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Burciaga, Rebeca; Kohli, Rita – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Discussions of teacher preparation, qualifications, and effectiveness are at the heart of increasing attacks on public education. In this article, we contribute to the growing body of literature that works to challenge the narrowing parameters of what is considered effective teacher pedagogy, particularly as it relates to the noted value of…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Minority Group Teachers, Teacher Qualifications, Racial Differences
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
"Detroit" and "Step" are two recent movies in the context of urban riots in protest of police brutality. They refer to time periods separated by half a century, but there are common themes in the two that seem appropriate to both times. The movies are not primarily concerned with the riot events, but the riot is a major…
Descriptors: African American Community, African Americans, Violence, Films
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Zoch, Melody; Alarcón, Jeannette; Bettez, Silvia; Hardin, Belinda – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
With greater diversification of American society comes a need to forge intercultural connections that will promote and support effective education services for immigrant families. The intercultural approach taken in this community project goes beyond a paradigm of coexistence. Rather, the term "intercultural" implies an integrated…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Attitudes, Cultural Background, Intercultural Communication
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Osorio, Sandra L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Multicultural literature can be found all across classrooms in the United States. I argue it is more important what you do with the literature than just having it in the classroom. Multicultural literature should be seen as a tool. In this article, I will share how I used multicultural literature as a tool to (a) promote or develop an appreciation…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Literature, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods
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Warren, Chezare A.; Bonilla, Christian – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Students' college aspirations precede any decision they may make to apply and enroll in college. College aspirations broadly refer to the formal development of specific plans made by a young person to position themselves to enroll in a four-year college or university after high school. Regular, ongoing interaction with college-educated adults is…
Descriptors: African American Students, Males, Academic Aspiration, Phenomenology
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Regalla, Michele; Davies, Alex; Grissom, Donita; Losavio, Antonio – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
This study investigates a service-learning program for university students seeking teacher certification examined through the lens of sociocultural theory. Data was collected from teacher candidates (TCs) in the form of surveys and an open-ended writing assignment. Administrators from the partner schools were also interviewed to provide their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Writing Assignments, Feedback (Response), Sociocultural Patterns
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Fasching-Varner, Kenneth J.; Denny, R. Kenton; Stone, Michaela P.; Stewart, Lindsay M.; Albornoz, Carla F.; Mora, Roberto; Olave, Francisco; Yacoman, Macarena; Yang, Amanda; Denny, Margaret Ann – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
This article explores how love informed by thinking and feeling within the context of a unique and cutting edge study abroad professional development program in Concepción Chile for preservice teachers might serve as an antidote to the challenges that engaging in culturally relevant pedagogy (CRP) present. The article draws upon rich qualitative…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Preservice Teachers, Program Descriptions, Longitudinal Studies
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Shepherd, Samuel Troy – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
A research study in West Virginia in which a series of lessons were created to address the issues of Islamophobia, American exceptionalism, and nativism within a seventh-grade Ancient Civilizations classroom. The lessons spotlighted the Middle East, and students were presented with a more realistic view of Islamic cultures and were able to…
Descriptors: Islam, Fear, Muslims, Cultural Differences
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Hines, Dorothy E.; Wilmot, Jennifer M. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
School is a hyperviolent space for Black students and in particular for Black girls. Black girls continue to be adultified, criminalized, and spirit-murdered by educators who enact racially discriminatory school disciplinary policies. Using literature from racial microaggressions and antiblackness, we introduce a model that we refer to as…
Descriptors: African American Students, Children, Racial Bias, Females
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Miller, sj – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Gender and gender identity are policed by the social environment in myriad ways. For those who challenge normative binaries, they can be positioned to experience different forms of violence. Though mindsets, social movements, and changes in policies have spurred material, social, and economic gains for those who challenge expectations of gender…
Descriptors: Sexual Identity, Gender Issues, Social Environment, Social Attitudes
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Oemig, Paulo A.; Baptiste, H. Prentice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
The complexity of learning science rests in the fact that it not only possesses a unique lexicon and discourse but also that it ultimately entails a way of knowing. This article involves a case study that examines the academic engagement and perceptions of a group (N = 30) of high school students regarding their science literacy practices. These…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Case Studies, High School Students, Scientific Literacy
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Recent movies have used the familiar conventions of classic revenge movies, but the former have avoided the latter's grim resolutions in favor of a wiser, more forgiving attitude toward those who have offended the wronged. This unconventional change in a familiar story line points to the contrast between the pleasure of vicarious vindictiveness…
Descriptors: Films, Psychological Patterns, Mothers, Family Relationship
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Torpsten, Ann-Christin – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
The overarching aim of this article is to investigate perceptions regarding linguistic potential and language competence in relation to translanguaging strategies. The data presented consists of classroom activities, texts, and pictures produced by eleven-year-old pupils and their teacher in a multilingual classroom context. The pupils have…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Kumar, Tracey – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Given changes in the U.S. school-age population, it is crucial that colleges of education prepare teacher candidates to work effectively with students from diverse backgrounds. Because diversity constitutes such a small portion of the curriculum in many teacher education programs, it is crucial that teacher educators find creative ways to…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Teaching Methods, Educational Practices, Teacher Education Programs
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Jang, Soo Bin – Multicultural Perspectives, 2018
Based on my reflections on "being a foreigner," I explore the boundaries of citizenship education in this essay. I use my foreign identity to articulate how social justice education can perpetuate closed-mindedness in classrooms by moving too quickly to student activism. I situate my experiences and reflections on being a foreigner…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Foreign Culture, Social Justice, Values Education
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