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Purcell-Gates, Victoria; Lenters, Kimberly; McTavish, Marianne; Anderson, Jim – Multicultural Education, 2014
Rogoff (2003) argues that "Human development is a cultural process….People develop as participants in cultural communities" (p. 3). Children develop within families, and different cultures reflect differences in how they structure activity for this development. For example, middle class North American families generally would not permit…
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Parenting Styles, Child Development
Chung, Mi-Hyun; Miller, JungKang – Multicultural Education, 2011
It is essential for teachers and teacher educators alike to understand how teachers conceptualize multicultural education. It is such understandings that will help a teacher education program meet the real needs of both the teachers and their students. After all, it is the teacher who works with diversity in the classroom and who must make…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Literacy Education, Multicultural Education, Teacher Education Programs
Nykiel-Herbert, Barbara – Multicultural Education, 2010
To learn productively and experience academic success, students need access to curricula and instructional approaches that are "culturally relevant" and "culturally responsive". Culturally relevant/responsive pedagogy uses "cultural referents to impart knowledge, skills, and attitudes" and thus "empowers students…
Descriptors: Intervention, Academic Failure, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Beabout, Brian – Multicultural Education, 2007
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the district temporarily lost 100% of its students and did not reopen a single school for more than two months. As it became apparent that the district was not prepared to bring the schools back from such a devastating blow, educators began to see a silver lining in Katrina's dark clouds. State School Board…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, State Schools, Public Schools, Boards of Education