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Giambo, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2020
Changing demographics in the United States have for many years pointed toward a developing minority-majority within the U.S. population. Projections from the U.S. Census (2015, 2016) signal that the aggregation of all minority groups will form a majority (i.e., a minority-majority) of the overall population by 2044. Despite making these many…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Immigrants, Social Bias
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Casto, Amanda R. – Multicultural Education, 2020
The economic, technological, and social effects of the contemporary globalization era have spurred new challenges in education and teacher preparation. As the tapestry of American society shifts and technology rapidly evolves, teachers and teacher educators are finding themselves faced with the pressing need to prepare students for a more tolerant…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices, Literature
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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
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Ramsay-Jordan, Natasha – Multicultural Education, 2020
Each year, U.S. teacher education programs work to prepare more than 3,500 candidates to be future educators (National Center for Education Statistics [NCES], 2016). This population of pre-service teachers (PTs), however, is overwhelmingly White, perpetuating a pattern in which 85% of all U.S. teachers are White, while Black or African American…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Race, White Students, African American Students
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Lucey, Thomas A.; Byford, Jeffrey M.; Giannangelo, Duane M.; Weaver, Carmon – Multicultural Education, 2019
This article conveys the results of a research study that interpreted the images taken by teachers and teacher candidates of social injustices in their university communities. In this article, the authors describe results of a project that required students to use their cell phones to take two pictures of social injustices. One image was to depict…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Social Justice
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Bazemore-Bertrand, Shamaine; Handsfield, Lara J. – Multicultural Education, 2019
A comprehensive body of literature has focused on White teachers working in high-poverty schools (Emdin, 2016; Ullucci, 2011) as well as White teachers working with students of color (Brown-Buchanan, 2015; Emdin, 2016; Ladson-Billings, 1995; Milner, 2010). However, limited studies have focused on how teacher candidates connect race and social…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Student Attitudes, Teaching Conditions
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Kondor, Carrie; Owusu-Ansah, Angela; Keyne-Michaels, Lynn – Multicultural Education, 2019
Out of every three students enrolled in either elementary or secondary school in the United States, one is of a racial or ethnic minority, whereas about 87% of the teachers are White and female (Cross, 2003; Griner & Stewart, 2013; Sleeter, 2001; Villegas & Lucas, 2002). The rate of increase in minority K-12 students, who are often also…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Student Diversity, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Competencies
Chang, Sharon; Martínez-Roldán, Carmen M. – Multicultural Education, 2018
In multicultural classroom practices, technology is a power-amplifier tool that teachers can use to "provide multiple approaches to learning for each student" to increase the power of digital artifacts in the learning of science and literacy (Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013, p. 4). Increasingly, both preservice and inservice…
Descriptors: After School Programs, Bilingual Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Byker, Erik Jon; Good, Amy J.; Miller, Erin; Kissel, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2018
The purpose of this article is to describe and report on how a group of teacher candidates used technology to create multicultural texts which integrated literacy and social studies. To meet this purpose, the authors briefly describe the objectives of the assignment, examine 41 teacher candidates' perceptions of the assignment, and discuss media…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Childrens Literature
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Kim, Jung-In; Chung, Miri K.; Dray, Barbara J. – Multicultural Education, 2018
Studies have often focused on promoting students' basic psychological needs to support their learning in K-12 education and even in college education, although less work has been performed to determine the ways in which the needs are fulfilled in graduate school education. The current study examined reports by 11 graduate students who were…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers, Student Needs
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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Demoiny, Sara B. – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author argues that questions about race should be raised in elementary social studies teacher education in order to better prepare teachers to enter their classrooms. In this study she explores how elementary pre-service teachers situate race within the social studies curriculum and how prepared they feel about discussing race…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, Social Studies
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Ramirez, Pablo C.; Gonzales-Galindo, Darlene; Roy, Brittani – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to chronicle the manner in which a cohort of pre-service teachers, during their one-year residency, used an English learner (EL) project to better understand secondary ELs, thus informing their emerging teaching practices and promoting reflexivity in their praxis and ideologies. This one-year study documented the…
Descriptors: Secondary School Teachers, English Language Learners, Preservice Teachers, Urban Schools
Taylor, Roben; Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Ringlaben, Ravic P. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The issue of diversity in U.S. K-12 schools requires significant training and experiences for preservice teachers to recognize the importance of students' socio-cultural, religious values, and the influence their cultural background have in their quest to succeed in their educational endeavors. This study provides significant information to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Multicultural Education, Student Teacher Attitudes, Likert Scales
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Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Elementary teachers face the challenging task of meeting state curriculum standards while at the same time attempting to expand ideas that are inclusive of the wider world. True inquiry is "experienced when those involved [do] not know the answers that lay at the end of their exploration". Guiding children into true inquiry is difficult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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