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McDevitt, Seung Eun – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
In this personal essay, I revisit the research I conducted as a novice researcher on the experiences of immigrant teachers and examine the development of my reflexive-self as a researcher and an immigrant in and through my methodological relationships with the teachers. Coupled with my researcher journal, the interview conversations in which I…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Minority Group Teachers, Reflection, Experience
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Pang, Valerie Ooka; Alvarado, Jose Luis; Preciado, Jose R.; Schleicher, Al R. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Students bring valuable cultural ways of knowing and worldviews to the classroom. Teachers who build on student cultures are able to motivate and make learning more meaningful. We believe that teachers should "Think Local" within a holistic orientation to create a student-centered and culture-centered education that arises out of student…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Student Centered Learning, Indigenous Knowledge, Social Capital
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
"The Undoing," a miniseries on the cable channel HBO, is a crime melodrama that presents unannounced background content reflecting the changing multicultural situation in the United States. A dominant white Euro-American group is becoming merely another group in a crowded field of American subcultures. Although multicultural issues are…
Descriptors: Television, Programming (Broadcast), Crime, Cultural Pluralism
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Yoon-Ramirez, Injeong – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
This article discusses how art can contribute to the creation of a translanguaging space and how a community program can be a significant site for this collective and creative endeavor. Drawing on translanguaging theories, I founded the "Entretejer/Interweave Community School" program in collaboration with the Immigrant Resource Center,…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Language Usage, Teaching Methods, Community Programs
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James-Gallaway, ArCasia D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
With a focus on methods courses, this article makes a case for social studies teacher educators to employ in their pedagogy an intersectional perspective. I ask social studies teacher educators to consider critical history monographs, specialized book-length studies that center on marginalized perspectives, as pedagogical tools that complement…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teacher Educators, History Instruction, Methods Courses
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Krueger, Justin – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Dominant discourses in U.S. History are typically engaged through a settler-colonial framework. Informed by the ubiquity of commercial presentations, cultural tropes, and caricatures--movies, consumer products, and names--the "presentation" of Native Americans tend to focus on incomplete representations that are cast in the past. This…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Critical Theory, Race, American Indian Students
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Kwon, Jungmin – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Despite the increasing body of scholarship on multilingual children, little insight has been provided about what researchers need to consider when documenting and exploring young children's multilingual experiences. In this essay, I engage in a reflective account of designing and employing child-centered interview activities (i.e., drawing, mind…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Freehand Drawing
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Stewart, Mary Amanda; Flint, Patricia; Núñez, Mariannella – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Anti-immigrant vitriol is growing, even disturbing our educational spaces. Teachers are also affected by the negative discourses around them and need to develop knowledge that shapes their attitudes and actions regarding immigrant youth. This article details a professional development with high school teachers that used reader response to develop…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, High School Teachers, Professional Development, Reader Response
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Poos, Bradley; Caruthers, Loyce; Friend, Jennifer; Waddell, Jennifer – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
This study explores an innovative Civil Rights program, one that brings together students from two Midwestern high schools, a majority Black public charter school and a majority white Jewish private suburban school. Students participating in this program culminate their study of the Civil Rights Movement by boarding a chartered bus and traveling…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Differences, Cultural Differences, High School Students
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Trinh, Ethan – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
This article witnesses a field trip of a group of English learners and the instructor at a historical site in the United States of America. The purpose of this trip explores a question, "What does 'social justice' look like in the United States?" Drawing from the nepantlerx concept, the author describes a conversation between the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Historic Sites, Teacher Student Relationship, Field Trips
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Smith, William L.; Crowley, Ryan M.; Demoiny, Sara B.; Cushing-Leubner, Jenna – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
This conceptual article explores the use of threshold concepts to help pre-service teachers develop antiracist dispositions. Threshold concepts are "troublesome knowledge" within a discipline that serve as gateways to expanded modes of thinking about subject matter. Grappling with threshold concepts places learners in a liminal space as…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Racial Bias, Pedagogical Content Knowledge
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Two movies about Black protest movement leaders in the 1960s are playing on home screens during African American History Month during the COVID-19 pandemic. The movies are made by African American moviemakers and are focused on Black protest movements. One Night in Miami and Judas and the Black Messiah present the lives and activities of Black…
Descriptors: Films, African American History, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Haynes Writer, Jeanette; Baptiste, H. Prentice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
The authors, a Cherokee woman and an African American man, write from the important stance of multicultural education Elders, working from the foundational concept of the community as a village to raise a child. They discuss the caste system in the U.S. and briefly outline the historical and contemporary dehumanizing and assimilative actions of…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Cultural Influences, Social Class, Social Bias
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Montaño, Elizabeth; Martinez, Danny C. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
Our reflections in this manuscript serve to share what we have experienced being teachers, advocates of public education, researchers, and parents of two young children through a global pandemic, public and environmental crises, and racial reckoning in our country. We acknowledge our privileged positions and draw from the adaptations required of…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, COVID-19, Pandemics, Social Justice
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Carter Andrews, Dorinda J.; Cosby, Missy D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2021
In this article, we focus on how anti-Black logics operate within various domains of power in ways that deny Black children, including our own, their right to a just and antiracist education. We begin by describing how socialization contributes to the development and deployment of anti-Black logics by teachers and school leaders. We then discuss…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, African Americans, Socialization, Teacher Attitudes
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