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Milner, H. Richard, IV – Multicultural Education, 2014
In an era of student testing by any means necessary, it has become increasingly rare to locate teachers who are committed to teaching students to improve society because they are instead under immense pressure to raise test scores (Darling-Hammond, 2010; Ladson-Billings, 2006). Ms. Shaw, the social studies teacher discussed in this article, is…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Middle Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Environment
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Afsari-Mamagani, Grace – Multicultural Education, 2014
Massive open online courses (MOOCs), delivered through platforms like Coursera, edX, and Udacity, offer content from well-known universities and professors, at no cost, to students across the globe. Although they deliver thematically coherent material in instructional videos and supplemental materials, these online courses demand that users…
Descriptors: Open Education, Online Courses, Multicultural Education, Citizenship Education
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Miller, Paul Chamness; Mikulec, Erin A. – Multicultural Education, 2014
One of the major challenges in preparing pre-service teachers for the 21st-century classroom, as well as for an increasingly competitive job market, is providing the necessary skills and background to effectively educate diverse populations of students (Sleeter, 2001). Multicultural education courses are a staple in teacher preparation programs,…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education, Student Diversity, Multicultural Education
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Green-Gibson, Andrea; Collett, April – Multicultural Education, 2014
The public educational system is comprised of diverse demographics wherein each student has a distinct cultural personal history (O'Brien, 1998). In America, the traditional perception was that a melting pot society existed. But deMarrais and LeCompte (1999) maintain that a stew pot or salad bowl would be a more appropriate analogy. Melting pot…
Descriptors: African American Students, Urban Schools, Public Schools, African Culture
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Villa, Elsa Q.; Baptiste, H. Prentice – Multicultural Education, 2014
In this article, the authors present a case study of a preservice teacher who participated in a two-semester course sequence of elementary science and mathematics methods spanning one academic year. These two courses were taught by the first author and embedded a pedagogical approach grounded in inquiry methods. The purpose of this study was to…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Qualitative Research, Preservice Teacher Education, Teaching Methods
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Gibson, Karen; Parks, Marguerite W. – Multicultural Education, 2014
The purpose of this article is to investigate the struggles of teacher education students when confronted with establishing a social justice curriculum. The authors' work focuses on using multicultural literature as a starting point for the critical conversations that drive curricular changes. Introducing ideas of culturally responsive pedagogy…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Literature, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education
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Favela, Alejandra; Torres, Danielle – Multicultural Education, 2014
This article provides suggestions to tap cultural assets and establish links between school personnel and community resources in order to support low income and minority students. The authors are faculty members from different graduate programs who co-teach in order to model collaborative practice for pre-service teachers and school counselors.…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Low Income Groups, Minority Group Students, Culturally Relevant Education
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Flores, Juan M.; Duran, Arturo – Multicultural Education, 2014
California's Proposition 227, or the Unz Initiative, had as its main focus the requirement that English learners be taught only in English, based on the belief that these children could learn English in one year. This led to the dismantling of many bilingual programs in K-12 schools across California. A team of faculty from California State…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Program Descriptions, Second Language Learning, State Legislation
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Stevens, Sharon; Miretzky, Debra – Multicultural Education, 2014
Are there teachable "transferable skills" (TS) that might mitigate the limitations of a rural location--or indeed, the limitations any program might encounter in regard to diversity expectations? Following a study conducted in 2010 of how rural schools, colleges, and departments of education (SCDEs) attempted to meet the National Council…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Rural Education, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Diversity
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King, LaGarrett J. – Multicultural Education, 2014
The African proverb, "Until the lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter," is used to metaphorically describe how dominant groups inscribe power through historical narrative. In this article the author discusses how African-American educators between the years of 1890-1940 conceptualized citizenship…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Educational History, Textbooks, African American Teachers
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Lee, Soyong – Multicultural Education, 2014
In this article, the author explores the phenomenon of children's language choice and language use in a Korean-English two-way immersion (TWI) program. She does so by drawing on situations in which the children spoke of the principles guiding their choice of languages, and instances in which they voluntarily adopted Korean as the means of…
Descriptors: Language Usage, English, Korean, Bilingualism
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Schippers, Vicky – Multicultural Education, 2014
It is a sad fact that children born into poverty are far less likely to perform well in school and to finish school. Their inadequate schooling then negatively affects their degree of economic success at a large cost to society. The author--a professional tutor for underachieving students at PS 8 and Brooklyn High School for Leadership and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Early Intervention, Poverty, Educational Quality
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Park, Mi-Hwa – Multicultural Education, 2014
Some of the challenges that early childhood teachers face include how to deal with a growing diversity in student populations, how to reduce learning gaps, and how to increase the achievement of all children (Copple & Bredekamp, 2009). The number of children who are English language learners (ELLs) is growing fast schools in the United States…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Early Childhood Education
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Puchner, Laurel – Multicultural Education, 2014
A class assignment administered by the author in her Research Methods in Education class resulted in the question of whether there is any sort of pedagogical advantage to introducing social justice issues as if you aren't really intending to teach students about them. This article describes an investigation of the author's teaching experience in…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Research Methodology, Methods Courses, Class Activities
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Dresser, Rocío; Asato, Jolynn – Multicultural Education, 2014
The debate on the role of oral corrective feedback or "repair" in English instruction settings has been going on for over 30 years. Some educators believe that oral grammar correction is effective because they have noticed that students who learned a set of grammar rules were more likely to use them in real life communication (Krashen,…
Descriptors: Coaching (Performance), Feedback (Response), Error Correction, English Instruction
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