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Amos, Yukari Takimoto; Nelson, Tiffany Nicole – Multicultural Education, 2020
It has become increasingly apparent that incorporating international stories into the classroom is beneficial for young students. The stories provide vicarious experiences from different countries that help nurture a more tolerant and accepting generation of students. Through reading these stories students gain empathy and understanding for other…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Asian Culture, Childrens Literature
Grant, Kristine S. Lewis; Lee, Vera J.; Lyttle, Constance Fox – Multicultural Education, 2018
According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the 2014-2015 academic year marked the turning point of a major shift in student demographics (Hussar & Bailey, 2013). For the first time, students of color (50.3%)--largely Asian and Hispanic students--outnumbered their White peers (49.7%) in public schools in the United States.…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Learner Engagement, Online Courses
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Farley, Lisa A.; Brooks, Kathryn; Pope, Kayla – Multicultural Education, 2017
Photovoice research, developed by Caroline Wang and Mary Ann Burris in 1994, is a research design that utilizes photography and discussion as tools for social change. While Photovoice has traditionally served as a research method, it holds great promise as an instructional practice to help students engage in meaningful learning engagements.…
Descriptors: Praxis, Photography, Video Technology, Social Change
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Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2017
The French film "Entre Les Murs" ("The Class") is a somewhat unusual film in its portrayal of a Parisian working class school and its protagonist, Mr. Marin, who attempts to teach an unruly class of young and very diverse teenagers. This article explores the ways the author used the film "The Class" as a culminating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Classroom Techniques, Films, Multimedia Materials
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Robertson, Phyllis M.; Guerra, Patricia L. – Multicultural Education, 2016
In this article, the authors explore the question: How should faculty prepare educators to advocate for equity, value their own contributions, and avoid the disillusionment and despair that is only natural when those moments of feeling that, "nothing ever changes?" occur. The authors expand on some essential advice that includes: (1)…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Partnerships in Education
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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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Pearson, Mary – Multicultural Education, 2015
As with all levels of education, secondary level classrooms, typically from grades fifth or sixth to grade twelve, are increasingly becoming more diverse as the population of students changes in the Unites States. Pre-service mid-level or secondary level educators need increased training on how they can best teach in a multicultural setting to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Curriculum
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Islam, Chhanda; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Graduate students who know strategies for second language acquisition are more prepared to advocate for appropriate instructional accommodations to facilitate engagement of English language learners (ELLs; Daniel, 2008). Obstacles to comprehension for ELLs are decreased when teachers use purposeful tasks that use language productively and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article, the author points out that, in the last two decades, the make-up of the United States population has changed significantly. Specifically, non-White population is on the rise. In recognition of these changes, teacher multicultural education coursework usually addresses various issues dealing with race, gender, class, religion, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Whites, Advantaged
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Villa, Elsa Q.; Baptiste, H. Prentice – Multicultural Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present a case study of a preservice teacher who participated in a two-semester course sequence of elementary science and mathematics methods spanning one academic year. These two courses were taught by the first author and embedded a pedagogical approach grounded in inquiry methods. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Burrell Storms, Stephanie – Multicultural Education, 2013
To prepare teacher candidates to become social justice advocates, teacher educators have to critically reflect on their curriculum and teaching strategies to examine whether they are "acting on their beliefs" about diversity and social justice. In this article the author examines teacher candidates' perceptions of how their experiences…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Advocacy
Fehr, Mary Cain; Agnello, Mary Frances – Multicultural Education, 2012
Many teacher education institutions share a concern about assessing their preservice teachers' knowledge, skills, and dispositions related to teaching diverse P-12 students. This case study describes the iterative and sometimes difficult process involved in the development of a diversity awareness survey at one institution. The survey discussed…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Preservice Teacher Education, Institutional Research, Preservice Teachers
Vecellio, Shawn – Multicultural Education, 2012
The course the author teaches in Cultural Diversity is a requirement for pre-service teachers seeking a Preliminary Teaching Credential as well as for in-service teachers who have returned to earn the California Teachers of English Learners (CTEL) Certificate. As part of this course the author requires a literature analysis assignment. In this…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, Writing (Composition), Reader Response
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