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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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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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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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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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Kean, Eli – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
Queer is difficult to pin down conceptually; it is willfully disruptive, intentionally destabilizing everything from identity to knowledge to politics to power. The intent of this article is to illuminate some of the ways teacher educators are conceptually connecting queer to transgender identities and experiences in their classroom curriculum and…
Descriptors: Teacher Educators, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teacher Education, Sexual Identity
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
Subcultures can appear in multicultural societies not only by the contact of existing cultures but also by cultures that remain constant while the larger society changes. A recent movie, "Dark Waters," is an example of this process. "Parasite" and "Joker," two other recent movies, both Academy Award winners, differ…
Descriptors: Films, Subcultures, Cultural Pluralism, Disadvantaged
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Foster, Michèle; Halliday, Leah; Baize, Jonathan; Chisholm, James – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
Michèle was hurrying to class. How, she thought, could she offer the students in her African American English in Society and Schools class a method of understanding, comparing, and abstracting the studies they had been reading in class? The heuristic described in this study evolved from a desire to capture aspects of several seminal studies that…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Heuristics, African American Students, Social Justice
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Laster, Barbara; Shargel, Rebecca; Watson-Vandiver, Marcia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2020
As a subset of culturally sustaining pedagogy, ethnic pedagogies enlarge the repertoire of teachers addressing the instructional needs of many different students. Specific descriptions with grade 5-12 instructional illustrations are provided for call-and-response learning approach from the African-American religious tradition and havruta, which is…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Middle School Teachers, High School Teachers, African American Culture
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