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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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Bettez, Silvia – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Diversity and inclusion are popular, yet often challenging, topics for youth in schools. A common approach to address the issues is to invite outside speakers to discuss ways to "celebrate diversity." After being invited to give such a talk, I created and enacted a presentation at an affluent high school on this topic that is grounded in…
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Social Justice, High School Students, Teaching Methods
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McCardle, Todd – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
The goal of this piece is to provide educators with the knowledge and practical application needed to build critical literacy within their students using a traditional text that might not be considered multicultural. This essay challenges the idea that "outdated" literary works have no place in today's multicultural classroom, as it…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Critical Literacy, Multicultural Education, Multicultural Textbooks
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Ginsberg, Ricki – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
The multiracial population increased by 32% between 2000 and 2010 and represents 9 million people in the United States. The author reflects on her lived experiences of being multiracial but with visibly White skin. She details the lessons she learned about her multiracial identity--from her early positioning as a young student to her role as a…
Descriptors: Multiracial Persons, Self Concept, Teacher Role, Whites
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Miller, Cody – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Cody Miller was asked to present on a panel with a fellow doctoral student and a current principal at a local elementary school for a social justice and diversity in school leadership course. Miller's experience on the panel became an informal type of capstone experience as he found himself having to argue and defend social justice teaching…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Leaders, Instructional Leadership, Principals
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Kleyn, Tatyana – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Undocumented families' rates of repatriation to Mexico from the United States have risen throughout the Obama administration, and this trend will likely increase under Donald Trump. This study describes the experiences of Mexican-born youth who grew up in the United States and are back in Mexico. While these children are participants in their…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Geographic Regions, Undocumented Immigrants, Spanish
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Lozenski, Brian D. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
This article examines the interactions between a collective of self-described "African American," "multiracial," and "African immigrant" high school youth researchers, and two African American community elders. Drawing from a year-long critical ethnographic study of the youth research collective, the author documents…
Descriptors: African Americans, Multiracial Persons, Immigrants, Student Research
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Abdou, Ehaab D.; Chan, W. Y. Alice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
How are religious traditions and exchanges between them constructed in textbooks used in Quebec? Through a critical discourse analysis of History and Citizenship Education, and Ethics and Religious Culture textbooks, we find that the Abrahamic monotheistic tradition is valorized, while non-Abrahamic monotheistic traditions and polytheism are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Religion Studies, Religion, Religious Factors
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Beck, Bernard – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
Conventional expectations about subcultural groups can be undermined by unusual performances of some individual members. Several recent movies have concerned people of exceptional ability who unexpectedly excelled at prestigious centers of learning. "The Man Who Knew Infinity," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Professional Personnel, Films, Scientists
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Joanou, Jamie Patrice – Multicultural Perspectives, 2017
This article presents findings from action research conducted in a graduate level course with practicing K-12 educators. In this article, I consider the usefulness of critical media literacy in the graduate classroom as I engaged students in discussions about multicultural issues including race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. Through an…
Descriptors: Popular Culture, Teacher Education, Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education
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