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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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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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Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle; Harper, Brian E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
This study investigates the beliefs of mentor teachers with respect to urban classrooms as well as their confidence level with respect to working with a diverse array of urban students. When presented with a simple, unambiguous query concerning urban schools and the Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale, mentor teachers in this sample…
Descriptors: Mentors, Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Supervision, Urban Schools
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Wyatt, Tasha R. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
While many teachers in American pre-service programs struggle to develop experience and awareness of multicultural issues (Sleeter, 2001, "Preparing teachers for culturally diverse schools: Research and the overwhelming presence of Whiteness." "Journal of Teacher Education," 52(2), 94-106. doi:10.1177/0022487101052002002),…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Cultural Pluralism
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Buckley-Marudas, Mary Frances – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
This inquiry into the digital discussion forums tied to two English classes in an urban public high school examines the potential of new media to honor the multicultural composition of classrooms and support teachers to design culturally sustaining pedagogies. Given the increasing significance of digital media as well as the growing diversity of…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Discussion Groups, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Uses in Education
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Bousalis, Rina – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
Most educators and students are unaware of the Name Day, an alternative to the birthday celebrated in many cultures. Rather than birthdays, individuals of these cultures celebrate a day devoted to the saint, mythological god, or historical figure after which they were named. If students, particularly of elementary years, are to be educated in a…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Activities, Folk Culture, Elementary School Students
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Sato, Takahiro; Kozub, Francis M.; Samalot-Rivera, Amaury – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study is to describe and explain master students' academic and social experiences during the transition to teacher education master programs. This study is based on the theory of transition that supports the understanding of students' transition to graduate studies as they connect to the academic supports needed to cope with…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Physical Education, Educational Experience, Graduate Students
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Shim, Jenna – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
Using the concept of "racial microaggressions" as an analytical tool, this study reports on white monolingual pre-service teachers' self-identified linguistic microaggressions by exploring their attitudinal and affective responses to those who speak languages other than English. The assumption is that teachers' pedagogical practices and…
Descriptors: Aggression, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes, White Students
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