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Jor'dan, Jamilah R. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
There are more than 22,000 Montessori schools in over 100 countries worldwide. Beginning in the 1950s the American Montessori movement was primarily a private pre-school movement. There are more than 5,000 schools in the United States; over 500 of these are public. Montessori schools are an increasingly popular choice in the U.S. for public school…
Descriptors: Montessori Schools, Public Schools, Montessori Method, Preservice Teacher Education
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Harrington, Timothy E.; Thomas, Michael – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper serves as a beginning conversation of how two White males perspectives' were shaped and how those perspectives evolved while attending and teaching at a Predominately Black Institution (PBI). Their initial understandings of Whiteness are introduced. This is an ethnographic study that utilized personal narratives from a college professor…
Descriptors: Whites, Black Colleges, Teacher Attitudes, Ethnography
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Black, Kimberly – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
Librarianship is a profession that facilitates individual and community access to information. The profession is committed to the belief that librarians should reflect the communities that they serve. However, librarianship struggles with the lack of racial and ethnic diversity among its practitioners. Much of the responsibility to diversify the…
Descriptors: Library Science, Recruitment, Disproportionate Representation, Librarians
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Green, Satasha L.; Martin, Darren – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
The purpose of this comparative study is to ascertain the experiences and perceptions of four Black males enrolled in teacher preparation programs, one at a Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) and three at a Predominantly White Institution (PWI). Findings provide insight for Colleges of Teacher Education to understand the barriers that prevent…
Descriptors: Males, Teacher Recruitment, African American Teachers, Teacher Education Programs
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Montes, Amanda Lira Gordenstein; Valenciano, Cynthia Kay; Fernandez, Miguel – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
While Bilingual Education has traditionally been associated with linguistic diversity, the rise of the number of African-American teacher candidates in a Bilingual Education program at a mid-west Predominantly Black Institution (PBI) is causing the authors to reevaluate the input of this program's curriculum and the output of the candidates'…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, African American Teachers, Black Colleges, Bilingual Teachers
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Ndemanu, Michael Takafor – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
This paper discusses pre-service teachers' (PSTs) resistance to some of the core concepts of multicultural education in a large Midwestern university. The data collected from document reviews, observations, and interviews with a selected group of PSTs point to cultural-ecological factors as major sources of the resistance. The paper examines these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Resistance (Psychology), Multicultural Education
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
The United States of America is currently experiencing some socio-political problems. These problems stem from myriad mythologies and assumptions that have created labels, categories, stereotypes, and generalizations. While they are not uncommon in many communities and societies all over the world, in the United States, they have exposed intense…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Stranger Reactions, Stereotypes, Generalization
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Johnson, Ashley D.; Anhalt, Karla; Cowan, Richard J. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
Zero tolerance policies have contributed to suspension and expulsion becoming common methods of addressing problem behaviors in schools. If suspension and expulsion are being used as forms of punishment, they should theoretically result in a reduction of problem behavior after their administration. In reality, exclusionary disciplinary practices…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Discipline
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Sciurba, Katie – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
This study examines the ways in which a pair of identical-looking fraternal twins -- first-generation Indian-American adolescent male students at a private all-boys school -- construct personal meaning, or textual relevance, as readers. Semi-structured interviews with the two young men were conducted to determine the degrees to which their…
Descriptors: Twins, Single Sex Schools, Males, Private Schools
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Linville, Darla – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and questioning students are commonly thought of as vulnerable to bullying and harassment in US schools, although there is hope that school climates are improving for LGBTQQ youth with the implementation of anti-bullying legislation and policies in almost every state. Although these policies address most overt…
Descriptors: Sexuality, Sexual Identity, Homosexuality, Discourse Analysis
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Kumi-Yeboah, Alex; Tsevi, Linda; Addai-Mununkum, Richardson – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2018
Situated in social capital theory, the purpose of this mixed-methods study was to investigate the relationship between African-born immigrant parents' educational level, income status, family structures, and academic performance of their children in the United States (U.S.). To that end, 205 African-born immigrant parents from a metropolitan city…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Family Income, Parent Background, Educational Attainment
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Davis, Danné E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
In recent years, natal males' assertions of being girls born in the wrong body have been unwelcome in elementary scholastic contexts. Several reasons call for individuals who teach or plan to teach young children to know about boy-to-girl (B2G) performance counternarratives. First, there is increasing visibility of B2G lives among elementary…
Descriptors: Young Children, Sexual Identity, Elementary School Students, Social Theories
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Berlowitz, Marvin J.; Frye, Rinda; Jette, Kelli M. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
The centrality of zero-tolerance policies as a component of anti-bullying strategies is the focus of this paper. A review of the literature of social justice advocates, journalists, and scholars reveals that zero-tolerance policies tend to push students out of public schools into the criminal justice system in a pattern of institutional racism.…
Descriptors: Bullying, Zero Tolerance Policy, Educational Change, Social Justice
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Caldecott, Marion; Emmioglu, Esma – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
Team-based learning (TBL) has been shown to improve many aspects of student learning, but no previous research has systematically examined the effects of group exams on English as an Additional Language (EAL) students in university classrooms. This study is a small-scale action research examining the role of students' English language status in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, English Language Learners, Second Language Learning
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Long, Trisha Wies – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
Adolescents are often disengaged in the learning process, being more focused on social media and self-interest than classroom content. Full circling is a process that can be used to help students collaboratively engage in learning and actively reflect on historical events--especially those that are under reported in history books. In the present…
Descriptors: Activism, Childrens Literature, Cooperative Learning, History Instruction
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