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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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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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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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Hawkins, Jeffrey M.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Lucey, Thomas A. – Multicultural Education, 2015
This collaborative action research study describes the results of how pre-service teachers at three institutions of higher learning construed three pre-colonial West African folktales that portrayed the villain or trickster in a heroic manner. Folktales represent common forms of literature that are used in the classroom as conscience stories to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Social Studies
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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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