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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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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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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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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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Vasquez, Sarah – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
Parent involvement has been shown to be one of the keys to student educational success, their ability to perform at a high level and persevere. The latest government statistics reveal that 53 million Hispanics now reside in the United States and 75 % of this population speaks Spanish at home [Cooper, M. (2014). "Hispanics in America and in…
Descriptors: Hispanic Americans, Fathers, Parent Participation, Ethnography
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Koh, Myung-Sook; Shin, Sunwoo; Reeves, Kay C. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study is to investigate attitudes and perspectives of Korean immigrant parents in rearing and educating their children in the United States. One hundred nineteen Korean parents from three cities in the United States were surveyed using the Korean Parent Questionnaire. The responses of the questionnaire were analyzed using…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Korean
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Wyatt, Tasha – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
The literature on culture and education points to the importance of using students' cultural knowledge in the teaching and learning process. While the theory of culturally relevant education has expanded in the last several decades, the practical implementation continues to lag far behind. This disparity points to the lack of tools and other…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education, Scoring Rubrics, Teaching Methods
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Jeffries, Rhonda; Jeffries, Devair – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
This article explored the role of hair in Sylviane Diouf's "Bintou's Braids" and focused on the impact of hair as a cultural signifier on girls and the curriculum. The article examined the ability of this children's text to address female beauty standards and suggests the use of literary techniques, such as reader's theatre, to recognize…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, African American Students, Elementary School Students, Females
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Husband, Terry – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Much has been written concerning the challenges many teachers face in engaging African American males in reading practices. While much of this extant scholarship focuses on African American males at the pre-adolescent stage of development and beyond, little has been written regarding increasing reading engagement in African American boys in P-5…
Descriptors: Reading Motivation, Learner Engagement, African American Students, Elementary School Students
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Utley, Cheryl A. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
This study was designed to measure teachers' self-assessment of elements across 4 domains and compliance in implementing a school-wide positive behavior support (SWPBS) features in an urban elementary school. Within the classroom domain, teachers' perceptions of cultural responsiveness (CR) were assessed. The participants were 14 teachers and 335…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Elementary School Curriculum, Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Techniques
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Adams, Amelia; Laughter, Judson – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
Should a focus on empowering education for a socially just world stretch across schooling generally? Is it really the responsibility of science educators to focus on such a struggle? We believe the answer to both questions is an enthusiastic "yes" and in this article report on the planning and execution of a 6th grade science unit…
Descriptors: Units of Study, Science Instruction, Science and Society, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hajisoteriou, Christina; Angelides, Panayiotis – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
In the context of Cyprus' accession to the European Union and a huge wave of immigration towards the country, Cypriot teachers are called upon to teach within constantly more diverse educational settings. In consideration of the increased attention paid to intercultural education within the Cypriot socio-political environment, teachers are called…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods, Research Projects
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MacKay, Leslie D.; McIntosh, Kent – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
Low literacy is a challenge facing Indigenous communities across North America and is an identified barrier to school success. Early literacy intervention is an important target to reduce the discrepancies in literacy outcomes. The Moe the Mouse® Speech and Language Development Program (Gardner & Chesterman, 2006) is a cultural curriculum…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy Education, Early Intervention, Culturally Relevant Education
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Wessels, Stephanie; Holmes, Melissa; Herrera, Socorro – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2011
This microethnographic case study focuses on patterns of interpretation and decision making of undergraduate preservice teachers as they participated in observations, co-teaching, and teaching in elementary schools in northern Mexico. At the core, this study explores the deeply embedded assumptions preservice teachers may bring to new…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Study Abroad, Classroom Techniques, Case Studies
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Pinar, Colleen – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2011
This study examined differences in mathematics performance of female and male students by race/ethnicity at national levels drawing from a sample of 8th grade public school students obtained from the National Assessment of Educational Progress 8th Grade Mathematics Assessment for 2003-2007. Results of this study will demonstrate how 8th grade…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Grade 8, Achievement Gap, Gender Differences
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