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Sun, Lina – Multicultural Education, 2016
Interracial and multi-ethnic families formed through intermarriage and transracial adoption are on the rise in the context of globalization, transforming familiar assumptions about what a family should be. The trend of diversity in family composition is increasing and will continue to evolve. This article attempts to compile a set of useful…
Descriptors: Adoption, Multiracial Persons, Family Characteristics, Marriage
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Plough, India C. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The role of world languages in the internationalization of college campuses in the United States (U.S.) has become a recurring theme of discussions in academic, government, and private sectors. Topics have ranged from the lack of a common definition of internationalization to a review of college curricula. Klee (2009) and Bettencourt (2011) have…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Buescher, Eileen M.; Lightner, Sarah C.; Kelly, Robert H. – Multicultural Education, 2016
The purposes of this study were to examine the diversity of the authors and illustrators in core reading series and to evaluate the opportunities and limitations of these texts in relation to the goals of multicultural education. The authors began their research concerned about whose stories are told in core reading series, and who gets to tell…
Descriptors: Authors, Illustrations, Reading Materials, Textbooks
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Kumar, Tracey – Multicultural Education, 2016
This study of participants' contributions to a university-based family literacy program was informed by both "funds of knowledge" (Moll, 1992) and "multiple literacies" (Auerbach, 1995). The study examined participants' contributions to the design, implementation, and evaluation of a university-based family literacy program. In…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Literacy Education, Cultural Background, Program Design
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Wilson, Jane; Fang, Chloe; Rollins, Jenice; Valadez, Destinee – Multicultural Education, 2016
This project sought to gain a closer look at the contrast of oral language opportunities experienced by English learners and native speakers of English in order to draw implications for practicing teachers. Specifically, the authors explored how often and when English learners and native speakers of English engage in academic speaking in K-8…
Descriptors: Oral Language, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Endo, Rachel – Multicultural Education, 2015
This case study reports on the outcomes of a collaborative service-learning project that connected a teacher educator of color (the author) and her 19 racially diverse university students with 26 urban elementary students and their teacher (also of color). The purpose is to explicate how the service-learning experience impacted the university…
Descriptors: Theory Practice Relationship, Urban Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods
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Abendroth, Mark – Multicultural Education, 2015
Multicultural education does not develop along a linear path. An individual who decides to become a teacher brings countless life experiences to the prospect of gaining certification to teach in any state of the multicultural United States. A certification program introduces concepts of multicultural education in hopes that the candidate will…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Alumni, Competency Based Teacher Education, Teacher Certification
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Islam, Chhanda; Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2015
Graduate students who know strategies for second language acquisition are more prepared to advocate for appropriate instructional accommodations to facilitate engagement of English language learners (ELLs; Daniel, 2008). Obstacles to comprehension for ELLs are decreased when teachers use purposeful tasks that use language productively and…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, English Language Learners
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Marbley, Aretha Faye; Bonner, Fred A., II.; Robinson, Petra A.; Stevens, Hal; Li, Jiaqi; Phelan, Kathleen; Huang, Shih-Han – Multicultural Education, 2015
In the counternarratives shared in this article, the readers will read accounts of day-to-day realities of being a professional that will help prepare them in their professional roles as educators and counselors, in particular, the educational life experiences that influenced their professional development. Each person reflects on their life--as…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Teacher Attitudes, Phenomenology, Early Experience
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Tharp, D. Scott – Multicultural Education, 2015
Diversity is a word used by many people with different meanings and interpretations. The differences in the way we understand and use the word "diversity" pose unique challenges for those who do social justice education. Students and educators may not share the same definition, connotation, or beliefs related to the idea of diversity.…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Curriculum Design, Teaching Methods, Social Justice
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McGaha, Julie – Multicultural Education, 2015
In order to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to live and work in an interconnected and interdependent world, it is essential they have teachers who understand global processes and can employ a global perspective in the classroom. While globalization can lead to expanded economic markets, increased mass…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Global Approach, Teaching Methods, Social Differences
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Puchner, Laurel; Markowitz, Linda – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article Puchner and Markowitz illustrate a major problem in education and in teacher education, the underlying dynamics of which are a national problem. The problem of negative beliefs about African American families in schools is not a new idea but actually stems from unfounded and untested assumptions about the way the world works and…
Descriptors: African Americans, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Racial Bias
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