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  1. Multicultural Science Education and Curriculum Materials

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    Atwater, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

    This article describes multicultural science education and explains the purposes of multicultural science curricula. It also serves as an introductory article for the other multicultural science education activities in this special issue of "Science Activities".

  2. Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise

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    Hines, S. Maxwell, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    As a relatively new area of investigation, the study of multicultural education as it relates to science teaching and learning has spawned numerous interpretations by researchers and authors worldwide. The contributors of this international volume--among them are science teacher educators, science teachers, scientists, researchers, program…

  3. Universalism, Multiculturalism, and Science Education.

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    Irzik, Gurol

    2001-01-01

    Describes the division of universalists and multiculturalists over the question of the nature of science. Universalists maintain that science has a universal essence and western modern science is the paradigm example of such science. Multiculturalists appeal to the disunity of science thesis to undermine the view that all sciences must have a…

  4. Family and Consumer Sciences Delivers Middle School Multicultural Education

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    Clauss, Barbara A.

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author talks about valuing individual and group differences and knowing how to interact effectively with a variety of people in school through multicultural education in a middle school family and consumer sciences setting. Here, she answers the questions: (1) Why multicultural education? (2) Why middle school? and (3) Why…

  5. Multiculturalism, universalism, and science education: In search of common ground

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    Siegel, Harvey

    2002-11-01

    Multiculturalism's proper place in science education has been the subject of considerable controversy in the recent science education literature. It is the theme of a recent symposium in this journal, which raises and treats a wide range of issues with important ramifications for science education. A key issue - and the one on which I focus - is whether (and if so to what extent) a multicultural approach to science education is compatible with a universalist conception of science. My main aim is to show that there is actually much more agreement between universalists and multicultural localists concerning that compatibility than might be apparent at first glance. A second aim is to defend the former from criticisms made in the symposium papers. I first attempt to make clear what universalism does, and does not, involve. I then explore the justification of multicultural science education, and suggest both that that justification is moral (rather than epistemological) in nature; and that if science education is indeed obliged to embrace multiculturalism, that obligation must itself be understood to be a culturally transcendent one. Finally, I address several curricular issues treated in the symposium papers. The overall conclusion is that the most defensible conception of science education is one in which it is conceived to be both multicultural and universal.

  6. A Sample Science Education Activity in Multicultural Environment

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    Onder, Ismail; Kaplan, Aysun Oztuna; Besoluk, Senol

    2011-01-01

    In this study, a sample activity developed in the workshops called "Science education in multicultural environment" of the program "Integrative teaching in multicultural environment" was presented. Workshops about varied subjects were carried out by participants representing four countries and participants developed teaching materials by getting…

  7. Defining "Science" in a Multicultural World: Implications for Science Education.

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    Cobern, William W.; Loving, Cathleen C.

    2001-01-01

    Examines the definition of science put forward from multicultural perspectives in contrast to the universalist perspective of science. Argues that good science explanations will always be universal, even if indigenous knowledge is incorporated as scientific knowledge. (Author/SAH)

  8. Multicultural education, pragmatism, and the goals of science teaching

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    El-Hani, Charbel Niño; Mortimer, Eduardo Fleury

    2007-07-01

    In this paper, we offer an intermediate position in the multiculturalism/universalism debate, drawing upon Cobern and Loving's epistemological pluralism, pragmatist philosophies, Southerland's defense of instructional multicultural science education, and the conceptual profile model. An important element in this position is the proposal that understanding is the proper goal of science education. Our commitment to this proposal is explained in terms of a defense of an ethics of coexistence for dealing with cultural differences, according to which social argumentative processes—including those in science education—should be marked by dialogue and confrontation of arguments in the search of possible solutions, and an effort to (co-)live with differences if a negotiated solution is not reached. To understand the discourses at stake is, in our view, a key requirement for the coexistence of arguments and discourses, and the science classroom is the privileged space for promoting an understanding of the scientific discourse in particular. We argue for "inclusion" of students' culturally grounded ideas in science education, but in a sense that avoids curricular multicultural science education, and, thus, any attempt to broaden the definition of "science" so that ideas from other ways of knowing might be simply treated as science contents. Science teachers should always take in due account the diversity of students' worldviews, giving them room in argumentative processes in science classrooms, but should never lose from sight the necessity of stimulating students to understand scientific ideas. This view is grounded on a distinction between the goals of science education and the nature of science instruction, and demands a discussion about how learning is to take place in culturally sensitive science education, and about communicative approaches that might be more productive in science classrooms organized as we propose here. We employ the conceptual profile model to

  9. Challenging multicultural science education: Stories of urban elementary teachers implementing science standards

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    Muir, Katherine Ann

    "Science for all" is at the center of today's science education reform movement. Unfortunately, the movement neither gives adequate advice nor provides strategies for teachers to make science for all a reality. This study details the struggles and successes of urban elementary teachers as they strive to make science for all a reality in their classrooms. Through ethnographic methods, this study documents the science educational practices of six elementary teachers as they negotiate between the California Science Education Standards, their students' knowledge and needs, and their own science knowledge. The teachers' multiple and evolving identities are used as lenses to better understand the teachers' science education practices in the context of urban classrooms. The teachers' practices are placed in a multicultural science education/social justice matrix. Patterns of science content, the reasons why these teachers teach science and how they teach science are discussed. The teachers used the science standards in a variety of different ways depending of who they were and where they taught. Practical implications for this research include the redesigning of science methods courses for teacher preparation to include multicultural issues and discussions of the theoretical debates about multicultural science education.

  10. An Examination of Black Science Teacher Educators' Experiences with Multicultural Education, Equity, and Social Justice

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    Atwater, Mary M.; Butler, Malcolm B.; Freeman, Tonjua B.; Carlton Parsons, Eileen R.

    2013-12-01

    Diversity, multicultural education, equity, and social justice are dominant themes in cultural studies (Hall in Cultural dialogues in cultural studies. Routledge, New York, pp 261-274, 1996; Wallace 1994). Zeichner (Studying teacher education: The report of the AERA panel on research and teacher education. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Mahwah, pp 737-759, 2005) called for research studies of teacher educators because little research exists on teacher educators since the late 1980s. Thomson et al. (2001) identified essential elements needed in order for critical multiculturalism to be infused in teacher education programs. However, little is known about the commitment and experiences of science teacher educators infusing multicultural education, equity, and social justice into science teacher education programs. This paper examines twenty (20) Black science teacher educators' teaching experiences as a result of their Blackness and the inclusion of multicultural education, equity, and social justice in their teaching. This qualitative case study of 20 Black science teacher educators found that some of them have attempted and stopped due to student evaluations and the need to gain promotion and tenure. Other participants were able to integrate diversity, multicultural education, equity and social justice in their courses because their colleagues were supportive. Still others continue to struggle with this infusion without the support of their colleagues, and others have stopped The investigators suggest that if science teacher educators are going to prepare science teachers for the twenty first century, then teacher candidates must be challenged to grapple with racial, ethnic, cultural, instructional, and curricular issues and what that must mean to teach science to US students in rural, urban, and suburban school contexts.

  11. Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms

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    Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

    2001-12-01

    This study investigated how Basotho high school biology students responded to a multicultural science education (MCSE) approach. Students' home language---Sesotho---and cultural experiences were integrated into the teaching of a unit on alcohol, tobacco and other drugs (ATOD) abuse. The focus was on students whose cultural background is African and who are English second language users. The study was conducted in three high school biology classrooms in Lesotho where the ATOD unit was taught using MCSE. A fourth biology classroom was observed for comparison purposes. In this classroom the regular biology teacher taught ATOD using typical instructional strategies. The study was framed by the general question: How does a multicultural science education approach affect Basotho high school biology students? More specifically: How does the use of Sesotho (or code-switching between Sesotho and English) and integration of Basotho students' cultural knowledge and experiences with respect to ATOD affect students' learning? In particular how does the approach affect students' participation and academic performance? A qualitative research method was used in this study. Data were drawn from a number of different sources and analyzed inductively. The data sources included field-notes, transcripts of ATOD lessons, research assistant lesson observation notes and interviews, regular biology teachers' interviews and notes from observing a few of their lessons, students' interviews and pre and posttest scripts, and other school documents that recorded students' performance throughout the year. Using the students' home language---Sesotho---was beneficial in that it enabled them to share ideas, communicate better and understand each other, the teacher and the material that was taught. Integrating students' cultural and everyday experiences was beneficial because it enabled students to anchor the new ATOD ideas in what was familiar and helped them find the relevance of the unit by

  12. Multicultural Education. Inclusion of All.

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    Atwater, Mary M., Ed.; And Others

    Chapters in this book reflect the issues in multicultural education that affect the teaching and learning of mathematics and science. They are grouped into sections on teacher education, learning and instruction, assessment, and family and society and include: (1) "Multicultural Teacher Education Programs in America: A Friendly Confrontation"…

  13. Multicultural Education Resource Guide.

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    Gorder, Cheryl

    This guide lists resources for use by parents and teachers in multicultural education. It is prefaced by two reprinted articles about multicultural education, "Learning about Diversity: What Parents and Teachers Can Do," by Francis Roberts ("Parents' Magazine," May 1992), and "Teaching Children To Respect Diversity," by Gwendolyn Calvert Baker…

  14. Making Multicultural Education Personal

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    Lobb, Pamela M.

    2012-01-01

    In this article the author examines changes in students' self-awareness of multicultural topics during a multicultural education course. The course is a three-credit elective course offered in the university's school of education but taken by students across disciplines at a large, public research university in a mid-Atlantic state. Course…

  15. The Armchair at the Borders: The "Messy" Ideas of Borders and Border Epistemologies within Multicultural Science Education Scholarship

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    Carter, Lyn

    2010-01-01

    This paper aims to further articulate multicultural science education scholarship. In particular, it explores the notions of borders and border epistemologies as intellectual resources to think again about the challenges of science education in the global world that demand more sophisticated concepts to unravel some of its complexities. It…

  16. Multicultural Education

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    Derderian-Aghajanian, Ani

    2010-01-01

    "If we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research, would it?" (Albert Einstein). In "Diversity Issues in Special Education: Theory, Research, and Practice" I will define the diversity perspectives within the context of research, then I will develop an understanding and understand theory as it is related to…

  17. Multicultural Education and Democratic Enhancement.

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    Mavrikos-Adamou, Tina

    Multicultural education and multiculturalism have emerged in the post-1989 era as important movements intended as a means of explaining and understanding today's pluralistic societies. Problematic is the ubiquitous usage of the term, as well as the fact that multiculturalism and multicultural education have different meanings and usage in the…

  18. Bilingual Multicultural Education.

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    National Education Association, Washington, DC.

    This collection was prepared with the purpose of making National Education Association members more aware of the current issues and efforts in bilingual/ multicultural education. It consists of an introduction by Carmel E. Sandoval and the following chapters: (1) "Bilingual Education in Public Law 93-380," by the U.S. Office of Education, Region…

  19. Critical Multiculturalism: Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education.

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    May, Stephen, Ed.

    This collection brings together the traditions of commitment to antiracist education and identity-based education. Selections from academic commentators on multicultural education link educational theory and practice in the discussion of culturally pluralist schooling. The collection contains the following chapters: (1) "Critical Multiculturalism…

  20. Multicultural Environmental Education

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    Martin, Kristen

    2007-01-01

    Multicultural environmental education (MEE) is "a new field of theory and practice for environmental education where content is influenced by and taught from multiple cultural perspectives. It is conscious of its own cultural perspectives and of the function that it has in the world and in the lives of diverse students and communities"…

  1. Multicultural Parent Education.

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    Strom, Robert; And Others

    1992-01-01

    Discusses findings from interviews with immigrant and refugee parents from Vietnam and Central and South America in Alberta, Canada, regarding concerns and educational needs. Reports concerns about children not speaking their native language and greater independence for children in Canada. Describes a multicultural parent education program…

  2. Internationalizing Multicultural Education.

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    Parker, Franklin

    As the population of ethnic groups rises through immigration in the United States and other developed countries, multicultural education, defined as the study of minorities, provides schoolchildren with the social, cultural, and political background of these groups. To stress the impact of these populations and the need for such studies, brief…

  3. Empowerment through Multicultural Education.

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    Sleeter, Christine E., Ed.

    Questions about student diversity are examined by considering the extent to which society serves the interests of all, and by examining the empowerment of members of oppressed groups to direct social change. The contributions of multicultural education to empowering young people are highlighted. After an introduction by Christine E. Sleeter, the…

  4. The Globalization of Multicultural Education in Social Science Textbooks: Cross-National Analyses, 1950-2010

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    Terra, Luke; Bromley, Patricia

    2012-01-01

    In this study the authors analyze 548 secondary social science textbooks to examine the extent to which multiculturalism-related content appears over time and around the world. Findings suggest significant global increases in textbook depictions of minority rights and groups experiencing discrimination over time and in many regions. (Contains 2…

  5. Diversity and Equity in Science Education: Research, Policy, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series

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    Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.

    2010-01-01

    Two leading science educators provide a comprehensive, state-of-the-field analysis of current trends in the research, policy, and practice of science education. This book offers valuable insights into why gaps in science achievement among racial, ethnic, cultural, linguistic, and socioeconomic groups persist, and points toward practical means of…

  6. Are Disciplinary Distinctions Pertinent to Multicultural Education?: A View from Science

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    Tabak, Iris

    2005-01-01

    In this article I ask whether disciplinary distinctions are pertinent to multicultural education. Are pedagogical prescriptions aimed at providing access and success to students of diverse backgrounds equally applicable across domains? I review cross-cultural cognitive research to depict defunct deficit and extant pluralistic approaches to…

  7. Defining Science from Multicultural and Universal Perspectives: A Review of Research and Its Implications for Science Education in Africa

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    Ogunleye, Ayodele O.

    2009-01-01

    The current move toward "science for all" in all parts of the globe necessitates that consideration be given to how pupils move between their everyday life and the world of school science, how pupils deal with cognitive conflicts between those two worlds, and what this means for effective teaching of science. In recent times, multiculturalism's…

  8. Education for a Multicultural Society

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    Afolabi, Kolajo Paul, Ed.; Bocala, Candice, Ed.; DiAquoi, Raygine C., Ed.; Hayden, Julia M., Ed.; Liefshitz, Irene A., Ed.; Oh, Soojin Susan, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    In influential and often groundbreaking articles from the "Harvard Educational Review", the volume surveys multicultural education's founding arguments and principles, describes its subsequent evolution, and looks toward its future role and impact. Comprised of articles by leading proponents of multicultural education, the book explores a complex…

  9. Multicultural Education: Emancipation or Containment?

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    Troyna, Barry

    A review of research in the United Kingdom reveals that multicultural education does little to remove the employment obstacles which confront black youth; instead, racist practices operating in the recruitment and selection of labor play a significant part in determining the life changes of ethnic minorities. Multicultural education in the United…

  10. An Examination of Black Science Teacher Educators' Experiences with Multicultural Education, Equity, and Social Justice

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    Atwater, Mary M.; Butler, Malcolm B.; Freeman, Tonjua B.; Carlton Parsons, Eileen R.

    2013-01-01

    Diversity, multicultural education, equity, and social justice are dominant themes in cultural studies (Hall in "Cultural Dialogues in Cultural Studies." Routledge, New York, pp 261-274, 1996; Wallace 1994). Zeichner ("Studying Teacher Education: The Report of the AERA Panel on Research and Teacher Education." Lawrence Erlbaum…

  11. Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education.

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    Banks, James A., Ed.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee, Ed.

    Multicultural education is a metadiscipline, a field of study designed to increase educational equity for all students. It incorporates concepts, principles, theories, and models from history, from the social and behavioral sciences, and from ethnic and women's studies in particular. This handbook assembles in one volume the major research and…

  12. The Continuing Challenge of Multicultural Health Education.

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    Pahnos, Markella L.

    1992-01-01

    Discusses the currently insufficient multicultural health education, which influences health status, disease prevention, wellness, and compliance with medical protocols. The article recommends administrative policy changes, educational philosophy renewal, communication via community and parents, multicultural preservice teacher education, and…

  13. New Tools for Multicultural Education: A Response to Patricia Seed's "Multiculturalism and the Predicament of the Comparative Method in Historical and Social Science Research and Teaching."

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    Burstyn, Joan N.

    Researcher Patricia Seed has noted the difficulty undergraduates have in understanding concepts of other cultures. Differences in vocabulary sometimes underscore differences in culture. Seed has suggested that cross- or multi-cultural education cannot proceed from a position of ignorance or arrogance. It is possible to move from cultural…

  14. Multicultural Education through the Lens of the Multicultural Education Research Literature.

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    Grant, Carl A.; Tate, William F.

    Insights into multicultural education practices are provided through the lens of the research literature. Two research ideologies are identified: research on multicultural education--the employment of the concepts and procedures of logical positivism to study the implementation of multicultural education, and multicultural education research--the…

  15. Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.

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    Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

    This study compares the knowledge, attitudes, and current practices of physical education teachers in urban and rural areas, with regard to multicultural education. A mailed questionnaire was completed by 70 public school physical education teachers, 44 from rural Kansas and 26 from Detroit and Flint, Michigan. Of those responding to specific…

  16. Multicultural Issues in Outdoor Education. ERIC Digest.

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    Roberts, Nina S.; Rodriguez, Donald A.

    The 1990s saw the outdoor education community undergo a process of critical redefinition as it attempted to address multicultural issues. This digest defines multicultural education, reviews the current status of multicultural diversity in outdoor education, poses questions for researchers and practitioners, and offers suggestions for relevant…

  17. A Reexamination of Ontario's Science Curriculum: Toward a More Inclusive Multicultural Science Education?

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    Mujawamariya, Donatille; Hujaleh, Filsan; Lima-Kerckhoff, Ashley

    2014-01-01

    The rapid diversification of communities in Ontario has necessitated the provincial government to reevaluate public school curriculums and policies to make schools more inclusive and reflective of its diverse population. This article critically analyzes the content of the latest revised science curricula for Grades 1 to 10 and assesses the degree…

  18. Multicultural Apprenticeships in Teacher Education

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    Seidl, Barbara L.; Monobe, Gumiko; Conley, Matthew D.; Burgos, Lisandra Pedraza; Rivera, Herminia Janet; Uchida, Chiharu H.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical structure of what we call multicultural apprenticeships in teacher education. This structure is drawn from decades of scholarship and research in teacher education, in general, and in preparing teachers for diversity, in particular. It is further situated within our own work in an Early…

  19. Multicultural Education: Teachers' Perceptions and Preparation

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    Alismail, Halah Ahmed

    2016-01-01

    This paper focuses on theory and practice in multicultural education as it pertains to the preparation of preservice teachers. The literature reviews the history and definition of multiculturalism and investigates multiple theoretical frameworks around the ongoing debate and issues of multicultural education. Teachers' perceptions of multicultural…

  20. Multicultural Education in Iceland: Vision or Reality?

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    Jonsdottir, Elsa Sigriour; Ragnarsdottir, Hanna

    2010-01-01

    In this paper, the development of educational policy and curricula in relation to the development of a multicultural society in Iceland are critically discussed. Neither policy nor national curriculum guides refer particularly to multicultural society, multicultural or intercultural education. Implementations of equity principles are not clear in…

  1. Growing in Multicultural Education with Alumni

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    Abendroth, Mark

    2015-01-01

    Multicultural education does not develop along a linear path. An individual who decides to become a teacher brings countless life experiences to the prospect of gaining certification to teach in any state of the multicultural United States. A certification program introduces concepts of multicultural education in hopes that the candidate will…

  2. Multiverse: Increasing Diversity in Earth and Space Science Through Multicultural Education

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    Peticolas, L. M.; Raftery, C. L.; Mendez, B.; Paglierani, R.; Ali, N. A.; Zevin, D.; Frappier, R.; Hauck, K.; Shackelford, R. L., III; Yan, D.; Thrall, L.

    2015-12-01

    Multiverse at the University of California, Berkeley Space Sciences Laboratory provides earth and space science educational opportunities and resources for a variety of audiences, especially for those who are underrepresented in the sciences. By way of carefully crafted space and earth science educational opportunities and resources, we seek to connect with people's sense of wonder and facilitate making personal ties to science and the learning process in order to, ultimately, bring the richness of diversity to science and make science discovery accessible for all. Our audiences include teachers, students, education and outreach professionals, and the public. We partner with NASA, the National Science Foundation, scientists, teachers, science center and museum educators, park interpreters, and others with expertise in reaching particular audiences. With these partners, we develop resources and communities of practice, offer educator workshops, and run events for the public. We will will present on our pedagogical techniques, our metrics for success, and our evaluation findings of our education and outreach projects that help us towards reaching our vision: We envision a world filled with science literate societies capable of thriving with today's technology, while maintaining a sustainable balance with the natural world; a world where people develop and sustain the ability to think critically using observation and evidence and participate authentically in scientific endeavors; a world where people see themselves and their culture within the scientific enterprise, and understand science within the context that we are all under one sky and on one Earth. Photo Caption: Multiverse Team Members at our Space Sciences Laboratory from left to right: Leitha Thrall, Daniel Zevin, Bryan Mendez, Nancy Ali, Igor Ruderman, Laura Peticolas, Ruth Paglierani, Renee Frappier, Rikki Shackelford, Claire Raftery, Karin Hauck, and Darlene Yan.

  3. Games for Multicultural Physical Education

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    Murphy, Kelle; Maeda, Julienne K.

    2012-01-01

    Students from diverse, multicultural families and backgrounds fill today's classrooms. Diversity encompasses ethnicity, gender, ability level, learning style, English language learners, socioeconomic status, and cultural values. Educators have a responsibility to offer inclusive curricula tailored to the needs of all students. Teaching…

  4. Dimensions of the Community College: International, Intercultural, and Multicultural Perspectives. Garland Studies in Higher Education, Volume 6. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 1075.

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    Raby, Rosalind Latiner, Ed.; Tarrow, Norma, Ed.

    This two-part monograph provides a theoretical and practical analyses of intercultural and multicultural education programs. The first part describes inter- and multicultural educational programs in the United States and Canada and includes the following eight chapters: "International, Intercultural, and Multicultural Dimensions of Community…

  5. A study of teacher thinking about working in classrooms using a multicultural perspective on science learning

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    Johal, Kanwaljit K.

    Teaching science using a multicultural approach is not typical practice in public school systems. The purpose of the study was to gain a better understanding of the thoughts and actions of teachers who do, in fact, embrace a multicultural perspective on science teaching and learning. Specifically, the project focused on teachers' beliefs about teaching science with a multicultural perspective and how they have facilitated such an approach. This research considered what obstacles were encountered when implementing a multicultural approach. Data were gathered through interviews and classroom observations of four teachers regarding their beliefs and views about teaching science using a multicultural approach. Banks's (2002) dimensions of multicultural education and his typology of approaches to multicultural curriculum reform were used to organize and evaluate the case study descriptions of the approaches taken by the participants with respect to integrating multicultural content within the science curriculum. The case study reports portray teacher thinking and practice about multicultural approaches to science teaching and learning using six organizing themes: (1) Participants' reasons for taking a multicultural approach in science teaching, (2) Participants' beliefs that guide how to teach science using a multicultural approach, (3) Participants' views about the challenges of teaching science in a multicultural setting, (4) Participants' ideas about factors that facilitate a multicultural approach, (5) Participants' and the researcher's approaches to content integration, (6) Participants' thoughts on preparing educators to teach using a multicultural approach to science education. The participants suggested facilitation approaches for the science classroom. These included: (1) Having deep knowledge of students and their cultural backgrounds; (2) Acknowledging and including the contributions of other cultures to science teaching; (3) Using personalized strategies for

  6. Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.

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    Higbee, Jeanne L., Ed.; Lundell, Dana Britt, Ed.; Duranczyk, Irene M., Ed.

    This collection of papers is intended to help make connections between multicultural education and developmental education. The papers include an introduction by Jeanne L. Higbee and: "The Centrality of Multiculturalism in Developmental Education" (Karen L. Miksch, Patrick L. Bruch, Jeanne L. Higbee, Rashne R. Jehangir, and Data Britt Lundell);…

  7. "Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education

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    Wang, Hongyu

    2008-01-01

    Engaging emotions in multicultural education is an important but a relatively neglected issue in teacher education. This essay calls for pedagogical attention to the role of emotions and attempts to analyze how teaching autobiographies and films sheds light on the emotional dynamics of multicultural education. Two films, "The Color of Fear", and…

  8. Multicultural Education: Embeddedness, Voice and Change

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    Ramaekers, Stefan

    2010-01-01

    This article is a discussion of a dominant (and mostly taken-for-granted) discourse of multicultural education (the phrase "intercultural education" is sometimes used). My aim is, simply, to highlight two issues which, I think, are insufficiently dealt with in relation to multicultural education: the observation that differences can be…

  9. Multicultural Education of Children and Adolescents.

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    Baruth, Leroy G.; Manning, M. Lee

    This book provides preservice and in-service educators with information about the four most prevalent culturally diverse groups in the United States and describes components of responsive multicultural education programs. The text staunchly maintains that multicultural education programs should be a total school effort involving all school…

  10. Reworking the science curriculum: A case study in the interdependence between introductory biology and multiculturalism

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    Persell, Roger

    1994-12-01

    Multiculturalism has emerged as the major influence in revising science curricula and teaching, yet misunderstanding about the history and theoretical underpinnings of multiculturalism has made the separation of political and education reform contentious and difficult. Within the context of a new college-wide pluralism and diversity requirement, a large introductory biology course at Hunter College of the City University of New York is now the testing ground for an interdependent model of multicultural education. The implications for multiculturalism, science pedagogy, and the pivotal role of introductory courses are discussed.

  11. Tolerance and Education in Multicultural Societies

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    Wiater, Werner, Ed.; Manschke, Doris, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This book examines the concepts of tolerance and education in multicultural societies. It focuses on different aspects of multiculturalism in these societies and considers possible conflicts and tensions as well as best-practice examples of co-existence among different cultural groups. Special emphasis is placed on educational issues and schools.…

  12. Multicultural Education in the United States: Reflections

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    Kahn, Michele

    2008-01-01

    The United States' civil rights history provided the impetus for changes in schools regarding multicultural education. However, definitions and theoretical perspectives of multicultural education remain convoluted. No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the legislation in place purported to equalize achievement, and the National Council for the…

  13. Multicultural Education and the Protection of Whiteness

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    Castagno, Angelina E.

    2013-01-01

    This article explores how teachers in one urban district understand and engage multicultural education in two very different school contexts. My data highlight how teachers' understandings of multicultural education vacillate between what I call "powerblind sameness" and "colorblind difference." In the end, I suggest that…

  14. New Dimensions for the Multicultural Education Course

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    Gay, Richard

    2011-01-01

    For the past sixteen years, the Five Dimensions of Multicultural Education, as proposed by James A. Banks (1995), have been accepted in many circles as the primary conceptual framework used in teaching multicultural education courses: content integration, the knowledge construction process, prejudice reduction, an equity pedagogy and an empowering…

  15. Predicting Seminary Faculty Engagement with Multicultural Education

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    Gin, Deborah Hearn-Chung

    2012-01-01

    Most multicultural theological education research has focused on theoretical or historical pieces and only on a few institutions. This study explored the personal, professional, institutional, and interactional predictors of seminary faculty engagement with multicultural education. Three hundred full-time faculty in U.S. seminaries affiliated with…

  16. Protecting the Right to Multicultural Education.

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    Dyer, Adair

    1991-01-01

    Argues that a child has a right to multicultural education when the child is a member of a minority community or when the child's mother and father are members of different cultural groups. Concludes that multicultural education as established in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child should be developed further and elaborated in…

  17. SPARCS Ignites Multicultural Education.

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    Johnson, Judith; And Others

    1994-01-01

    Describes the SPARCS (Solving Problems and Revitalizing Curriculum in Science) program, an interdisciplinary partnership between University of Nebraska-Lincoln students and faculty and Omaha Public Schools science teachers and administrators. Success depended on establishing long-term, diverse partnerships; providing a learning community for…

  18. Teaching Science in a Multicultural World.

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    Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes

    This book is designed to be a source of ideas and motivation to encourage curiosity in children, provide opportunities to develop scientific processing skills, find out about cultures around the world, and explore science concepts. This resource incorporates multicultural literature and approaches into the teaching of science concepts in the…

  19. Teaching science with a multicultural agenda: The challenges and conflicts for preservice teachers

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    Yang, Kimberley

    This dissertation examines the challenges and conflicts that preservice teachers have when teaching science with a multicultural agenda. This study is based on the experience of three preservice teachers who have participated in a one or two semester(s) volunteered commitment teaching science to pre-kindergarten students at a homeless shelter in the South Bronx of New York City. Findings derived from in-depth interviews, observations, lesson planning and debriefing sessions, journals, questionnaires and extracurricular interaction of the researcher and participants, indicate that preservice teachers were initially uncertain about the philosophy and actual practice of teaching science with a multicultural agenda. Their experience at the homeless shelter brings up issues of social class and family background as determinants of access and success in science education, multicultural science as exclusive from the accepted science canon, and the value of practicing science education with a multicultural agenda. The philosophical framework for teaching science from a multicultural framework is based on ideas that stem from feminist theories of valuing the lived social and educational experiences of children, and critical theory that examines the role of school and science as culture. The intention of multicultural science education is to create a science education that is inclusive for students regardless of cultural background. This includes students who have been traditionally marginalized from school science. In many instances, children from severe inner-city economically impoverished environments have been overlooked as science-able within school culture.

  20. An Examination of Articles in Gifted Education and Multicultural Education Journals

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    Chamberlin, Scott A.

    2008-01-01

    An analysis of gifted education and multicultural education journals was performed to identify the number of multicultural education articles in gifted education journals and the number of gifted education articles in multicultural education journals. Journals reviewed were "Multicultural Education", "Multicultural Perspectives," "Urban…

  1. Increasing Preservice Teachers' Support of Multicultural Education

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    Owen, Pamela M.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this mixed-methods study was to build candidate knowledge utilizing Katz and Chard's Project Approach (1989) promoting movement across Nieto's (2000) levels of support for multicultural education. Three major preliminary steps advancing multicultural sensitivity and teaching practice were identified as foundational for the future…

  2. Guide for Multicultural Education: Content and Context.

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    California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Intergroup Relations.

    This guide explores the rationale for multicultural education at the elementary and secondary levels, its needs and goals, the school setting it requires, and the necessary processes of instructional planning and staff preparation. The basic aim of a multicultural instructional program is to help students to accept themselves and other persons as…

  3. Multiculturalism in Canada: A Public Education Strategy.

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    Rothman, Eugene; And Others

    The goals of this proposed Canadian public education program on multiculturalism are to promote and reinforce positive attitudes and to create a social climate in which negative attitudes are neutralized. A review of public opinion surveys indicates that while most Canadians support multiculturalism in theory, there is little perceived need to…

  4. A Multicultural Perspective. Spotlight: Cosmic Education.

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    Renton, Alice M.

    2002-01-01

    Discusses how Montessori's Cosmic Education framework addresses issues of unity and diversity in a multicultural world view. Considers five key points of this approach that meet challenges of a multicultural world: the unity of all beings, the role of evolution in life, interdependence in nature, physical and spiritual needs of humans, and the…

  5. Cancer Education Webinars for Multicultural Media

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    These webinars from NCI are intended to educate multicultural media professionals about the impact of cancer and other diseases on special populations, including African American, Hispanic, Asian American, and American Indian/Alaska Native communities.

  6. Multicultural Environmental Education: Theory and Practice.

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    Marouli, Christina

    2002-01-01

    Explains the importance of cross-cultural communication and gains special significance in the comprehension of environmental degradation and the identification of environmental solutions. Questions multicultural environmental education as a solution to the problems. (Contains 23 references.) (Author/YDS)

  7. Montana's Indian Education for All: Applying Multicultural Education Theory

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    Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Jetty, Mike; Munson, Michael; Veltkamp, Teresa

    2010-01-01

    Montana's constitutional commitment to the cultural heritages of American Indians exemplifies the practical application of multicultural education. In this article, the authors explore the goals and evolution of Indian Education for All within a multicultural education framework, and discuss how educators are best prepared to implement this…

  8. Considerations of Multicultural Science and Curriculum Reform: A Content Analysis of State-Adopted Biology Textbooks in Florida

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    Delgato, Margaret H.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which multicultural science education, including indigenous knowledge representations, had been infused within the content of high school biology textbooks. The study evaluated the textbook as an instructional tool and framework for multicultural science education instruction by…

  9. Multicultural Education: Issues, Policies, and Practices. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives, Volume 1.

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    Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed.

    This book presents recent research findings on different aspects of multicultural education, informing teachers of the issues, policies, and new approaches prevalent around the world. The ten chapters are: (1) "Multicultural Education: History, Issues, and Practices" (Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain); (2) "Cooperative Learning Programs and…

  10. A Framework for Multicultural Arts Education. Volume Two. Multicultural Arts Education Framework Publication Series.

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    Berk, Ellyn, Ed.

    This document suggests that even within current fiscal constraints, existing curricular content needs to be as diverse as the nation's students. Issues of multicultural arts education that are discussed include cultural identity and heritage, "loss of memory," and language. The goals of multicultural arts education that were enumerated in Volume…

  11. Reflection on Multicultural Education under the Background of Globalization

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    Geng, Lihua

    2013-01-01

    As one of the development trends in world education, multicultural education has been confronted with a lot of difficulties in the globalization tide that becomes more and more open. On the basis of making an analysis of the background and connotation of generation of multicultural education, this paper reflects on multicultural education in…

  12. Multicultural Education in the Everyday: A Renaissance for the Recommitted.

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    Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez

    This primer on multicultural education pedagogy reports on the knowledge base for multicultural education, and challenges and critiques teacher educators. An introduction describes the demographic and intellectual context for multicultural education, outlines the composition of the primer, and argues that the primer is primarily an exercise in…

  13. How Two School Faculties Look at "Multicultural Education."

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    Borland, Betsy

    This paper examines how teachers, teachers' assistants, and principals in two schools define multicultural education and how their ideas are translated into practice. The study identifies the problems associated with a definition of the term "multicultural education." Possible barriers to implementing multicultural education and educators'…

  14. An Introduction to Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice

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    DomNwachukwu, Chinaka Samuel

    2010-01-01

    This book provides a balance between the principles and practice of multicultural education in the K-12 classroom, presenting multicultural education as a learner-centered pedagogy. It projects foundational principles and practices that make multicultural education relevant and appealing, while eliminating ideas and practices that produce negative…

  15. Key Dimensions of a Multicultural Art Education Curriculum

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    Chin, Christina

    2013-01-01

    In an effort to encourage further integration of multicultural curricula, this article aims to detail several key dimensions of multicultural education, particularly as they apply to art education. Drawing on Banks's (1994b, 1995b, 1996e, 2004) dimensions for multicultural education, these dimensions include content integration, equity…

  16. Business Education. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.

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    Andersen, Tom; Barta, Sheryl

    This pamphlet is an aid for local business, office, and marketing educators and committees in implementing the business component of their school districts' multicultural, nonsexist education plans. Contents include a list of definitions, a discussion of the rationale and philosophy, and the text of the legal authority for multicultural, nonsexist…

  17. Multiculturalism in Secondary School Physical Education Textbooks

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    Hsu, Shan-Hui; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of the study focused on how textbook authors in secondary school physical education used multicultural education concepts, using Banks' (2006a) dimensions and Sleeter and Grant's (1999) approaches. Data collection methods included examination of textbooks' chapters, indexes, and references in five textbooks. Constant comparison method…

  18. Multiculturalism and Border Knowledge in Higher Education.

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    Rhoads, Robert A.

    Although community colleges serve a culturally diverse student population, they, along with other institutions of higher education, have been slow to respond to that diversity. The implementation of a multicultural curriculum threatens the canonical knowledge upon which higher education is positioned. The canon elevates certain aspects of a…

  19. Expanding Multicultural Education to Include Family Diversity

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    Turner-Vorbeck, Tammy A.

    2005-01-01

    This article describes a research and teaching project that was designed and implemented to investigate the promise of the integration of family diversity issues into a preservice teacher multicultural education curriculum. Participants were preservice teachers (predominantly White, European-American) within the teacher education program of a…

  20. The Adult Educator in Multicultural Australia.

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    Grassby, A. J.

    1978-01-01

    The Australian Commissioner for Community Relations describes and criticizes the Australian traditional ethnocentrism and xenophobia, pointing out that Australia is and always has been a multicultural society. He emphasizes the need for wide changes in education and notes the potential of lifelong and adult community education. (MF)

  1. Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs

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    Ferdig, Richard E.; Coutts, Jade; DiPietro, Joseph; Lok, Benjamin; Davis, Niki

    2007-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to discuss several technology applications that are being used to address current problems or opportunities related to multicultural education. Design/methodology/approach: Five technology applications or technology-related projects are discussed, including a teacher education literacy tool, social networking…

  2. The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.

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    Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

    This collection offers strategies for making health education culturally relevant. The volume is organized into five sections. The first section, "Foundations for Multicultural Health Education," includes chapters: (1) "Who Are the Children and How Is Their Health?" (Iris M. Tropp, Marie J. Montrose); (2) "The Acculturation Process and…

  3. Integration of Peace Education into Multicultural Education/Global Education.

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    Stomfay-Stitz, Aline M.; Hinitz, Blythe F.

    This paper presents the view that prevailing resentment against new immigrants and other ethnic minorities has clarified for many educators the need for teaching all students skills to resolve conflicts and reduce violence in schools. The paper advocates that peace education be integrated with multicultural education as a way for students to learn…

  4. Teaching Science in Culturally Diverse Classrooms: The Relevance of Multicultural Coursework on Novice Teachers' Instructional Choice

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    Cunha, Thais B. P. da

    2011-01-01

    Science education reform in the United States has been slow to reduce the troubling science achievement gap between students from mainstream and non-mainstream backgrounds. Recent data suggest the gap persists in spite of improved attention to the multicultural education of teachers, and in spite of recent, more culturally inclusive and responsive…

  5. Multicultural Chemistry and the Nature of Science: But What about Knowledge?

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    Tan, Michael

    2012-01-01

    In response to Goff, Boesdorfer, and Hunter's article on the use of a multicultural approach to teaching chemistry and the nature of science, I forward this critical reflective essay to discuss more general curriculum aspects of the relationship between the nature of science and science education in school contexts. Taking a social realist…

  6. Contemporary Art and Multicultural Education.

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    Cahan, Susan; Kocur, Zoya

    1994-01-01

    Argues that much of what is used currently to teach about multiculturalism in art consists of art made "long ago" or "far away." Presents four contemporary art works incorporating elements of mass media, popular culture, and diverse artistic traditions. Includes four full-page color photographs of the art works. (CFR)

  7. Tolerance and Intolerance in Multicultural Education.

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    Heslep, Robert D.

    This essay argues that some proponents of multicultural education (ME) appear to teach intolerance of certain kinds of speech. The essay argues, in support, the down-playing of tolerance in ME as cultural respect, accommodation, and harmony are stronger candidates as virtues. The essay goes on to point out that ME does not teach cultural…

  8. Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions

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    Pittman, Chavella T.

    2009-01-01

    Multicultural citizenship education courses worldwide show promise in their ability to influence attitudes and beliefs supportive of social justice. However, many of these courses assume behavior change results from these attitudes changes. Quantitative analyses of pretest and posttest questionnaire data compare the impact of these unique…

  9. Multicultural Environmental Education--Making Connections.

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    Gaughan, Sharon

    1996-01-01

    Discusses Raptors Connecting Cultures (RCC), a multicultural environmental education program for Latino students. The RCC Program attempted to make connections between local ecology in eastern Pennsylvania and the students' home countries using the concept of migration as a link. Encourages the inclusion of contributions and connections from…

  10. An Integrated Approach to Multicultural Education.

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    Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.

    Multicultural education is an approach to teaching and learning that seeks to empower individuals so that they may function in a diverse, global society. To prepare students for the 21st century, however, community colleges must expand traditional definitions of diversity to include age, religion, culture, sexual orientation, physical or mental…

  11. Multicultural Music Education: Building an Appreciative Audience

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2009-01-01

    Globalization and increased diversity within student populations generate a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education in today's schools; however, student responses to world music are often initially negative (Shehan, 1985). This study investigates whether sixth-grade students become more appreciative of Indonesian Gamelan…

  12. Group Work and Multicultural Management Education

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    Kelly, Phil

    2009-01-01

    Globalization changes the composition of the adult classroom, increasing diversity and bringing new associated teaching and learning problems; problems with group work. Educators may have goals to teach transferable multicultural group working skills yet learners find such work more challenging, showing a propensity to form groups containing…

  13. The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education

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    Banks, James A., Ed.

    2010-01-01

    This volume is the first authoritative reference work to provide a truly comprehensive international description and analysis of multicultural education around the world. It is organized around "key concepts" and uses "case studies" from various nations in different parts of the world to exemplify and illustrate the concepts. Case studies are from…

  14. Understanding the Whole Student: Holistic Multicultural Education

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    Cutri, Ramona Maile; Rogers, P. Clint; Montero, Fidel

    2007-01-01

    This book presents a holistic approach to multicultural educational issues by viewing them in terms of the student as a physical, psychosocial, cognitive, ethical, and spiritual being. Conversely, these levels of a student's being cannot be seen apart from the student's cultural identities. This unique book demonstrates that, in a pluralistic…

  15. Mental Health Promotion Education in Multicultural Settings.

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    Khanlou, Nazilla

    2003-01-01

    A mental health promotion perspective provides a system-based understanding of relationships between culture and health. Educating nurses for multicultural practice should adopt an interdisciplinary approach that fosters critical awareness of diverse influences on mental health and their intersections. (Contains 38 references.) (SK)

  16. Teaching, Learning, and Motivation in a Multicultural Context. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.

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    Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed.

    This book, third in a series, is designed to present educators with current research and emerging issues in teaching, learning, and motivation in a multicultural context. The introduction contains: (1) "Recent Developments in Multicultural Education: Issues and Ideas" (Farideh Salili and Rumjahn Hoosain). Part 2, "Theoretical and Methodological…

  17. Handbook of Multicultural Assessment: Clinical, Psychological and Educational Applications. First Edition. Jossey-Bass Social and Behavioral Science Series.

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    Suzuki, Lisa A., Ed.; Meller, Paul J., Ed.; Ponterotto, Joseph G., Ed.

    This handbook brings together contributions by scholars in the areas of psychometrics, assessment, and evaluation who have expertise in the application of testing and assessment in multicultural environments. The book provides a comprehensive view of various cultural issues and offers updated information pertaining to the usage of major…

  18. Multicultural Education in Australia: Historical Development and Current Status.

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    Allan, Rod; Hill, Bob

    The historical development and current status of multicultural education in Australia are reviewed, without, however, focusing on the education of Aboriginal people. In Australia, the term multicultural education is generally understood to exclude Aborigines, a distinction in which Aboriginal educators concur as they assert the unique identity and…

  19. Ways to Prepare Future Teachers to Teach Science in Multicultural Classrooms

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    Billingsley, Berry

    2016-01-01

    Roussel De Carvalho uses the notion of superdiversity to draw attention to some of the pedagogical implications of teaching science in multicultural schools in cosmopolitan cities such as London. De Carvalho makes the case that if superdiverse classrooms exist then Science Initial Teacher Education has a role to play in helping future science…

  20. Teaching science as a cultural way of knowing: merging authentic inquiry, nature of science, and multicultural strategies

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    Meyer, Xenia; Crawford, Barbara A.

    2011-09-01

    Due to the growing number of students from populations underrepresented in the sciences, there is an intensified need to consider alternatives to traditional science instruction. Inquiry-based instructional approaches provide promise and possibility for engaging underrepresented students in the activities of science. However, inquiry-based instruction without culturally relevant pedagogy and instructional congruency, may not be sufficient to support non-mainstream students in science learning, and may even serve to challenge students' cultural ways of knowing. This conceptual paper suggests that aligning reform efforts in science education to the field of multicultural education would buttress efforts to reach underrepresented student groups in science. This includes providing culturally relevant instruction and instruction toward making the assumptions of science explicit, in particular. To this end, this paper draws from literature in multicultural education to propose that deconstructing science through instruction in NOS may support Latino, African American and English language learning students in science learning.

  1. Multicultural Policy as Social Activism: Redefining Who "Counts" in Multicultural Education.

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    Johnson, Lauri

    2003-01-01

    Examines multicultural policy in New York City schools, highlighting social and political contexts and the history of community involvement in policy development (intercultural education movement, 1930s-40s; community control movement, 1960s; and Children of the Rainbow curriculum controversy, 1990s). Multicultural policy development is a…

  2. Selected Readings in Multicultural Education. The New Mexico Highlands University Multicultural Education Series.

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    Valencia, Atilano A., Ed.

    One in a series on cultural pluralism and multicultural education, this collection of 10 brief articles focuses on bilingual education with much of the material specific to Spanish-English programs. Dennis Wilson discusses Indian self determination and the task of preserving Indian culture while solving contemporary Indian problems. Lorenzo…

  3. Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice

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    Au, Wayne, Ed.

    2009-01-01

    Since the 1980s, "Rethinking Schools" magazine has been renowned for its commitment to racial equality in education. Now, "Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice" has collected the best Rethinking Schools articles that deal with race and culture. "Rethinking Multicultural Education" moves beyond a simplistic…

  4. White Students' Voices in Multicultural Teacher Education Preparation

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    Horton, Julie; Scott, Dominic

    2004-01-01

    While multicultural education remains a work in progress, many of the cornerstones are already in place. Racism, classism, sexism, equity, and social justice issues feature as generative themes (Freire, 1970), which underpin this educational project. One area of research in multicultural teacher education that this article investigates is the way…

  5. Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education.

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    Nieto, Sonia

    This book explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education for students from all cultural backgrounds. The constant and complex interplay and interactions among personal, social, political, and educational factors in exploring the success or failure of students in schools and the benefits of multicultural education are…

  6. Toward Common Ground: The Uses of Educational Anthropology in Multicultural Education

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    Demerath, Peter; Mattheis, Allison

    2012-01-01

    This article reviews advances of interest to multicultural educators and researchers in the complementary disciplines of multicultural education and educational anthropology including the culture concept; biological and sociological conceptions of "race;" postmodern understandings of identity and subjectivity; and ethnographic accounts…

  7. Multiculturalism's Narratives in Singapore and Canada: Exploring a Model for Comparative Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education

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    Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.

    2007-01-01

    This paper examines the diverse nature of multiculturalism. Although there is no lack of literature on multiculturalism, it is dominated by a Western paradigm and perspectives. This paper offers a model that takes a pluralistic perspective on diversity by locating multiculturalism within the imaginings of the nation. This model uses the concept of…

  8. The Discourse on Multicultural Education in Finland: Education for Whom?

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    Holm, Gunilla; Londen, Monica

    2010-01-01

    Finland is experiencing increased immigration and therefore increased cultural diversity in its schools. This paper examines the multicultural education discourse in Finland by analysing the national and municipal curricula for the comprehensive school, educational policy documents and teacher education curricula. The focus is on how multicultural…

  9. Multicultural Education: The State of Play from an Australian Perspective

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    Watkins, Megan; Lean, Garth; Noble, Greg

    2016-01-01

    This article reports on the first comprehensive survey of public school teachers in the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) around issues of multicultural and English as Second Language (ESL) education. While there is substantial literature on multicultural education--what it should and shouldn't be--there is much that is left unexplored in…

  10. Multiculturalism and Moral Education: Individual Positioning, Dialogue and Cultural Practice

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    Stables, Andrew

    2005-01-01

    Multicultural education can be seen as generally premised on two assumptions. The first is often made explicit: that children should learn not to discriminate unfairly on grounds of ethnicity or culture. To this degree, multiculturalism is clearly morally educative, encouraging children to see others in terms of their common humanity rather than…

  11. Kultura a multikulturna vychova = Culture and Multicultural Education.

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    Mistrik, Erich; Haapanen, Satu; Heikkinen, Hannu; Jazudek, Roman; Ondruskova, Natasa; Rasanen, Rauni

    This book seeks to introduce readers to the concept of multicultural education. The book explains the inevitability of multicultural education in today's world, looks for its possibilities, and shows its advantages and limitations. Its text is first of all aimed at university students, but it should also be of general interest. The book is the…

  12. Pre-Service Teachers' Perspectives on Multicultural Education.

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    Dharmadasa, Indranie; Dharmadasa, Kiri H.

    The purpose of this study was to identify preservice teachers' perspectives related to preparedness for multicultural education and to examine the extent to which they differed according to their age and college seniority status. It is important for teachers to have knowledge, skills, and self-awareness in multicultural education. Study…

  13. Civic Multicultural Competence: Searching for Common Ground in Democratic Education

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    Miller-Lane, Jonathan; Howard, Tyrone C.; Halagao, Patricia Espiritu

    2007-01-01

    During the past several decades, multicultural education has become an integral part of the social studies as a means to authentically prepare students for living in an inclusive and democratic society. Topics traditionally omitted, such as race, ethnicity, culture, social class, and gender, are now included. Yet, while multicultural education has…

  14. Creating Education That is Multicultural in Preschool and Kindergarten Settings.

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    Swadener, Elizabeth Blue; Jackson, Mollie M.

    In recent years, strategies for multicultural education and human relations have been applied to progressively younger preschool children. This paper identifies five approaches to multicultural education, then goes on to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the predominant human relations approach. Challenging issues encountered in applying…

  15. The State of Multicultural Music Education in Massachusetts Elementary Schools

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2010-01-01

    Globalization and increased diversity within student populations generate a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education. Additionally, the National Standards in Music Education require that students experience the music of other cultures. However, not all multicultural music programs are equivalent in content, depth of…

  16. Diversity and Multicultural Education: A Glance at the Russian Front.

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    Sinagatulin, Ilghiz M.

    1998-01-01

    Russia is a multicultural nation composed of the Volga republics, north Caucasian region, southern Ural mountain areas, and Siberia. Russian educators believe language is the treasure of all nations; their multicultural education places an emphasis on knowing language in order to understand culture. This culturological teaching approach embraces a…

  17. Ethnic Diversity, National Unity and Multicultural Education in China

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    Hinton, Samuel

    2011-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to review ethnic diversity, national unity and multicultural education in China with graduate students in a multicultural education course and pose some questions for discussion. China is a rapidly developing multiethnic country facing several challenges, including pollution, growing income inequality and low political…

  18. Multicultural Early Childhood Education: Practices and Challenges in Malaysia

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    Phoon, Hooi San; Abdullah, Melissa Ng Lee Yen; Abdullah, Anna Christina

    2013-01-01

    Multicultural early childhood education is necessary in a culturally diverse country like Malaysia. Preschool teachers play an important role in implementing multicultural education in the classroom. This paper reports the findings of a self-report questionnaire involving 854 preschool teachers in Malaysia. The preschool teachers disclosed their…

  19. Multiculturalism and Education for Citizenship in a Context of Neoliberalism

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    Sleeter, Christine E.

    2014-01-01

    Multicultural education usually arises from a concern that schools prepare young people for constructive public participation as citizens in a diverse society that is struggling with equity issues. Conventional multicultural education, which I will critique, tends to assume a liberal conception of citizenship that is based on individualism and a…

  20. Multicultural Music Education: A National Profile of Elementary Schools

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2011-01-01

    Globalization and increased diversity within student populations results in a growing impetus toward a multicultural approach to music education. The National Standards in Music Education (MENC, 2010) requires that students experience the music of other cultures; however, not all multicultural music programs are equivalent in content, depth of…

  1. The Critical Multicultural Education Competencies of Preschool Teachers

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    Acar-Ciftci, Yasemin

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study is to determine the perceptions of preschool teachers regarding critical multicultural education competencies. The study is based on "Critical Multicultural Education Competency Model." The sample of this descriptive research consists of 120 teachers employed at 56 kindergartens and 24 independent nursery classes in…

  2. The Multicultural Mission of Developmental Education: A Starting Point.

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    Higbee, Jeanne L.; Bruch, Patrick L.; Jehangir, Rashne R.; Lundell, Dana Britt; Miksch, Karen L.

    2003-01-01

    Asks a number of questions concerning the delivery of multicultural education, including, "How do we define multiculturalism?" and, "Whose responsibility is it to provide equity in higher education?" Articulates 10 guiding principles for achieving equity in institutions of higher learning, and offers a brief discussion of these principles.…

  3. Multicultural Education in Teacher Training (Curriculum Guide for Universities).

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    Mistrik, Erich

    The Slovak society is in the process of transformation. The main direction of transformation is political, from the totalitarian to the democratic society. The growing cultural variety of Slovakia increases the importance of multicultural education for student teachers. This curriculum guide for multicultural education in teacher training in…

  4. The Nature of Science in a Multicultural Context.

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    Vira, Shashank

    1997-01-01

    Proposes an alternative view of the nature of science that strikes a balance between extremely relativist views that see no difference between science and pseudoscience and current views that are inappropriate in a multicultural society. Implications for science teaching in the British schools are discussed. (SLD)

  5. Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning: Implications for Multicultural Education. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives.

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    Chiu, Chi-yue, Ed.; Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hong, Ying-yi, Ed.

    This book presents 13 papers from a 1998 conference in Hong Kong that examined how to apply psychology to enhance learning and teaching quality and focused on multicultural education: (1) "The Role of Multiple Competencies and Self-Regulated Learning in Multicultural Education" (Chi-yue Chiu, Farideh Salili, and Ying-yi Hong); (2) "Intelligence…

  6. Less Talk, More Action for Multicultural Science.

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    Weld, Jeffrey

    The numbers indicate that science teachers are not reaching ethnic minority students as effectively as they could. The research literature is rife with recommendations for remediation. But many of these cures do more to sustain a style of science education that perpetuates cultural bias than they do to help all students achieve. Multiculturalists…

  7. Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment of Multicultural Genetic Counselor Education.

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    Wang, V O

    1998-02-01

    Multicultural competence in genetic counseling integrates racial-cultural knowledge, awareness, and skills into clinical interventions and research practices. Researchers and educators often cite racial-cultural factors as obstacles for visible racial-cultural people seeking help. However, the professional's unfamiliarity of how his or her own racial-cultural group affiliations are influenced by the history of discrimination and oppression coupled with their lack of self-understanding of racial-cultural issues for him- or herself has also limited the effectiveness of genetic counseling. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the effectiveness of the Handbook of Cross-Cultural Genetic Counseling, a multicultural curriculum developed for genetic counselor education for increasing multicultural counseling competence. The multicultural curriculum was evaluated for its effectiveness of increasing multicultural counseling competence using a nonequivalent control group design. A participant's multicultural counseling competence was hypothesized to increase after being taught the curriculum. The curriculum was effective for increasing multicultural counseling competence. Additionally, achieved multicultural counseling competence was not influenced by when the curriculum was taught. Trend analyses measuring the longitudinal impact of the curriculum on multicultural competence were significant. Implications of the results are discussed. PMID:26141098

  8. Muslim Education and Its (In)commensurability with Multiculturalism: Some Thoughts on the Imaginative Madrassah

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    Waghid, Yusef; Davids, Nuraan

    2014-01-01

    Muslim education is not incommensurate with multiculturalism and, hence, does not pose a threat to multiculturalism at all. If Muslim education were to be perceived as a risk to multiculturalism then either such a form of education is not conceived appropriately or the claims of multiculturalism are false. Instead, the authors argue that Muslim…

  9. Multicultural Education: The Understandings of Preschool Teachers in Singapore

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    Berthelsen, Donna; Karuppiah, Nirmala

    2011-01-01

    For multicultural education to be effective, it must be introduced in the early years and reinforced throughout the school years. It is important for teachers of young children to be equipped with the appropriate knowledge, skills and positive attitudes to promote multiculturalism in their classrooms. This paper reports on a survey involving…

  10. Dr. Geneva Gay: Multicultural Education for All Disciplines

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    Atwater, Mary M.

    2010-01-01

    This feature is an interview of Professor Geneva Gay, a leader and expert in multicultural education, especially multicultural curriculum. She graciously consented to a telephone interview, which was recorded. The interview was then transcribed by a professional; this feature is the result of that interview.

  11. Implementing Integrated Multicultural Instructional Design in Management Education

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    Schultz, Jennifer L.; Higbee, Jeanne L.

    2011-01-01

    This purpose of this paper is to summarize the principles of integrated multicultural instructional design (IMID; Higbee, Goff, & Schultz, in press; Higbee, Schultz, & Goff, 2010) and present specific strategies for incorporating IMID in management education. The primary goal of IMID is to promote the integration of multicultural content…

  12. Multicultural Education Knowledgebase, Attitudes and Preparedness for Diversity

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    Wasonga, Teresa A.

    2005-01-01

    Purpose: The paper aims to investigate the effect of multicultural knowledgebase on attitudes and feelings of preparedness to teach children from diverse backgrounds among pre-service teachers. Currently issues of multicultural education have been heightened by the academic achievement gap and emphasis on standardized test-scores as the indicator…

  13. A Conceptual Framework for Selecting and Evaluating Multicultural Educational Materials.

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    Bennett, Clifford T.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    An analysis of definitions of multicultural education shows a patterning around three basic descriptors: (1) affective--e.g., awareness, sensitizing; (2) cognition--basic information on cultures; and (3) competencies/skills--social skills and behavioral competencies necessary to function in a pluralistic society. ERIC multicultural documents are…

  14. Using Analogies as an Experiential Learning Technique in Multicultural Education

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    Suthakaran, V.; Filsinger, Keri; White, Brittany

    2013-01-01

    In this article the authors specifically address the use of narratives in the form of analogies as an experiential learning activity. The use of analogies as an experiential learning tool in multicultural education can be helpful in a number of ways. Analogies provide an alternative tool for processing multicultural topics with students who have…

  15. Advanced Science for Kids: Multicultural Assessment and Programming.

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    Bettac, Teresa; Huckabee, Colleen; Musser, Louise; Patton, Paulette; Yates, Joyce

    1997-01-01

    Describes Advanced Science for Kids (ASK), a multicultural approach to assessment and programming for a middle school advanced science program. ASK is designed to provide alternative approaches to identification and assessment, facilitate authentic instruction and assessment, and provide minority students with academic and social support as they…

  16. Sex Education in Multicultural Norway

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    Bartz, Tiffany

    2007-01-01

    Scandinavia has long been admired by American liberals and sex education advocates who cite comparable rates of adolescent sexuality, yet lower rates of teenage pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and abortion in Scandinavia. The United States has, however, two variables with which Scandinavia in general, and Norway in particular, has not…

  17. Multicultural and Global Education: Seeking Common Ground. Issues in Education.

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    Drum, Jan; Howard, Gary

    Multicultural education deals with human diversity at the domestic level. It incorporates the study of racial and ethnic differences, as well as issues related to gender, age, socioeconomic status, and physical disabilities. Its primary goals are to create a sense of understanding and respect for differences, to overcome prejudice and…

  18. Improving science teaching in multicultural settings: A qualitative study

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    Johnson, Judith; Kean, Elizabeth

    1992-12-01

    This paper describes a qualitative study of a collaboration between the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the administration and science teachers of the Omaha (Nebraska) Public Schools to improve the learning environment in multicultural science classrooms. The study of the summer workshops and follow-up interactions is described, along with a description of the changes in teacher attitudes and beliefs toward culturally diverse students. The three major themes of the workshops (multicultural understanding, cooperative learning, and problem solving as a source of content) are presented. Qualitative data sources are used to describe and interpret the changes in teacher interactions with minority students that were observed during a three-year period.

  19. Survey of CSD Multicultural Program Implementation Data Summary, 1994-95. Office of Multicultural Education Program Evaluation.

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    New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn, NY. Office of Educational Research.

    During the 1994-95 school year, the Community School Districts (CSDs) of the New York City school system submitted plans for multicultural education to the New York City Board of Education through its Office of Multicultural Education. The Board's Office of Educational Research surveyed the CSDs about the success of the programs. Participants were…

  20. Senior science teachers' experience of teaching in a changing multicultural classroom: A case study

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    Ryan, Mark

    Demographic changes within the US are bringing significant changes in the cultural make-up of the classrooms in our schools. Results from national and state assessments indicate a growing achievement gap between the science scores of white students and students from minority communities. This gap indicates a disconnect somewhere in the science classrooms. This study examines the teacher's perspective of the changing learning environment. The study focuses on senior teachers with traditional Midwestern backgrounds and little multicultural experience assuming these teachers had little or no education in multicultural education. Senior teachers are also more likely to have completed their science education within a traditional Universalist perspective of science and likewise have little or no education in multicultural science. The research method was comparative case studies of a purposeful sample of nine science teachers within a community experiencing significant demographic change, seven core senior teachers and two frame of reference teachers. The interviews examined the teachers' awareness of their own cultural beliefs and the impact of those beliefs on classroom practices, the teachers' understanding of cultural influences on the students' academic performance, and the relationships between the teachers' understanding of the cultural aspects of the nature of science and their classroom practices. Analysis of the interview data revealed that the teachers maintain a strong, traditional Midwestern worldview for classroom expectations and they are generally unaware of the impact of those standards on the classroom environment. The teachers were supportive of minority students within their classroom, changing several practices to accommodate student needs, but they were unaware of the broader cultural influences on student learning. The teachers had a poor understanding of the nature of science and none of them recognized a cultural element of NOS. They maintained a

  1. Considerations of multicultural science and curriculum reform: A content analysis of state-adopted biology textbooks in Florida

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    Delgato, Margaret H.

    The purpose of this investigation was to determine the extent to which multicultural science education, including indigenous knowledge representations, had been infused within the content of high school biology textbooks. The study evaluated the textbook as an instructional tool and framework for multicultural science education instruction by comparing the mainstream content to indigenous knowledge perspectives portrayed in the student and teacher editions of 34 textbooks adopted in Florida within the last four adoption cycles occurring from 1990 to 2006. The investigation involved a content analysis framed from a mixed methods approach. Emphasis was placed, in consideration of the research questions and practicality of interpreting text with the potential for multiple meanings, within qualitative methods. The investigation incorporated five strategies to assess the extent of multicultural content: (1) calculation of frequency of indigenous representations through the use of a tally; (2) assessment of content in the teacher editions by coding the degree of incorporation of multicultural content; (3) development of an archaeology of statements to determine the ways in which indigenous representations were incorporated into the content; (4) use of the Evaluation Coefficient Analysis (ECO) to determine extent of multicultural terminologies within content; and (5) analysis of visuals and illustrations to gauge percentages of depictions of minority groups. Results indicated no solid trend in an increase of inclusion of multicultural content over the last four adoption cycles. Efforts at most reduced the inclusion of indigenous representations and other multicultural content to the level of the teacher edition distributed among the teacher-interleafed pages or as annotations in the margins. Degree of support of multicultural content to the specific goals and objectives remained limited across all four of the adoption cycles represented in the study. Emphasis on

  2. Switzerland and Its Educational System: From Babylon zu Multiculturalism.

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    Allemann-Ghionda, Cristina

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the paradoxes of the current policies toward multiculturalism and multilingualism in Switzerland. Asserts that policy perspectives lean toward diversity rather than assimilation. Proposes options for an educational concept in a linguistically and culturally plural Switzerland, embedded in Europe. (CFR)

  3. Critical, Multicultural Education for Remembering and Reconciliation: A Discussion of an Interdisciplinary Social Science Course for International Students in Finland

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    Clarke, Kris

    2005-01-01

    In the autumn of 2004, an interdisciplinary social science course entitled "Remembering, Forgetting and Forgiveness: Justice and Reconciliation from the National to the International" was offered to undergraduate students at the University of Tampere, Finland. The course had 49 students from 10 different countries on three continents. A large…

  4. Through the Eyes of Preservice Teachers: Implications for the Multicultural Journey from Teacher Education.

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    Neuharth-Pritchett, Stacey; Reiff, Judith C.; Pearson, Carol A.

    2001-01-01

    Investigated definitions and perceptions of multicultural education among 103 preservice early childhood education students. Found that students' definitions illustrated minimal understanding of multicultural education, limited to race and ethnicity. Most students constructed their definitions from college courses. Participants witnessed…

  5. Educating Young People in Multicultural Educational Environment of Higher Education Institution

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    Yusupova, Gulnaz F.; Podgorecki, Józef; Markova, Nadezhda G.

    2015-01-01

    The issue is relevant today because there is the formation of culture of international relations between students in a multicultural educational environment. The article is aimed at multicultural education, which can minimize culture shock, increase and diversify the experience of cross-cultural communication between countries and peoples who are…

  6. Researching the Induction of Intending Elementary Science Teachers in Multicultural Settings: The Science Methods Component.

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    McGinnis, J. Randy; Davis, Rachel T.

    This in-depth case study investigated the deliberate attempt to infuse a multicultural perspective throughout a science methods course required of all intending elementary teachers at a major research university. Intending teachers' perspectives of being inducted into a profession overtly signifying its commitment to multicultural awareness and…

  7. Reconstructing Multicultural Education through Personal Story: Transcending the Essentialist/Relativist Dichotomy

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    Lake, Robert

    2010-01-01

    Like so many other concepts in education, multiculturalism is a term that has lost its potency because of miseducative examples that serve to maintain Whiteness as the cultural norm. At first it offered great promise, but now as a "social science" quite often one is just exchanging one type of essentialism for another. The "packet" approach that…

  8. Skeletons, Boondoggles, and Success: Multicultural Education at the University of Utah.

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    Rodrigues, Raymond J.

    Problems facing multicultural education, implications of these problems for teacher education, and the multicultural teacher education program at the University of Utah are described. Factors operating against multicultural education in Utah include the back to basics movement, the competency movement, the attack on bilingual education, the…

  9. Multicultural Education for Learners with Exceptionalities. Advances in Special Education Series, Volume 12.

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    Obiakor, Festus E., Ed.; Schwenn, John O., Ed.; Rotatori, Anthony F., Ed.

    This volume contains a collection of chapters written by individuals in the fields of general and special education on multicultural education and students with exceptionalities. Chapters include: (1) "Multicultural Education: Powerful Tool for Educating Learners with Exceptionalities" (Festus E. Obiakor); (2) "Educating the African-American…

  10. Roles of Language in Multicultural Education in the Context of Internationalisation

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    Sugimura, Miki

    2015-01-01

    Educating minority people has been a subject of multicultural education and is still practised in a framework of the nation-state. Multicultural education guarantees opportunities for minority people's education and tries to preserve their culture, but it is often a controversial point between the majority and minority. In a multicultural society,…

  11. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Volume 4.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.

    The 21 essays of this book discuss strategies for implementing multicultural education at the higher education level, especially in Illinois. Following a statement on multicultural education by former Senator Carol Moseley-Braun and an introduction by the text's editors (J. Q. Adams and Janice R. Welsch), the papers are: "Multicultural Education:…

  12. Multicultural Education and the American Indian. Contemporary American Indian Issues Series, No. 2.

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    California Univ., Los Angeles. American Indian Studies Center.

    The book of readings on multicultural education and the American Indian contains 14 articles presented in 6 sections: introduction to multicultural education; multicultural education policies on the national and local levels; cross cultural education and Indian student performance; leader and teacher training; and curriculum development.…

  13. Culture, Motivation and Learning: A Multicultural Perspective. Research in Multicultural Education and International Perspectives

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    Salili, Farideh, Ed.; Hoosain, Rumjahn, Ed.

    2007-01-01

    The influence of culture on learning and motivation has been the topic of much research in recent years. Educational and psychological researchers are now aware that the findings of their studies may not apply to other cultures, and that in this age of globalization and multiculturalism it is very important to examine the applicability of…

  14. Multicultural Education among Seniors in the College of Education at Ohio State University.

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    Moultry, Murphy

    The Ohio State University College of Education, in response to the discovery that its multicultural education program did not meet the standard of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, conducted a survey of student teachers in 1985-86 to assess students' opinions and knowledge of multicultural education. Four survey…

  15. Preparing Teachers for Diversity: The Challenges of Teaching Multicultural Education.

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    Smith, Robert William

    An elective graduate course on multicultural education in a teacher education program had two main goals: (1) to develop student awareness of the ways in which race, class, and gender affect educational achievement; and (2) to encourage students to challenge social inequality and promote an acceptance of cultural diversity. A social…

  16. Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.

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    White, Hazel L.

    This paper was written to provide nurse educators with strategies for implementing multicultural concepts into their nursing programs. Administrators are urged to design their total educational process and educational content to reflect a commitment to cultural pluralism, in which traits of nonmainstream cultures are treated as differences rather…

  17. Institutionalizing a Graduate Degree in Multi-Cultural Education.

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    Wieseman, Robert A.

    A graduate degree program in education at Auburn University (Montgomery, Alabama) includes a core of multicultural courses that fit into the graduate certification programs of early childhood, elementary, middle, and secondary education. This masters degree program includes three courses: Education in Culturally-Diverse Environments; Curriculum in…

  18. Public Reason and Teaching Science in a Multicultural World: A Comment on Cobern and Loving--"An Essay for Educators..." in the Light of John Rawls' Political Philosophy

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    Zeyer, Albert

    2009-01-01

    This is a comment on the article "An Essay for Educators: Epistemological Realism Really is Common Sense" written by Cobern and Loving in "Science & Education." The skillful analysis of the two authors concerning the problematic role of scientism in school science is fully appreciated, as is their diagnosis that it is scientism not universal…

  19. Professional Development Guide for Educators. The Multicultural Resource Series, Volume 1.

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    Gorski, Paul, Ed.; Shin, Gene-Tey, Ed.; Green, Martha, Ed.

    This guide presents a collection of personal essays written by educators who describe how multicultural education has transformed their teaching. It also includes resources such as multicultural organizations, publications, videos, and Web sites. Chapter 1, "Multicultural Education: Voices and Visions," includes "Ethiopia at the Bar of Justice"…

  20. School Haze: A Response to Louis Menand's View on Multicultural Education.

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    Franklin, Godfrey; Heath, Inez A.

    This essay discusses multicultural education in the context of responding to an article in a national magazine, which critiqued multicultural education. This essay argues that the article, "School Daze" (Louis Menand) in "Harper's Bazaar" magazine in September, 1992, oversimplifies and misrepresents key issues of multicultural education and its…

  1. Instructional, Institutional, and Sociopolitical Challenges of Teaching Multicultural Teacher Education Courses

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2012-01-01

    Despite growing scholarly attention to multicultural teacher education, most scholarship focuses on teacher education students rather than those who are preparing them to teach multiculturally. This study, a grounded theory exploration of data from a survey (N = 70) of multicultural teacher educators, represents an attempt to shift some of that…

  2. Multicultural Education: Strategies for Implementation in Colleges and Universities. Volume 3.

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    Adams, J. Q., Ed.; Welsch, Janice R., Ed.

    This book provides pragmatic ideas and analyses from contributors with multicultural backgrounds and educational experiences, on how to implement multicultural education in college and university courses of study; and presents strategies for transforming both the curricula and the training of effective multicultural educators. Section 1 offer…

  3. The Mutual Symbiosis between Inclusive Bi-Lingual Education and Multicultural Education

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    Irby, Beverly J.; Tong, Fuhui; Lara-Alecio, Rafael

    2011-01-01

    In this article the authors postulate a mutual symbiosis between multicultural and inclusive bi-lingual education. Combining bi-lingual and multicultural education to create a symbiotic relationship can stimulate reform in schools and can promote inclusive educational systems, thereby keeping native languages and cultures alive for minority…

  4. In Context: Multicultural Education in Korea--Lessons for American Educators

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    Park, Gilbert C.; Watson, Sunnie Lee

    2011-01-01

    Today's global community encompasses interconnectivity between societies, where a development in one country affects and informs something similar in other countries. Multicultural education is not exempt from this pattern. Multicultural education was first started by concerned activists and educators in the United States as a way to secure social…

  5. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition

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    Banks, James A.; Banks, Cherry A. McGee

    2006-01-01

    Today's classrooms are more diverse than ever before. In order to reach these students, educators must be aware of the issues facing their various cultural, racial, ethnic, and language groups. Focusing on the pertinent issues in multicultural education, this new edition raises these critical issues and facilitates meaningful discussion. It has…

  6. American Chunky Blue Cheese Salad: A Look at Multicultural Education.

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    Sabieh, Christine

    This paper asserts that the realities of the U.S. system of education as it stands today depict the very essence of the nation's democracy in a pluralistic setting. The paper describes how the United States has addressed a multiethnic population by creating multicultural education. As an ideology, the U.S. system supports globalization yet…

  7. Reinventing Aspects of Multicultural Education under the Shadow of Globalisation

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2011-01-01

    Drawing insights from the imaginary journey of an international education student, this essay aims to sensitise multicultural educators to attend to three dimensions that could be considered critical for the reinvention of aspects of the field under the pressures of globalisation. These dimensions include: (1) the promotion of multicultural…

  8. Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society. Second Edition

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    Banks, James A.

    2007-01-01

    In this second edition of "Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society", Banks advocates that an effective citizenship education helps students to acquire the knowledge, skills, and values needed to function effectively within their cultural communities, nation states, regions, and the global community. It also helps students to acquire…

  9. Family Life Education in Multicultural Classrooms. Practical Guidelines.

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    Abbey, Nancy; And Others

    This guide presents approaches and guidelines for developing culturally appropriate and relevant family life education. It begins with a definition of culture and a look at different types of acculturation. A section on cultural relevance in family life education briefly explains the challenge of a multicultural approach in family life education…

  10. Reinvigorating Multicultural Education through Youth Participatory Action Research

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    Irizarry, Jason G.

    2009-01-01

    This article explores youth participatory action research as a promising instructional practice with the potential to reverse the depoliticizing and "softening" of multicultural education. It demonstrates how, with its explicit commitment to action, youth participatory action research can help to improve the educational experiences and outcomes…

  11. Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States

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    Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

    2007-01-01

    "Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States" uses a dialogical approach to examine responses to increasing cultural and racial diversity in both countries. It compares and contrasts foundational myths and highlights the sociopolitical contexts that affect the conditions of citizenship, access to education, and inclusion of…

  12. Multicultural Early Childhood Education Bibliography and Resource List.

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    Mock, Karen R., Comp.

    Compiled for early childhood educators, this list of resources for multicultural education provides a total of 153 entries in the categories of readings for teachers, curriculum materials, nonprint media, children's books, resource bibliographies and catalogues, Canadian periodicals, and resource agencies. Brief annotations accompany most entries.…

  13. Culturally Responsive Teaching. Second Edition. Multicultural Education Series

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    Gay, Geneva

    2010-01-01

    The achievement of students of color continues to be disproportionately low at all levels of education. More than ever, Geneva Gay's foundational book on culturally responsive teaching is essential reading in addressing the needs of today's diverse student population. Combining insights from multicultural education theory and research with…

  14. Dismantling the Digital Divide: A Multicultural Education Framework.

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2002-01-01

    Describes inequities in access to computers by gender and race, drawing connections between the two and discussing the use of a multicultural education approach to understanding and eliminating the digital divide. This involves such actions as critiquing technology-related inequities in the context of larger educational and social inequities,…

  15. Adult Education in a Multicultural Society. Routledge Series on the Theory and Practice of Adult Education in North America.

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    Cassara, Beverly B., Ed.

    In this book adult educators and policymakers focus on the dimensions of the problem of multicultural education in the United States and innovative approaches to multicultural education practice and research. The introduction by Beverly Benner Cassara is followed by 12 essays: "Cultural Pluralism, Democracy, and Multicultural Education" (Young…

  16. Teaching for Multicultural Literacy.

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    Banks, Cherry A. McGee; Banks, James A.

    1989-01-01

    Supports teaching multicultural literacy for effective citizenship in a world composed of diverse cultures, races, and groups. Discusses paradigms in multicultural education; the importance of culture in multicultural literacy; and other key concepts for teaching multicultural literacy. (NL)

  17. Multicultural Education and the Rights to Education of Migrant Children in South Korea

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    Kang, Soon-Won

    2010-01-01

    This study reviews the current state of multicultural education for migrant children in South Korea and calls for a critical reorientation of multicultural education for all. Racism was deepened during the colonial period in Korea, and continues to this day. Thus I argue that the ambivalent, dualistic ethnic prejudice distorted by colonialism can…

  18. The Hypothesis of Incommensurability and Multicultural Education

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    McDonough, Tim

    2009-01-01

    This article describes the logical and rhetorical grounds for a multicultural pedagogy that teaches students the knowledge and skills needed to interact creatively in the public realm betwixt and between cultures. I begin by discussing the notion of incommensurability. I contend that this hypothesis was intended to perform a particular rhetorical…

  19. Embedded Preservice Teacher Education: Sophomore Multicultural Internship.

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    Bowman, Richard

    This paper describes the Sophomore Multicultural Internship for preservice teachers at Moorhead State University, Minnesota. From 1990-95, the program immersed preservice teachers in cross-cultural encounters and K-12 clinical experiences intended to: engender enlightened tolerance; provide an embedded context for making moral choices to pursue…

  20. Having Our Say about Multicultural Education

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    Hill-Jackson, Valerie; Sewell, Katie Lynn; Waters, Crystal

    2007-01-01

    Teachers need to be multicultural--able to relate to many cultures with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to better understand growing student diversity. By the year 2010, 40 percent of learners in classrooms will be children of color, while the teaching population will remain around 85 percent white and female (Applied Research Center 2000).…

  1. Multicultural Religious Education in a Trinitarian Perspective

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    Kim, Hyun-Sook

    2012-01-01

    Multiculturalism is now confronted with pressures of maintaining a balance between unity and diversity on the one hand and building a global civic culture aiming at civic equality, liberty, toleration, and recognition in a global, transnational community on the other hand. With these difficulties, this article attempts to provide a model of…

  2. Educational Faculty Members' Perceptions on Multicultural Teacher

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    Günay, Rafet; Aslan, Dolgun

    2016-01-01

    This purpose of this study is to determine how the perceptions of teaching personnel members were conceptualized through use of metaphorical images with regard to the multicultural teacher. In this study, a phenomenological design, a type of qualitative research design was used. A total of 323 teaching personnel members employed at 71 educational…

  3. Report on Multicultural Education in "Pesantren"

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    Raihani

    2012-01-01

    This article aims to report a single case study of how an Islamic boarding school ("pesantren") in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, prepared students for a multicultural Indonesia. Despite negative portrayal by the Western media about increasing Islamic radicalism in some "pesantren", many "pesantren" are in fact transforming into modern Islamic…

  4. Multicultural Education: A Functional Bibliography for Teachers.

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    Gold, Milton J., Ed.; Grant, Carl A., Ed.

    The selective annotated bibliography lists over 200 materials for teaching ethnic and multicultural studies in grades K through 12. The materials were published after the mid 1960s. Special consideration was given to materials that emphasize group values, social institutions such as the family and child rearing, and other topics such as community…

  5. Multicultural and Multiethnic Education in Japan

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    Nomoto, Hiroyuki

    2009-01-01

    In Japan, the Ainu people have been living mainly in Hokkaido and many Koreans continue to live since the end of the World War Two. Since 1990's, the number of migrant workers has increased rapidly. In this sense, Japanese society has been multicultural and multiethnic. However, those minority groups have been strictly discriminated against in…

  6. Student Experiences with Multicultural and Diversity Education.

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    Piland, William E.; Hess, Shelly; Piland, Alexandria

    2000-01-01

    Investigates student learning experiences in courses with multicultural and diversity content and finds that community college students desire this kind of course content. Students want to learn more about diversity than what frequently is associated with "culture." Information concerning gender, sexual orientation, ageism, classism, and…

  7. Directions and Mis-Directions in Multicultural Education: An Analysis of Session Offerings at the Annual Conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education

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    Amosa, Wendy; Gorski, Paul C.

    2008-01-01

    Founded in 1990, the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) is the largest U.S.-based professional organization advocating for multicultural education. NAME, like many other organizations interested in progressive social or educational reform, faces a series of challenges in its attempts to maintain its social justice thrust, such…

  8. Spear Fishing in Wisconsin: Multicultural Education as Symbolic Violence.

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    New, William; Petronicolos, Loucas

    2001-01-01

    Describes how multicultural teacher education can preserve familiar institutional and ideological mechanisms that validate social inequalities, analyzing student discourse collected during activities concerning recent conflict between Native American groups and groups opposed to the exercise of their treaty rights to fish on nonreservation lakes.…

  9. Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism

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    Lovern, Lavonna Lea

    2012-01-01

    The following paper is a critical examination involving the misuse of sacred cultural tools and practices in the name of multicultural education. Native American practices are identified to illustrate how such inappropriate usages promote pedagogical racism. The misuse continues the hegemonic distribution of social capital. Through the…

  10. South Texas Teachers' and Leaders' Perceptions of Multicultural Education

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    Jimenez, Monica Rosalina Medina; Guzmán, Norma A.; Maxwell, Gerri M.

    2014-01-01

    There is a large body of literature that suggests that the increase of cultural diversity in schools should be understood as a call for new teaching approaches that promote multicultural awareness among students and where educators and school leaders exhibit culturally responsive organizational practices, behaviors and attitudes (Assaf, Garza,…

  11. Music Education, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism--Can We Talk?

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    This paper is a beginning attempt to "decolonize" one's understanding of multiculturalism in music education. The author first considers the ways race is embedded as coded language in discourse, and the ways one's use of coded language hinders one's ability to talk about race directly. In this regard, the author addresses the silence that…

  12. Education That Is Multicultural for Urban Schools: Rationale and Recommendation.

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    Grant, Carl A.

    Diverse school populations, desegregation and integration, minority-majority group splits, institutional racism, and the singularity of school norms are significant factors which affect respect for individual differences within urban schools. These facts illustrate the need for adoption of education that is multicultural to effect systematic…

  13. Multicultural Education in Finland: Renewed Intercultural Competencies to the Rescue?

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    Dervin, Fred; Paatela-Nieminen, Martina; Kuoppala, Kaisa; Riitaoja, Anna-Leena

    2012-01-01

    This paper reviews discourses on multicultural education and the concept of intercultural competencies in the European and Nordic country of Finland. We focus on their present uses and perceptions by decision-makers, researchers, and also student teachers. Some prognosis for the future is made based on a short case study from art teacher education…

  14. Autobiographical Interrogations of Multicultural Education: Complicating Conversations in Curriculum Studies

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    Moon, Seungho

    2011-01-01

    This dissertation study explores how dominant discourses in multicultural education can be informed by perspectives in poststructuralist theories and curriculum studies, and vice versa. This inquiry explores possibilities of conducting identity research that go beyond unitary ways of understanding cultural sameness/difference. A major focus in…

  15. Integrating Multicultural Education: Activities to Celebrate the Chinese New Year

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    Bian, Wei; Wang, Jianyu; McKinley, Betsy

    2009-01-01

    Holiday and festival celebrations are a unique form of cultural expression. Physical activities associated with cultural traditions offer the perfect opportunity for physical educators to integrate interdisciplinary teaching in their programs. This article focuses on the application of a multicultural perspective by introducing 12 station tasks…

  16. Introducing Multicultural/Multiethnic Music Education to the School Curriculum.

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    Campbell, Patricia Shehan

    1992-01-01

    The multicultural/multiethnic movement in education is easily advanced through the music curriculum, where music and musicians overlap national and political boundaries. For secondary school students, studying music may be a key to knowing their expressive selves and knowing more about the world. (four references)

  17. Immigrant-Responsive Multicultural Education in the United States

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2011-01-01

    In this article, it is proposed that systematic attention to certain characteristics of newcomer immigrant students' identity construction could enhance the premises of the field of multicultural education in the United States, with immigrant-responsive insights. Elements from the scholarship in the sociology of migration, which attend to critical…

  18. The Road to Multicultural Education: Potholes of Resistance.

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    Greenman, Nancy P.; Kimmel, Ellen B.

    1995-01-01

    Presents data on the extent to which preservice and inservice teachers and preservice school counselors approached acceptance of the tenets reflected in the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education's statement endorsing multiculturalism, multilingualism, multidialectism, empowerment, equity, and cultural and individual uniqueness.…

  19. Equity Pedagogy: An Essential Component of Multicultural Education.

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    Banks, Cherry A. McGee; Banks, James A.

    1995-01-01

    Equity pedagogy involves teaching strategies and environments that help diverse students attain necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes for functioning effectively within a just, democratic society. The article examines how equity pedagogy interacts with other dimensions of multicultural education (content integration, knowledge construction…

  20. Multicultural Career Education and Development. ERIC Digest No. 123.

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    Kerka, Sandra

    The purpose of multicultural career education and development is to foster positive self-concepts and career choices regardless of cultural background, encourage understanding of cultural groups' contributions, and develop effective intercultural communication skills. The attitudes, values, opinions, and beliefs with which a person perceives the…

  1. Knowledge of Multicultural Literature among Early Childhood Educators

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    Brinson, Sabrina A.

    2012-01-01

    In today's ever changing multicultural society, it is imperative for early childhood educators to be adept at facilitating the learning and progress of all children. In the United States, children of color make up about 40% of the population, and across the world children of color make up approximately 70% of the population. A primary goal in…

  2. Questioning the "Aloha" in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course

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    Halagao, Patricia Espiritu

    2006-01-01

    Hawaii is often perceived as the "Land of "Aloha," a racial paradise where everyone gets along. But do we? The author explores Hawaii's distinct cultural dynamics with pre-service teachers in a multicultural education course that problematised race and ethnicity. Using an inquiry approach and culturally relevant activities, the class examined the…

  3. The Evolving Theme of Teaching Multicultural Art Education. Monograph Series.

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    La Pierre, Sharon Greenleaf, Ed.; Ballengee-Morris, Christine, Ed.

    This publication, sponsored by the U.S. Society of Education through Art (USSEA) as a forum of past presidents involving audience participation, aims to stimulate dialogue on the evolving theme of teaching multicultural issues and what affects student learning. Session participants were past presidents of the USSEA who prepared written statements…

  4. Education in a Plural Society or Multicultural Education? The Views of Israeli Arab and Jewish School Counselors

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    Horenczyk, Gabriel; Tatar, Moshe

    2004-01-01

    We suggest that in societies with highly complex and conflictual cultural diversity, different perceptions of pluralism and multiculturalism are likely to be related to divergent expectations for multicultural education. Our study examines--through semi-structured interviews--the perceptions of cultural pluralism and multicultural education among…

  5. Why Religious Education Matters: The Role of Islam in Multicultural Education

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    Moore, James R.

    2009-01-01

    Islam has become an increasingly important topic in American society and education. This article will explore the rationale for teaching about religion in public schools, the role of Islam and Muslims in a multicultural society, and discuss numerous ways in which Islam can be incorporated into multicultural secondary school curricula.

  6. Multicultural Education in Early Childhood Classrooms. NEA Early Childhood Education Series.

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    Vold, Edwina Battle, Ed.

    This monograph is intended to provide a rationale for multicultural education and to serve as a manual for teachers. It includes activities and strategies for teaching preschool and primary-age children from a multicultural perspective. The document is organized into six chapters, four of which include sample lessons. Chapter 1 provides the basis…

  7. Toward Education That Is Multicultural. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Multicultural Education (1st, February 15-17, 1991).

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    Grant, Carl A., Ed.

    Forty-three essays were delivered at a conference on multicultural education held in 1991 and explore the ideas, beliefs, research findings, philosophical roots, and direction of multicultural education, along with its policy, practice, and critical assessment. Selected essays and their authors include: "History and Philosophy of the National…

  8. Inner-City Schools, Multiculturalism, and Teacher Education. A Professional Journey. Critical Education Practice, Volume 8. Garland Reference Library of Social Science, Volume 916.

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    Yeo, Frederick L.

    This book addresses experientially and theoretically the nature of contemporary urban education, in terms of teaching and in the contexts of U.S. culture and teacher education. Much of it is derived from classroom experience as an inner-city classroom teacher. Chapter 1, "Connecting Inner Cities and Urban Schools: Racism's 'Slippery Slope,'"…

  9. Envisioning equity: Teacher leaders reflect on issues of multiculturalism and school science

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    Letts, William J., IV

    2005-07-01

    This research arose out of both my interest in issues related to multiculturalism and [school] science, and the existing research base, which is relatively robust in relation to both the nature of [school] science and issues of multiculturalism, but more impoverished in its interrogation of the nexus of the two. In light of this, I was interested in examining the understandings' that five teacher leaders have about how issues of multiculturalism relate to school science. Data collection for this study took place over an eighteen month period as we worked together in an action research framework, most notably in a semester-long Masters course entitled 'Diversity and Equity in Science Education.' Methodologically, this work was framed by feminist poststructuralism and a commitment to change via action research. I collected data via interviews, extended writing pieces, group critical conversations, and informally through conversations, field notes and e-mail messages. I analyzed the data corpus using a combination of grounded theorizing to identify themes emerging from the data, and then read those themes through the heuristic of Schwab's commonplaces of teaching---the learner, the teacher, the subject-matter, and the milieu---plus a fifth integrative dimension, curriculum decision-making. The feminist poststructuralist theoretical framework was most helpful in surfacing the problematics, or tensions, which arose in each of the commonplaces. As such, this work documents multiple understandings about the aspects of the reformist slogan "science for all" as interrogated through the five commonplaces. I examine many of these problematics, and then examine what generative possibilities for us as teachers and researchers are fostered by thinking from the resultant complexities and ambiguities.

  10. Multicultural Teacher Education--Renewing the Discussion: A Response to Martin Haberman.

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    Grant, Carl A.

    1983-01-01

    Teacher educators need a philosophy consistent with an affirmation of multicultural education. Multicultural experiences must be integrated throughout the total teacher education program, involve both cognitive and affective learning, and have the acceptance and commitment of the entire teacher education faculty. (PP)

  11. The Meaning of Intercultural/Multicultural Education in the Italian Context.

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    Chistolini, Sandra

    This paper describes intercultural education in Italian elementary through secondary schools, examines intercultural education in teacher education programs, and raises disciplinary questions about the multicultural approaches now favored in Europe. A discussion of multicultural society and intercultural education touches on increases in foreign…

  12. (W)rapping relationships between science education and globalisation

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    Gough, Annette

    2011-03-01

    This essay reviews the contribution of Rowhea Elmesky in this volume, to the field of research in science education, and places it in the context of the juncture of youth disengagement with science, multicultural education and globalisation, with an underlay of a historical context and critiques of science education from feminist and postcolonial perspectives.

  13. Undermining Critical Consciousness Unconsciously: Restoring Hope in the Multicultural Education Idea

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    Gatimu, M. Wangeci

    2009-01-01

    The main goal of multicultural education is to transform the structural factors in the educational system in order to redress inequalities and inequities for historically underprivileged populations (Banks "1997"). This article addresses theories and practices that frame multicultural education in teaching and learning contexts. How do teachers…

  14. Teachers' Ideas about Multicultural Education in a Changing Society: The Case of the Czech Republic

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    Moree, Dana; Klaassen, Cees; Veugelers, Wiel

    2008-01-01

    This article draws on Czech teachers' ideas about multicultural education at a time when the teaching of multicultural education has become obligatory for primary and secondary schools. After describing the broader context within which this reform has taken place--specifically, the transformation of the educational system and the changing ethnic…

  15. Toward a More Inclusive Multicultural Education: Methods for Including LGBT Themes in K-12 Classrooms

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    Flores, Gabriel

    2012-01-01

    Although multicultural education scholars and the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) have encouraged the implementation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender themes in the classroom (NAME, 2005), many classroom educators look the other way because of fear, retaliation, or personal discomfort. The following article will…

  16. Living (and Teaching) in an Unjust World: New Perspectives on Multicultural Education.

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    Goodman, Wendy, Ed.

    This collection of essays is a response to educators who limit multicultural education to "culture of the quarter" or "country of the week." The essays examine the issues of multicultural education deeply, exploring the just and unjust issues of schooling, the need to move beyond teaching about culture to facilitating self discovery, and the way…

  17. Making Sense of Multicultural Education: A Synthesis of the Various Typologies Found in the Literature

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    Castagno, Angelina E.

    2009-01-01

    This article offers a synthesis of the multiple approaches and definitions of multicultural education offered in the literature. The article suggests that the presence of so many similar typologies only serves to confuse the reader and obscure the meaning of multicultural education. This confusion is problematic, as it leaves educators in a place…

  18. Multicultural and multilingual approach: Mathematics, science, and engineering education for junior high school minority students and high school administrators. Final report

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    Crumbly, I.J.; Hodges, J.

    1994-09-01

    During the 1993 school year, LLNL and the US Department of Energy`s San Francisco Field Office provided funds through grant {number_sign}DE-FG03-93SF20045/A000 to assist Cooperative Developmental Energy Program (CDEP) with its network coalition of high school counselors from 19 states and with its outreach and early intervention program in mathematics, science and engineering for minority junior high school students. The program for high school counselors is called the National Educators Orientation Program (NEOP) and the outreach program for minority junior high school students is called the Mathematics, Science and Engineering Academy (MSEA). A total of 35 minority and female rising eighth grade students participated in the Second Annual Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Academy sponsored by the Cooperative Developmental Energy Program of Fort Valley State College (FVSC). There were 24 students from the middle Georgia area, 4 students from Oakland, California, and 7 students from Portland, Oregon. Each student was selected by counselor in his or her respective school. The selection criteria were based on the students` academic performance in science and mathematics courses.

  19. Ways to prepare future teachers to teach science in multicultural classrooms

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    Billingsley, Berry

    2015-12-01

    Roussel De Carvalho uses the notion of superdiversity to draw attention to some of the pedagogical implications of teaching science in multicultural schools in cosmopolitan cities such as London. De Carvalho makes the case that if superdiverse classrooms exist then Science Initial Teacher Education has a role to play in helping future science teachers to become more knowledgeable and reflective about how to teach school students with a range of worldviews and religious beliefs. The aim of this paper is to take that proposition a step further by considering what the aims and content of a session in teacher education might be. The focus is on helping future teachers develop strategies to teach school students to think critically about the nature of science and what it means to have a scientific worldview. The paper draws on data gathered during an interview study with 28 students at five secondary schools in England. The data was analysed to discover students' perceptions of science and their perceptions of the way that science responds to big questions about being human. The findings are used to inform a set of three strategies that teachers could use to help young people progress in their understanding of the nature of science. These strategies together with the conceptual framework that underpins them are used to develop a perspective on what kinds of pedagogical content knowledge teacher education might usefully provide.

  20. Ways to prepare future teachers to teach science in multicultural classrooms

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    Billingsley, Berry

    2016-06-01

    Roussel De Carvalho uses the notion of superdiversity to draw attention to some of the pedagogical implications of teaching science in multicultural schools in cosmopolitan cities such as London. De Carvalho makes the case that if superdiverse classrooms exist then Science Initial Teacher Education has a role to play in helping future science teachers to become more knowledgeable and reflective about how to teach school students with a range of worldviews and religious beliefs. The aim of this paper is to take that proposition a step further by considering what the aims and content of a session in teacher education might be. The focus is on helping future teachers develop strategies to teach school students to think critically about the nature of science and what it means to have a scientific worldview. The paper draws on data gathered during an interview study with 28 students at five secondary schools in England. The data was analysed to discover students' perceptions of science and their perceptions of the way that science responds to big questions about being human. The findings are used to inform a set of three strategies that teachers could use to help young people progress in their understanding of the nature of science. These strategies together with the conceptual framework that underpins them are used to develop a perspective on what kinds of pedagogical content knowledge teacher education might usefully provide.

  1. Do Multicultural Connections Affect Students' Understanding, Interest, and Attitude in an Introductory Astronomy Course for Non-Science Students?

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    Percy, J. R.; Chandra, N.; Emenogu, B.; Tycner, C.

    2003-05-01

    Astronomy is rich in multicultural connections, especially regarding the appearance and motions of the sky. But does reference to these multicultural connections affect students' understanding, interest, and attitude, in an introductory astronomy course for non-science students at the post-secondary level? This question is especially relevant in our own culturally diverse city and university. We divided our course into four tutorial groups of approximately 15 students each. We first administered a questionnaire which collected information about each student's gender, cultural affiliation (if any), and perceived understanding of and interest in astronomy, sky motions, and their possible cultural connections. We also administered a simple distractor-driven multiple-choice test on basic sky concepts. Two tutorial groups (the experimental groups) were then taught three 50-minute weekly lessons on sky motions, using multicultural connections. The other two tutorial groups (the control groups) were taught the same material, by the same instructor, without reference to multicultural connections. We then administered the same questionnaire and multiple-choice test. In this paper, we discuss the following: (a) the matching of the experimental and control groups; (b) range of responses within each group; (c) differences between males and females in the pre-test results; (d) pre-test versus post-test changes in understanding, interest, and attitude between the experimental and control groups. Supported by the Imperial Oil Centre for Studies in Science, Mathematica, and Technology Education, University of Toronto.

  2. It Didn't Feel Like Manifest Destiny to Me: Practicing Transformative Multicultural Education--An Example from Social Studies

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    Branch, Andre J.

    2004-01-01

    New teachers are often eager to practice multicultural education, but frequently say they do not know how to use multicultural education strategies. Banks (2001) identified content integration as one of five dimensions in his conceptualization of multicultural education. Content integration at the transformative level is one strategy for…

  3. Feature Articles on Multiculturalism.

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    Cisneros, Henry G.; And Others

    1993-01-01

    Includes "Understanding Multiculturalism" (Cisneros); "Basketmaking, Politics and Education: A Success Story from the Micmac Community" (McBride); and "Multiculturalism: A Native American Perspective" (St. Pierre). (SK)

  4. From Common Struggles to Common Dreams: Neoliberalism and Multicultural Education in a Globalized Environment

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    Lee, Pei-Lun

    2012-01-01

    Major troubling contours of neoliberalism and high-stakes education have common features. Consequently, the author discusses how multicultural education can serve as praxis for collective empowerment in a globalized context. The author asserts that equitable representation and localized multicultural knowledge production are the foundation of a…

  5. General Music Teachers' Attitudes and Practices Regarding Multicultural Music Education in Malaysia

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    Wong, Kwan Yie; Pan, Kok Chang; Shah, Shahanum Mohd

    2016-01-01

    This study examined the utilisation of multicultural music education by Malaysian music teachers, with an emphasis on the relationship between music teachers' attitudes and their subsequent degree of effort in developing and implementing multicultural music education in their music classes. Respondents for the study were 456 music teachers;…

  6. Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation: The New Empathy and Social Justice

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    Dolby, Nadine

    2012-01-01

    "Rethinking Multicultural Education for the Next Generation" builds on the legacy of social justice multicultural education, while recognizing the considerable challenges of reaching today's college students. By drawing on breakthrough research in two fields--neuroscience and animal studies--Nadine Dolby argues that empathy is an underlying…

  7. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches

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    Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

    2013-01-01

    Our differences in language, cultures, and history around the world play a vital role in the way we learn. As technology-based education continues to be used worldwide, there is an ever growing interest in how multiculturalism comes into effect. Multiculturalism in Technology-Based Education: Case Studies on ICT-Supported Approaches explores the…

  8. "No More Strangers and Foreigners, but Fellowcitizens:" Multicultural Education and Conflict

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    Peariso, Jamon F.

    2010-01-01

    This paper argues that prevalent forms of multicultural education are separatist and divisive in nature, irrational, inequitable, and can cause conflict. A unifying brand of multicultural education is offered as an alternative which builds on commonalities, can alleviate conflict, fosters academic achievement for all students, and is built on…

  9. Rolling Back Advances in Multicultural Education: No Child Left Behind and "Highly Qualified Teachers"

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    Copenhaver-Johnson, Jeane

    2007-01-01

    What are the relationships between the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB) and the core tenets of multicultural education? One way to evaluate the degree to which NCLB helps support goals consistent with multicultural education is to assess how teacher candidates are identified and prepared for teaching under the new "highly qualified…

  10. The Dynamics of Multiculturalism in "Music Matters: A Philosophy of Music Education"

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2015-01-01

    This review of "Music Matters," Second Edition, focuses on the portion of Chapter 13: "Music Education and Curriculum," dedicated to the discussion of multicultural music education. Discussions are presented through the discursive lens of antiracism and critical multiculturalism, positioned against the backdrop of the racial…

  11. Investigation of Multicultural Education Courses: The Case of Georgia State University

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    Basbay, Alper

    2014-01-01

    Multicultural education includes the design of learning environments according to different cultural characteristics and learners' respectful attitudes towards these characteristics. One of the teachers' expected competencies in multicultural education is recognizing learners' cultural characteristics and being respectful of these…

  12. Pre-Service Students' Perspectives to "Dilemmas" in a Multicultural Education Course. Draft.

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    Chavez, Rudolpho Chavez; And Others

    The teacher education program at New Mexico State University requires all undergraduate preservice teachers to enroll in a multicultural education course. This study was conducted to assess students' ideas, beliefs, and attitudes about multicultural issues, and to determine how the course may affect their view of the world. Two newspaper articles…

  13. Distinguishing between Multicultural and Global Education: The Challenge of Conceptualizing and Addressing the Two Fields

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    Lucas, Ashley G.

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative study examines how a group of social studies teachers working in a suburban middle school with a predominantly affluent and white student body conceptualize multicultural and global education. The data reveals that several of the teachers experienced difficulties conceptualizing multicultural and global education, used them…

  14. Moving beyond a Human Relations Approach in Multicultural Art Education Practice

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    Chin, Christina

    2016-01-01

    While literature on multicultural education indicates that Human Relations approaches to multicultural education are the most commonly practiced, such approaches also tend to be the most heavily critiqued by theorists. Scholars often offer speculative theoretical suggestions on how to improve upon Human Relations approaches. However, ethnographic…

  15. Learning to Love the Questions: Spirituality and the Practice of a Multicultural Teacher Educator

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    Bruna, Katherine Richardson

    2010-01-01

    In the field of multicultural teacher education, some scholars, notably women, have shared classroom experiences which reveal that the definition of appropriate boundaries in teacher-student relationships can become blurry; that is, the wielding of teacher authority in multicultural education, a field committed to examining and dismantling…

  16. Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society: The Case of South Korea

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    Choi, Jungsoon

    2010-01-01

    South Korean society is in transition toward a multicultural society. Integrating multicultural education into current citizenship education is challenging for the society. Historically, many national tragedies have created the unique characteristics of what being Korean means. South Korean social studies curriculum emphasized that Korea is a…

  17. Multicultural Education: Preparing Young People for Life in an Integrated Nation and an Integrated World. Revised.

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    Cortes, Carlos E.

    In an increasingly interdependent and culturally diverse world, the need for true integration of people and cultures demands that schools develop well-conceived multicultural approaches to education. Society provides multicultural education through a curriculum consisting of the socializing forces, including family, peers, neighborhoods,…

  18. The Concept of "Ubuntu": Africa's Most Important Contribution to Multicultural Education?

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    Le Roux, Johann

    2000-01-01

    Examines the African concept of "ubuntu", which indicates an inner state of almost complete humanization and is the essence of community and commonality. Discusses how ubuntu could contribute to multi-cultural education. Central to the concept of ubuntu, and much like the philosophy underlying multi-cultural education, is that caring for others is…

  19. Breaking through Preservice Teachers' Defensive Dispositions in a Multicultural Education Course: A Reflective Practice.

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    Ukpokodu, Nelly

    2002-01-01

    Describes one educator's experiences teaching multicultural education and cultural diversity courses to predominantly white preservice teachers, discussing how she provided critical multicultural experiences to help students develop quality of mind, openness to difference, and competency in teaching diverse students. Discusses student…

  20. Multicultural Initiatives across Educational Contexts in Psychology: Becoming Diverse in Our Approach

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    Adames, Hector Y.; Fuentes, Milton A.; Rosa, Dinelia; Chavez-Dueñas, Nayeli Y.

    2013-01-01

    Educational context plays a role in promoting and maintaining multicultural competence. Whereas in the past decade psychology has considered the impact of multiculturalism in educational training; however, less attention has been paid to the institutional contexts that house these efforts. In this paper, four professional psychologists with…

  1. Hoosiers, Hicks, and Hayseeds: The Controversial Place of Marginalized Ethnic Whites in Multicultural Education

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    Heilman, Elizabeth

    2004-01-01

    Poor white children, often with roots in Appalachia, can present puzzling and intractable challenges for the multicultural educator. These students are not considered in multicultural textbooks, yet they face language and dialect issues, low educational attainment, under-representation in curriculum, and negative cultural stereotypes. This article…

  2. Multicultural Education in the Mental Health Professions: A Meta-Analytic Review

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    Smith, Timothy B.; Constantine, Madonna G.; Dunn, Todd W.; Dinehart, Jared M.; Montoya, Jared A.

    2006-01-01

    The American Psychological Association and many other professional mental health organizations require graduate programs to provide education in multicultural issues. However, the effectiveness of multicultural education has been debated in the literature over the past several years. The overall purpose of this study was to examine the…

  3. Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children. Second Edition.

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    Ramsey, Patricia G.

    This book introduces new themes to the multicultural conversation, including moral development, economic diversity, environmental concerns, and consumerism. The book explains that multicultural education is not just about racial and ethnic diversity, though it still focuses on racism and other biases in education for children who are poor and of…

  4. Teaching with Cultural Intelligence: Developing Multiculturally Educated and Globally Engaged Citizens

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    Goh, Michael

    2012-01-01

    Globalization and the increasingly multicultural characteristic of many countries and societies have placed an acute spotlight on whether nations are able to develop citizens who are multiculturally educated and globally engaged. While the character and citizenship education literature in Asia and the Pacific often mentions intercultural…

  5. Aporias, Responsibility, and the Im/possibility of Teaching Multicultural Education

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    Wang, Hongyu

    2005-01-01

    Drawing upon Jacques Derrida's notions of aporia and responsibility, this essay discusses the dilemmas of multicultural education and the pedagogical responsibility of multicultural educators. Derrida emphasizes that there is no responsibility without experiencing aporia as the possibility of the impossible. To promote personal transformation and…

  6. Multiculturalism and Athletic Training Education: Implications for Educational and Professional Progress

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    2003-01-01

    Objective: To introduce athletic training educators and practicing professionals to the pedagogic concept and professional benefits that multicultural education, awareness, and training might provide if implemented in athletic training education. Data Sources: I reviewed textbook chapters and articles used in the course of my doctoral studies and searched the archives of Diversity Digest and Academic Medicine for the years 1998 to 2002 with the key words multiculturalism, diversity, cultural competence, education, and learning. I obtained additional information by cross-referencing pertinent articles. Data Synthesis: I present a rational argument for the inclusion of a critical pedagogy into the field of athletic training education. I outline the infrastructure in the professional field of athletic training, review some of the literature on critical multicultural theory and pedagogy, and examine some of the potential cognitive and intellectual implications of diversity and multicultural education. Conclusions/Recommendations: Future work in this area should focus on various and creative strategies for implementing a multicultural agenda in athletic training curricula and on the analysis of the associated benefits and outcomes of such educational strategies. PMID:16558679

  7. The Cultural Exchange, A Cross-Cultural and Interdisciplinary Multicultural Education Curriculum for Grades 4-8. A Bibliography of Student and Teacher Materials for Primary Through High School Levels Dealing with Multicultural Concepts.

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    Botzler, Sally, Ed.

    This bibliography lists over 1300 books for both students and teachers, learning kits, and curriculum materials which focus on multicultural/ethnic studies in grades 4-8. Topics covered include fine arts, language and literature, and social sciences. All materials are located in the Humboldt (California) Educational Resource Center. Entries are…

  8. Discovering indigenous science: Implications for science education

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    Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

    2001-01-01

    Indigenous science relates to both the science knowledge of long-resident, usually oral culture peoples, as well as the science knowledge of all peoples who as participants in culture are affected by the worldview and relativist interests of their home communities. This article explores aspects of multicultural science and pedagogy and describes a rich and well-documented branch of indigenous science known to biologists and ecologists as traditional ecological knowledge (TEK). Although TEK has been generally inaccessible, educators can now use a burgeoning science-based TEK literature that documents numerous examples of time-proven, ecologically relevant, and cost effective indigenous science. Disputes regarding the universality of the standard scientific account are of critical importance for science educators because the definition of science is a de facto gatekeeping device for determining what can be included in a school science curriculum and what cannot. When Western modern science (WMS) is defined as universal it does displace revelation-based knowledge (i.e., creation science); however, it also displaces pragmatic local indigenous knowledge that does not conform with formal aspects of the standard account. Thus, in most science classrooms around the globe, Western modern science has been taught at the expense of indigenous knowledge. However, because WMS has been implicated in many of the world's ecological disasters, and because the traditional wisdom component of TEK is particularly rich in time-tested approaches that foster sustainability and environmental integrity, it is possible that the universalist gatekeeper can be seen as increasingly problematic and even counter productive. This paper describes many examples from Canada and around the world of indigenous people's contributions to science, environmental understanding, and sustainability. The authors argue the view that Western or modern science is just one of many sciences that need to be

  9. Transformative Multicultural Science curriculum: A case study of middle school robotics

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    Grimes, Mary Katheryn

    Multicultural Science has been a topic of research and discourse over the past several years. However, most of the literature concerning this topic (or paradigm) has centered on programs in tribal or Indigenous schools. Under the framework of instructional congruence, this case study explored how elementary and middle school students in a culturally diverse charter school responded to a Multicultural Science program. Furthermore, this research sought to better understand the dynamics of teaching and learning strategies used within the paradigm of Multicultural Science. The school's Robotics class, a class typically stereotyped as fitting within the misconceptions associated with the Western Modern Science paradigm, was the center of this case study. A triangulation of data consisted of class observations throughout two semesters; pre and post student science attitude surveys; and interviews with individual students, Robotic student teams, the Robotics class instructor, and school administration. Three themes emerged from the data that conceptualized the influence of a Multicultural Science curriculum with ethnically diverse students in a charter school's Robotics class. Results included the students' perceptions of a connection between science (i.e., Robotics) and their personal lives, a positive growth in the students' attitude toward science (and engineering), and a sense of personal empowerment toward being successful in science. However, also evident in the findings were the students' stereotypical attitudes toward science (and scientists) and their lack of understanding of the Nature of Science. Implications from this study include suggestions toward the development of Multicultural Science curricula in public schools. Modifications in university science methods courses to include the Multicultural Science paradigm are also suggested.

  10. Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.

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    Baker, Frederick J.

    Traditional education in Micronesia has been informal and experiential, with a communal orientation. Certain knowledge is secret, and much folklore and mythology is sacred. For over 100 years, Western-style education has been imposed on Micronesia by the Spanish, Germans, Japanese, and Americans. Western education has focused on instruction in the…