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Ragnarsdóttir, Hanna; Benediktsson, Artëm Ingmar; Emilsson Peskova, Renata – Multicultural Education Review, 2023
This article aims at exploring family language policies and practices of immigrant families in Iceland as well as educational practices and partnerships in their children's preschools. The article draws on interviews with preschool principals and teachers in three preschools in Iceland, and presents findings related to state, municipal, and school…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Preschools, Foreign Countries, Multilingualism
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Lam, Ho Cheong – Multicultural Education Review, 2022
In Hong Kong, teaching ethnically diverse children (e.g. Indians, Pakistanis, Nepalis) has recently become a pressing issue. As teacher educators, we believe the crux of the issue lies in teachers' understanding of cultural diversity. Specifically, this study adopted the theoretical framework of phenomenography to investigate the question of: What…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Ethnic Groups, Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs
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Çevik, Salih; Yildirim, Sevda; Zepeda, Sally J. – Multicultural Education Review, 2020
This article addresses educational supervision as a platform for promoting the principles and foundations of social justice in K-12 schools in the United States. Fraser's components of recognition, redistribution, and representation served as the foundation to examine socially-just supervision as a socio-culturally, politically, and economically…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Instructional Leadership, Kindergarten, Elementary Secondary Education
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Smith, Jill; Pohio, Lesley; Hoeberigs, Robert – Multicultural Education Review, 2018
In 2015, cross-sector perspectives were sought on how teachers of visual arts in a sample of early childhood centres, primary schools and secondary schools in Auckland were responding to the increasing ethnic and cultural diversity of young people in New Zealand. The research was contextualised within national curricula, demographic statistics and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Diversity, Cultural Differences, Visual Arts
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Park, Sungok R. – Multicultural Education Review, 2016
Discourse among early childhood education researchers increasingly emphasizes the need for teachers to better understand and support diversity in their classrooms. As part of a larger mixed-method study, this qualitative research illuminates Korean early childhood educators' multicultural teaching competence. While Korean classrooms are in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Teachers, Multicultural Education
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Layne, Heidi; Dervin, Fred – Multicultural Education Review, 2016
The argument that teachers should become ethical intercultural teachers is increasingly recognized as legitimate. This article presents a case study in kindergarten teacher education in Finland, a country that has been at the center of global discussions about quality education. The authors question the agenda for studying and teaching in an…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Kindergarten, Preservice Teacher Education
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Yoon, Haeny S. – Multicultural Education Review, 2016
Writing is used for various purposes: to accomplish political agendas, build relationships, assert identities, positioning texts as meaningful beyond printed letters on a page. Therefore, teaching children to write is a cultural practice, an invitation to enter into a larger community where identities are created, practiced, and re-imagined using…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Literacy, Case Studies, Kindergarten
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Jun, Eun Jeong – Multicultural Education Review, 2016
This study examines the ways in which two teachers who have previously taken a multicultural education course put into practice multicultural teaching in a first grade afterschool program. Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education are used as the theoretical framework for analyzing past research on multicultural education courses and for…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Curriculum Implementation, After School Programs, Grade 1
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Tran, Yune Kim – Multicultural Education Review, 2014
The increasing numbers of ELLs (English Language Learners) in U.S. classrooms has prioritized into building quality teacher education programs for teachers so that they have the pedagogical tools necessary to support their students. A continued focus with professional development at the local, state, and national level has gained momentum to…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, English Language Learners, Mixed Methods Research
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Palaiologou, Nektaria; Dimitriadou, Catherine – Multicultural Education Review, 2013
Teachers' education on Multicultural/Intercultural education issues constitutes a central field in the education of future teachers, i.e. the undergraduate students who attend educational studies at Pedagogical Departments. In this article we present the case of Greece, a southern European country, where Teachers' education on Intercultural issues…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Cultural Awareness