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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
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Waddell, Jennifer; Ukpokodu, Omiunota N. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article explores a university's Urban Teacher Education Program (UTEP) and its success not just in recruiting, preparing, retaining, and graduating its students, but in likewise leading to employment and retention as teachers in urban schools. It focuses on critical aspects of the program, including recruitment of diverse candidates,…
Descriptors: Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Education, Mentors, Urban Schools
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Alamillo, Laura A.; Arenas, Rosie – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article first sets the context by recalling a study conducted by Alamillo (2004) at a California elementary school. That study examined culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy in the classroom through the use of Chicano children's literature. Both the text and the illustrations found in recent publications and the role they played…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Mexican Americans, Bilingual Instructional Materials, Childrens Literature
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Stenhouse, Vera L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Education research literature is rife with images of pre- and in-service teachers in urban settings. Entire publications are grounded in the study of this population (see Journal of Urban Education, Education and Urban Society, The Urban Review, Perspectives on Urban Education, The National Journal of Urban Education, and Rethinking Schools). In…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Urban Education, Teacher Education, Student Diversity
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Williams, Gary L. – Multicultural Education, 2012
The legacy of slavery and racism in America and the history of what John C. Calhoun and other Southern leaders of the 1800s called "our peculiar institution" has not gone unnoticed. Neither has the psychological damage that remains as baggage carried by the descendents of both the slave and the slave owner (Berry & Blassingame, 1982;…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, United States History, Slavery, African Americans
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Ciardiello, A. Vincent – Multicultural Education, 2012
This article provides a model for teachers to expand students' thinking about the liberating nature of literacy. Literacy is not just about making kids smarter or preparing them for future careers. Neither is it passive, neutral, or innocent. It is infused with values and ideology. It can be used by people to promote freedom or support tyranny. It…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, African Americans, Personal Narratives, Literacy Education
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Lerner, Amy B. – Multicultural Education, 2012
Each year, approximately 100,000 refugees arrive in the United States (Refugee Council USA). Nearly half of these arrivals are children. The number of refugees worldwide has more than sextupled since the 1950s, and according to the United States Committee for Refugees and immigrants (USCRI) this number is expected to continue to grow in coming…
Descriptors: Refugees, Land Settlement, Educational Policy, Child Development
Riley, Jeanetta G.; Gichuru, Margaret; Robertson, Jo – Multicultural Education, 2012
Teachers who embrace culturally relevant practices support children's learning by infusing "cultural referents" into the curriculum to provide children with learning opportunities that are related to their experiences outside of the classroom. They strive to establish congruency between home, community, and school and to use knowledge of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Focus Groups, Preschool Education, Preschool Children
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Hones, Donald; Cifuentes, Persida – Multicultural Education, 2012
Schools across the United States serve children from families that have crossed the U.S. border without documents. Some of these children have crossed the border themselves. For teachers and other educators, the Supreme Court decision of "Plyler v. Doe" (1982) has set the precedent that all children in the United States are entitled to a…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Undocumented Immigrants, Access to Education, Civil Rights
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Cheeseman, Gary W.; Gapp, Susan C. – Multicultural Education, 2012
This study is part of a larger project that explored the use of storytelling as a learning tool in schools in the United States. Here the authors examine storytelling as a pedagogical tool for prospective teachers of American Indian children to enhance classroom learning. The specific intention is to illuminate the pedagogical methodology of…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Story Telling, American Indian Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Sassi, Kelly; Lajimodiere, Denise; Bertolini, Katherine; Ketterling, Gerald – Multicultural Education, 2012
The overarching goal of multicultural education is "to help all students acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to participate in cross-cultural interactions and in personal, social, and civic action that will help make our nation more democratic and just" (Banks, 2006, p. 202). In pursuit of this goal, teacher educators…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Field Experience Programs, Teacher Education Programs, Cultural Awareness
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