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Young, Jemimah L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
As multicultural education continues to evolve, better assessments are necessary to provide a holistic measure of the effectiveness of multicultural education in the academy. Unfortunately, as multicultural scholars champion the cause for social justice, equity, and access for school children they remain vulnerable to negative promotion and tenure…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Portfolio Assessment, Teacher Educators, Women Faculty
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Ford, Donna Y.; Wright, Brian L.; Trotman Scott, Michelle – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
Access to gifted and talented education (referral, identification, and classes) and advanced classes has been challenging for two student groups of color--Black and Hispanic students. More than 10 years of data from the Office for Civil Rights, Civil Rights Data Collection and numerous reports reveal that discrimination is in operation and gravely…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Integration, Academically Gifted, Disproportionate Representation
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Lee, Crystal Chen – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
This personal perspective piece examines the researcher's positionality through the stance of humanizing research in multiethnic youth communities. Drawing on Paris and Paris and Winn's notions on humanizing research, this article reexamines positionality by revisiting two subjectivities in a three-year qualitative case study with African…
Descriptors: Researchers, Interpersonal Relationship, Females, Immigrants
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Kasun, G. Sue; Hernandez, Tomás; Montiel, Hortensia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
For better or worse, English continues to expand as the commonly shared lingua franca throughout the world. With an increasing movement of transnational students--armed with English and flowing across borders--three university professors discuss their pedagogies and ways of knowing as they engage transnational students inside Mexican university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, English Teachers, Teacher Educators
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Valdez, Carolina – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
This study examines the practical application of anticolonial academic language development strategies in an elementary classroom. Drawing from decolonial theory, the study analyzes pedagogical strategies in challenging the normalization of colonialism within language instruction. Using an autoethnographic case study, throughout the 2013-2014…
Descriptors: Academic Language, Elementary Schools, Foreign Policy, Time Perspective
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
Two current biopic movies, "Harriet" and "The Irishman," present the life stories of real people who have been involved with slavery and organized crime. These images contradict the virtuous image of America that is fundamental to our sense of national identity and patriotism. Could this contradiction lead to oppositional…
Descriptors: Films, Biographies, Slavery, Crime
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Lopez, Jessica Helen; Bobroff, Kara L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
This article provides an overview of the Navajo (Diné) K'e model and associated Indigenous and multitribal concepts that the Native American Community Academy (NACA) teachers, curriculum directors, instructional team members, programming mentors (aunties and uncles), community partners, staff, and school leaders draw from to inform how they design…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Social Values, Culturally Relevant Education, Civics
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Swalwell, Katy; Payne, Katherina A. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Conventional civic educational efforts in the lower grades often frame young children as "future" citizens who need to learn nationalistic patriotism, obedience to rules and laws, and trust in civic institutions to operate fairly toward all members of the community. In this paper we present a framework of "critical civic…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Young Children, Civics, Social Justice
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Contemporary political and cultural realities make the renegotiating of African American cultural images an urgent matter. A recent movement to improve the position of African Americans in the movie business has produced a new wave of debates. Current movies show a variety of approaches to defining those images. The success of "Green…
Descriptors: African American Culture, African Americans, Films, Industry
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Grindstaff, Kelly; Mascarenhas, Michael – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The lagging behind of underrepresented minority (URM) students in higher education, and particularly in the STEM fields, is well documented. In this paper we draw on critical race theory in education to frame and present counter-narratives of URM students in STEM fields, to explicate the function of the interactions that occur between these…
Descriptors: College Students, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation, STEM Education
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Lo, Jane C. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
The notion of educational gaps often portrays students of color as lower performing (or with less resources) than their White counterparts. The most prevalent gap narratives in civic education are the civic opportunity gap, where students of color in low-income areas tend to receive less quality civic education than White, wealthier students; and…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Citizenship Education, Civics, Minority Group Students
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Samuels, Amy J.; Samuels, Gregory L.; Self, Christopher – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
This article presents a study that explored how race and racism impact teaching and learning and how civic education can be employed to promote racial justice. We argue the need to examine educators' perspectives on how increased awareness of existing inequities coupled with ongoing professional development can better equip them to understand…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Racial Bias, Teacher Attitudes, Consciousness Raising
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Berson, Ilene R.; Berson, Michael J.; López de Méndez, Annette – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
Through a collaboration between a university in the US Southeast and a university in Puerto Rico, the researchers explored the use of primary sources to challenge mainstream assumptions and views of Puerto Rico and support application of content and pedagogic approaches into early childhood and elementary classrooms among preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Reading Material Selection, Instructional Material Evaluation
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Woodson, Ashley N.; Love, Bettina L. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
In this article we argue that latent and explicit theories of Black insufficiency shape how achievement gaps are defined and assessed in civic education research. We engage the substantive historical and conceptual precedent for rejecting the gap framing. Our call to action demands that radical points of departure are needed to produce loving and…
Descriptors: African American Students, Civics, Citizenship Education, Educational Research
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Gillborn, David – Multicultural Perspectives, 2019
On both sides of the Atlantic Ocean the interests, fears, and voices of "ordinary" White people have become a prominent part of mainstream political and educational debate. This article reflects on recent developments, including a critique of so-called colorblindness as a form of racism denial and the argument that White people are…
Descriptors: Whites, Ethnic Groups, Racial Attitudes, Racial Bias
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