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DiAngelo, Robin; Sensoy, Özlem – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
In-class participation is a common component of many university students' course grade, yet there has been some debate over whether it is fair to grade participation, given that some students are " naturally" introverted. In this paper, we problematize the central assumption that the arguments against grading participation rest upon:…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Participation, Grading, Power Structure
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Boyd, Fenice B.; Ridgeway, Monica L.; Nyachae, Tiffany M. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
In this paper we build a conceptual framework to argue for culturally compelling instruction that leads to teaching for change. Culturally compelling instruction calls for a substantive shift in how teachers view their students, communities, and what the perspective might mean for students' future when they have access to alternative learning…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Responsibility, Curriculum
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Hodge, Samuel R.; Collins, Frankie G. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
The purpose of this study was to analyze high school physical education teachers' beliefs and understandings regarding culturally relevant pedagogy and teaching Black males in urban high schools. The participants were forty Black and White physical education teachers (male = 23, 57.5 %; female = 17, 42.5 %) randomly sampled from urban high…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hayford, Samuel K.; Avoke, Selete; Ocansey, Frederick – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
The study was designed to explore the general knowledge, practices and views of students with visual impairment about HIV/AIDS in order to identify the gaps in students' knowledge and inform decisions on instructional strategies and materials to improve students' knowledge. Specifically, the study examined the nature of knowledge students with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Knowledge Level, Visual Impairments, Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
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Barrio, Brenda L.; Hsiao, Yun-Ju; Prishker, Nydia; Terry, Callie – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
Despite the increasing number of children from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds in the United States, limited research exists synthesizing what is known about the prevalence and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in these communities. Children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Wachira, Patrick; Mburu, Jane – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
As the school population becomes increasingly diverse with students of differing ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds, there is a need for more responsive practices that capitalize on the cultural capital that such students bring to the learning process. Current practices especially in mathematics teaching are failing to meet the learning…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Constructivism (Learning)
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Dogutas, Aysun – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2019
Children need attention, especially those who have no home, family, school or friends. Refugee children are compelled to leave all of their belongings and to begin a new life in a place they have no idea or knowledge about. Educational institutions, teachers and friends are important for children. Can refugee children find what they expect from…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Refugees, Foreign Countries, Multicultural Education
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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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