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Morgan, Hani – Multicultural Education, 2019
One of the author's goals was to teach his students how to use an innovative instructional method with their future students to promote understanding of different cultures. He also wanted to increase their interaction with people from a culture different than their own, because his university is located in an area that lacks the cultural diversity…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, Technology Uses in Education
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Reitman, Galit C.; Karge, Belinda Dunnick – Multicultural Education, 2019
The purpose of this grounded research study was to discover the significant supports that help teachers remain in teaching. The researchers surveyed 60 teachers and interviewed 10 teachers who received significant support in the first years of their teaching experience. The researchers were interested in knowing if the level of assistance and…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Beginning Teacher Induction, Teacher Persistence, Principals
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Abusham, Jaymi – Multicultural Education, 2019
The purposes of schooling are many, but the potential to ameliorate societal inequities is considered among the most essential (Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, 2016). Immeasurable effort has been expended to address inequity: federal and state funding, district and school improvement goals, professional development, financial awards,…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Principals, Teacher Education
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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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Lees, Anna; Heineke, Amy J.; Ryan, Ann Marie; Roy, Georgina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Improving the quality of education for Indigenous students in the United States (U.S.) requires meaningful and purposeful collaboration between stakeholders in schools, communities, and universities (Clare & Sampsel, 2013; National Center for Educational Statistics, NCES, 2012b). However, scant literature addresses collaboration between…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, School Community Relationship, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education
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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
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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
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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – Multicultural Education, 2014
One of the major challenges in preparing pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom, as well as for an increasingly competitive job market, is providing the necessary skills and background to effectively educate diverse populations of students (Sleeter, 2001). Multicultural education courses are a staple in teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Gibson, Karen; Parks, Marguerite W. – Multicultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to investigate the struggles of teacher education students when confronted with establishing a social justice curriculum. The authors' work focuses on using multicultural literature as a starting point for the critical conversations that drive curricular changes. Introducing ideas of culturally responsive pedagogy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Literature, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Flores, Juan M.; Duran, Arturo – Multicultural Education, 2014
California's Proposition 227, or the Unz Initiative, had as its main focus the requirement that English learners be taught only in English, based on the belief that these children could learn English in one year. This led to the dismantling of many bilingual programs in K-12 schools across California. A team of faculty from California State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, State Legislation
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Clark, Kristen E. – Multicultural Education, 2013
Before the detection of ozone depletion in the 1970s, an environmental movement began throughout the nation based on an increasing awareness of air and water pollution, and "deaths as a result of work conditions". Since then, movements for sustainable environmental practices and human rights continue to gain momentum. All over the globe,…
Descriptors: Sustainable Development, Environmental Education, Teacher Education, Pollution
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Perry, Robin K. – Multicultural Education, 2013
If education is going to offer a remedy for rather than exasperate the problem of the ecological and cultural crisis currently being faced, teacher learning must be at the forefront of the discussion. Current efforts to educate for sustainability rely upon teachers who are knowledgeable, skilled, and committed agents for change. The same is true…
Descriptors: Sustainability, Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Educational Strategies, Multicultural Education
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Starks, Charlane – Multicultural Education, 2013
In "The Shame of the Nation: The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America," Kozol (2005) asked a question that many educators and other education stakeholders still wonder about in regards to the educational progress for many urban school students in the United States, "What do we need to do to alter these realities?" (p.…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Pluralism, Urban Schools, Sustainability
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Cassell, John A.; Nelson, Thomas; Arnold, Harriett B. – Multicultural Education, 2013
The collection of articles presented in this special issue of "Multicultural Education" takes on an enhanced level of topicality and immediacy in light of the crossroads at which both multiculturalism and multicultural education find themselves in both the United States and the West generally. What can be taken from this collection is…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Multicultural Education, Journal Articles
Saunders, Jane M. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Research suggests that while students in public schools in the U.S. are becoming increasingly diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, class, and culture, the pool of prospective teachers is made up largely of White, middle-class women. The demographic imperative indicates that this trend will remain stable for the foreseeable future, reinforcing the…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Critical Literacy, Public Schools, Novices
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