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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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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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Chamberlain, Steven Paul – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2015
Coming to understand how cultural differences influence interactions between educators and students and their parents is a complex and perhaps life-long discovery. Culture helps to define groups' belief systems and expectations for appropriate behavior, often at a hidden level. Pre-service teachers need multiple opportunities to interact with…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Cultural Differences, Teacher Education Programs, Phenomenology
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Carrero, Kelly M.; Lusk, Mandy E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Changing demographics in American school systems necessitate educators to better prepare themselves to work with students from diverse backgrounds. Moreover, culturally diverse (CD) students are disproportionately represented in special education, indicating a need to investigate assessment for identification purposes. We, the authors, believe…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Ethnic Groups
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Moreno, Gerardo; Segura-Herrera, Theresa – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Latino students are the largest growing minority group in the U.S. school system. However, there are critical barriers that impeded the development of sustained academic success for this particular population. Latino students have been found to be over-represented in the delivery of disciplinary actions and in the identification of disabilities in…
Descriptors: Special Education, Referral, Hispanic American Students, Emotional Disturbances
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Sadowski, Garrett; O'Neill, Rob; Bermingham, Doug – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Multidisciplinary team members were surveyed to identify the frequency with which they use recommended assessment practices, how they interpret assessment information, and their confidence working with English Language Learners (ELLs) for the purpose of determining possible eligibility to receive special education services. Results of this study…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, English Language Learners, Eligibility, Special Education
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Maydosz, Ann; Maydosz, Diane – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Despite the fact that disability has been recognized as "a natural part of the human experience" (Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act of 2000) and that the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and its later reauthorizations as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) should have served…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Minority Group Students, Court Litigation, Laws
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Banks, Tachelle; Obiakor, Festus; Algozzine, Bob – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Preparing teachers to work in urban public schools--and to remain there--is a daunting challenge. In an age plagued with the overrepresentation of culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) students placed in special education programs, it is important that teacher preparation programs within the field of special education devote attention to the…
Descriptors: Urban Education, Urban Teaching, Labeling (of Persons), Special Education
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Brice, Alejandro E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
Recruitment and retention of minority faculty in bilingual special education is a perilous task. Research has shown that minority faculty/teachers are able to provide emotional support, mentor students, serve as role models, create a positive climate, provide diverse views, increase collaboration among faculty and teachers, and work with…
Descriptors: Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teacher Persistence, Special Education
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Banks, Tachelle I. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2012
Mental health curriculum should be delivered in classroom settings to address and remediate the socio-emotional needs of students with and without disabilities. Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) is a comprehensive, universal, and humanistic approach that focuses on the emotional distress manifested by individuals has been used with children…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Behavior Modification, Student Diversity, Mental Health
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Moreno, Gerardo; Wong-Lo, Mickie – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2011
Preparing educators to work with students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) background is increasingly valued as the demographics of today?s classrooms continue to evolve. Embracing cultural differences and recognizing the distinctive factors associated within the composition of CLD families are critical elements as educators become…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Asian American Students, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Student Diversity
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Obiakor, Festus E.; Harris, Mateba K.; Offor, MaxMary T.; Beachum, Floyd D. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Problems facing African American students with special needs are numerous and complex. Although processes and procedures are in place to properly serve these students, far too many become ensnared in webs of bureaucracy and benign neglect. This article examines African American students? experiences with special education in Milwaukee Public…
Descriptors: African American Students, Special Education, Disproportionate Representation, Student Experience
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2010
Teacher education programs (TEPs) are consistently challenged to respond to individual and collective growth. In addition, current demographic changes have forced these programs to address issues of quality and equity in measurable ways. As an African immigrant to the United States, I have been fortunate to be involved in these programs,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education Programs, Educational Quality, Blacks, Immigrants
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2009
The changing demographics in public schools have called for strategic changes in how students in general and special education are educated. While this trend is increasingly becoming apparent, many educators and leaders are still entrenched in traditional methods of learning and teaching. As a result, culturally diverse exceptional students…
Descriptors: Demography, Public Education, Gifted, Student Diversity
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Grant, Patrick A.; Barger-Anderson, Richael – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2009
Young, Wright, and Laster (2005) stated that since the "Brown v. Board of Topeka, Kansas" decision, gaps in educational achievement have been a recognized problem across the United States. Particularly, differences in achievement levels for elementary and secondary African American students have remained. Daniels (1998) stated that…
Descriptors: Special Education, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Language Minorities
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