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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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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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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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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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Sato, Takahiro; Haegele, Justin – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2017
The purpose of this study was to describe and explain undergraduate students' positions of teaching and assisting students with disabilities during adapted aquatics practicum experiences. The participants were eight kinesiology students who enrolled in an introductory adapted physical education (APE) course at a public university in the Midwest…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Case Studies, Physical Education, Undergraduate Students
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Prater, Mary Anne; Cramer, Ashleigh; Wilder, Lynn K.; Carter, Nari J. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2016
As part of a four-year professional development program centered on increasing special education faculty members' cultural responsiveness, the faculty members interviewed culturally and/or linguistically diverse (CLD) teacher candidates nearing completion of the special education program at a large Western university. The interviews, which focused…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Special Education Teachers, Cultural Awareness, Culturally Relevant Education
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Burden, Joe W., Jr.; Hodge, Samuel R.; Harrison, Louis, Jr. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
The purpose of this study was to analyze links between racial ideology and multicultural teaching competencies as perceived by undergraduate students in physical education teacher education (PETE) programs. Data were collected from physical education students (N = 239) across five PETE programs in the Northeastern region of the United States via a…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Physical Education Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Questionnaires
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Rieger, Alicja – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
This article discusses an individualized narrative on a contribution that a White educator can add to the field of teacher education, in particular multicultural teacher education. Through sharing my individual life experiences with a process of moving from an invisible Whiteness (Clark & O'Donnell, 1999; Giroux, 1997; Helms, 1992) toward more…
Descriptors: Whites, Racial Identification, Identification (Psychology), Personality Development
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Sanders, Marla S.; Haselden, Kathryn; Moss, Randi M. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
The purpose of this article is to promote discussion of how teacher education programs can better prepare teacher candidates to teach for social justice in ethnically and culturally diverse schools. The authors suggest that teacher education programs must develop teacher candidates' capacity to teach for social justice through preparation programs…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Social Justice, Cultural Differences
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Starker, Tehia V.; Fitchett, Paul G. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
In this qualitative study, researchers inquired about preservice teachers' (PST) experience in becoming culturally responsive in a graduate teacher-licensure social studies methods class (N = 20). Researchers examined PST lesson plans and reflections, and rated them based on Geneva Gay's (2002) framework for preparing culturally responsive…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Social Studies
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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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Theodore, Peter A.; Afoláyan, Michael O. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
This article discusses the use of digital storytelling to help pre-service teachers learn to be more culturally sensitive in urban classroom settings. Each student created a digital story about his/her own culture and presented it to the class. Students responded in writing at the end of the semester regarding what they had learned by creating and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Story Telling, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods
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Siwatu, Kamau Oginga; Polydore, Catherine L.; Starker, Tehia V. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2009
In this study, the authors examined prospective elementary school teachers? culturally responsive teaching self-efficacy beliefs. The Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy Scale was administered to a sample of 104 preservice teachers enrolled in a teacher education program located at a large Midwestern university. These results suggested…
Descriptors: Elementary School Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Efficacy, Teacher Education Programs
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Santistevan Matthews, Patricia D.; Peterson, Patricia J.; Johnson, Gae R.; Fetsco, Thomas – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2009
Preservice special education teacher candidates in higher education training programs are given little or no specific training in the use of basic native language or cultural academic instructional techniques to support the learning needs of students who have not reached a level of English proficiency. Preservice special education students are…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Preservice Teachers, Special Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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