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Reyes, G. T.; Zermeño, Bernadette Pilar – Multicultural Education, 2018
Schooling in the U.S. is ideological by design (Althusser, 1971; Apple, 1990; Duncan-Andrade & Morrell, 2008). It can justify and further the inequitable, hierarchical, and stratified economic, social, and cultural attitudes of a society (Aronowitz & Giroux, 1985; Ayers, 2004; Bowles & Gintis, 1976; Eubanks, Parish, & Smith, 1997).…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Bilingual Students, Cultural Education
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Leddy, Helen G. – Multicultural Education, 2018
Parental involvement in schools is best considered a partnership between school personnel and parents that promotes the growth of children (Marschall, Shah, & Donato, 2012). Research has shown that parental involvement in schools that have a large minority student body is lower than it is in predominately White, non-Hispanic, middle-class…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parents, Parent Participation, Elementary Schools
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Griffin, Autumn; James, ArCasia – Multicultural Education, 2018
The curricular choices educators make when selecting certain words over others, adding or omitting certain characters, or using a curriculum that tells a story from a certain or single perspective will meaningfully determine which prisms or conceptualizations students cultivate to understand the world. The authors believe that expressions of Black…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Creativity, African Americans, Curriculum
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Hones, Donald F.; Alderton, Elizabeth – Multicultural Education, 2017
One of the pressing issues facing public schools in the United States is the challenge of providing a quality education to English Learners (ELs). The vast majority of the teachers licensed at the authors' institution graduate with very little knowledge of how to work successfully with EL students. The need to prepare all teachers for work with…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Educational Quality, English Language Learners, Teacher Competencies
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Giambo, Debra A. – Multicultural Education, 2017
Florida implemented the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), a statewide assessment of students' academic content, in 1996. Subsequently, in 2001, the State Board of Education established passing scores on the FCAT to determine eligibility for a standard high school diploma. As of the 2015-2016 academic year, Florida requires students to…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Secondary School Students, Minority Group Students, Language Minorities
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Winstead, Lisa; Wang, Congcong – Multicultural Education, 2017
Transnationals are people who are residents in the post colony yet continue to maintain socio-economic relations in their country of origin, are hired for unskilled labor, and are often identified as immigrants. The children involved in transnational movements leave their respective countries of origin and corresponding ways of cultural, social,…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Bilingual Teachers, Spanish Speaking, Hispanic Americans
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Cloyd, Melissa – Multicultural Education, 2017
Stakeholders have long been concerned about high school drop-out rates and associated achievement gaps between groups, specifically racial, of high school students. While significant improvements have been made to these drop-out rates at the national level, the largest group of drop-out students continues to be those of Hispanic heritage. Research…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Service Learning, At Risk Students, Dropout Rate
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Howlett, Kristina M.; Bowles, Freddie A.; Lincoln, Felicia – Multicultural Education, 2017
Today's classrooms in the United States reflect the growing diversity of the changing world. In order to prepare high-quality multicultural educators, the authors of this article, three teacher educators at a large, mid-south, research-one university, collaborated to share successful strategies to infuse multicultural literature into the three…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness, Literature
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Robinson, Tyrone; Clark, Christine – Multicultural Education, 2017
While discussions involving multicultural education have typically concerned advocating for equity and social justice within the K-12 public schools and higher education institutions across the United States, similar advocacy and initiatives can and should be applied to the preparation of other professionals who serve the needs of the American…
Descriptors: Nurses, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Relevance, Family Practice (Medicine)
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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2017
Graphic novels, which tell real and fictional stories using a combination of words and images, are often sophisticated, and involve intriguing topics. There has been an increasing interest in teaching with graphic novels to promote literacy as one alternative to traditional literacy pedagogy (e.g., Gorman, 2003; Schwarz, 2002). A pedagogy of…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, English, Language Arts, Multiple Literacies
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Wang, Yang – Multicultural Education, 2017
In this article, the author describes how a group of teachers and teacher candidates along with a group of English as a foreign language (EFL) learners in China participated in a book club through which they read and discussed global literature books. The inquiry for this action research project was: How do American teachers and Chinese EFL…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cross Cultural Training, English Teachers, Reading Teachers
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Saathoff, Stacy D. – Multicultural Education, 2017
The dismissal of students' backgrounds by the educational system has a deep effect on communities of color, perpetuating a system that sets them up for academic failure. Maori scholar Linda Tuhiwai Smith (2012) created terminology for the process of systematic fragmentation, which she describes as an act of dismissal on a macro-level. This article…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Background, Educational Practices, Mexican Americans
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Hossain, Kazi – Multicultural Education, 2017
The year 2017 marked the sixteenth year anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, the worst domestic attack in U.S. history. The global environment has been very different since September 11, 2001. Prior to that date, terms such as terrorism, terroristic actions, and Islamophobia were not commonly heard. The world environment has…
Descriptors: Muslims, Islam, Social Bias, Educational Environment
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Jesme, Shannon; Tamukong, Delphine N.; deSilva, Renuka; Gleditsch, Rebecca; Job, Christine; Hunter, Cheryl – Multicultural Education, 2017
This article is the first in a series of narrative studies of leaders in the field of multicultural education researched and written by Cheryl Hunter and several of her graduate students at the University of North Dakota. Other articles in the series will appear in future issues of "Multicultural Education." Hunter and her students…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews, Biographies
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Schniedewind, Nancy; Tanis, Bianca – Multicultural Education, 2017
Now more than ever public education and multicultural education face daunting challenges. From federal efforts to privatize public education through vouchers, school take-overs, and charters, to the manner in which high-stakes testing has marginalized multicultural education in the curriculum and pedagogy of our nation's schools, and to the…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Public Education
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