question for teacher education programs is how they might assist future teachers in developing…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Differences, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Szecsi, Tunde; Spillman, Carolyn; Vazquez-Montilla, Elia; Mayberry, Sally C. – Multicultural Education, 2010
A major goal of most teacher education programs is the development of teachers who are sensitive supporters of all students, embrace diversity, and plan and implement inclusive and culturally responsive instruction. Student populations, even within teacher education programs, are not always endowed with the desired attitudes and wisdom that allow…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Transformative Learning