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Hossain, Kazi I. – Multicultural Education, 2015
In this article, the author points out that, in the last two decades, the make-up of the United States population has changed significantly. Specifically, non-White population is on the rise. In recognition of these changes, teacher multicultural education coursework usually addresses various issues dealing with race, gender, class, religion, and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Whites, Advantaged
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Reed, Judith; Saunders, Karen; Pfadenhauer-Simonds, Susan – Multicultural Education, 2015
Using Paulo Freire's, idea that the aim of education must always be to transform the world so as to liberate oppressed peoples. The authors: Reed, Saunders, and Pfadenhauer-Simonds address this issue by noting that state-backed education systems in the United States, as elsewhere, arguably can be seen as supporting repressive forces that keep…
Descriptors: Discussion (Teaching Technique), Questioning Techniques, Student Participation, Student Centered Curriculum
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Robinson, Nichelle Boyd; Moore, Virginia J.; Williams-Black, Thea H. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Equality for all was the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and he knowingly laid the foundation for and inspired the first African-American President of the United States of America, Barack Hussein Obama, who also had the dream of "Change" for America. These men exhibited how working together can make dreams become reality. For the…
Descriptors: Presidents, African Americans, Social Change, Social Studies
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Reed, Judith – Multicultural Education, 2015
The phenomenon of migration as it is known today must be understood in the larger context of the globalized economy and the "race to the bottom" that characterizes the multinational corporate relationship with the global South. A deeper understanding of the ways in which migration today is rooted in the machinations of the globalized…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Migrants, Refugees, Neoliberalism
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Hawkins, Jeffrey M.; Agnello, Mary Frances; Lucey, Thomas A. – Multicultural Education, 2015
This collaborative action research study describes the results of how pre-service teachers at three institutions of higher learning construed three pre-colonial West African folktales that portrayed the villain or trickster in a heroic manner. Folktales represent common forms of literature that are used in the classroom as conscience stories to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teachers, Undergraduate Students, Social Studies
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Pearson, Mary – Multicultural Education, 2015
As with all levels of education, secondary level classrooms, typically from grades fifth or sixth to grade twelve, are increasingly becoming more diverse as the population of students changes in the Unites States. Pre-service mid-level or secondary level educators need increased training on how they can best teach in a multicultural setting to…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Secondary School Curriculum
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Oikonomidoy, Eleni – Multicultural Education, 2015
The graduate level course described in this article provides one possible pathway to making the connection between the global and the local in multicultural education. The proposal is that among many other things, the journey to the development of critical approaches is a conceptual endeavor. It is not meant to replace an introductory course in…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Global Approach, Graduate Study, Curriculum Enrichment
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Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade O.; Parks, Marguerite W. – Multicultural Education, 2015
This article explores the experiences of two professors as they teach about White privilege in predominately White institutions of higher education. The authors discuss how racial potentiality shapes the classroom climates of each of the professors and then present strategies that utilize safe spaces to navigate students away from the resistance…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Whites, Racial Composition, Racial Bias
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Foster, Janet E.; Root, Tonja L.; Lee, Seungyoun – Multicultural Education, 2015
Considering the importance of the Civil Rights Movement, children need to be introduced to the related concepts early in their school experiences, and teachers need to consider students' developmental needs and curriculum standards in order to provide appropriate content and methods of instruction. The purpose of this article is to introduce a…
Descriptors: Young Children, Civil Rights, Activism, Advocacy
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Drouin, Steven D. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Asking students to physically construct manifestations of their identities is not necessarily a new technique, but the author wanted students to experience the iterative and fluid nature of identity formation with the hopes of beginning a longer discussion of how other individuals, groups, and varying contexts shape identities with and without…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Art Education, Self Concept, Grade 11
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Dotts, Brian W. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Public school curriculum battles offer great examples for illustrating how politics saturates education policy, particularly in the State of Texas. However, Arizona has emerged as another peculiar contender in contemporary battles to control high school curricula. Curriculum battles have deep historical roots in Arizona and elsewhere that go…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, School Districts, Whites, Racial Identification
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Suzuki, Tadayuki; Huss, Jeanine; Fiehn, Barbara; Spencer, Roxanne Myers – Multicultural Education, 2015
Teachers regularly evaluate children's literature for literary quality and age-appropriate information. Today's picture books address issues such as world population, homelessness, climate change, and other socially important themes, but when faced with social studies lessons on sensitive topics such as war and its reality, elementary teachers may…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, War, Picture Books, Pictorial Stimuli
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Cervantes, Marco Antonio – Multicultural Education, 2015
To demonstrate the significance of cultural crossings in Texas and how cultural exchanges can inform teachers and students in the areas of history, fine arts, geography, and social studies, the author constructed a Summer 2013 teacher workshop for Texas K-12 teachers through the Smithsonian Affiliated Institute of Texan Cultures. The author…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Workshops, Faculty Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cardenuto, Nancy E. – Multicultural Education, 2015
Elementary teachers face the challenging task of meeting state curriculum standards while at the same time attempting to expand ideas that are inclusive of the wider world. True inquiry is "experienced when those involved [do] not know the answers that lay at the end of their exploration". Guiding children into true inquiry is difficult…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Social Studies, Inquiry, Teaching Methods
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Sarraj, Huda; Bene, Konabe; Li, Jiaqi; Burley, Hansel – Multicultural Education, 2015
For decades scholars have agreed that the United States is becoming a more racially and ethnically diverse society. It is projected that the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation for the first time in 2043. By 2060, people of color will consist of 57% of the total population. Given this trend, it is hardly surprising that this social…
Descriptors: Grade 5, Elementary School Students, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
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