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Bullock, Lyndal M.; Gable, Robert A.; Carrero, Kelly; Lewis, Calli; Collins, Emerald; Zolkowski, Staci; Lusk, Mandy – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
American schools are witnessing the increasing cultural heterogeneity of our nation's population. Educators are faced with the challenge of ensuring positive educational outcomes for all students, despite the lack of empirical understanding of how to effectively educate culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The purpose of this paper is…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Evidence Based Practice, Culturally Relevant Education, Best Practices
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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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Banks, Tachelle; Sapp, Marty; Obiakor, Festus E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Not all children and youth will respond the same way to scripted interventions. Children and youth require intervention strategies that are designed to meet their wide-ranging needs in order to be successful during and after school years. Yet, educators and counselors apply behavior strategies to promote prosocial behavior without exploring…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Student Diversity, Competency Based Education, Emotional Development
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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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Hogan, Kathleen; Hathcote, Andrea – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Teachers are being asked to educate a variety of students, including a growing number of students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds (Diaz-Rico, 2012. "A course for teaching English learners." Upper Saddle River, NY: Pearson). Because students from diverse backgrounds are the fastest growing population in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Teaching Methods
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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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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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Adera, Beatrice; Manning, Maria L. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2014
Amidst diversity in today's schools, challenges for students from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds are growing. These students must acquire necessary social and cultural skills in order to navigate contrasting value systems and educational expectations despite potential cognitive and learning deficits. The combination of…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Differences, Language Minorities, Social Development
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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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Coffey, Heather; Davila, Liv; Kolano, Lan – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
English language learners (ELLs) are the fastest growing population in the US schools (National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), 2011); these students are consistently outperformed by their White counterparts on the National Assessment of Educational Progress data (NCES, 2011). While traditional English as a second language (ESL) classes…
Descriptors: Dialects, English Language Learners, Power Structure, English (Second Language)
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McIntosh, Kent; Craft, Calli B.; MacKay, Leslie D. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Despite an increasing need for culturally relevant curricula, what is considered culturally responsive and how it is assessed is under-researched. The present study examined the perceived cultural responsiveness and effectiveness of an early intervention program designed to teach early language skills and expose students to Indigenous culture, the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Culturally Relevant Education, Preschool Education, Speech Skills
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Buckmiller, Tom M.; Cramer, Renee A. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
Native students often desire an education that will enable them to contribute to their home communities and facilitate tribal development, while retaining close ties to their cultural heritage and identity. We outline a conceptual framework that provides a starting point for non-Native American educators to consider as they engage Native American…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, College Students, Cultural Influences, Culturally Relevant Education
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Thomas-Duckwitz, Claire M.; Hess, Robyn S.; Atcherly, Elsa – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
This multiple case study examined parent involvement perspectives among seven immigrant mothers from Mexico. All the participants came from limited educational and socioeconomic backgrounds, and reported that they immigrated to the United States for greater opportunity. These background experiences seemed to shape their current role…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Mexican Americans, Immigrants, Parent Participation
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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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Spitzer, Lois; Cordero-Ramon, Arnaldo – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2013
In an urgent effort to internationalize curricula, institutions of higher education are rethinking the role of language study. Many administrators, faculty, and staff are realizing that language study is more than merely a means of communication. More importantly, it is the key to understanding how people from diverse cultural backgrounds,…
Descriptors: International Education, Language Acquisition, Language Role, Curriculum Development
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