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Howlett, Kristina M.; Young, Heather D. – Multicultural Education, 2019
Building a classroom library while infusing multicultural (MC) content and multiple perspectives into the learning environment is an important job for teachers. Students need to have direct access to meaningful and relevant texts, and the classroom library is the optimal location. Teacher educators should strive to assist teacher candidates in…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Library Materials, Multicultural Education, Childrens Literature
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Hansen, Laurie E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
The purpose of this article is to describe ways that teacher educators can encourage future teachers to address lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) issues in their own classrooms. The Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network's ThinkB4YouSpeak Educator's Guide served as the framework for the activities that the author has implemented in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Multicultural Education
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Mehta, Venu – Multicultural Education, 2013
In India, multicultural experience is represented by what is called a "unity in diversity" pattern. This includes the diversity of religious communities, languages, ethnicities, and the minority populations in each of the states and regions that comprise the nation. Thus, theories of multicultural accommodation are one of India's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Literature
Sibold, Claire – Multicultural Education, 2011
According to Beck, McKeown, and Kucan's Three Tier Model (2002), when it comes to language instruction the distinction between academic vocabulary words and content specific words has a significant bearing on the language success of English language learners (ELLs). In this article, the author describes strategies that give teachers and parents…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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
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Ransom, Laurie – Multicultural Education, 2001
Proposes an interdisciplinary, fourth-grade conflict resolution curriculum that integrates content area activities that take into consideration the cognitive and moral development of fourth graders. The curriculum focuses on conflict resolution skills, diversity and conflict, and mediation. Each theme is supported by four approaches to learning:…
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Conflict Resolution, Consciousness Raising, Cultural Awareness