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Smith, Shaunna – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author states that during her experience on jury duty--spent with a melting pot of socially-conscious citizens--she reflected upon the implications for education and her own teaching practice. Three major themes centering around her understanding of multiculturalism surfaced: (1) Defining multiculturalism; (2) The cult of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods, Personality Traits, Multicultural Education
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Curry, Kristal – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author reflects on the 1988 article "The Silenced Dialogue," by Lisa Delpit, which described the lack of communication dividing Black and White educators when it comes to the issue of race, specifically due to the disparity between reliance on theory (White) and reliance on cultural understanding (Black). Nearly a…
Descriptors: Racial Factors, Whites, Gender Issues, Ethnic Diversity
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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2013
This article provides strategies that are recommended to elementary school teachers to help students in the U.S. understand Islam and its followers. It discusses the importance of cultural and historical studies in making students aware of the value of Islam to its followers. Three strategies described herein are: the concept of similarities, the…
Descriptors: Islam, Islamic Culture, Elementary School Teachers, Cultural Awareness
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Koo, Sarai; Nishimura, Trisha S. – Multicultural Education, 2013
Drawing on Critical Race Theory (CRT), the authors report on narratives of education collected from three young Asian women living in and attending a predominately Latina/o community and school. The authors explored how Asians and Latina/o groups intersect in a majority minority community. Specifically, they sought to understand: (1) How young…
Descriptors: Race, Critical Theory, Asian American Students, Hispanic American Students
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Mehta, Venu – Multicultural Education, 2013
In India, multicultural experience is represented by what is called a "unity in diversity" pattern. This includes the diversity of religious communities, languages, ethnicities, and the minority populations in each of the states and regions that comprise the nation. Thus, theories of multicultural accommodation are one of India's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Folk Culture, Cultural Pluralism, Literature
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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
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Sloan, Connor – Multicultural Education, 2013
Classrooms are spaces where diverse cultures have the potential to share lived experiences and gain insight from each other's "spatial, geographical, and contextual dimensions of existence" (Gruenewald, 2008, p. 310). Teachers facilitate multicultural perspectives being integrated into curriculum by analyzing data at school sites and…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Multicultural Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Environmental Influences
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Thoeun, Chanthou – Multicultural Education, 2013
In this article, the author contends that there is by now a devastating catalogue of evidence revealing the depth and breadth of corporate-sponsored, government-sanctioned acts of violence against the environment across the globe. British Petroleum's (BP) oil spill, for instance, is a testament to large-scale catastrophic ecological damages…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Ecology, World Problems, Multicultural Education
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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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Coss, Roger – Multicultural Education, 2013
Humanity has recently steered itself into an era of environmental instability where the earth is ravaged of its natural resources, where the biodiversity of living organisms is decreasing everyday, and where a rapidly growing human population has become a driving factor in an impending ecological crisis (Rockström et al., 2009; Steffen et al.,…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Sustainability, Music Education, Multicultural Education
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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
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Hain-Jamall, Doe A. S. – Multicultural Education, 2013
According to this author, the Earth is in trouble. Decades of mining, over-fishing, and the pumping of toxic chemicals into the atmosphere have taken an enormous toll on an otherwise robust and healthy planetary ecosystem. Those responsible have prioritized financial gain over sustainability, over life--plant, animal, and human. Short-term profit…
Descriptors: American Indians, American Indian Culture, Whites, World Views
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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