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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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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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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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