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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. Multiculturalism, universalism, and science education

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    Stanley, William B.; Brickhouse, Nancy W.

    Multiculturalists have recently raised a number of important challenges to the school curriculum, including whose knowledge are we teaching? and who benefits and loses by existing approaches to the curriculum? In this article we examine a number of issues in this debate that are of primary importance to science educators. These issues include: (1) problems with the universalist account of the nature of science that has been the most powerful defense against multiculturalism; (2) an examination of some historical cases that illuminate the consequences of maintaining a universalist perspective on science; and (3) an argument for a multicultural perspective on scientific knowledge. These issues are examined in the context of a national science education reform in which there is considerable consensus that the science curriculum should include teaching about the nature of science. We argue that the nature of science taught in school should reflect a multicultural perspective on scientific knowledge.

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  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. Epistemic Universalism and The Shortcomings of Curricular Multicultural Science Education

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    Southerland, Sherry A.

    This paper identifies both epistemic and political shortcomings in the portrayal of science found in curricular multicultural science education. It is argued that this approach denies the unique characteristics of western science as it ignores the particular strengths of other systems of thought. This epistemic weakness has the unexpected political effect of reaffirming scientism. Drawing on parallels from writing instruction, it is argued that curricular forms of multicultural science education operate to limit student agency and potential. Finally, an example of a pedagogical alternative that meets the needs of diverse student populations is discussed.

  7. Epistemic Universalism and the Shortcomings of Curricular Multicultural Science Education.

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    Southerland, Sherry A.

    2000-01-01

    Identifies both epistemic and political shortcomings in the portrayal of science found in curricular multicultural science education. This approach denies the unique characteristics of Western science as it ignores the particular strengths of other systems of thought and has the unexpected political effect of reaffirming scientism. Discusses a…

  8. 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)

  9. 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 address both issues. We expect this paper can contribute to the elaboration of an instructional multicultural science education approach that eliminates the forced choice between the goals of promoting students' understanding of scientific ideas and of empowering students through education.

  10. If Multicultural Science Education Standards' Existed, What Would They Look Like?

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    Ferguson, Robert

    2008-12-01

    The intersection between science teacher education and multiculturalism has produced a considerable amount of research in the science education community. This paper suggests, according to current science teacher preparation literature, an initial set of multicultural science education standards for science methods course instructors of preservice teachers: dialogic conversation, authentic activities, reflexivity, ability, committed practice, and knowing. Included in the discussion of each standard is an activity or lesson that a science methods course instructor can implement.

  11. 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.

  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 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 connecting it with their socio-cultural and personal circumstances. But students had misgivings about the usefulness of their home language in preparing them for external COSC biology examinations. Students' classroom participation increased. Overall academic performance of students who experienced MCSE increased significantly. Performance on individual questions varied depending on whether they were related to cultural and everyday life experiences.

  14. 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

  15. 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…

  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 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"…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Multicultural Education: Present Scope and Future Directions.

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    Robinson, Edward H. III, Ed.

    1981-01-01

    Issues relating to multicultural education are addressed in seven articles including: (1) the development of cross-cultural competency and tolerance; (2) multicultural guidance; (3) multiethnic representation in reading materials; and (4) moral education in multicultural settings. (RC)

  1. 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…

  2. Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.

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    Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

    This book of readings lays the foundation for the introduction of a broad multicultural perspective in education. "Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education" (J. S. Wurzel) outlines the multicultural process. Part 1, "Human Condition Themes," comprises the following sections: (1) "Ethnocentrism," including "Eating Christmas in the Kalahari" (R.…

  3. 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…

  4. Bilingual/Multicultural Science Resources.

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    Bindel, Henry J.

    1983-01-01

    Provides annotations, sources, and bibliographical data for 11 resources which represent a cross section of research from 1966 to the present for elementary classroom science teachers on effective teaching in bilingual/multicultural classrooms. (NEC)

  5. Staff Development for Multicultural Education in Mathematics.

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    Collins, Bill

    A fertile area for the improvement of mathematics achievement in the United States is in staff development for multicultural education. Multicultural mathematics is best defined by what it is not; it is not ethnomathematics, nor simply Afrocentrism or Eurocentrism. Multicultural mathematics furthers the multicultural goals of the school system…

  6. Music Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Music Education.

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    Norman, Katherine

    1999-01-01

    Investigates the perceptions of selected college music faculty on multicultural music education, focusing on such issues as a definition of multicultural music education, whether or not it would benefit from hiring minority faculty, and its benefits and problems. (CMK)

  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. Teaching sciences: The multicultural question revisited

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    Stanley, William B.; Brickhouse, Nancy W.

    2001-01-01

    We contend that science education should be multicultural. We do not believe a universalist view of science is either compatible with a multicultural approach or fully coherent as a foundation for the science curriculum. We begin by summarizing the case for a universalist approach to science education. We then show weaknesses of universalism in accounting for the following: 1. the limits of human cognitive capabilities in constraining what we can understand about nature; 2. a description of reality as a flux; 3. the disunity of science and the role of culturally different forms and social organization of research in shaping the cognitive content of the sciences. We argue that it would be valuable for students to understand the nature of the debates regarding multicultural and universalist perspectives on science. For example, what questions is contemporary molecular biology good at answering? What kinds of problems do other sciences solve? What historical conditions may explain why western sciences arose primarily out of Western European culture rather than elsewhere in the world? How do other belief systems (e.g., religion) interact with indigenous sciences, Chinese science, and Western science?

  9. 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…

  10. A Humanist in Multicultural Education.

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    Imbrogno, Nadia Ilyin; Imbrogno, Salvatore

    Cultural diversity and cultural plurality are considered today to be the backbone and passion of many multicultural education programs in the United States. Idiosyncratic and parochial needs of specific racial, ethnic, and other self-interest groups are studied as distinctive entities. In some cases, they are treated uniquely in what has been…

  11. "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…

  12. Understanding Multicultural Education: Equity for All Students

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    Rios, Francisco; Stanton, Christine Rogers

    2011-01-01

    Multicultural education has evolved over the last 25 years to become a promising, productive, and positive approach to education within an increasingly diverse schooling context. The academic discipline has developed models, robust definitions and goals, and specific pedagogical principles related to an education that is multicultural. Almost all…

  13. 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.…

  14. Multicultural Education: Reflection on Theory and Practice.

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    Hakkinen, Kirsti, Ed.

    The 21 papers review the most recent research approaches to multicultural education and discuss initiatives for new methods of teaching and learning. More than 400 people from 12 countries participated in this conference. The first section, "Theoretical Reflections on Multicultural Education," contains five articles on curriculum development and…

  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. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  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. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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 science learning (e.g., cooperative learning, hands-on activities, graphic organizers); 4) Providing all science teachers with ongoing training in the areas of multicultural education and multicultural science education in particular; 5) Inviting guest speakers from a variety of ethnic/cultural backgrounds who work in the field of science/technology to share their experiences with students; 6) Hiring more ethnic-minority science and math teachers; and 7) Providing teachers with time and funding to create culturally relevant science materials.

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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.

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Multicultural Education: A Challenge for Teachers.

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    van den Berg-Eldering, Lotty, Ed.; And Others

    This book presents 20 papers delivered at the Conference on Multicultural Education and Teacher Training held in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in September 1982. An introduction (not read at the conference) covering ethnic minorities and educational systems in both the United States and the Netherlands is included. The authors and their papers…

  11. Scientific culture, multiculturalism and the science classroom

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    Krugly-Smolska, Eva

    1996-01-01

    One possible way of encouraging underrepresented groups to participate in science is to ensure that science is seen to be inclusionary. To this end a distinction is made between science (as knowledge) and scientific culture. A description of how one obtains membership in that culture is provided. Including the contributions of many different groups to scientific culture, when teaching the history, philosophy and sociology of science, is one way to emphasize that everyone can do science; something critical in multicultural science classrooms.

  12. 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.

  13. Science education in a multiscience perspective

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    Ogawa, Masakata

    The effects of the multiculturalism movement have emerged, especially in the West, in the form of multicultural science education. Multiculturalism can be a powerful and significant tool to reflect on science education and to improve classroom practices. However, this article argues that a multiscience perspective on science education affords richer implications for reflection and practice. A multiscience perspective recognizes the existence of various types of science at play in all science classrooms, especially personal science, indigenous science, and Western modem science.

  14. TSG 32 Mathematics education in a multilingual and multicultural environment

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    Schwefel, Hans-Peter

    TSG 32 Mathematics education in a multilingual and multicultural environment Co-chairs: Richard Faso) All over the world, mathematics education takes place in multilingual and multicultural in multilingual and multicultural environments: What theories have been used and why? What do current theoretical

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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)

  18. Assessing Education's Response to Multicultural Issues.

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    Dickson, Tom

    1995-01-01

    Finds that, according to responses by administrators, most journalism/mass communication units accredited by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication seem to have done somewhat more than unaccredited units to sensitize students to a multicultural society and to hire minority faculty and recruit minority students. (SR)

  19. A Paradigm for Examining Multicultural Education.

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    Young, Russell L.

    Scholars and practitioners in the field of multicultural education need a historical perspective on the role of cultural pluralism throughout U.S. history. This paper begins by tracing the role schools have played in socializing people to assimilate to an Anglo-Saxon society and discussing the rise of the ideals of cultural pluralism in U.S.…

  20. 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…

  1. Teaching Race, Class, and Cultural Issues in Earth Sciences To Enhance Multicultural Education Initiatives.

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    Padgett, David A.

    2001-01-01

    Reports that with proper preparation and pre-assessment of student expectations, geoscience courses can be effectively taught with supplementary materials reflecting minority group frames of reference. Indicates that inclusion of environmental justice oriented content may not effectively attract and retain students of color from non-science

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Transforming the Multicultural Education of Teachers: Theory, Research, and Practice. Multicultural Education Series.

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    Vavrus, Michael

    This book recognizes the important role teacher education programs can play in providing culturally responsive teachers for 21st century public school classrooms. It provides a range of transformative perspectives on the multicultural education of teachers, emphasizing race, racism, anti-racism, and democracy . The book includes structural…

  5. 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…

  6. A Sound Education for All: Multicultural Issues in Music Education

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    Johnson, Jr., Bob L.

    2004-01-01

    Establishing the legitimacy of the arts within the larger school curriculum is a defining issue in arts education. Within the context of this perennial challenge, this article examines two multicultural issues in music education: equal music education opportunity and the idiomatic hegemony of the Western classical tradition. Discussions of the…

  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. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Graduate Students Perceptions' on Multicultural Education: A Qualitative Case Study

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    Aydin, Hasan; Tonbuloglu, Betül

    2014-01-01

    Problem statement: The main responsibility in the implementation of multicultural education, which includes notions like equality, respect, and peace, as well as an equal opportunity for success for all students, belongs to teachers. The teachers' perception of and attitude towards multicultural education are directly related to how they will…

  16. Strategic Planning for Multicultural Education.

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    Rinehart, James S.

    School restructuring is a major concern of administrators. Because of America's pluralistic society, restructured schools should develop equal educational opportunity for all and an appreciation for diversity. Strategic planning is one process used in school restructuring. School restructuring has had different goals throughout educational

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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.

  2. Multicultural Education and the Civic Mission of Schools.

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    Patrick, John J.

    This paper discusses key elements of current multicultural challenges of the traditional civic mission of schools. It appraises these challenges to suggest their strengths and weaknesses--contributions and pitfalls--with regard to fundamental U.S. principles of democracy endorsed by both multicultural challengers and traditional civic educators.…

  3. Multicultural Education in the Zionist State--The Mizrahi Challenge.

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    Levy, Gal; Dahan, Yossi

    2000-01-01

    Reports that the educational experience of Israeli Jews from Islamic countries (Mizrahi Jews) demonstrates the struggle between egalitarian rhetoric (a critical multiculturalism with a social-democratic character) on one hand and a practice of segregation (an autonomist multiculturalism with fundamentalist features) on the other. (Contains 78 end…

  4. 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…

  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. Multicultural chemistry and the nature of science: but what about knowledge?

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    Tan, Michael

    2012-09-01

    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 perspective, I argue for a more nuanced understanding of the role of epistemology and ontology in science classrooms, and for a reconsideration of the role of knowledge in science classrooms.

  7. 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…

  8. 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.

  9. 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…

  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. (Re)constructing Ideals of Multicultural Education through "Grow Your Own Teachers"

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    Madda, Christina L.; Schultz, Brian D.

    2009-01-01

    Reflecting on the current status of multicultural education in higher education institutions, we examine "Grow Your Own Teachers," a progressive, innovative program that not only embodies and enacts major principles of multicultural education, but also represents an ongoing effort to redefine and revitalize multicultural education within teacher…

  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. The Idolatry of Multicultural Education: A Prophetic Pragmatic Alternative?

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    Milligan, Jeffrey Ayala

    1999-01-01

    Criticizes the idolatry implicit in concepts of inclusion and empowerment in education and advocates the prophetic pragmatism of Cornel West (1989) as an alternative philosophical framework for education that responds to the same underlying moral purpose. Prophetic pragmatism offers a less-divisive plan for multicultural education than does the…

  15. 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…

  16. Multicultural And International Education: Never The Twain Shall Meet?

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    Hill, Ian

    2007-05-01

    The paper commences with an attempt to define multicultural education (also referred to as intercultural education) with reference to its historical development and current uses of the term. The rise of international schools is then addressed as a necessary preamble to a definition of international education from an historical perspective; a comparison with multicultural education sharpens the definition. The author goes on to propose that intercultural understanding is a principal, common objective of multicultural and international education and should serve to bring together scholars and practitioners in both fields whereas the literature and practice shows them, by and large, operating independently with little reference, one to the other. Greater collaboration can only be of mutual benefit in achieving common objectives and improving practice. The paper concludes with some suggestions for collaborative research across both fields.

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Which Multiculturalism?

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    Irzik, Gürol; Irzik, Sibel

    This paper discusses the debates around multiculturalism both as a politics of recognition and as a proposed epistemic position in the context of science education. It concludes that there are neither uncontroversial ethical and political grounds, nor tenable epistemic reasons, for linking a multiculturalist approach to science education with a non-universalist approach to science, nor for a refusal to make evaluative comparisons between different sorts of knowledge claims originating in different cultures.

  2. 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…

  3. Research Note. Student Attitudes toward Physical Education: A Multicultural Study.

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    Tannehill, Deborah; Zakrajsek, Dorothy

    1993-01-01

    This study examined secondary school students' attitudes toward physical education (PE) and sport from a multicultural perspective. Surveys indicated students considered PE important to their overall education. Students liked PE for fun and enjoyment. Many students had negative attitudes toward fitness. Some cultural differences surfaced, but they…

  4. 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…

  5. Kentucky Education Reform: Towards the Practice of Multiculturalism in Teaching.

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    Hinton, Samuel

    This position paper suggests ways in which the practice of multiculturalism in teaching could be enhanced within the context of Kentucky's school reform. The Kentucky Education Reform Plan advocated high educational goals for students; developed an accountability system that rewarded schools which improved the success of students and intervened in…

  6. 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…

  7. Multiculturalism in Higher Education: An Organizational Framework for Analysis.

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    Tierney, William G.

    This article suggests that a critical postmodern organizational perspective offers significant ways to assess an institution of higher education's effectiveness. The first part of the article outlines what is meant by "critical postmodernism" and then delineates a definition of multiculturalism in higher education based on the work of Henry…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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 standardized testing appeared in the six textbooks representing the most recent adoption cycle. Recommendations included increased efforts to identify quality of content by including input from scholars in the field of multicultural education as well as indigenous peoples in the creation of textbook content. Recommendations also included further clarification of the definition of science within multicultural science education frameworks, indigenous knowledge as compared to Western science and pseudoscienc e, and scientific literacy as a central focus to a multicultural science education meant to address the needs of an increasingly diverse student population and prime-age workforce.

  12. 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…

  13. 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 Universalist perspective of science with a strong commitment to the philosophy of scientism which left no room for a multicultural view of science. These results have implications for the broad science community with respect to the philosophy and nature of science. There are also implications in pre- and in-service teacher education and professional development aimed at raising cultural awareness of science teachers and providing a broader understanding of NOS. The problems raised by this research appear to be systemic requiring a commitment beyond the level of the individual teacher to implement a multicultural education that matches the composition of our classrooms.

  14. 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…

  15. Breaking Racial Stereotypes by Reconstructing Multicultural Education.

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    Pullen, Pete

    2000-01-01

    Racial stereotypes and discrimination have destroyed many bright futures by limiting the possibilities of people of color in America. Describes two initiatives that can be implemented in schools in order to help destroy negative images of race and reconstruct a more healthy foundation to build on: multiculturalism across the curriculum and…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  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. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Effective Multicultural Teacher Education Programs: Methodological and Conceptual Issues

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    Rao, Shaila

    2005-01-01

    To meet challenges of diversity in classrooms various multicultural teacher education programs to prepare pre-service teachers are introduced with the objective of changing beliefs, attitudes, knowledge base, and pedagogical skills. Studies reporting effectiveness of these programs used measure such as portfolio assessment, interviews, survey and…

  5. Implications from Learning Principles for Multi-Cultural Education.

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    Payne, Charles

    The purpose of this paper is to discuss the cultural implications of eight learning principles identified by C.M. Charles in his book "Educational Psychology: The Instructional Endeavor." The author states that in attempting to prepare teachers to function in a multicultural society, it is necessary to instill in them both a thorough knowledge of…

  6. Talking Back: Teaching and Learning through Autobiographies in Multicultural Education

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    Guillory, Nichole A.

    2012-01-01

    This research essay is intended to situate the curriculum in my multicultural education courses--of talking back through autobiographical inquiry--within real schools, a site where curriculum theorists rarely situate their work. The literature by curriculum theorists that precedes my study generally has focused on how pre-service teachers in…

  7. Curriculum, Identity, and Experience in Multicultural Teacher Education.

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    Young, Jon; Graham, Roy

    1998-01-01

    Reports on the initial stages of an ongoing action-research project in multicultural teacher education. Viewing curriculum as the creation of culturally significant domains for conversation, the project inquired into how a secondary English-methods course centered on issues of cultural diversity and emerging professional identities was taken up by…

  8. 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…

  9. What's In a Name? An Argument Against "Multicultural" Education.

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    Spina, Stephanie Urso

    It is argued that what is proposed currently as multicultural education is little more than a series of superficial nods to subordinate groups that often celebrate deficits and disguise the legacy of colonialism, and that a pedagogy of critical analysis of the inequities inherent in such a system is more appropriate. A critical, holistic approach…

  10. Positioning Multicultural Education across the Mirror of Globalization

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2015-01-01

    The graduate level course described in this article provides one possible pathway to making the connection between the global and the local in multicultural education. The proposal is that among many other things, the journey to the development of critical approaches is a conceptual endeavor. It is not meant to replace an introductory course in…

  11. 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,…

  12. 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…

  13. Interpreting Civic Education in American Educational Thought from Progressivism Through Multiculturalism 

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    Williams, Jeremy Kelton

    2012-10-19

    This dissertation is a historical examination of citizenship education in the United States, beginning in the late nineteenth century with the Progressive era, and extending into the 1970s with multiculturalism. It focuses on the thought...

  14. Foundations of Multicultural Education: Marcus Garvey and the United Negro Improvement Association

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    Chapman, Thandeka K.

    2004-01-01

    Theoretical connections are drawn between the paradigm of multicultural education and Garveyism's concerns for the proper education of people of African descent, using literature from multiple scholars of multicultural education and primary source documents from the United Negro Improvement Association. The contributions that Garveyism made to…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. Failing To Marvel: The Nuances, Complexities, and Challenges of Multicultural Education.

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    Simoes de Carvalho, Paulo M.

    1998-01-01

    Reviews the complex nature of multicultural education, which as it advocates recognition of the values of many cultures, is nevertheless grounded in a Western culture and subject to Western deconstruction. Considers the challenge of the multicultural educator to recognize his or her own voice as representative of the dominant culture. (SLD)

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Bleeding Boundaries or Uncertain Center? A Historical Exploration of Multicultural Education.

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    Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

    1999-01-01

    Explores historical trends in multicultural education related to its definition as a subject discipline. Discusses conceptual elements, common core, and discipline boundaries. As a reform movement, multicultural education demands a transformation of schooling that affirms cultural diversity, supports human dignity, and fosters academic…

  2. Case Studies of the Dialogue Journal in Multicultural Education. Working Draft.

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    McFarland, Katherine

    This study examined reflective writing as a vehicle for learning through the use of dialogue journals to synthesize relevant classroom materials and help students examine multicultural issues. Thirty-one elementary education students enrolled in a course titled "Foundations of Education in a Multicultural Society" participated in the study. The…

  3. Expanding the Borders of Liberal Democracy: Multicultural Education and the Struggle for Cultural Identity.

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    Duarte, Eduardo Manuel

    1998-01-01

    Examines why multiculturalism's attention to difference expands on liberal democratic assumptions, arguing that our democratic society's commitment to equal educational opportunities legitimizes the implementation of multicultural education programs designed to create a culturally relevant pedagogy for students who are marginalized by the white,…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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

    2009-08-01

    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 scientific realism which is the cause of epistemological imperialism. But how should science teachers deal with scientism in the concrete every day situation of the science classroom and in contact with classes and students? John Rawls’ concept of public reason offers three “cardinal strategies” to achieve this aim: proviso, declaration and conjecture. The theoretical framework is provided, the three strategies are described and their relevance is fleshed out in a concrete example.

  9. A case study of Texas regional education service center multicultural/diversity trainers' perception of teacher resistance and structural barriers to multicultural education 

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    Ibrahim, Eronif

    2009-05-15

    This qualitative case study of eight veteran Texas Regional Education Service Center Multicultural/Diversity Trainers examined their perceptions of structural barriers and teacher resistance to a voluntary program of ...

  10. Hispanics and Higher Education: Multicultural Myopia.

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    Erlach, David

    2000-01-01

    Hispanic Americans are underrepresented in higher education and in business faculty. Their career development is often hindered by discrimination and they are often channeled into two-year colleges where attrition is higher. (SK)

  11. A moral framework for multicultural education in healthcare.

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    Vaught, Wayne

    2003-01-01

    The goal of this paper is two-fold. First, I begin by reviewing several of the major points of emphasis among health educators as they begin to incorporate multicultural issues into healthcare education. I then consider the role of moral relativism, which is currently being endorsed by some health educators, as the foundation for resolving cross-cultural conflicts in healthcare. I argue that moral relativism is ultimately inconsistent with the stated goals in multicultural curricular proposals and fails to provide an effective framework for considering moral conflicts in cross-cultural settings. Instead, I propose that those methods seeking to establish a common morality, built upon mutually shared values, offer the most promising means of resolving cross-cultural conflicts. This leads to my second goal, to compare recent work in moral pragmatism with what is now widely known in bioethics as moral "principlism." I argue that while proponents of principlism and pragmatism each seek to establish a common foundation for moral deliberation, they fail to appreciate significant similarities between their respective approaches. Instead of offering two completely unique and independent methods of moral deliberation, I suggest that principlism and pragmatism embrace common themes that point us in a positive direction, providing an effective framework useful for considering cross-cultural conflicts in healthcare. PMID:14620487

  12. Multicultural Education--Good for Business but Not for the State? The IB Curriculum and Global Capitalism

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    Resnik, Julia

    2009-01-01

    In the 1970s and the 1980s, multicultural education spread in many countries. However, in the mid-1980s the golden age of multiculturalism came to an end. Neo-conservative political forces attacked multicultural policies and progressively a neo-liberal discourse pervaded economic and social policies, also affecting national education systems. In…

  13. Asynchronous Discussions in Online Multicultural Education

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    Licona, Miguel M.; Gurung, Binod

    2011-01-01

    With the proliferation of technological innovations, especially information and communication technologies, there is a rapidly increasing trend for universities to offer online courses (Tallent-Runnels, Thomas, Lan, Cooper, Ahern, Shaw, & Liu, 2006). Rationalized within the premises of cost and time efficiency, online education promises a new mode…

  14. Toronto Educational Governance/Multiculturalism Case Study.

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    Murray, John; And Others

    This report is a narrative account of a seminar devoted to analyzing processes of change and discussing strategies used in various Western countries to plan, develop, implement, and manage change. Subtopics of focus were cultural pluralism, management, governance and finance; career preparation; and early childhood education. The seminar's opening…

  15. Toward a Multicultural Partnership in Higher Education.

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    Wehrly, Bea

    Changes in the composition of the group moving through the educational system will change the system faster than anything else, and it is noted that drastic population shifts are on the horizon. Half of the 50 states now have school populations that are 25% nonwhite, and by the year 2000, one in three in the United States will be a minority. The…

  16. VIS: Technology for Multicultural Teacher Education.

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    Bruning, Merribeth J.

    1992-01-01

    Video Information Systems (VIS) is fiber optics network that connects campus classrooms to VIS central library. Remotely controlled by instructors, VIS incorporates use of number of audiovisual materials and can be used in cross-cultural training in which visual aids assist in showing cultural differences. VIS assists in education of future…

  17. Modeling Universal Design for Learning Techniques to Support Multicultural Education for Pre-Service Secondary Educators

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    Pearson, Mary

    2015-01-01

    As with all levels of education, secondary level classrooms, typically from grades fifth or sixth to grade twelve, are increasingly becoming more diverse as the population of students changes in the Unites States. Pre-service mid-level or secondary level educators need increased training on how they can best teach in a multicultural setting to…

  18. Making Multicultural Education Work. The Language and Education Library 7.

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    May, Stephen

    The implications of critical multiculturalism for practice are illustrated through the ethnographic study of Richmond Road School, an inner-city elementary school in Auckland (New Zealand). Richmond Road, under the leadership of its Maori principal James Laughton, developed a critically conceived, reflective, and holistic conception of…

  19. Extending Design Science Research Methodology for a Multicultural World

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    Lawrence, Carl; Tuunanen, Tuure; Myers, Michael D.

    Design science research (DSR) is a relatively new approach in information systems research. A fundamental tenet of DSR is that understanding comes from creating information technology artifacts. However, with an increasingly connected and globalized world, designing IT artifacts for a multicultural world is a challenge. The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to propose extending the DSR methodology by integrating critical ethnography to the evaluation phase. Critical ethnography provides a way for IS researchers using DSR to better understand culture, and may help to ensure that IT artifacts are designed for a variety of cultural contexts.

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. Critical Change for the Greater Good: Multicultural Perceptions in Educational Leadership toward Social Justice and Equity

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    Santamaría, Lorri J.

    2014-01-01

    Background: Educational leadership for social justice and equity is the primary leadership response to inclusive and equitable education. This inquiry builds on multicultural education and educational leadership to explore an alternative approach to mainstream leadership practice. Purpose: To examine ways in which educational leaders of color in…

  3. Language Issues in Literacy and Bilingual/Multicultural Education. Harvard Educational Review Reprint. Series No. 22.

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    Minami, Masahiko, Ed.; Kennedy, Bruce P., Ed.

    This collection of articles related to language issues and literacy and bilingual and multicultural education include the following: "Three Processes in the Child's Acquisition of Syntax" (Roger Brown and Ursula Bellugi); "Pre-School Children's Knowledge of English Phonology" (Charles Read); "Stages in Language Development and Reading Exposure"…

  4. (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.

  5. Facing Multiculturalism's Challenges in Korean Education and Society

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    Olneck, Michael R.

    2011-01-01

    Multicultural policy in South Korea faces variants of challenges endemic to multiculturalism. These challenges are "dilemmas of difference," "variable terms of inclusion," and "legitimacy." In Korea, these challenges arise in a setting in which ethnic diversity is of relatively recent origin, an ideology of ethnic homogeneity is prevalent, and…

  6. Children's Literature about Disabilities Enhancing Multicultural Education in Elementary Schools.

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    Carithers, Eve R.

    This paper describes the use of unbiased stories featuring children with disabilities as a part of presenting a multicultural perspective in elementary schools. It emphasizes that the inclusion of a multicultural perspective will help teach social acceptance rather than separation, and laments that current children's books about disabilities tell…

  7. Neoliberal Multiculturalism Embedded in Social Justice Education: Commodification of Multicultural Education for the 21st Century

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    Atasay, Engin

    2015-01-01

    This paper investigates how conceptions of "diversity" and "equity" in U.S. education have become amenable to global neoliberal economic educational discourses that rest on competitive global market demands. The argument outlined in this paper suggests that the approach and knowledge about and for democracy and social justice…

  8. Multicultural Center - 8 

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    Allen Pearson

    2003-01-01

    of their parents and grandparents. The purpose of this study was to determine overall student perceptions of diversity in a Multicultural Education course within the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. The research design used in this study was a one...

  9. Public Education and Multicultural Policy in Canada: The Special Case of Quebec

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    Ghosh, Ratna

    2004-11-01

    Education is a provincial responsibility in Canada, but there is a sharing of expenditure and strong support of public education, health and other welfare programs between the provinces and the federal government. Although the federal policy of multiculturalism has been aimed at making Canada a `just' society, the implementation of this policy in education in English-speaking Canada has been far from satisfactory, and there is great variation among the provinces in educational programs. In Quebec, the federal policy of multiculturalism is ideologically opposed to the vision of French-Québécois nationalism. While the federal policy of intercultural education has made some attempts to integrate immigrant populations, the focus remains on linguistic programs. In facing the dramatic changes driven by internationalization and a globalized economy, Canadians must respond - so the conclusion of the present study - to the urgent need to redefine the meaning of multiculturalism with radical educational programs.

  10. Core Curriculum in a Multicultural School: Strategies for Multicultural Education in the Middle School.

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    Cunningham, M. E.

    The American School in Mexico City is a multicultural school drawing its students from the upper middle class with a pupil population of about 40% United States citizens, 40% Mexican, and 20% other nationalities. Admission is based on language proficiency, scholastic achievement, and ability to pay. The school admits monolingual Spanish speakers…

  11. Toward Multicultural Environmental Education: The Case of the Arab and Ultraorthodox Sectors in Israel

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    Negev, Maya; Garb, Yaakov

    2014-01-01

    Recent thinking in multicultural education can contribute to environmental education (EE) in culturally diverse societies. This article uses case studies of two minorities in Israel to illustrate the potential for bringing together these two areas of educational research that have developed significantly in recent years. After introducing the…

  12. The Instruction and Assessment of Multicultural Dispositions in Teacher and Counselor Education

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    Thompson, Franklin

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to examine teacher dispositions within an undergraduate and graduate education course aimed at helping students gain a better appreciation for lifelong multicultural education. Education majors (N = 202) from a Midwestern metropolitan university were asked to rate the viability of 13 dispositions as a training and…

  13. Exploring Preservice Teachers' Perspectives about Human Diversity: Experiences in Multicultural Education Courses

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    Ndemanu, Michael Takafor

    2012-01-01

    The fact that inner city schools have not been effective in educating culturally, linguistically and economically different (CLED) students has led to the creation of multicultural education courses in teacher education programs across the nation. These courses have been created with the hope that preservice teachers (PSTs) who take one or more of…

  14. Multicultural and Popular Music Content in an American Music Teacher Education Program

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    Wang, Jui-Ching; Humphreys, Jere T.

    2009-01-01

    The teaching of multicultural music, and to a lesser extent popular music, has been the stated goal of music education policy makers for many decades. Accordingly, the purpose of this study was to estimate the amount and percentage of time music education majors in a university teacher education program spent on 13 styles of music in history,…

  15. Analysis of Multi-Cultural Education Concept in Order to Explain Its Components

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    Mostafazadeh, Esmail; Keshtiaray, Narges; Ghulizadeh, Azar

    2015-01-01

    Existing racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural variety, in different countries, educational systems, committed them to respond decently to plurality & diversity of their communities, and they are considered to be decently in educational curriculum. Multicultural education is an approach that is adopted in response to cultural diversity in a…

  16. Basing Educational Anthropology on the Education of Anthropologists: Can Bilingualism and Biculturalism Promote the Fundamental Goals of Anthropology Better than Multiculturalism?

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    Thompson, Richard H.

    2003-01-01

    Utilizes ethnographic research, the history of anthropology, and literature on multiculturalism, biculturalism, and bilingualism to assert that neither multiculturalism nor multicultural education can mitigate the assimilationist and racializing costs. Eurocentrism poses for immigrants and minoritized groups. Proposes a policy of bilingual and…

  17. Mathematics Education College of Science MATH-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Mathematics Education College of Science MATH-BS Code-MAED Departmental/Program Major Courses (101 As A Career (3) EDCI 28500 Multiculturalism And Education (satisfies Behavior/Social Science for core) (satisfies Language III) (3) EDPS 23500 Learning And Motivation (satisfies Behavior/Social Science for core

  18. 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.

  19. Keeping the Local Local: Recalibrating the Status of Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) in Education

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    Van Eijck, Michiel; Roth, Wolff-Michael

    2007-01-01

    The debate on the status of traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) in science curricula is currently centered on a juxtaposition of two incompatible frameworks: multiculturalism and universalism. The aim of this paper is to establish a framework that overcomes this opposition between multiculturalism and universalism in science education, so that…

  20. An Analysis of How the Gender and Race of School Principals Influences Their Perceptions of Multicultural Education

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    McCray, Carlos R.; Beachum, Floyd D.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education in a rural southeastern state. The researchers wanted to ascertain whether or not the race or gender of school principals have a role in how those principals view multicultural education in theory (its theoretical value). For the…

  1. Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice: Integrating Multicultural Theory into an Undergraduate Foundations of Education Class.

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    Schuster, Tracy J.

    This paper describes an action plan for integrating multicultural theory into a teacher education social foundations course and presents results from an evaluation of this effort. The action plan for the course was to integrate the theory and practice of multicultural education across five master questions posed by T. Berg (1999) and in the…

  2. Multicultural Education in the U.S.: A Guide to Policies and Programs in the 50 States.

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    Mitchell, Bruce M.; Salsbury, Robert E.

    This book compiles information to investigate the presence and structure of multicultural education programs throughout the United States. The book begins by discussing the need for multicultural education programs, and the goal of which is to provide more accurate descriptions of America's microcultural populations and to guarantee a better…

  3. Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum

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    Pawley, Christine

    2006-01-01

    Race remains poorly understood and inadequately represented in library and information science (LIS) education. Educators tend to avoid the term "race," preferring the more inclusive "multiculturalism." Yet these terms are far from equivalent: the various dimensions of multiculturalism, including race, ethnicity, class, and gender, have different…

  4. Acknowledging Ambivalence in a Multicultural Neighbourhood: In Search of an Educational Space in Narrative Practices

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    Roets, Griet; Vandenabeele, Joke; Bouverne-De Bie, Maria

    2012-01-01

    In this article, we focus on narrative practices in adult education in Flanders (the Dutch-speaking part of Belgium), and reflect on a current project in a multicultural neighbourhood that is socially and economically marked by poverty and where turbulence and conflict are rife amongst local inhabitants. While adult education aims to energize the…

  5. Getting into the Zone: Cases of Student-Centered Multicultural Literacy Teacher Education

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    Kim, Youb; Turner, Jennifer D.; Mason, Pamela A.

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to report our preliminary work on student-centered teacher preparation to promote school success among culturally and linguistically diverse learners. The authors believe that teacher education programs need to be very purposeful in their approach to multicultural literacy teacher education. Drawing upon Vygotskian…

  6. Humanism, Feminism, and Multiculturalism: Essential Elements of Social Justice in Counseling, Education, and Advocacy

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    Brady-Amoon, Peggy

    2011-01-01

    This article explores the association between and among humanism, feminism, multiculturalism, and social justice in counseling, education, and advocacy. In so doing, it shows how these theoretical forces, individually and collectively, are essential to professional counseling, client welfare, education, and the promotion of social justice. The…

  7. Infusing Umoja, an Authentic and Culturally Engaging Service-Learning Model, into Multicultural Education

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    Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

    2012-01-01

    This article describes the manner in which an authentic and culturally engaging service-learning model was infused into a multicultural education course for pre-service teachers. Service-learning programs integrated into education courses are often approached from a deficit perspective with pre-service teachers perceiving themselves as the…

  8. The Politics of Multiculturalism and Bilingual Education: Students and Teachers Caught in the Crossfire.

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    Ovando, Carlos J., Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed.

    Essays on political issues in multicultural and bilingual education include: "Cultural Recognition and Civil Discourse in Democracy" (Carlos J. Ovando, Peter McLaren); "The Political Life of Language Metaphors in Writings About Diversity in Education" (Sharon Pugh, Ovando, Nicole Schonemann); "Contesting Whiteness: Critical Perspectives on the…

  9. Transforming Multicultural Teacher Education through Participatory Theatre: An Arts-Based Approach to Ethnographic Action Research

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    Mitsumura, Masakazu

    2012-01-01

    Multivariate forms of social oppression, such as racism, linguicism, and heterosexism, are manifested in schools that, as part of our communities, reflect the societal stratification and structural inequalities of a larger society. Teacher educators engaged in multicultural education are responsible for providing pre-service teachers with…

  10. A Case Study of Multicultural Infusion across a Teacher Preparation Program in Secondary Education

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    Liu, Laura Blythe

    2010-01-01

    This qualitative case study examined how faculty of a U.S. teacher preparation program in secondary education infused multicultural education across a program in preparing teacher candidates (TCs) to teach diverse student populations, and how TCs responded to this preparation. Conducted from a constructivist perspective, this study involved…

  11. Multicultural Education in Korea: Its Development, Remaining Issues, and Global Implications

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    Hong, Won-Pyo

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to investigate the origin and evolution of multicultural education in Korea, remaining issues, and global implications that the Korean case may provide to educators in other contexts, especially to those in Asia-Pacific countries. To address these topics, this paper analyzes government documents, various survey data,…

  12. Multiculturalism and the Community College: A Case Study of an Immigrant Education Program.

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    Rhoads, Robert A.

    To gather data on the goals and effectiveness of a postsecondary program organized from the perspective of multiculturalism, a case study was conducted of Nuevos Horizontes (NH), an immigrant education program at Triton College, in Illinois. NH is designed to facilitate access to higher education for Hispanics and other minority students; provide…

  13. Putting Old Tensions to Rest: Integrating Multicultural Education and Global Learning to Advance Student Development

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    Charles, Harvey; Longerbeam, Susan D.; Miller, Angela E.

    2013-01-01

    Multicultural education and global learning have long been acknowledged by higher education professionals to be necessary in advancing student development. Both of these agendas overlap in significant ways and can be characterized as two sides of the same coin. Notwithstanding, there has been a historical divide, even a tension between these two…

  14. Multicultural Competence and Practices of Undergraduate Faculty and Their Relationships to Racial Identity, Education, and Experience

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    Sauter, John P., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    Trends in higher education indicate a growing diversification of student populations. However, faculty racial and gender diversity lags behind the nation. Given this difference, this study proposed an exploration of multicultural competence among undergraduate faculty to offer insight into how higher education, and faculty in particular, might…

  15. Diary entries from the "teachers' professional development playground": multiculturalism meets multisexualities in Australian education.

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    Pallotta-Chiarolli, M

    1999-01-01

    Educational institutions are major cultural and social systems that police and regulate the living out of multicultural and multisexual queer identities, yet which also provide sites for anti-discriminatory responses to the marginalization of these multiple, hybrid identities. Censorship and disapproval (both real and imagined) together with informal codes and regulations for inclusion and representation within school and college communities reflect and reproduce formal debates within the wider society, and within ethnic, feminist, and gay/lesbian communities. Through a series of "Diary Entries," I document my work and experiences with educational groups in both secondary and tertiary education in Australia in recent years-in what a bicultural, bisexual teacher-friend calls "teachers' professional development playgrounds." I explore dilemmas, concerns and strategies for placing "multiculturalism" on the "multisexual" agenda and, conversely, for placing "multisexuality" on the "multicultural" agenda. PMID:10197554

  16. The Third-Order Multiculturalism: Civil Rights, Diversity, and Equality in Korea's Multicultural Education

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    Kim, Joon K.

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the politics of South Korea's multicultural discourse and locates its recent development in the context of a broader analytical discussion about multiculturalism. Utilizing the historical experience of the USA, this paper identifies the three orders of multiculturalism. Up until the civil rights movement of the 1950s and…

  17. Multicultural Education and Training in Rehabilitation Counseling Education Programs

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    Donnell, Chandra M.; Robertson, Stacia L.; Shannon, Cozetta D.

    2009-01-01

    Racial-ethnic backgrounds of rehabilitation counseling clientele have become increasingly diverse. Additionally, the current emphasis on globalization and international rehabilitation in diverse communities requires educators to examine teaching methods and strategies to best train rehabilitation counselors working within these complex diverse…

  18. Fostering Critical Religious Thinking in Multicultural Education for Teacher Education

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    Wang, Chien-hsing

    2013-01-01

    Religious diversity as a consequence of global immigration has become a cultural phenomenon of pluralism in society. The fear of indoctrination and the desire for religious freedom fuel the debate on whether to remove religion from school education. Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed" offers a positive perspective on the debate by…

  19. Investigating Secondary Science Teachers' Beliefs about Multiculturalism and Its Implementation in the Classroom

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    Petty, Lori L.; Narayan, Ratna

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore secondary science teachers' beliefs about multiculturalism and its implementation in their classrooms. Participants included nine secondary science teachers, with experience ranging from 1 to 15 years of teaching. Data were collected through interviews, using a semi-structured interview protocol…

  20. Multiculturalism in Education Projects Supported by the Multiculturalism Directorate, Government of Canada = Projets dans le Domaine de l'Education Multiculturelle Subventionnes par la Direction du Multiculturalisme, Gouvernement du Canada.

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    Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.

    This catalog of multiculturalism in education projects is intended to make the materials listed and described more widely accessible to the Canadian public, thereby contributing to a deeper understanding and appreciation of Canada's multicultural nature. All projects listed received financial assistance from the Canadian Government in the years…

  1. Multicultural Influences on Group Learning: A Qualitative Higher Education Study

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    Sweeney, Arthur; Weaven, Scott; Herington, Carmel

    2008-01-01

    Although the literature examining the usefulness of group projects is extensive, the link between cooperative learning, group performance and skills transfer in multicultural contexts remains unclear. Focus groups were conducted with a sample of 107 international and domestic postgraduate and undergraduate marketing students to investigate this…

  2. Living Outside Their Heads: Assessing the Efficacy of a Multicultural Course on the Attitudes of Graduate Students in Teacher Education.

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    Martin, Renee J; Dagostino-Kalniz, Victoria

    2015-01-01

    Given the importance of multicultural education, its impact on students and the ensuing impact on society, it would appear that studies assessing the efficacy of how social justice issues are taught appear to be essential. However, most studies assessing the efficacy of multicultural teacher education coursework appears to be inconclusive. This paper poses the following questions: to what extent is it possible for students who are teachers and administrators in American schools to engage in a multicultural graduate course taught using a social reconstructionist approach to see outside the boundaries of their own perspectives; and to what extent might a multicultural education course have a lasting impact on their personal and professional lives. Additionally, the study asks whether the effects of a multicultural course may be long lasting and significant. PMID:26245009

  3. Multicultural Education and the Notion of Privilege: An Examination of White Student Attitude Shift and Identity Development

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    Hammond, Cheree

    2009-01-01

    This study explored the process of White attitude change around the notion of White privilege spanning the duration of a multicultural education course. Making use of constructivist grounded theory, nineteen intensive, semi-structured interviews were completed with 5 White undergraduate students enrolled in one of two sections of a multicultural

  4. Do Diversity Experiences Help College Students Become More Civically Minded? Applying Banks' Multicultural Education Framework

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    Cole, Darnell; Zhou, Ji

    2014-01-01

    In this longitudinal, single institution study, we utilized Banks' five dimensions of multicultural education framework to examine whether and to what extent involvement in various diversity experiences helped students become more civically minded. The findings suggested that greater involvement in service learning, multicultural courses,…

  5. Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education: The Developmental Rationale and Practical Implications.

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    Mock, Karen R.

    This paper examines the meaning of multicultural education as a means of insuring that students feel comfortable in more than one cultural context. It outlines stages of child development and theories of learning behavior, especially as they relate to the development of cultural and racial attitudes. This paper examines behavioral development in…

  6. Multiculturalism, Diversity, and Social Advocacy: A 17-Year Content Analysis of "Counselor Education and Supervision"

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    Smith, Shannon D.; Ng, Kok-Mun; Brinson, Jesse; Mityagin, Evgenia

    2008-01-01

    The authors summarized (a) data regarding multiculturalism, diversity, and social advocacy represented in "Counselor Education and Supervision (CES)" over a 17-year period (1989-2005, Volumes 28-45); (b) type of articles (i.e., research vs. theory) represented; (c) research methodology and applications used; (d) journal editor and related terms;…

  7. A Content Analysis of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Topics in Multicultural Education Textbooks

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    Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

    2011-01-01

    This research examines the treatment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) topics in 12 popular multicultural education textbooks. Following a line-by-line analysis of each textbook, the findings report the extent to which LGBT topics were included in each text and the themes that became apparent in how LGBT topics were treated. The…

  8. A Narrative of Teacher Education in Canada: Multiculturalism, Technology, Bridging Theory and Practice

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    Howe, Edward R.

    2014-01-01

    This narrative paper investigates a number of enduring and emerging themes reflecting teacher education in Canada over the past 40 years, including changes in information and communication technology, bridging gaps in theory and practice, English as a second language, French immersion and multicultural teacher development. Canadian teacher…

  9. Reach: A Multicultural Education Resource Handbook for the San Francisco Bay Area.

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    Sykes, Vivian; Tricamo, Terese

    The guide will help elementary and secondary school teachers to identify resources for multicultural education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Over 250 entries are included about American Indians, Mexican Americans, Chinese and Japanese Americans, Greek Americans, Jews, and Afro Americans, the groups most thoroughly represented. Almost every entry…

  10. Multicultural Education: Raj's Story Using a Curricular Conceptual Lens of the Particular

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    Ross, Vicki; Chan, Elaine

    2008-01-01

    In this study, we employ a curricular conceptual lens of the particular to explore the experience of multicultural education from the perspective of an immigrant student, Raj. Using a school-based narrative inquiry approach, we learn about Raj's experiences at the intersections of immigration and settlement, adaptation and assimilation,…

  11. Hip Hop Hermeneutics and Multicultural Education: A Theory of Cross-Cultural Understanding

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    Metro-Roland, Dini

    2010-01-01

    Cross-cultural understanding stands as one of the great pillars of multicultural education and yet rarely do multiculturalists provide a full account of what it is and how it takes place. This paper will serve as an initial investigation into the complex nature of cross-cultural understanding. Drawing on the philosophical hermeneutics of…

  12. Behind Cultural Competence: The Role of Causal Attribution in Multicultural Teacher Education

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    Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

    2011-01-01

    In an attempt to bridge the gap between achievement motivation and multicultural teacher education, this study explored the relationship between causal attribution of cultural awareness and cultural competence among preservice teachers. Participants were 793 preservice teachers from two large public universities who reported their causal…

  13. Effects of a Hands-on Multicultural Education Program: A Model for Student Learning.

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    Kim, Simon; Clarke-Ekong, Sheilah; Ashmore, Pamela

    1999-01-01

    Describes the Center for Human Origin and Cultural Diversity program that is a model for multicultural education in which students learn about the human fossil record, the value of biological variation, and the characteristics common to all humans. Presents results from a study that support the use of this program. (CMK)

  14. Ireland's Multicultural Classrooms and Initial Teacher Education: The Convergence of Culture and Pedagogy

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    Campbell, Maria

    2009-01-01

    In the context of Ireland's changing demographics, this paper explores the importance of pedagogic research in informing both philosophies and pedagogical practices in Initial Teacher Education (ITE) which endeavours to facilitate student teachers' engagement with the teaching and learning process in Ireland's multicultural classrooms. By…

  15. Multicultural Education: Israeli and German Adolescents' Knowledge and Views Regarding the Holocaust

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

    This study probes a unique case of multicultural education of Israeli and German students regarding the Holocaust. Their knowledge level of German history leading to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to power, knowledge about the Holocaust, the relation between their knowledge of attitudes toward the "other" (German/Israeli) group, and their…

  16. Creating Multicultural Understanding and Community in Preservice Education Classes via Email.

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    Sernak, Kathleen S.; Wolfe, Carol S.

    1998-01-01

    Examines e-mail as a viable instructional tool to enable preservice teachers to bridge multicultural-education theory and practice. Explores students' construction of knowledge about diversity, and considers the development of community, professional and personal links between Saginaw Valley State University and Purdue University students…

  17. ME (Multicultural Education) Should Be Number One Goal in Every Classroom

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    Quarles, Peggy D.

    2011-01-01

    Our country and hence our classrooms are not monocultural, but are an amalgamation of many cultures (Hanley, 1999). The only thing to come from a dominant culture, one where other cultures are less than only creates aggression, antagonism and resistance (Hanley, 1999). One place where ME (multicultural education) can begin is in the classrooms…

  18. Enduring Heritages: A Guide to Multicultural Education in the Secondary School.

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    Grainger, Jane, Ed.

    During 1975-76, Menaul School, a private, coeducational four year high school for boarding and day students, served 137 Spanish-surnamed, 38 Anglo, 17 Native American, 4 Black, and 29 international students. Emphasizing the unique and valuable contributions of these diverse groups, multicultural education enabled the students to retain and develop…

  19. Intersections: A Professional Development Project in Multicultural and Global Education, Asian and Asian American Studies.

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    Swartz, Leslie, Ed.; Warner, Linda, Ed.; Grossman, David L., Ed.

    This publication presents a sampling of the writings of participants in the Intersections Project, a professional development program to bridge gap between multicultural and global education for urban schools that involved four participating entities, each with a local project that focused on Asia and Asian Americans. The project was specifically…

  20. No One Model American Family: A Necessary Understanding for Effective Multicultural Education Programs for Young Children.

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    McCormick, Theresa E.

    The diverse forms and changing nature of the American family have important implications for early childhood educators concerned with a multicultural group. In the wake of economic, technological, and energy changes, a single ideal American family no longer exists against which to measure all other family forms. Although the form of the nuclear…

  1. Multiculturalism and the Community College: A Case Study of an Immigrant Education Program.

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    Rhoads, Robert A.; Solorzano, Sylvia

    1995-01-01

    Analyzes the goals and effectiveness of the Nuevos Horizontes program at Chicago's Triton College, an outreach effort to provide educational opportunities to Triton's diverse communities. Cites the general success of the program, suggesting that the two-way exchange between the college and communities served provides a model for multiculturalism

  2. Finding Balance in a Mix of Culture: Appreciation of Diversity through Multicultural Music Education

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    Nethsinghe, Rohan

    2012-01-01

    This study explores the understandings of cultural diversity as enacted in multicultural music education and is located in Victoria, which is identified as the most culturally diverse state in Australia with a population that comes from various countries and speaks many languages. This cultural diversity is reflected in the schools. This…

  3. The Comparative Impacts of Social Justice Educational Methods on Political Participation, Civic Engagement, and Multicultural Activism

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    Krings, Amy; Austic, Elizabeth A.; Gutiérrez, Lorraine M.; Dirksen, Kaleigh E.

    2015-01-01

    This cross-sectional, repeated measures, quasi-experimental study evaluates changes in college students' commitment toward, and confidence in, political participation, civic engagement, and multicultural activism. Our sample (n = 653) consisted of college students in a Midwestern university who participated in one of three social justice education

  4. Envisioning Multicultural Education Development in U.S. Islamic Schools in Light of Reviewed Literature

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    El-Atwani, Kadriye

    2015-01-01

    The purpose of this article is first to provide a literature review that informs the race, class, and ethnic diversity among Muslims in the United States; then to show how this literature review may acknowledge developing multicultural education in Islamic schools in the United States. In the direction of these aims, the author reviews the…

  5. Preparing Multicultural Educators in an Age of Teacher Evaluation Systems: Necessary Stories from Field Supervision

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    Cooper, Patricia M.

    2013-01-01

    This article reports on three stories of what the author calls "eco-narrative" constructions from the data. These stories are rendered in detail to underscore the obstacles student teachers face regularly in becoming multicultural educators, as well as the various and subtle ways supervisors can help them advance their skills by giving…

  6. Social/Ecological Caring with Multicultural Picture Books: Placing Pleasure in Art Education

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    Reisberg, Mira

    2008-01-01

    This study explores the concept of finding pleasure in social and ecological caring from the a/r/tographic stance of the author as artist, researcher, and teacher. I combine place-based and visual culture art education with multicultural children's picture books to promote more connection and pleasure in the teaching and learning process. The…

  7. Sharing Ownership in Multicultural Music: A Hands-On Approach in Teacher Education in South Africa

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2012-01-01

    South Africa prides itself in a rich and colorful array of the Arts where music plays a significant role in social regeneration, unity and reconciliation. Little research has been undertaken in teacher education courses in South Africa regarding the inclusion of African music within multicultural music practice. Using the theoretical frameworks of…

  8. Year One Implications of a Teacher Performance Assessment's Impact on Multicultural Education across a Secondary Education Teacher Preparation Program

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    Liu, Laura B.; Milman, Natalie B.

    2013-01-01

    This case study examines the impact of the 1-year implementation of a state-mandated, standardized teacher performance assessment (TPA) on a faculty's infusion of multicultural education across a secondary education teacher preparation program. Findings show that faculty and teacher candidate (TC) perceptions predominantly concluded that the TPA…

  9. Establishing a Pedagogical Framework for the Multicultural Course in Communication Sciences and Disorders

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    Horton-Ikard, RaMonda; Munoz, Maria L.; Thomas-Tate, Shurita; Keller-Bell, Yolanda

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: To provide an overview of a model for teaching a foundational course in multicultural (MC) issues and to demonstrate how it can be modified for use in communication sciences and disorders (CSD) by integrating 3 primary dimensions of cultural competence: awareness, knowledge, and skills. Method: This tutorial begins by establishing the…

  10. Transformative Multicultural Science Curriculum: A Case Study of Middle School Robotics

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    Grimes, Mary Katheryn

    2012-01-01

    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…

  11. Using a multicultural approach to teach chemistry and the nature of science to undergraduate non-majors

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    Goff, Peter; Boesdorfer, Sarah B.; Hunter, William

    2012-09-01

    This research documents the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a novel chemistry curriculum. The curriculum allowed students to create theories situated in a variety of cultures while they investigated chemical phenomena central to all civilizations; it was a way of synthesizing chemistry, the history and nature of science, inquiry, and multicultural education. Achieving both chemistry content and nature of science objectives were the main goals of the curriculum. A small sample of undergraduate students participated in the curriculum instead of attending a large lecture course. The novel curriculum covered the same chemistry topics as the large lecture course. Program efficacy was evaluated using a combination of grades, survey data, and interviews with the participating undergraduates. The results suggest that this curriculum was a successful start at engaging students and teaching them chemistry as well as nature of science concepts.

  12. Moving to the Rhythm of Africa: A Case Study of a Tertiary Educator's Understanding of Multicultural Dance in Teacher Education

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    Joseph, Dawn

    2013-01-01

    Australia is proud of its rich and varied array of the Arts depicting a range of cultural diversity formed by ongoing migration. Although the complex issues of dance, culture and identity are interconnected, forming a multicultural society in Australia, dance education is a powerful platform to transmit and promote togetherness where understanding…

  13. 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

    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 curricular materials and instructional recommendations. In this study, I examine the cases of two European American male novice science teachers in middle schools with highly diverse populations, exploring their perceptions of the necessity of adapting their instructional approaches and the science curricula in order to meet the needs of their predominantly Native American, Mexican American, and African American students. Two theoretical frameworks inform this study, Rodriguez's (2005) sociotransformative constructivism, and Freire's critical pedagogy. I apply a qualitative case study method, to better understand and analyze the classroom setting and power relations of the context. Data consist of semi-structured interviews with each teacher, classroom observation and other field notes, the science curricular and instructional materials, and teachers' lesson plans. Each teacher acknowledged the ethnicities of students positively and noticed distinctive ethnocultural features (e.g., quinceaneras, Mexican Americans). Yet, their teaching approaches were primarily teacher-centric and monocultural. Each followed the book, usually lecturing, and striving dutifully to "cover" the topics. They did not solicit students' knowledge or engage them in dialog to explore their thinking. Even when the curriculum guide detailed relevant science knowledge students of some cultural groups might have, both teachers declined to use it. These well-meaning teachers did not fully perceive that students whose culture was different from their own might have different and relevant knowledge, experiences, or histories which were resources for learning. As a result, even when the teachers tried more student- centered, inclusive strategies, such as implementing authentic science activities, they did not support students' construction of knowledge through responsive dialog. Teachers assigned to ethnically and culturally diverse students must be helped to fully understand that learners from other cultures have differing knowledge resources. Science teachers in particular must recognize the social and ideological landscape in which their teaching take place.

  14. Multicultural education: Israeli and German adolescents' knowledge and views regarding the Holocaust.

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    Shamai, Shmuel; Yardeni, Eran; Klages, Benjamin

    2004-01-01

    This study probes a unique case of multicultural education of Israeli and German students regarding the Holocaust. Their knowledge level of German history leading to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi party to power, knowledge about the Holocaust, the relation between their knowledge of attitudes toward the "other" (German/Israeli) group, and their reaction to a racist-dictatorial regime are explored. The findings were that German adolescents (high school students) knowledge regarding the events leading to the rise of the Nazi party was greater than that of the Israeli adolescents. However, the knowledge of Israelis was greater regarding the Holocaust. A positive correlation was found between the knowledge levels and their attitudes toward the other groups (German/Israeli) and toward resistance to the possible rise of a dictatorial regime. The findings point to the fact that multicultural education, which combines attitudinal, cognitive, and instrumental goals, can succeed in promoting nonracist views. PMID:15727413

  15. Making Tibetans in China: The Educational Challenges of Harmonious Multiculturalism

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    Postiglione, Gerard A.

    2008-01-01

    This discussant paper focuses on education in the Tibetan Autonomous Region (TAR), and provides a background to situate the articles that follow about education in selected Tibetan communities of China and India. It also provides a brief review of education policies concerning free basic education, bilingual education, and hinterland boarding…

  16. Discovering Indigenous Science: Implications for Science Education.

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    Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

    This paper explores different 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). Indigenous science relates to both the science knowledge of long-resident, usually oral culture peoples, as well as the…

  17. Science Education and Educational Policies

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    Livermore, Arthur

    1976-01-01

    Discusses several conferences held by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Office of Science Education to address the question of the future of science education, particularly at the pre-college level. (MLH)

  18. Facing negative reactions to sexuality education through a Multicultural Human Rights framework.

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    Paiva, Vera; Silva, Valeria N

    2015-11-01

    Sexuality education, its protocols and planning are contingent on an ever-changing political environment that characterizes the field of sexuality in most countries. In Brazil, human rights perspectives shaped the country's response to the AIDS epidemic, and indirectly influenced the public acceptability of sexuality education in schools. Since 2011, however, as multiple fundamentalist movements emerged in the region, leading to recurrent waves of backlashes in all matters related to sexuality, both health and educational policies have begun to crawl backwards. This article explores human rights-based approaches to health, focusing on a multicultural rights-based framework and on productive approaches to broadening the dialogue about sustained consent to sexuality education. Multicultural human rights (MHR) approaches are dialogical in two domains: the communication process that guarantees consent and community agreements and the constructionist psychosocial-educational methodologies. In its continuous process of consent, the MHR approach allowed for distinct values translation and diffused the resistance to sexuality education in the participant schools/cities, successfully sustaining notions of equality and protection of the right to a comprehensive sexuality education that does not break group solidarity and guarantees acceptability of differences. PMID:26719001

  19. Opening the Doors to Diverse Traditions of Music Making: Multicultural Music Education at the University Level--By Studying Music from Other Cultures, a Group of Music Education Students Gained Ideas for Introducing Multicultural Music to Their Own Students

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    Belz, Mary Jane

    2006-01-01

    In this article, the author states that there are two realities in music education: (1) Lack of multicultural perspectives in U.S. teacher training institutions; and (2) Heavy concentration on the Western classical music tradition. She also states that many music students are being trained in vacuum, resulting in music educators seemingly not…

  20. Faith-Based and Graduate Adult Educators' Negotiation of Similarities and Differences among People as an Indicator of Their Multicultural Effectiveness

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    Smith, Elizabeth Conerly

    2014-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between adult educators' multicultural effectiveness scores and their negotiation of similarities and differences scores. The participants were in faith-based institutions, specifically Christian churches and in graduate adult education programs of universities and colleges in the United States. Multicultural

  1. Democratization of Education as Prerequisite for Social Economic and Cultural Progress in a Multi-Cultural Society

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    Madumere, S. C.; Olisaemeka, B. U.

    2011-01-01

    This paper focuses on democratization of education as a prerequisite for social, economic and cultural progress in a multi-cultural society, such as Nigeria. Attempt was made to define and explain the major concepts in the paper. Education was explained as an instrument of democracy and as function of socialization, culture and economic…

  2. Affordances of Learning Technologies in Higher Education Multicultural Environments

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    Arenas, Edilson

    2015-01-01

    A cluster of research has been conducted in higher education to investigate the affordances (action possibilities) and the influence information and communication technologies (ICT) may have on students' learning experiences and outcomes. Such studies have given rise to the implementation of a wide range of educational frameworks with a great deal…

  3. Emotional Intelligence in Secondary Education Students in Multicultural Contexts

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    Pegalajar-Palomino, Ma. del Carmen; Colmenero-Ruiz, Ma. Jesus

    2014-01-01

    Introduction: The study analyzes the level of development in emotional intelligence of Secondary Education students. It also checks for statistically significant differences in educational level between Spanish and immigrant students, under the integration program "Intercultural Open Classrooms". Method: 94 students of Secondary…

  4. Festival of Pacific Arts: Education in Multi-Cultural Encounters

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    d'Hauteserre, Anne-Marie

    2011-01-01

    Can acts of support and/or revival of Pacific cultures serve to educate international tourists about Indigenous cultures? This paper examines, from a postcolonial perspective and using a qualitative methodology, whether the Festivals of Pacific Arts, to which all nations send delegations, can educate visitors about Indigenous cultures of the…

  5. School Health Education in a Multicultural Society. ERIC Digest.

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    Anderson, Barbara Frye

    School health education needs to build a broad base of awareness, tolerance, and sensitivity to different expressions of healthy behavior while maintaining scientific accuracy. This can only be accomplished through exposing children to the various types of health knowledge found in different cultures. Health education involves helping students:…

  6. Intercultural Education in the Multicultural and Multilingual Bolivian Context

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    Drange, Live Danbolt

    2011-01-01

    Intercultural bilingual education (IBE) has been discussed in Bolivia since the 1970s. The first Educational Act with a bilingual and intercultural curriculum adapted to cultural and linguistic diversity--Ley de Reforma Educativa--was passed in 1994 with implementation starting in 1996. However, discussions continued: when the Evo Morales…

  7. An advocacy project for multicultural education: The case of the Shiyeyi language in Botswana

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    Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

    2011-12-01

    Multicultural education respects cultural differences and affirms pluralism which students, their communities and teachers bring to the learning process. It is founded on the belief that a school curriculum which promotes the ideals of freedom, justice, equality, equity and human dignity is most likely to result in high academic achievement and quality education. In Botswana, English is the official language and medium of instruction and Setswana is the national lingua franca which is used for formal occasions in the villages and other informal settings. Any other languages spoken by unrecognised tribes are banned from use in schools or the media, including minority languages taught before independence in 1966, This paper describes the Shiyeyi Language Project, initiated by the Wayeyi tribe, which advocates for a multicultural model of education where children learn in their mother tongue and about their local culture at an early stage, then add the national language, and eventually an international language as medium of instruction. The project operates within an unfriendly political and legal context, but has achieved some results. Continued efforts, especially as supported by similar language projects, have the potential to change the situation in Botswana.

  8. A Case Study of Principal Leadership in the Practice of Multicultural Education in High-Achieving Schools Serving Hispanic Students in South Texas 

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    Rios, Sylvia 1954-

    2012-11-09

    The primary purpose of this qualitative study was to explore the educational experiences and leadership behaviors of five South Texas high school principals, in the context of the practice of multicultural education and Hispanic student achievement...

  9. Multi-Cultural Graduate Library Education. Historical Paper 5

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    Carter, Jane Robbins

    2015-01-01

    This paper examines factors influencing the number of minority students enrolling in library schools during the 10 years prior to 1978. Robbins notes that there are four categories of barriers likely obstructing recruitment of students of color into LIS programs: financial, educational, psychosocial, and cultural. [For the commentary on this…

  10. Learning from Each Other? Multicultural Pedagogy, Parental Education and Governance

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    Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

    2012-01-01

    Today there is a strong tendency to involve local citizens in community work, and to mobilize social forces in poor urban districts. We will focus on one specific method used to educate and help immigrant parents raise and foster their children. This method is described as part of a wider ambition to integrate and involve immigrants in Swedish…

  11. The Limitations of Multiculturalism in Norwegian Early Childhood Education

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    Hovdelien, Olav

    2014-01-01

    In Norway, 9 out of 10 children between the ages of one and five participate in an educational formation programme which, despite around half of the kindergartens being privately owned, is regulated by a common law and relatively detailed regulations describing what the content of kindergartens should be. Norwegian kindergartens therefore…

  12. Multiculturalism, Religion, and Disability: Implications for Special Education Practitioners

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    Blanks, A. Brooke; Smith, J. David

    2009-01-01

    Religious beliefs permeate many aspects of culture. Often, however, educators are reluctant to discuss religious beliefs when working with children with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families. Ignoring the salience of religious teachings about the nature and meaning of disabilities as they relate to both individuals and…

  13. Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 5th Edition, Update

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

    2004-01-01

    With this collection of chapters by leading scholars and researchers in the field, the reader can develop the knowledge and skills needed to maximize the opportunities that diversity offers while minimizing its challenges. The reader will explore current and emerging research, concepts, debates, and teaching strategies for educating students from…

  14. Multicultural Inquiry toward Demystifying Scientific Culture and Learning Science

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    Meyer, Xenia S.; Crawford, Barbara A.

    2015-01-01

    This study investigated how student participation in an authentic scientific investigation may shape underrepresented students' views of science and support students in learning science. The research centered on the instructional approach used in a fifth-grade classroom to engage English language learning students from Latino backgrounds in a…

  15. Planning for Diversity: Education in Multi-Ethnic and Multicultural Societies. International Institute for Educational Planning Policy Forum (17th, Paris, France, June 19-20, 2003)

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    Hernes, Gudmund

    2004-01-01

    In June 2003, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) organized its annual Policy Forum to discuss the impact of increasingly multi-ethnic and multicultural societies on education in general and the implications for educational planning in particular. The proceedings of this Policy Forum are presented in this volume. Part I,…

  16. Toward the Multicultural University.

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    Bowser, Benjamin P., Ed.; And Others

    This book is about the growing need for a more inclusive curriculum and university. The debate about multicultural education is moved from an ideological debate to the realm of the practical in these selections. The first part of the book outlines the demographic and historic realities that make multiculturalism imperative. The second part gives…

  17. Multi-Cultural Adaptations of International Heliophysical Year (IHY) Education Resources: A Perspective of a Developing Country

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    Faiyetole, A. A.

    2006-12-01

    The world is made up of people of varied cultures and we speak different languages. In Africa and, to be more specific, in Nigeria, we have a wide diversity of languages and customs. Nigeria has over 200 tribes and ethnic social units, to the extent that just a few of the populace have an effective understanding of English, the nation's official language. Hence, most communications are carried out in our local languages. In order to efficiently communicate the heliophysical and other scientific and technological phenomena to the general public, quite a lot would have to be done in the cultural and language context. In a nutshell, there shall be a need to adequately involve the social scientists in the education and public outreach programmes relating to space science and technology. This paper will therefore attempt to look at various ways in which languages, and diversity in cultures can be harnessed to more effectively communicate science. The paper will also discuss how the various IHY education resources can be adapted to a multi-cultural society, therefore, able to reach all the people in the world.

  18. Hanford`s innovations for science education

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    Carter, D.

    1996-12-31

    In recognition of declining science literacy in the United States and a projected shortfall of scientists, engineers and technologists to address environmental problems nationally and internationally during the 21st century, Westinghouse Hanford Company has launched several innovative science education projects at the US Department of Energy Hanford Site. The Hanford Site is very rich in resources that can be brought to bear on the problem: world-class technical experts, state of the art facilities and equipment, and the largest environmental laboratory in the world. During the past two years, several innovative science education initiatives have been conceived and pursued at the secondary education level including the International Academy for the Environment (residential high school with an environmental theme), Environmental BATTmobile Program (mobile middle school science education program), and Multicultural Experiences in Math and Science (education program based on cultural contributions to math and science). Hanford scientists, engineers and administrators have worked with the education community (K-12 and college-university) to develop innovative approaches to science education.

  19. At the Garden Gate: Community Building through Food--Revisiting the Critique of "Food, Folk and Fun" in Multicultural Education

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2011-01-01

    This essay takes up a re-evaluation of the ossified view of food events that have circulated in the canonical texts of multicultural education. While agreeing with the critique by progressive multiculturalists against a "touristic" approach to diversity, the author argues that such a conception of food-centered events in schools has obscured how…

  20. When "Other People's Children" Are Your Own: A Multicultural Teacher Educator Learns about Difference from the inside out

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    Bruna, Katherine Richardson

    2006-01-01

    As a multicultural teacher educator, the author has committed her professional life to helping future teachers understand their roles and responsibilities in working with the populations that Delpit (1995) referred to as "other people's children." Since the author is a former bilingual instructional assistant and English as a second language…

  1. Using Unemployment Wage Data To Assess Educational and Economic Outcomes in a Multicultural Inner-City Community College.

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    Brauchle, Paul E.; Hastings, Janel H.

    2003-01-01

    Describes a study that used Unemployment Insurance/Social Security Insurance wage data to examine the effects of participation in educational programs at a multicultural, inner city community college. Reports impressive gains in earnings for economically disadvantaged students who completed associate degrees (257%) and for associate degree…

  2. Nobody Said It Would Be Easy: Ethnolinguistic Group Challenges to Bilingual and Multicultural Education in New York City

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    Kleyn, Tatyana; Reyes, Sharon Adelman

    2011-01-01

    New York City sets itself apart from many locations in the USA due to its citizens' unparalleled diversity. The degree to which schools either build upon or suppress the backgrounds of their linguistically and culturally diverse students is dependent on the degree to which they can provide an education that is both bilingual and multicultural.…

  3. Interrogating the Trope of the Door in Multicultural Education: Framing Diplomatic Relations to Indigenous Political and Legal Difference

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2011-01-01

    In this essay Troy Richardson works to develop a conceptual framework and set of terms by which a diplomatic reception of different forms of law can be developed in multicultural education. Taking up the trope of the door in multiculturalist discourse as a site in which a welcoming of the difference of others is organized, Richardson interrogates…

  4. "So, Where Do They Fit in?" Teachers' Perspectives of Multi-Cultural Education and Diversity in Singapore

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    Alviar-Martin, Theresa; Ho, Li-Ching

    2011-01-01

    This qualitative study attends to six Singaporean teachers' experiences of diversity and understanding of multicultural education to illuminate the influence of national policies and narratives on teachers' perceptions and practice. These cases illustrate that, beyond reflection on identity and diversity, there is a need for teachers to examine…

  5. Multiculturalism in Environmental Science: A Snapshot of Singapore

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    Wee, Bryan; Harbor, Jonathan M.; Shepardson, Daniel P.

    2006-01-01

    Students' perceptions of the environment can differ based on sociocultural factors and experiences. Understanding how students develop environmental perceptions is an important step toward developing an inclusive environmental science curriculum. This article presents preliminary data from a study conducted in Singapore in which students'…

  6. Leadership Styles and Multicultural Education Approaches: An Exploration of Their Relationship

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    Zembylas, Michalinos; Iasonos, Sotiroula

    2010-01-01

    This paper discusses the results of an exploratory study that sought to identify elementary school principals' perspectives of diversity and multiculturalism in relation to their leadership styles. In particular, we examine the approaches to multiculturalism of a group of principals who lead multicultural schools in Cyprus and analyse the findings…

  7. Multiculturalism Swedish Style: Shifts and Sediments in Educational Policies and Textbooks

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    Gruber, Sabine; Rabo, Annika

    2014-01-01

    In the almost two decades that have passed since the Swedish parliament declared that Sweden is a multicultural society, debates about immigrants, about multiculturalism and about different ways of being a citizen have raged. So far there has been no stepping away from the declaration. In the rhetorical arena multiculturalism is still a word with…

  8. Mathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education

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    of Mathematics Education Master of Science in Science Education Master of Science Education Doctor of Philosophy in Mathematics Education Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education Doctor of Philosophy in Collegiate MathematicsMathematics and Science Education Department of Mathematics and Science Education 3424 S. State

  9. Education for an Inclusive, Multicultural Society: The Problems and Opportunities of Bilingual, Bicultural Education. Report of a Consultation Held in Hartford, Connecticut, December 2-3, 1977.

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    National Council of Churches of Christ, New York, NY.

    This document presents the proceedings of a consultation held for the purposes of sharing experience, expertise, problems, and directions in bilingual/bicultural education, and of sharing ways of developing public understanding and support for a pluralistic oriented education. One paper discusses the promise of a multicultural American society. It…

  10. The Multicultural Classroom Judith Josiah-Martin

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    Thomas, Andrew

    The Multicultural Classroom Judith Josiah-Martin TA ORIENTATION #12;· Consequently, we may define multicultural education as a field of study designed to increase educational equity for all students)advantages #12;Models for Multicultural Education · Content oriented model · Cooperative learning approaches

  11. Courage in Multicultural Initiatives

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    Watt, Sherry K.; Golden, Margaret; Schumacher, Lisa A. P.; Moreno, Luis S.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter briefly overviews the Principles and Practices of the Circle of Trust® approach and shares an example of how those ideals informed how an instructor team facilitated a multiculturalism in higher education and student affairs course.

  12. Multiculturalism Permitted in English Only

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    Macedo, Donaldo; Bartolomé, Lilia I.

    2014-01-01

    The authors of this article discuss the discriminatory practices through language in both multicultural and bilingual education. Bilingual education promotes academic instruction in the native language, to varying degrees, while multicultural education stresses the need to valorize and appreciate cultural differences as a process during which…

  13. Literature Review of Multicultural Instrumentation

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    Sarraj, Huda; Carter, Stacy; Burley, Hansel

    2015-01-01

    Demographic changes at the national level emphasize a critical need for multicultural education to be included as part of undergraduate education. This critical review of the literature examines 10 multicultural instruments that are suitable for use in K-12 or higher education institutions. This is a novel literature review in that it is the first…

  14. Thomas Kuhn's Impact on Science Education: What Lessons Can Be Learned?

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    Matthews, Michael R.

    2004-01-01

    Thomas Kuhn has had an impact in all academic fields. In science education, Kuhnian themes are especially noticeable in conceptual change research, constructivist theorizing, and multicultural education debates. Unfortunately the influence is frequently compromised by researchers having a limited understanding of Kuhn's original ideas, little…

  15. Science Education Notes.

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    School Science Review, 1987

    1987-01-01

    Contains five articles about various aspects of British science education. Includes articles on norm referenced versus criterion referenced assessment, proportionality in science education, practical skills in advanced level chemistry, creating an antiracist ethos, and heat transfer experiments. (TW)

  16. Fall Semester Technical College Course Computer Science Course Requirements

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    & Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking) Elective GSS (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences) Elective GFL (Global Citizenship & Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language

  17. Computing in Science Education

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    Karlsen, Kenneth Hvistendahl

    Computing in Science Education A guide for universities and colleges in Norway #12;Working group (Kunnskapsdepartementet - KD) has been monitoring the project, "Computers in Science Education at the University of Oslo-2014: The CSE project (Computer Science in Education) has been developed at the Faculty of Mathematics

  18. Science Education at AAAS

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    Livermore, Arthur H.

    1975-01-01

    Describes several programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Office of Science Education (OSE), including short courses offered in the natural and social sciences, mathematics, and engineering to college teachers. Discusses several OSE publications. (MLH)

  19. Scientific but people-oriented education and multi-cultural adaptations of international heliophysical year education resources: A perspective from a developing nation

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    Faiyetole, Ayodele Adekunle

    2008-12-01

    The world is made up of people of varied cultures who speak different languages. In Africa and, to be more specific, in Nigeria, there is a wide diversity of languages and customs. Nigeria has about 250 ethnic social units, to the extent that just a few of the populace have an effective understanding of English, the nation’s official language. Hence, most communications are carried out in the local languages. To efficiently communicate the heliophysical and other scientific and technological phenomena to the general public, quite a lot would have to be done in the cultural and language context. There is a need to adequately involve social scientists in the education and public outreach programs relating to space science and technology. This paper looks at various ways in which languages and diversity in cultures could be harnessed more effectively to communicate science. The paper also discusses how the various International Heliophysical Year education resources could be adapted to a multi-cultural society, therefore, able to reach more people in the world.

  20. Multicultural Challenges in Educational Policies within a Non-Conservative Scenario: The Case of the Emerging Reforms in Higher Education in Brazil

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    Canen, Ana

    2005-01-01

    The article discusses the extent to which multiculturalism has had an impact in the emerging reforms in higher education in Brazil, against the backdrop of the rise of a new non-Conservative, Labour-oriented government whose political agenda is marked by a discursive stand against conservatism, neo-liberalism and neocolonialism. Building on a…

  1. Autobiographical Meaning Making, Practitioner Inquiry, and White Teachers in Multicultural Education

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    Fitts Fulmer, Donielle Ellie

    2012-01-01

    The features that constitute significant and evocative multicultural learning for teachers has been widely discussed and debated. One pervasive recipe is the non-critical presentation of tips and tools to teachers, so they may supposedly inject multiculturalism into their routine practice (Banks, 1993; Cochran-Smith, 1995; Gorski, 1999). Such a…

  2. Multiculturalism, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Shifting Discursive Landscape of Social Inclusion

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    Burnett, Bruce; McArdle, Felicity

    2011-01-01

    Australia has a long and sometimes turbulent relationship with the migrant Other. This paper examines a component of this relationship via the window of contemporary multicultural policy. The paper begins with an analysis of the political and social conditions that enabled a national and bipartisan policy of multiculturalism to emerge as…

  3. Evolving Ideologies of the Intercultural in Australian Multicultural and Language Education Policy

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    Liddicoat, Anthony J.

    2009-01-01

    Australia's language and multicultural policies have constructed the intercultural dimension of Australian identity and practice in a number of different ways relating to different community groups. This paper traces the evolution of multicultural policy from the 1970s until the present through the main national policy documents in order to…

  4. Multiculturalism and Severe Disabilities.

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    Meyer, Luanna H.

    2001-01-01

    This article discusses the need for educators to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to help students with severe disabilities from mainstream groups to develop cross-cultural knowledge, values, and competencies. It outlines goals for multicultural understanding for educational researches, for teacher educators, and for school leaders and…

  5. Science in General Education

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    Read, Andrew F.

    2013-01-01

    General education must develop in students an appreciation of the power of science, how it works, why it is an effective knowledge generation tool, and what it can deliver. Knowing what science has discovered is desirable but less important.

  6. Education research Primary Science

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    Education research Primary Science Survey Report December 2011 #12;Primary Science Survey Report, Wellcome Trust 1 Background In May 2009 Key Stage 2 science SATs (Standard Assessment Tests) were abolished fiasco might occur, where the results were delayed and their quality questioned. The loss of science SATs

  7. Family Gardens and Solar Ovens: Making Science Education Accessible to Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students.

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    Merino, Barbara J.; Hammond, Lorie

    1998-01-01

    Describes the Bilingual Integrated Curriculum Project (BICOMP), an approach to multicultural science education that uses activities that minority communities are familiar with and feel comfortable with as the basis for teaching English and grade-level concepts as parents share traditional knowledge and primary language skills. Examples illustrate…

  8. Global Song, Global Citizens? Multicultural Choral Music Education and the Community Youth Choir: Constituting the Multicultural Human Subject

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2006-01-01

    This study provides a critical ethnographic examination of the Mississauga Festival Youth Choir that emerged from my concerns related to mainstream community choral music education practices. The predominantly white memberships and Eurocentric repertoire of many community children's choirs suggests that traditional structures and practices are…

  9. Science education and worldview

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    Keane, Moyra

    2008-09-01

    Is there a place for Indigenous Knowledge in the science curriculum for a Zulu community in rural Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa? This article argues "yes," based on a participative research and development project that discovered relevant science learning in a Zulu community. Among community concerns for relevant factual and performative knowledge, we found that culture and worldview are critical to community identity, to visioning educational outcomes, and to learning in school science. Cultural practices may contribute to pedagogy and curriculum; curriculum, in turn, may affirm cultural practices. Further, worldview needs to be understood as an aspect of knowledge creation. By understanding key aspects of an African worldview, science educators can contribute to both meaningful science education and community well-being. By fostering culture and worldview, a rural community can make a unique contribution to science education.

  10. Report on a Project To Integrate Multicultural Diversity into Required Preservice Teacher Education Courses at Nine Westchester Colleges and Universities: W.T.E.G., Volume I.

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    Freeouf, Barbara C., Ed.

    This collection of papers describes efforts of the Westchester Teacher Education Group (WTEG) to incorporate multicultural concepts into teacher preparation courses. Part I gives an overview of the WTEG and the activities of its task force on diversity and the family, in three papers: "The Westchester Teacher Education Group: History and Purpose"…

  11. Argumentation in Science Education

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    Sampson, Victor; Enderle, Patrick; Grooms, Jonathon

    2013-01-01

    A "Framework for K-12 Science Education" (NRC 2012) and subsequent "Next Generation Science Standards" (Achieve Inc. 2013) will substantially influence the teaching and learning of science in the United States. The "Framework," for example, calls for students to learn about several practices related to scientific…

  12. Democracy and Education in a Multicultural Scandinavia: What Mandate Is Designated to Educators?

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    Biseth, Heidi

    2009-01-01

    This paper investigates how education legislation in Denmark, Norway and Sweden define democracy, especially in relation to a complex society with diverse linguistic, religious and cultural practices. What tasks are assigned to educators through education policy documents pertaining to democratic values? The analysis points out that the designated…

  13. Reforming Science Education: Part I. The Search for a Philosophy of Science Education

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

    The call for reforms in science education has been ongoing for a century, with new movements and approaches continuously reshaping the identity and values of the discipline. The HPS movement has an equally long history and taken part in the debates defining its purpose and revising curriculum. Its limited success, however, is due not only to competition with alternative visions and paradigms (e.g. STS, multi-culturalism, constructivism, traditionalism) which deadlock implementation, and which have led to conflicting meanings of scientific literacy, but the inability to rise above the debate. At issue is a fundamental problem plaguing science education at the school level, one it shares with education in general. It is my contention that it requires a guiding “metatheory” of education that can appropriately distance itself from the dual dependencies of metatheories in psychology and the demands of socialization—especially as articulated in most common conceptions of scientific literacy tied to citizenship. I offer as a suggestion Egan’s cultural-linguistic theory as a metatheory to help resolve the impasse. I hope to make reformers familiar with his important ideas in general and more specifically, to show how they can complement HPS rationales and reinforce the work of those researchers who have emphasized the value of narrative in learning science. This will be elaborated in Part II of a supplemental paper to the present one. As a prerequisite to presenting Egan’s metatheory I first raise the issue of the need for a conceptual shift back to philosophy of education within the discipline, and thereto, on developing and demarcating true educational theories (essentially neglected since Hirst). In the same vein it is suggested a new research field should be opened with the express purpose of developing a discipline-specific “philosophy of science education” (largely neglected since Dewey) which could in addition serve to reinforce science education’s growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands.

  14. Multiculturalism, 1992.

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    Filor, Anna May, Comp.

    This monograph, developed to enrich the literature on multiculturalism, includes 25 articles on the subject. The articles are: (1) "Multiculturalism and an Assessment of Its Critics: Key to an Understanding and Acceptance" (A. J. Williams-Myers); (2) "The New Demographics" (Charles G. Treadwell); (3) "'Multiple Perspectives' or Courting Ethnic…

  15. Mapping Multiculturalism.

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    Gordon, Avery, Ed.; Newfield, Christopher, Ed.

    Multiculturalism has become a major framework for analyzing intergroup relations in the United States, but the meanings of the term have become less and less clear. The 26 essays in this collection map the terrain of multiculturalism in its varied dimensions and discuss its future. The scholars represented, link the complex cultural questions of…

  16. Storied Understandings: Bringing Aboriginal Voices to Canada's Multicultural Discourse

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    Syed, Khalida Tanvir

    2010-01-01

    This article discusses the implications and complexities of Canada's multicultural policies for aboriginal students in its post-secondary education systems. The author, a Pakistani-Canadian multicultural educator, interviewed an Aboriginal-Canadian multicultural educator, to discuss the cultural differences, divisions, and resistances between…

  17. Training & Education - Implementation Science

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    NCI’s Implementation Science Team has developed a series of training and education opportunities and resources, including conferences, a presentation archive, and monthly webinars. To keep up with the latest from the IS team, subscribe to receive our updates.

  18. Computers and Science Education

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    Lewis, R.

    1975-01-01

    Explains the educational value of computer simulations in general and provides specific areas of computer application in teaching of chemistry, biology, and physics. Explains the application of instructional materials developed in the Chelsea Science Simulation Project. (GS)

  19. Innovation in learning and development in multilingual and multicultural contexts: Principles learned from a higher educational study programme in Luxembourg

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    Ziegler, Gudrun

    2011-12-01

    Multilingualism in education is a conceptual as well as a pedagogical challenge of the 21st century. Luxembourg, with its three statutory official languages (Luxembourgish, French and German), is an especially complex setting. The gap between traditional principles of language education on the one hand and the challenging impacts of today's multilingualisms on the other led the University of Luxembourg (founded in 2003) to set up a developmentally-driven Master's programme in 2007, entitled "Learning and Development in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts". After a presentation of the general multilingual settings in Luxembourg, this paper discusses the constellation of the multilingual University's staff and students and provides an analysis of the concept of the course by outlining its innovative approach, its principles and lessons learned with regard to running a trilingual higher education programme.

  20. Asians in the Ivory Tower: Dilemmas of Racial Inequality in American Higher Education. Multicultural Education Series

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    Teranishi, Robert T.

    2010-01-01

    Highly respected scholar Robert Teranishi draws on his vast research to present this timely and compelling examination of the experience of Asian Americans in higher education. "Asians in the Ivory Tower" explores why and how Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are important to our nation's higher education priorities and places the…

  1. Globalization and Science Education

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    Bencze, J. Lawrence; Carter, Lyn; Chiu, Mei-Hung; Duit, Reinders; Martin, Sonya; Siry, Christina; Krajcik, Joseph; Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Kyunghee; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won

    2013-06-01

    Processes of globalization have played a major role in economic and cultural change worldwide. More recently, there is a growing literature on rethinking science education research and development from the perspective of globalization. This paper provides a critical overview of the state and future development of science education research from the perspective of globalization. Two facets are given major attention. First, the further development of science education as an international research domain is critically analyzed. It seems that there is a predominance of researchers stemming from countries in which English is the native language or at least a major working language. Second, the significance of rethinking the currently dominant variants of science instruction from the perspectives of economic and cultural globalization is given major attention. On the one hand, it is argued that processes concerning globalization of science education as a research domain need to take into account the richness of the different cultures of science education around the world. At the same time, it is essential to develop ways of science instruction that make students aware of the various advantages, challenges and problems of international economic and cultural globalization.

  2. Globalization and Science Education

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    Bencze, J. Lawrence; Carter, Lyn; Chiu, Mei-Hung; Duit, Reinders; Martin, Sonya; Siry, Christina; Krajcik, Joseph; Shin, Namsoo; Choi, Kyunghee; Lee, Hyunju; Kim, Sung-Won

    2012-12-01

    Processes of globalization have played a major role in economic and cultural change worldwide. More recently, there is a growing literature on rethinking science education research and development from the perspective of globalization. This paper provides a critical overview of the state and future development of science education research from the perspective of globalization. Two facets are given major attention. First, the further development of science education as an international research domain is critically analyzed. It seems that there is a predominance of researchers stemming from countries in which English is the native language or at least a major working language. Second, the significance of rethinking the currently dominant variants of science instruction from the perspectives of economic and cultural globalization is given major attention. On the one hand, it is argued that processes concerning globalization of science education as a research domain need to take into account the richness of the different cultures of science education around the world. At the same time, it is essential to develop ways of science instruction that make students aware of the various advantages, challenges and problems of international economic and cultural globalization.

  3. National Science Education Standards.

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    National Academy of Sciences - National Research Council, Washington, DC.

    The National Science Education Standards present a vision of a scientifically literate populace. The standards outline what students need to know, understand, and be able to do to be scientifically literate at different grade levels. They describe an educational system in which all students demonstrate high levels of performance, teachers are…

  4. Reforming Science Education.

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    Donmoyer, Robert, Ed.; Merryfield, Merry M., Ed.

    1995-01-01

    This theme issue highlights the diversity of reform initiatives in order to provide a deep understanding of the complexities associated with educational reform in general and the reform of science education in particular. Systemic reform initiatives at the national and state levels along with locally-inspired efforts at reform are outlined.…

  5. Character Education through Story: K-6 Lessons To Build Character through Multi-Cultural Literature.

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    Hester, Joseph P., Ed.

    This resource manual integrates literature and social studies with an emphasis on character development. Using children's literature as a catalyst for investigating representative cultures, the manual's curriculum writers crafted multicultural, integrated, thematic lessons for the K-6 classroom that can be used throughout the year. Included are…

  6. Unpacking (White) Privilege in a South African University Classroom: A Neglected Element in Multicultural Educational Contexts

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    Swartz, Sharlene; Arogundade, Emma; Davis, Danya

    2014-01-01

    Multiculturalism currently aims for the political accommodation of difference instead of the subversion of the resulting privileges of difference. In the South African context such a distinction is especially important since the economic and symbolic subjugation of the majority of Black South Africans continues despite political transformation,…

  7. A Web 2.0-Based Collaborative Model for Multicultural Education

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    Hossain, Md. Mokter; Aydin, Hasan

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: Web 2.0 is a collaborative web development platform that has had tremendous usage in building effective, interactive, and collaborative virtual societies at home and abroad. Multicultural study is another trend that has tremendous possibilities to help people in the fight against racism and enables them to become active members of a…

  8. Multicultural Educational Policies: A Correlational Investigation of Cultural Competencies and Feelings of Inclusion

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    Chiu, Yen-Yen L.

    2012-01-01

    The quantitative correlational research study investigated the statistical relationship between school certificated staff perceptions of the multicultural inclusivity of school policies and fifth through ninth grade students' feelings of school belonging. The study was located in a community of San Diego, California with 77 employed…

  9. Minorities and Education in Multicultural Japan: An Interactive Perspective. Asia's Transformations

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    Tsuneyoshi, Ryoko, Ed.; Okano, Kaori H., Ed.; Boocock, Sarane, Ed.

    2011-01-01

    This volume examines how Japan's increasingly multicultural population has impacted on the lives of minority children and their peers at school, and how schools are responding to this trend in terms of providing minority children with opportunities and preparing them for the adult society. The contributors focus on interactions between individuals…

  10. Designing Curriculum Materials for Multicultural Education: Lessons from an Australian Development Project.

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    Kennedy, Kerry J.; McDonald, Gilbert

    1986-01-01

    Describes the decision-making processes in an Australian multicultural curriculum development project that portrayed the life styles of ethnic groups from the Indian Ocean region. Describes four issues that emerged during the project and the complex process through which these issues were resolved. Includes references. (MD)

  11. Groundwater in Science Education

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    Dickerson, Daniel L.; Penick, John E.; Dawkins, Karen R.; Van Sickle, Meta

    2007-01-01

    Although clean, potable groundwater constitutes one of our most valuable resources, few students or science educators hold complete and appropriate understandings regarding the concept. Recent studies that focus on secondary students' and preservice science teachers' understandings of groundwater found little difference between the groups'…

  12. Music Education in a Time of Cultural Transformation.

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    Campbell, Patricia Shehan

    2002-01-01

    Provides background information on multiculturalism within education and specifically discusses the historical background of multicultural music education. Addresses current changes in music education related to multiculturalism and questions the state of multicultural music education. (CMK)

  13. Third World Science: Development Education through Science Teaching.

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    Williams, Iolo Wyn

    Third World Science (TWS) materials were developed to add a multicultural element to the existing science curriculum of 11-16-year-old students. TWS attempts to develop an appreciation of the: (1) boundless fascination of the natural world; (2) knowledge, skills, and expertise possessed by ordinary men and women everywhere; (3) application of…

  14. "You Won't Believe What They Said in Class Today": Professors' Reflections on Student Resistance in Multicultural Education Courses

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    Dunn, Alyssa Hadley; Dotson, Erica K.; Ford, Jillian C.; Roberts, Mari Ann

    2014-01-01

    In this article, the authors Dunn, Dotson, Ford, and Roberts, discuss the ways they, as professors of multicultural education with different identities and experiences, attempt to understand and respond to students' implicit or explicit resistance in their classes. Though there has been a broad range of literature on student resistance, the…

  15. Effects of Cooperative Learning on Junior Secondary School Students' Knowledge and Attitudes to Multicultural Education Concepts in Social Studies

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    Salako, Ekima C.; Eze, Ifeoma R.; Adu, Emmanuel O.

    2013-01-01

    Knowledge and attitudes to multicultural education concepts in Social Studies are invaluable experiences of analysing various cultures in today's interdependent world. It increases students' capacity for intellectual open-mindedness and global perspective about issues. Equity pedagogy exists when teachers modify their teaching strategies…

  16. A Descriptive Study of Multicultural Sensitivity at Two Rural Higher Education Institution Settings through a Survey of Those Institutions' Faculty

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    Patnaik, Sumeeta

    2012-01-01

    The study examined the placement of faculty on the Continuum of Multicultural Sensitivity at two rural higher education institutions located in the Appalachian region, which includes the states of Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, North Carolina, and Georgia. This placement determined whether there were any significant differences…

  17. Thinking differently about cultural diversity: Using postcolonial theory to (re)read science education

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    Carter, Lyn

    2004-11-01

    This paper makes use of postcolonial theory to think differently about aspects of cultural diversity within science education. It briefly reviews some of the increasing scholarship on cultural diversity, and then describes the genealogy and selected key themes of postcolonial theory. Postcolonial theory as oppositional or deconstructive reading practice is privileged, and its practical application illustrated by using some of these key ideas to (re)read Gloria Snively and John Corsiglia's (2001) article Discovering indigenous science: implications for science education and their rejoinder, from the special issue of Science Education (Vol. 85, pp. 6-34) on multiculturalism and science education. While many would regard the expressed views on diversity, inclusivity, multiculturalism, and sustainability to be just and equitable, postcolonial analysis of the texts reveals subtle and lingering referents that unwittingly work against the very attitudes Snively and Corsiglia (2001) seek to promote. Such postcolonial analyses open up thinking about the material and cultural conditions in which science education is produced, circulated, interpreted, and enacted. They also privilege a unique methodology already prominent in academic inquiry that is yet to be well explored within science education. Finally, I conclude this paper with some general comments regarding postcolonialism and the science education scholarship on cultural diversity.

  18. Beyond Comfort Zones in Multiculturalism. Confronting the Politics of Privilege. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.

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    Jackson, Sandra, Ed.; Solis, Jose, Ed.

    Demystifying some of the implications of multiculturalism might allow the opportunity to ground the field in the basic exercise of cultural affirmation, self-determination. Contributors to this book affirm that self-determination and moving beyond the comfort zones to which multiculturalism has advanced are essential to seeing multiculturalism as…

  19. Environmental Education: New Era for Science Education.

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    Taskin, Ozgur

    This paper presents the history of environmental education with regard to major issues, theories, and goals; environmental education in science education curriculum; and inquiry-based approaches. An example for environmental education curriculum content and an example inquiry laboratory for environmental education are included. (KHR)

  20. Science, Worldviews, and Education

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    Gauch, Hugh G.

    2009-06-01

    Whether science can reach conclusions with substantial worldview import, such as whether supernatural beings exist or the universe is purposeful, is a significant but unsettled aspect of science. For instance, various scientists, philosophers, and educators have explored the implications of science for a theistic worldview, with opinions spanning the spectrum from positive to neutral to negative. To delineate a mainstream perspective on science, seven key characterizations or “pillars” of science are adopted from position papers from the world’s largest scientific organization, the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Based on those pillars and an examination of scientific method, I argue that the presuppositions and reasoning of science can and should be worldview independent, but empirical and public evidence from the sciences and humanities can support conclusions that are worldview distinctive. I also critique several problematic perspectives: asserting that science can say nothing about worldviews and the opposite extreme of insisting that science decisively supports one particular worldview; weakening science so severely that it lacks truth claims; and burdening science with unnecessary presuppositions. Worldview-distinctive conclusions based on empirical evidence are suitable for individual convictions and public discussions, but not for institutional endorsements and scientific literacy requirements.

  1. Using place-based concepts, multicultural lenses, and hands-on experience to broaden participation in the sciences for native youth

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    Flick, K. C.; Keepseagle, L.

    2013-12-01

    Broadening the participation of Native Americans in the geosciences is an important yet challenging goal. The perspectives of native and typically underserved populations can contribute to pushing the geosciences to address emerging scientific, social, and cultural issues that are relevant for questions geoscience fields ask, as well as their future applications. We will discuss the multicultural learning processes implemented in a sustainability and bioenergy education project which is centered in science and culture and characterized by cross-institutional partnerships. The Place-Based Opportunities for Sustainable Outcomes and High Hopes (POSOH) project seeks to develop strategies for preparing all learners--including typically underserved youth from non-mainstream cultures--to pursue bioenergy- and sustainability-related studies and careers, while exploring the contributions of traditional and scientific ways of knowing to our understanding of ecosystems and sustainability. The project serves the Northeastern WI bioregion, which includes three nearby Menominee, Oneida, and Stockbridge-Munsee reservations; the College of Menominee Nation, an accredited tribally controlled community college; and the surrounding community. It also encompasses cross-institutional partnerships spanning several large education and research institutions across Northeastern United States. We will provide an overview of the project and detail more specifically our experiences with the high school Sustainability Leadership Cohort model to discuss our learning process and the successes and gaps we have discovered along the way. The learning framework includes (a) collaborative curriculum design and development, (b) high school sustainability engagement activities, and (c) undergraduate internship opportunities. The High School Sustainability Leadership Cohort (SLC) is led by the College of Menominee Nation's Sustainable Development Institute in collaboration with its POSOH partners. Through field trips to broaden perspective, self-directed action research projects, and formal and informal classroom settings, the SLC serves as a stepping stone for students to discover Science/Math/ Technology-related careers and interact with people and professionals of all ages who pursue these careers. SLC participation empowers young students so they may one day serve as leaders and roles models to positively influence their classmates, schools, and communities for future generations. Through this collaborative education design process we have used place-based concepts, multicultural lenses, and hands-on experiences to explore reciprocal learning relationships which broaden participation of native students in geosciences and geoscientists' participation in cultural teachings.

  2. Science Education Reforms in Pakistan: Science Education Project II.

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    Tahir, Alyas Qadeer

    2002-01-01

    Describes reform efforts in science education in Pakistan through the early 70s until now. Focuses on the Science Education Project-II. Indicates expected outcomes such as physical facilities, scholarship programs, staff development, and curriculum improvement. (Author/KHR)

  3. UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS

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    Van Volkenburgh, Elizabeth

    UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON FACULTY COUNCIL ON MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS FRIDAY, May 11, 2007, 9:00 ­ 10 on by the Learning in Informal & Formal Environments Center and the Center for Multicultural Education. She spoke

  4. Projects and Prospects: Art in Multicultural Society.

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    City of Birmingham Polytechnic (England). Dept. of Art.

    Practical ways in which visual arts may contribute to multicultural education are explored in eight conference papers. A welcoming address describes the objectives of the meeting and the role of multicultural education in the schools. The first paper describes the role of the art gallery in the community. Examples of programs offered by a local…

  5. Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges

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    Hess, Shelly L.; Uerling, Donald F.; Piland, William E.

    2012-01-01

    This examination of the current status of multicultural education among California community colleges emerged from a perspective that the inclusion of multicultural education has become a major goal of California's leaders within the past five years. The literature revealed minority students tend to have lower retention rates because they become…

  6. Science Education - Deja Vu Revised.

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    Walsh, John

    1982-01-01

    Summarizes views expressed and issues raised at the National Convocation on Precollege Education in Mathematics and Science and another meeting to establish a coalition of affiliates for science and mathematics education. (DC)

  7. Science education standards

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    Alberts, B.

    1994-12-31

    This paper describes the National Science Education Standards that are being developed at the National Research Council. The Standards are being developed for the following areas: content, teaching, assessment, program, and system. The national science standards will call for the kind of science that provides both an understanding of the basic concepts needed for success in our high technology society, and the acquisition of process skills, or the ability to proceed step by step to solve a practical problem. Science should become a core subject like reading, writing and math in grades K-12. At all levels, the material taught should be interesting, both to students and to teachers. The profession of science teaching must become an attractive one, which is possible to do well without superhuman effort. The scientific community must accept responsibility for achieving these goals.

  8. Science, Technology, Education, and Math

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    Urness, Tim

    Science, Technology, Education, and Math @DRAKE STEM transformational #12;The world is changing future growth potential, as the sciences and education. #12;Redefining STEM A Hub for Science" to the STEM equation--education. Powered by our strategic plan, Drake seeks to expand and consolidate its

  9. Working with of Science Education

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    Wang, Hao "Howard"

    Working with Big Ideas of Science Education Edited by Wynne Harlen with Derek Bell, Rosa Devés and Wei Yu #12;Published by the Science Education Programme (SEP) of IAP www or prior permission with due acknowledgement #12;Working with Big Ideas of Science Education Preface

  10. Rural Science Education Program

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    Intress, C.

    1994-12-31

    The Rural Science Education Project is an outreach program of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science with the goal of helping rural elementary schools improve science teaching and learning by using local natural environmental resources. This program is based on the assumption that rural schools, so often described as disadvantaged in terms of curricular resources, actually provide a science teaching advantage because of their locale. The natural environment of mountains, forests, ponds, desert, or fields offers a context for the study of scientific concepts and skills that appeals to many youngsters. To tap these resources, teachers need access to knowledge about the rural school locality`s natural history. Through a process of active participation in school-based workshops and field site studies, teachers observe and learn about the native flora, fauna, geology, and paleontology of their community. In addition, they are exposed to instructional strategies, activities, and provided with materials which foster experimential learning. This school-museum partnership, now in its fifth year, has aided more than 800 rural teachers` on-going professional development. These educators have, in turn, enhanced science education throughout New Mexico for more than 25,000 students.

  11. Fusion Science Education Outreach

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    Danielson, C. A.; DIII-D Education Group

    1996-11-01

    This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure, and the electromagnetic spectrum curriculum. The 1996 Fusion Forum (held in the House Caucus Room) included a student/ teacher lunch with Energy Secretary Hazel O'Leary and a private visit to the Forum exhibits. The continuing partnership with Kearny High School includes lectures, job shadowing, internship, equipment donations and an award-winning electric car-racing program. Development of distribution by CD of the existing interactive fusion energy kiosk and a virtual reality tour of the DIII--D facility are underway. The DIII--D fusion education WWW site includes e-mail addresses to ``Ask the Wizard,'' and/or receive GA's outreach materials. Steve Rodecker, a local science teacher, aided by DIII--D fusion staff, won his second Tapestry Award; he also was named the ``1995 National Science Teacher of the Year'' and will be present to share his experiences with the DIII--D educational outreach program.

  12. Bilingualism and Multiculturalism Go to Early Childhood Programs.

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    Fernandez, Roy Ceferino

    This presentation on the preparation of early childhood teachers addresses implication of multiculturalism and bilingual education in early childhood programs. The purpose of the presentation was threefold: (1) to increase understanding of bilingualism and multiculturalism; (2) to compare and contrast bilingualism and multiculturalism; and (3) to…

  13. Race/Ethnicity, Color-Blind Racial Attitudes, and Multicultural Counseling Competence: The Moderating Effects of Multicultural Counseling Training

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    Chao, Ruth Chu-Lien; Wei, Meifen; Good, Glenn E.; Flores, Lisa Y.

    2011-01-01

    Increasing trainees' multicultural counseling competence (MCC) has been a hot topic in counseling. Scholars have identified predictors (e.g., race/ethnicity, color-blindness) of MCC, and educators provide multicultural training for trainees. Using a sample of 370 psychology trainees, this study examined whether multicultural training (a) moderated…

  14. 6/25/2012Revised On International Req* Multicultural Req**

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    Kachroo, Pushkin

    6/25/2012Revised On International Req* Multicultural Req** College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Multicultural International Second-Year Seminar 3 Credits Logic 3 Credits Dept GPA Social Science 9 Credits (One-Year Seminar 3 Credits #12;6/25/2012Revised On International Req* Multicultural Req** College of Liberal Arts

  15. Nevada Underserved Science Education Program

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    Nicole Rourke; Jason Marcks

    2004-07-06

    Nevada Underserved Science Education Program (NUSEP) is a project to examine the effect of implementing new and innovative Earth and space science education curriculum in Nevada schools. The project provided professional development opportunities and educational materials for teachers participating in the program.

  16. Feyerabend on Science and Education

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    Kidd, Ian James

    2013-01-01

    This article offers a sympathetic interpretation of Paul Feyerabend's remarks on science and education. I present a formative episode in the development of his educational ideas--the "Berkeley experience"--and describe how it affected his views on the place of science within modern education. It emerges that Feyerabend arrived at a…

  17. The Course of "Culture" in Multiculturalism

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    McDonough, Tim

    2008-01-01

    In this essay Tim McDonough analyzes a number of different positions within the ongoing discussion on multicultural education in order to provide a conceptual map of the development of the term "culture." His examination of the discourse begins with liberal multiculturalism; moves through the stages of difference, critical, and poststructural…

  18. School Management in Multicultural Contexts

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    Lopez, Mercedes Cuevas

    2008-01-01

    This research was carried out in Ceuta, Spain, with the aim of understanding leader's perceptions of multicultural education, their role as leaders and the educative environment of their centres. The city of Ceuta is exceptional: four major cultures coexist in this city (Christian, Muslim, Jewish and Hindu), along with a fifth negligible minority…

  19. 1) Executive Summary The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes the academic and personal growth of

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    1) Executive Summary ­ The Office of Multicultural Affairs promotes the academic and personal students proved difficult. In the upcoming year, the Office of Multicultural Affairs plans to increase and multicultural education. Programmatic efforts will include establishing leadership summits for the multicultural

  20. Dialogic Global Studies for Multicultural Technology Assessment

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    Durakovic, Emina; Feigl, Britta Marion; Fischer, Bettina Marion; Fleck, Christopher; Galler, Lisa-Maria; Heinrich, Johannes; Kulmer, Karin; Kurzweil, Birgitta; Scholze, Markus; Sperl, Raphael Stefan; Unterkofler, Rene; Remele, Kurt; Matzenberger, Julian; Ahamer, Gilbert

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to show a practical case of dialogic web-based learning that has provided a set of questions analysing two complex technological projects in "southern" countries with effects on multicultural equity. Design/methodology/approach: Structured online review processes in multicultural and systems science curricula…

  1. Science Fiction and Science Education.

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    Cavanaugh, Terence

    2002-01-01

    Uses science fiction films such as "Jurassic Park" or "Anaconda" to teach science concepts while fostering student interest. Advocates science fiction as a teaching tool to improve learning and motivation. Describes how to use science fiction in the classroom with the sample activity Twister. (YDS)

  2. Preparing Urban Leaders for Special Education (PULSE): An Integrated Doctoral Program in Research and College Teaching for Urban and Multicultural Special Education Settings, 6/01/97-12/31/02. Final Report.

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    Evans, Susan

    This final report describes activities and achievements of a 5-year project by San Francisco State University (California) to prepare doctoral candidates for careers in college teaching with an emphasis in urban, multicultural special education. The project was also intended to offer an alternative route to doctoral preparation for mid-career…

  3. Educational Concepts in Library Science.

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    Derr, Richard L.

    1980-01-01

    Uses techniques from analytic philosophy of education to clarify key concepts in library education, such as "training,""education,""knowing," and "teaching." Implications of the viewing of professional programs in library science as training programs rather than education are discussed, and references are provided. (Author/BK)

  4. Is Christian Education Compatible With Science Education?

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    Martin, Michael

    Science education and Christian education are not compatible if by Christian education one means teaching someone to be a Christian. One goal of science education is to give students factual knowledge. Even when there is no actual conflict of this knowledge with the dogmas of Christianity, there exists the potential for conflict. Another goal of science education is to teach students to have the propensity to be sensitive to evidence: to hold beliefs tentatively in light of evidence and to reject these beliefs in the light of new evidence if rejection is warranted by this evidence. This propensity conflicts with one way in which beliefs are often taught in Christian education: namely as fundamental dogmas, rather than as subject to revision in the light of the evidence.

  5. Quality tools in science education

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    Blanton, Patricia

    2002-03-01

    At a recent Science Teachers' State Convention, I attended a session called "Quality Tools in Science Education" and was introduced to an approach to classroom management and student involvement modeled after an industry practice called TQM (total quality management).

  6. Does Science Education Research Count?

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    Lock, Roger

    2002-01-01

    Speculates on the value of science education research and outlines various factors underlying the dissemination of research. Makes some suggestions for better implementation of research results. (DDR)

  7. Education in space science

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    Philbrick, C. Russell

    2005-08-01

    The educational process for teaching space science has been examined as a topic at the 17th European Space Agency Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon, and Related Research. The approach used for an introductory course during the past 18 years at Penn State University is considered as an example. The opportunities for using space science topics to motivate the thinking and efforts of advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students are examined. The topics covered in the introductory course are briefly described in an outline indicating the breath of the material covered. Several additional topics and assignments are included to help prepare the students for their careers. These topics include discussions on workplace ethics, project management, tools for research, presentation skills, and opportunities to participate in student projects.

  8. 75 FR 5771 - Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research and Special Education...

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    ...Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research...Institute of Education Sciences (Institute) announces...writing, mathematics, or science. VII. Agency Contact For Further Information Contact: The...

  9. Literature-Oriented Multicultural Education in India. Children's Experiences with a Task-Based Folklore Lesson

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    Mehta, Venu

    2013-01-01

    diversity" pattern. This includes the diversity of religious communities, languages, ethnicities, and the minority populations in each of the states and regions that comprise the nation. Thus, theories of multicultural accommodation are one of India's…

  10. Toward a ""Paideia" of the Soul": Education to Enrich America's Multicultural Democracy

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    Gibson, Melissa Leigh; Grant, Carl A.

    2012-01-01

    What role might education play in the reinvigoration of a robust American democracy? We argue that common understandings of democracy, citizenship, and democratic education are too anemic to right the political inequalities and stagnancies that have deadened American democracy. Instead, we look to notions of "paideia" and an educated, enlightened…

  11. Challenges for Continuing Higher Education Leadership: Economic Development in a Multicultural Society.

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    National Univ. Continuing Education Association, Washington, DC.

    Presentations made at a 1987 forum on continuing higher education leadership sponsored by the National University Continuing Education Association include: "Shifting Demographics: Implications for the Community and Higher Education" (David Hayes-Bautista); "Minority Issues: Central Theme or Footnote" (Sarah Melendez); "Minorities and One's College…

  12. Bi-Lingual Newspaper as an Expression of a Fake Multicultural Educational Policy in Israel

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    Baratz, Lea; Reingold, Roni; Abuhatzira, Hannah

    2011-01-01

    The current paper analyzes a unique educational text that may be used to follow the educational policy of the State of Israel towards the community of Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia. The text which was analyzed was a bi-lingual newspaper called "Nugget News" which is published under the sponsorship of the Israeli Ministry of Education,…

  13. Is religious education compatible with science education?

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    Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

    1996-04-01

    This paper tackles a highly controversial issue: the problem of the compatibility of science and religion, and its bearing on science and religious education respectively. We challenge the popular view that science and religion are compatible or even complementary. In order to do so, we give a brief characterization of our conceptions of science and religion. Conspicuous differences at the doctrinal, metaphysical, methodological and attitudinal level are noted. Regarding these aspects, closer examination reveals that science and religion are not only different but in fact incompatible. Some consequences of our analysis for education as well as for education policy are explored. We submit that a religious education, particularly at an early age, is an obstacle to the development of a scientific mentality. For this and other reasons, religious education should be kept away from public schools and universities. Instead of promoting a religious world view, we should teach our children what science knows about religion, i.e., how science explains the existence of religion in historical, biological, psychological and sociological terms.

  14. Science Education Newsletter, No. 41.

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    British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

    This issue, number 41 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities, and (2) overseas and international activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to secondary school science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. Items concerning the Nuffield-Chelsea…

  15. Educational Brief CHIPS SCIENCE INVESTIGATION

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    National Aeronautics andNational Aeronautics and Space AdministrationSpace Administration EducationalEducational Brief CHIPS SCIENCE INVESTIGATION Exploring the Interstellar Medium National Science of matter o Motions and forces o Conservation of energy o Interactions of energy and matter Earth and Space

  16. Desettling Expectations in Science Education

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    Bang, M.; Warren, B.; Rosebery, A. S.; Medin, D.

    2012-01-01

    Calls for the improvement of science education in the USA continue unabated, with particular concern for the quality of learning opportunities for students from historically nondominant communities. Despite many and varied efforts, the field continues to struggle to create robust, meaningful forms of science education. We argue that "settled…

  17. Alternative Constructions Alternative Constructions of Science and Science Education

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    Cobern, William W.

    of Science Education Department of Teaching, Learning & Leadership Western Michigan University 2112 Sangren. Indeed, science education around the globe is remarkably similar. The second idea is that regardless. Western Science, Western Science Education Educators have long viewed science as either a culture in its

  18. Interdisciplinary Approaches to Science Education.

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    McGinnis, Jane

    This paper addresses the problem of an inadequate science teaching approach at a time when students need to be familiar with, and be able to understand, global problems and personal problems delving into complex, interrelated issues based on the science of a living universe. This report focuses on research about the problems in science education,…

  19. Risk and School Science Education

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    Christensen, Clare

    2009-01-01

    In this paper I consider a role for risk understanding in school science education. Grounds for this role are described in terms of current sociological analyses of the contemporary world as a "risk society" and recent public understanding of science studies where science and risk are concerns commonly linked within the wider community. These…

  20. Fairness in Multicultural Assessment Systems

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    Stobart, Gordon

    2005-01-01

    This paper is about fairness (equity) in large-scale assessment systems within multicultural societies. It makes the key assumptions that fairness is fundamentally a sociocultural, rather than a technical, issue and that fair assessment cannot be considered in isolation from both the curriculum and the educational opportunities of the students.…

  1. Resources for a Multicultural Classroom. The Multicultural Resource Series, Volume 2.

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    Green, Martha, Ed.; Blakley, Joyce, Ed.; Scott, Sybille, Ed.; Stuart, Deborah, Ed.; Shin, Gene-Tey, Ed.; Gorski, Paul, Ed.

    This second volume in the series "Resources for a Multicultural Classroom" helps teachers develop creative ways to integrate multiculturalism into every curriculum, from science to literature. This annotated resource guide presents K-12 teachers with an extensive listing of print (biography, poetry, anthology, essay, fiction, research, and…

  2. Multicultural and Cross-Cultural Narrative Inquiry into Understanding Immigrant Students' Educational Experience in Hong Kong

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    Phillion, JoAnn

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of this paper is to explore the potential of narrative inquiry to contribute to an understanding of immigrant students' educational experience. Research on immigrant students' education is reviewed and the need for detailed examination of these students' experiences in schools, such as is done in a narrative inquiry, is demonstrated.…

  3. Calling Forth Our Best Selves: Prototyping Religious Education for a Globally Connected, Multicultural, and Pluralistic World

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    Baker, Dori

    2011-01-01

    This article reports the ways five leaders situated within academic institutions widened the imagination of the role of religious education. From their own contexts and evolving vocations, they led a conversation hosted by the Forum on Religious Education and Academic Institutions. As they shared challenges and opportunities they see, they also…

  4. Multicultural Visions of Globalization: Constructing Educational Perspectives from the East and the West

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    White, Stephen R.

    2008-01-01

    The thesis of this essay is that globalization is a phenomenon that humankind must be educated for understanding as a process of global evolution. The new world evolving is being defined as requiring a new sense of collective cooperation amongst the peoples of the Earth, if we are to continue to exist on the planet. Educators are in the midst of…

  5. Three Educational Values for a Multicultural Society: Difference Recognition, National Cohesion and Equality

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    Blum, Lawrence

    2014-01-01

    Educational aims for societies comprising multiple ethnic, cultural and racial groups should involve three different values--recognizing difference, national cohesion and equality. Recognition of difference acknowledges and respects ethnocultural identities and in educational contexts also encourages mutual engagement across difference. National…

  6. A Civic Rebalancing of British Multiculturalism? An Analysis of Geography, History and Citizenship Education Curricula

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    Faas, Daniel

    2011-01-01

    This article draws on history, geography and citizenship education curricula and six semi-structured interviews with policy-makers--three with officials from the Department for Children, Schools and Families, two from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and one from the Office for Standards in Education. It argues that the governmental…

  7. Faculty of Color in Teacher Education: A Multicultural Approach to Mentoring for Retention, 2000 and Beyond.

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    Rodriguez, Yvonne E.; Sjostrom, Barbara R.

    The challenge to teacher education created by today's changing demographics involves excellence and equity. The present hostile climate at colleges and universities for faculty of color requires a creative readjustment of the tenure and promotion process. A discussion for preparing, mentoring, and retraining future teacher educators of color using…

  8. Civic Education in Ethiopian Schools: Adopted Paradigms, Instructional Technology, and Democratic Citizenship in a Multicultural Context

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    Semela, Tesfaye; Bohl, Thorsten; Kleinknecht, Marc

    2013-01-01

    After nearly two decades of military dictatorship, democratic civic education has been integrated into the Ethiopian school curriculum. This paper examines the policy-practice concordance in implementing the civic education curriculum based on empirical evidence generated on the philosophical underpinnings, curricular contents, pedagogical…

  9. Multicultural Issues: Recruiting and Retaining Black and Hispanic Students in Gifted Education: Equality Versus Equity Schools

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    Ford, Donna Y.

    2015-01-01

    This article addresses an ongoing problem in gifted education: How severe is under-representation among Black and Hispanic students in gifted education nationally and in school districts and buildings? The degree of severity that is accepted, tolerated, or rejected depends on whether one adopts an equality or equity philosophy and associated…

  10. Multicultural Contacts in Education: A Case Study of an Exchange Project between Different Ethnic Groups

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    Schuitema, Jaap; Veugelers, Wiel

    2011-01-01

    One important aim of citizenship education is learning to deal with cultural diversity. To this end, schools organise exchange projects to bring students into contact with different social and cultural groups. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of intergroup contact in educational settings and to understand what the most…

  11. In Brief: Improving science education

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    Showstack, Randy

    2010-09-01

    Over the course of the next decade, 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers should be recruited in the United States, and 1000 new STEM-focused schools should be created, according to a 16 September report, “Prepare and inspire: K-12 education in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) for America's future.” Noting that the United States lags behind other nations in STEM education at the elementary and secondary levels, the report, prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, also recommends improving federal coordination and leadership on STEM education and supporting a state-led movement for shared standards in math and science. The release of the report coincides with President Barack Obama's announcement of the launch of Change the Equation, an organization that aims to help with math and science education. More information is available at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp and http://www.changetheequation.org/.

  12. Scientific Literacy and Thailand Science Education

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    Yuenyong, Chokchai; Narjaikaew, Pattawan

    2009-01-01

    Education and political leaders worldwide are increasingly placing emphasis on developing scientific literacy. This also is the case in Thailand with science education influenced by educational reform in 1999, in which the goals of science education are shaped by the notion of scientific literacy. Thai science education emphasizes the scientific…

  13. Senior Science Teachers' Experience of Teaching in a Changing Multicultural Classroom: A Case Study

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    Ryan, Mark

    2012-01-01

    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

  14. The Academy Is Flat: Using Technology to Create Authentic Multicultural Education

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    Roberts, Gary O.; Monroe-Baillargeon, Ann

    2012-01-01

    Thomas Freidman (2005) asserts that technology has created a transnational platform for communication, collaboration, and competition that is stimulating global opportunity for all individuals. After years of robust study abroad programs and the recent "bricks and mortar" expansion of U.S. higher education overseas, we are now seeing the true…

  15. It's Never Too Early to Begin: Multicultural/Anti-Bias Education with Infants and Toddlers

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    Wood, Shannon

    2010-01-01

    Part of the responsibility of early childhood educators is to help the children in their care develop into thoughtful, kind, contributing members of society. This includes being accepting and welcoming of those who are "different." Staff should be prepared to answer questions from young children regarding differences in race, ethnicity,…

  16. On the Evaluation of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Multicultural Inquiry

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    White, Christopher J.

    2011-01-01

    The aim of the study was to develop a model of positive word-of-mouth (WoM) intentions in a higher education context. WoM was found to be directly influenced by satisfaction levels and indirectly by antecedents of satisfaction, namely positive and negative emotions and perceptions of performance. The model provided a good fit to the data and…

  17. A Critical Look at Four Multicultural Reform Efforts in One Urban College of Education

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    Gove, Mary K.; Volk, Dinah; Still, Kristine; Huang, Grace Hui-Chen; Thomas-Alexander, Sashelle

    2011-01-01

    This analysis encompassed four different projects that were implemented as reform initiatives at the college. The authors' collaborative work and this subsequent analysis have drawn on insights from Cochran-Smith (2004), who describes teacher education as both a "learning problem and a political problem" that involves the creation of inquiry…

  18. Philosophical Phenomenology: A Methodology for Holistic Educational Research. Multicultural Research Guides Series, Number Four.

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    Stone, Frank Andrews

    This paper presents phenomenology as an alternative approach in conducting educational research. The aim of phenomenological research is the exploration of the fundamental consciousness of the person or people being studied so that their perceptions can be identified and interpreted. Today's phenomenology comes from the work of a group of European…

  19. It Takes an "'Ohana" to Educate Young Adolescents in a Multilingual, Multicultural Society

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    Deering, Paul D.

    2005-01-01

    This article discusses the different problems of public school systems in Hawaii. Hawaii's schools face many challenges. They have one of the highest rates of private school attendance, in the U.S. at about 33%, while schools in the single, state-wide public school district, the Hawaii Department of Education (HIDOE), are seriously under-funded.…

  20. What Is the Impact of Faculty Development Workshops in Multicultural Education for Teachers?

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    Fields, Beverly E.

    2010-01-01

    Teaching in today's schools across the nation is much more than presenting reading writing, and arithmetic. Experienced educators as well as novice teachers face a much more different audience of students in the classroom. It is very important for administrators and teachers to be prepared to impress knowledge in the public schools that is high in…

  1. The Work of Multicultural Teacher Education: Reconceptualizing White Teacher Candidates as Learners

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    Lowenstein, Karen L.

    2009-01-01

    This article explores and challenges a widely held and often unexamined conception of White teacher candidates as learners about issues of diversity and equity in teacher education. This conception suggests that most White teacher candidates are deficient learners who lack resources for learning about diversity. This review reframes this…

  2. Adult Learning, Generativity and "Successful" Aging in Multicultural Perspective: A Hmong American Educational Biography.

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    Hones, Donald F.

    This document examines the themes of adult learning, generativity, and successful aging against the backdrop of the biography of a Hmong refugee who immigrated to the United States in 1988 at the age of 35, began studying English as a second language (ESL), and continues to study ESL in adult education classes while six of his seven children…

  3. Fostering Cross Cultural Competence in Preservice Teachers through Multicultural Education Experiences

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    Keengwe, Jared

    2010-01-01

    Diversity is increasing in our classrooms implying the need for teachers to be prepared to work effectively with students from different backgrounds, such as cultural, linguistic or national origin. Additionally, the focus on diversity education is important because of the need for students to develop, from an early age, the ability to communicate…

  4. Literacy Achievement and Diversity: Keys to Success for Students, Teachers, and Schools. Multicultural Education Series

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    Au, Kathryn H.

    2011-01-01

    "Literacy Achievement and Diversity" is the indispensable collection to the wisdom of respected literacy researcher Kathy Au. In this timely book, Au addresses the question of what educators can do to close the literacy achievement gap. She begins by outlining theory and research and then provides practical strategies to help teachers improve the…

  5. Gaps or Bridges in Multicultural Teacher Education: A Q Study of Attitudes toward Student Diversity

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    Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

    2013-01-01

    This paper highlights Q methodology as an appropriate research technique for capturing attitudes and demonstrates the use of Q method to study the attitudes of preservice teachers and teacher educators toward student diversity. A total of 43 participants from a comprehensive American university sorted 47 Q-statements. Two array groups emerged that…

  6. Launching of an American Medical College in the Middle East: "Educational Challenges in a Multicultural Environment"

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    Hajjar, David P.; Gotto, Antonio M., Jr.

    2013-01-01

    The graduation of the first class of medical students in May 2008 from the Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q), Cornell University's branch campus in the Middle East, was the first time that an M.D. degree from an American university was awarded abroad. It marked a milestone in American higher education. The establishment of WCMC-Q is…

  7. Teaching Harry Potter: The Power of Imagination in Multicultural Classrooms. Secondary Education in a Changing World

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    Belcher, Catherine L.; Stephenson, Becky Herr

    2011-01-01

    Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and "approved" reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, often controversial, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read "Harry Potter", how they use the books and incorporate new media, and…

  8. Differences in Student Perceptions of Secondary Vocational Education: Implications for Multicultural Career Counseling.

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    Rojewski, Jay W.; Sheng, Peihua

    1993-01-01

    Comparative analysis of 204 African-American and white students' perceptions toward secondary vocational education revealed that students formed perceptions toward these programs from multidimensional perspective. Generally, African-American female students held positive perceptions whereas African-American male students held negative perceptions…

  9. Experiences and Understandings: Student Teachers' Beliefs about Multicultural Practice in Music Education

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2010-01-01

    In this time of national curriculum re-thinking, tertiary institutions are positioned to create opportunities amongst pre-service teachers for the cultivation of knowledge, skills and understandings concerning cultural diversity in music education. The demographic profile of the State of Victoria is the most culturally diverse in Australia and the…

  10. English as a Second Language: An Educational Overview for Multicultural and Bilingual West African Students.

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    Ubadigbo, Fidelis N.

    This paper describes cultural and educational characteristics of West African countries that may have implications for West Africans studying and learning English in the United States. Countries discussed include Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Benin, Niger, Gambia, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, and Mali. The structures of the systems of elementary,…

  11. Moving beyond Test-Prep Pedagogy: Dialoguing with Multicultural Preservice Teachers for a Quality Education

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    Rodríguez, Louie F.

    2013-01-01

    In a "post-NCLB era," the schooling experiences of mostly low-income students of color continue to be consumed by a test-prep pedagogy--narrowed curriculum, low expectations, and ignored relationships. In this article the author describes a pedagogical approach using educational dialogues to engage preservice teachers to critically…

  12. Creating a Just Society: Multicultural Teacher Education and the Changing Classroom

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    Clark, Ellen Riojas; Flores, Belinda Bustos

    2005-01-01

    Schubert (1986) juxtaposes curriculum's role in creating a just society. Yet despite educational reform, a monolithic curriculum has continued to dominate school systems in an attempt to create a national identity. Perhaps Schubert's question can be answered by changing the type of curriculum offered to students. The type of curriculum that can…

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    ...Institute of Education Sciences; Overview Information; Education Research...Institute of Education Sciences. Institute of Education Sciences: FY 2012 Grant Competitions...Project period For further information contact available...

  14. Science Education Improvement Project.

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    National Science Foundation, New Delhi (India).

    The report covers the activities of the Indian Science Improvement Project during the calendar year 1970. The major emphasis is on curriculum development activities. Topics covered include elementary and secondary school science programs, traveling science workshop, college science improvement program, special college/university program, technical…

  15. Engineer's view of science education

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    George, D.A.

    1981-06-01

    Science education in our schools is a vital part of the preparation for the study and practice of engineering. It is also from the science taught in school that the attitudes of the general public to science, engineering and technology are formed and these attitudes, in turn, have a direct effect on public policies. This paper focuses on these two aspects of science education in presenting an engineering viewpoint (or at least one engineer's viewpoint) of contemporary science education in Canadian schools. The writer is both a practising engineer and an educator. Canada's wealth of physical resources has allowed us to live well in one of the world's most developed countries. But we do not develop our own land; rather, we rely on others to exploit our resources and we are paid a fee for our acquiescence. We benefit in this way from the world's technology and science, and devote our energies to other pursuits; we seem almost deliberately to atrophy our indigenous technological resources. Science education in Canada plays a special role in this policy of perpetual underdevelopment.

  16. [Secondary Career Education Activities: Science.

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    Radford City Schools, VA.

    The guide is one of a series developed in a pilot project to integrate career education concepts with subject matter in secondary grades. The units are designed to reveal career orientation aspects of traditional topics within five major subject areas: English, social studies, mathematics, science, and health and physical education. The lesson…

  17. Science Education Newsletter No. 18.

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    British Council, London (England).

    British developments in science and mathematics education at all levels from elementary to university, including teacher training, are announced in this newsletter. Notes on professional appointments, instructional systems, curriculum developments, and activities of professional societies are included. Additional general educational activities in…

  18. Multicultural Experience Enhances Creativity: The When and How

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    Leung, Angela Ka-yee; Maddux, William W.; Galinsky, Adam D.; Chiu, Chi-yue

    2008-01-01

    Many practices aimed at cultivating multicultural competence in educational and organizational settings (e.g., exchange programs, diversity education in college, diversity management at work) assume that multicultural experience fosters creativity. In line with this assumption, the research reported in this article is the first to empirically…

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  20. General Education and Science Education: Supporting Pathways to the Future

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    Sagness, Richard L.

    1971-01-01

    Considers the relationship of general education to a dynamic society by reviewing the individual traits which general education should foster. Illustrates the role of science education within the framework of general education. Thirteen references. (PR)

  1. Multicultural Art Education in an Era of Standardized Testing: Changes in Knowledge and Skill for Art Teacher Certification in Texas

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    Kraehe, Amelia

    2010-01-01

    This article explores changes in multicultural knowledge and skill to which beginning art teachers are held accountable through standardized teacher testing in Texas. Standardized testing of preservice art teachers' knowledge and skill has been the basis of the state's certification of beginning art teachers and accreditation of art teacher…

  2. The Teaching Alliance in Multicultural Counseling Course Education: A Framework for Examining and Strengthening the Student-Instructor Relationship

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    Estrada, Fernando

    2015-01-01

    This article explores the idea of the teaching alliance as a framework to help instructors of multicultural counseling courses advance student learning by attending to and strengthening the student-instructor relationship. To this end, and drawing on extant literature, two questions are conceptually addressed: (1) what relational qualities…

  3. Science & Health Education Partnership Founded in 1987, UCSF's Science and Health Education

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    Science & Health Education Partnership Founded in 1987, UCSF's Science and Health Education Partnership (SEP) supports science education through partnerships between the university, San Francisco public concern and provides essential and relevant feedback on programs, campus planning and development

  4. Multiculturalism: Being Canadian.

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    Department of the Secretary of State, Ottawa (Ontario). Multiculturalism Directorate.

    This booklet introduces Canada's Multiculturalism Act which provides for a new government-wide commitment to the principles and policy objectives of multiculturalism. As an essential component of the Canadian identity, multiculturalism has been fundamental to nation building and has allowed Canadians to enjoy the benefits of life in a culturally…

  5. Guidelines for Building Science Education

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    Metzger, Cheryn E.; Rashkin, Samuel; Huelman, Pat

    2015-03-11

    The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) residential research and demonstration program, Building America, has triumphed through 20 years of innovation. Partnering with researchers, builders, remodelers, and manufacturers to develop innovative processes like advanced framing and ventilation standards, Building America has proven an energy efficient design can be more cost effective, healthy, and durable than a standard house. As Building America partners continue to achieve their stretch goals, they have found that the barrier to true market transformation for high performance homes is the limited knowledge-base of the professionals working in the building industry. With dozens of professionals taking part in the design and execution of building and selling homes, each person should have basic building science knowledge relevant to their role, and an understanding of how various home components interface with each other. Instead, our industry typically experiences a fragmented approach to home building and design. After obtaining important input from stakeholders at the Building Science Education Kick-Off Meeting, DOE created a building science education strategy addressing education issues preventing the widespread adoption of high performance homes. This strategy targets the next generation and provides valuable guidance for the current workforce. The initiative includes: • Race to Zero Student Design Competition: Engages universities and provides students who will be the next generation of architects, engineers, construction managers and entrepreneurs with the necessary skills and experience they need to begin careers in clean energy and generate creative solutions to real world problems. • Building Science to Sales Translator: Simplifies building science into compelling sales language and tools to sell high performance homes to their customers. • Building Science Education Guidance: Brings together industry and academia to solve problems related to building science education. This report summarizes the steps DOE has taken to develop guidance for building science education and outlines a path forward towards creating real change for an industry in need. The Guidelines for Building Science Education outlined in Appendix A of this report have been developed for external stakeholders to use to certify that their programs are incorporating the most important aspects of building science at the most appropriate proficiency level for their role. The guidelines are intended to be used primarily by training organizations, universities, and certification bodies. Each guideline can be printed or saved as a stand-alone document for ease-of-use by the respective stakeholder group. In 2015, DOE, with leadership from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), is launching a multi-year campaign to promote the adoption of the Guidelines for Building Science Education in a variety of training settings.

  6. Reading the World: Redefining Literature and History Curriculum. A Report from the Multicultural Education Summit Convened by the San Francisco Unified School District. Proceedings (San Francisco, California, March 1998).

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    Sandler, Susan; Maxton, Ashindi

    This report documents a 1998 summit that brought together academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges of multicultural education. Part 1, "Summit Proceedings," examines definitions, major topics, voices of the summit, recommendations, and the future. Part 2, "Selected Articles," includes three sections that offer articles from the…

  7. School of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency

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    School of Science Educational Goals Endeavor to develop science competency Educate our students) 7. Be able to recognize the importance of complying with the ethics of science, of being philosophy underlying the science education we aim to provide. #12;Intended Learning Outcomes of BSc

  8. Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education: Aquarium

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    ! ! ! ! ! Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education: Aquarium Express Outreach Who: Students per day to take advantage of this fully funded program. When: Our science education instructors can's education programs to create the Price Philanthropies Ocean Science Education Fund. This fund is dedicated

  9. Science Identity in Informal Education

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    Schon, Jennifer A.

    The national drive to increase the number of students pursuing Science Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) careers has brought science identity into focus for educators, with the need to determine what encourages students to pursue and persist in STEM careers. Science identity, the degree to which students think someone like them could be a scientist is a potential indicator of students pursuing and persisting in STEM related fields. Science identity, as defined by Carlone and Johnson (2007) consists of three constructs: competence, performance, and recognition. Students need to feel like they are good at science, can perform it well, and that others recognize them for these achievements in order to develop a science identity. These constructs can be bolstered by student visitation to informal education centers. Informal education centers, such as outdoor science schools, museums, and various learning centers can have a positive impact on how students view themselves as scientists by exposing them to novel and unique learning opportunities unavailable in their school. Specifically, the University of Idaho's McCall Outdoor Science School (MOSS) focuses on providing K-12 students with the opportunity to learn about science with a place-based, hands-on, inquiry-based curriculum that hopes to foster science identity development. To understand the constructs that lead to science identity formation and the impact the MOSS program has on science identity development, several questions were explored examining how students define the constructs and if the MOSS program impacted how they rate themselves within each construct. A mixed-method research approach was used consisting of focus group interviews with students and pre, post, one-month posttests for visiting students to look at change in science identity over time. Results from confirmatory factor analysis indicate that the instrument created is a good fit for examining science identity and the associated constructs for students attending the MOSS residential program. Analysis of results from paired-samples t-test indicates that MOSS does contribute to a positive change in science identity and this change does persist one month following the visit to MOSS, although a slight decline is seen. The results from this research and creation of this instrument provide useful tools for educators interested in increasing their students' science identity.

  10. Sarah Glynn Marxism and Multiculturalism Marxism and Multiculturalism

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    and Multiculturalism 1 Marxism and Multiculturalism Abstract Most current debate on multiculturalism revolves been relegated to the historical margins. There is an irony here as multicultural theory itself of how they were enacted in a geographical context that is continuing to make multicultural

  11. Science and religion: implications for science educators

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    Reiss, Michael J.

    2010-03-01

    A religious perspective on life shapes how and what those with such a perspective learn in science; for some students a religious perspective can hinder learning in science. For such reasons Staver's article is to be welcomed as it proposes a new way of resolving the widely perceived discord between science and religion. Staver notes that Western thinking has traditionally postulated the existence and comprehensibility of a world that is external to and independent of human consciousness. This has led to a conception of truth, truth as correspondence, in which our knowledge corresponds to the facts in this external world. Staver rejects such a conception, preferring the conception of truth as coherence in which the links are between and among independent knowledge claims themselves rather than between a knowledge claim and reality. Staver then proposes constructivism as a vehicle potentially capable of resolving the tension between religion and science. My contention is that the resolution between science and religion that Staver proposes comes at too great a cost—both to science and to religion. Instead I defend a different version of constructivism where humans are seen as capable of generating models of reality that do provide richer and more meaningful understandings of reality, over time and with respect both to science and to religion. I argue that scientific knowledge is a subset of religious knowledge and explore the implications of this for science education in general and when teaching about evolution in particular.

  12. Earth Science Education in Eritrea

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    Teklay, Mengist

    1999-05-01

    In Eritrea, Earth Science Education is taught only by the Earth Sciences Department based at the College of Science, University of Asmara. Currently, the University of Asmara has eight teaching Colleges: Agriculture & Aquatic Sciences, Arts and Social Sciences, Business and Economics, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, and Science offering Bachelor degrees, Diplomas and Certificates in various fields. The Earth Sciences Department was established as a Geology Unit in 1983 and until 1996 offered minor and service geology courses for students of Science and Agriculture. The Department started a four-year degree programme in Geology (B.Sc. in Geology) at the beginning of the 1996/97 academic year. The B.Sc. programme in Geology provides students with a Geology major and a minor in Physics or Chemistry. Potential major organisations which employ the geology graduates include the Ministry of Mines and Energy, and the Ministry of Land, Water and Environment, as well as mining and petroleum companies which are currently active in mineral resources exploration in the country.

  13. Science, Religion, and Education.

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    Nord, Warren A.

    1999-01-01

    Liberal theologians and some scientists subscribe to integrationist theories of science and religion. Late 20th-century developments in quantum mechanics, cosmology, chaos theory, and ecology have rendered nature more mysterious and open to religious interpretation than to deterministic approaches. Students should learn how science connects to…

  14. Science Education with the LSST

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    Jacoby, S. H.; Khandro, L. M.; Larson, A. M.; McCarthy, D. W.; Pompea, S. M.; Shara, M. M.

    2004-12-01

    LSST will create the first true celestial cinematography - a revolution in public access to the changing universe. The challenge will be to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the LSST while presenting the data in ways that are manageable, engaging, and supportive of national science education goals. To prepare for this opportunity for exploration, tools and displays will be developed using current deep-sky multi-color imaging data. Education professionals from LSST partners invite input from interested members of the community. Initial LSST science education priorities include: - Fostering authentic student-teacher research projects at all levels, - Exploring methods of visualizing the large and changing datasets in science centers, - Defining Web-based interfaces and tools for access and interaction with the data, - Delivering online instructional materials, and - Developing meaningful interactions between LSST scientists and the public.

  15. Romanticism and Romantic Science: Their Contribution to Science Education

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    Hadzigeorgiou, Yannis; Schulz, Roland

    2014-01-01

    The unique contributions of romanticism and romantic science have been generally ignored or undervalued in history and philosophy of science studies and science education. Although more recent research in history of science has come to delineate the value of both topics for the development of modern science, their merit for the educational field…

  16. Science Learning for ALL: Celebrating Cultural Diversity. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.

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    Green, Jessica, Ed.

    This publication includes 17 of the best articles from recent additions of The Science Teacher, the National Science Teachers Association's (NSTA) journal for secondary educators. The articles are written by science educators who offer ideas and strategies for bringing multicultural education into the classroom and providing opportunities for all…

  17. Curriculum Process in Science Education

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    Adam?íková, Veronika; Tarábek, Paul

    2010-07-01

    Physics/science education in the communicative conception is defined as the continuous transfer of the knowledge and methods of physics into the minds of individuals who have not participated in creating them. This process, called the educational communication of physics/science, is performed by various educational agents—teachers, curriculum makers, textbook designers, university teachers and does not mean only a simple transfer of information, but it also involves teaching and instruction at all levels of the school system, the study, learning, and cognition of pupils, students and all other learners, the assessment and evaluation of learning outcomes, curriculum composition and design, the production of textbooks and other means of educational communication and, in addition, university education and the further training of teachers. The educational communication is carried out by the curriculum process of physics/science, which is a sequence of variant forms of curriculum mutually interconnected by curriculum transformations. The variant forms of curriculum are as follows: conceptual curriculum, intended curriculum, project (written) curriculum, operational curriculum, implemented curriculum, and attained curriculum.

  18. Microcomputers in Science Education.

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    Spraggs, Laurence D.

    1984-01-01

    Encourages the use of microcomputers in the science classroom, providing information on uses (e.g., simulation and modeling, drill and practice programs, interface with lab equipment, conceptual data analysis, database management, and word processing), logistics, equipment, and software. (DMM)

  19. A Critical Reading of Multiculturalism in English Language Teaching and Learning

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    Zhao, Ning

    2008-01-01

    Multiculturalism becomes the buzzword in educational fields. The implication of multiculturalism is critically examined to appreciate its relevance to English language teaching. Critical multiculturalism is advocated whereby L2 learners need to examine how social and historical discourses construct their identities and have a critical reflection…

  20. Institutional Social and Cultural Influences on the Multicultural Perspectives of Preservice Teachers

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    Locke, Steven

    2005-01-01

    In this study, I examine the perspectives of preservice teachers enrolled in a multicultural education course at a large predominately White Midwestern university. Past research on the development of multicultural attitudes and knowledge of White preservice teachers is inconclusive. In an effort to examine the multicultural perspectives of…

  1. Multicultural Course Pedagogy: Experiences of Master's-Level Students of Color

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    Seward, Derek Xavier

    2014-01-01

    The author conducted a grounded theory study to examine multicultural training as experienced by 20 master's-level students of color enrolled in multicultural counseling courses. Findings revealed an emergent theory of student of color learning experiences and multicultural course pedagogy. Implications for counselor educators are discussed.

  2. A Multicultural Grassroots Effort to Reduce Ethnic and Racial Social Distance among Middle School Students

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    Brandwein, David; Donoghue, Christopher

    2011-01-01

    Raising tolerance for people of different ethnic and racial groups is the goal of the Multicultural Mosaic program, a grass-roots multicultural education effort initiated by a small group of middle school teachers in a private school in the northeast. The purpose of this study was to analyze the effects of the first year of the Multicultural

  3. Fifty Years of Research in Science Education

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    Jacobson, Willard J.

    1975-01-01

    Discusses the six volume "Reviews of Research in Science Education," which contains the digests of 400 studies and 623 extensive annotations of studies, and provides a comprehensive guide to the research literature in science education through the year 1957. (MLH)

  4. Wellcome Trust Education Strategy 20102020 Inspiring science education: extraordinary opportunities

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    Rambaut, Andrew

    inspiring, high-quality science education available to all young people, helping them to meet their needs and contribute to an understanding of culture. We believe that the quality of education depends on the qualityWellcome Trust Education Strategy 2010­2020 1 Inspiring science education: extraordinary

  5. Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education: Multicultural Education as a Tool for Reclaiming Schools Organized as Breeding Grounds for Prisons

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    Clark, Christine

    2004-01-01

    With the still relatively recent advent widespread technological innovation in the global marketplace, leading to the "information age," massive automation, and corporate capital flight to Third World labor markets, future leaders are still needed, but increasingly, future workers are not. As result, students previously educated to be future…

  6. 75 FR 53280 - National Board for Education Sciences

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  7. 77 FR 20805 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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  9. 78 FR 28811 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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  13. 78 FR 8499 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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  14. 77 FR 57079 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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  15. The Role of Public Policy in K-12 Science Education. Research in Science Education

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    DeBoer, George E., Ed.

    2011-01-01

    The goal of this volume of "Research in Science Education" is to examine the relationship between science education policy and practice and the special role that science education researchers play in influencing policy. It has been suggested that the science education research community is isolated from the political process, pays little attention…

  16. Keeping Current. Hispanic Heritage Month and Multiculturalism: An Opportunity for Meaningful Dialogue

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    Dunkley, Cora P.; Wohlmuth, Sonia Ramirez

    2004-01-01

    Recent remarks by Maryland's governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. referring to multiculturalism as "bunk" have rekindled the debate on multicultural studies as "soft" history and social science. Richard Vatz of Towson University, as reported in The Washington Times (23 May 2004), noted that "People support it (multiculturalism) without knowing what it…

  17. Philosophy of Science, Critical Thinking and Science Education

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    Davson-Galle, Peter

    2004-01-01

    In this article I explore a case for the inclusion of some aspects of critical thinking and of philosophy of science within science education that appeals to two commonly accepted aims of science education. Although motivated by reading Harvey Siegel's "Educating Reason" (1988), and emerging from his discussion there, the aspects I explore go…

  18. Earth Science, Environmental Education Guide.

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    Project I-C-E, Green Bay, WI.

    This earth science guide, for use at the secondary level, is one of a series of guides, K-12, that were developed by teachers to help introduce environmental education into the total curriculum. The guides are supplementary in design, containing a series of episodes (minilessons) that focus on student-centered activities allowing the student to…

  19. Shifting Boundaries and Flexible Identities within a Multicultural Canada

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    Moodley, Kogila; Adam, Heribert

    2012-01-01

    This analysis probes the evolution of Canadian multiculturalism within the national political constellation which in turn is influenced by global geopolitical trends. Rather than narrowly focusing on how and what is being taught under the rubric multiculturalism, falsely taking curricula or vacuous educational manifestos at face value, we describe…

  20. It's a New World: Multiculturalism in a Virtual Environment

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    Rasmussen, Karen L.; Nichols, Joyce Coleman; Ferguson, Fernaundra

    2006-01-01

    The notion of multiculturalism is vital in our global society. The emergence of efficient and effective distance learning technologies has permitted the integration of innovative techniques in the delivery of multicultural content to individuals who need flexible and convenient education and training opportunities. Strategies form the…

  1. Preparing Preservice Teachers for Diversity: The Power of Multicultural Narratives

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    Kang, Rui; Hyatt, Charles W.

    2010-01-01

    This study explores the outcomes of a potentially powerful multicultural pedagogy---the use of multicultural narratives in teacher education. Participants were 22 preservice teachers enrolled in a required, semester-long, foundation course at a liberal arts public university in middle Georgia. Data sources include responses to ten classroom- or…

  2. Faculty Perceptions of Multicultural Teaching in a Large Urban University

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    Bigatti, Sylvia M.; Gibau, Gina Sanchez; Boys, Stephanie; Grove, Kathy; Ashburn-Nardo, Leslie; Khaja, Khadiji; Springer, Jennifer Thorington

    2012-01-01

    As college graduates face an increasingly globalized world, it is imperative to consider issues of multicultural instruction in higher education. This study presents qualitative and quantitative findings from a survey of faculty at a large, urban, midwestern university regarding perceptions of multicultural teaching. Faculty were asked how they…

  3. Assimilation Ideology: Critically Examining Underlying Messages in Multicultural Literature

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    Yoon, Bogum; Simpson, Anne; Haag, Claudia

    2010-01-01

    Using the framework of multicultural education, this article presents an analysis of multicultural picture books that depict the features of assimilation ideology. The findings suggest that assimilationist ideas are presented through the main characters' identities in the resolution of the story and through the portrayal of a glorified dominant…

  4. The Three Faces of Multiculturalism.

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    Aronsen, Marc

    1994-01-01

    Examines the meaning, from the perspective of a publisher of young adult fiction, of the term "multicultural." Defines three distinct kinds of multiculturalism. Describes a multiculturalism bent on freeing the many voices of the reader. (HB)

  5. Science Education as South Africa's Trojan Horse.

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    Rogan, John M.; Gray, Brian V.

    1999-01-01

    Presents the story of one nongovernmental organization (NGO) and the role it played in reconceptualizing science education in South Africa. Describes the success of the Science Education Project (SEP) in confronting authoritarian practices of government organizations and those within its own ranks. Science education can become the Trojan horse of…

  6. Science Teacher Education: An International Perspective.

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    Abell, Sandra K., Ed.

    This book presents reform efforts in science teacher education from an international perspective. Chapters include: (1) "International Perspectives on Science Teacher Education: An Introduction" (Sandra K. Abell); (2) "The Development of Preservice Elementary Science Teacher Education in Australia" (Ken Appleton, Ian S. Ginns, and James J.…

  7. Research Review Pedagogics and Education Science

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    Theune, Mariët

    and Education Science Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities (QANU) Catharijnesingel 56 PO Box 8035 3503 RAResearch Review Pedagogics and Education Science #12;2 QANU /Research Review Pedagogics if the source is mentioned. #12;QANU /Research Review Pedagogics and Education Science 3 CONTENTS Foreword

  8. New Drivers for New Science Education Highways.

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    Duschl, Richard A.

    2002-01-01

    Comments on new ideas being charted by new scientists and new science educators. Discusses two directions and examines who the scientists working in science education and the science educators are. Describes the disciplines, scholars, and scientists studying the structures and processes of knowledge growth and development in individuals and among…

  9. Science, Ethics and Education

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    Elgin, Catherine

    2011-01-01

    An overarching epistemological goal of science is to develop a comprehensive, systematic, empirically grounded understanding of nature. Two obstacles stand in the way: (1) Nature is enormously complicated. (2) Findings are fallible: no matter how well established a conclusion is, it still might be wrong. To pursue this goal in light of the…

  10. Career Panel: Scientists in Science Education

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    Career Panel: Scientists in Science Education Presented by The Graduate School Office of STEM Specialist, Office of STEM Education Partnerships, Northwestern University emily College. Emily joined the Office of STEM Education Partnerships at Northwestern University as a Teacher

  11. States Still Grappling with Multicultural Curricula

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    Zehr, Mary Ann

    2005-01-01

    A debate over a New York state commission formed to study how slavery was portrayed in schools showed that after more than a decade of adding multicultural curricula, educators there were still at odds over how the distinctive experiences of racial and ethnic groups should be taught, and who should decide. While some educators and observers in the…

  12. Artificial intelligence and science education

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    Good, Ron

    Artificial intelligence (AI) is defined and related to intelligent computer-assisted instruction (ICAI) and science education. Modeling the student, the teacher, and the natural environment are discussed as important parts of ICAI and the concept of microworlds as a powerful tool for science education is presented. Optimistic predictions about ICAI are tempered with the complex, persistent problems of: 1) teaching and learning as a soft or fuzzy knowledge base, 2) natural language processing, and 3) machine learning. The importance of accurate diagnosis of a student's learning state, including misconceptions and naive theories about nature, is stressed and related to the importance of accurate diagnosis by a physician. Based on the cognitive science/AI paradigm, a revised model of the well-known Karplus/Renner learning cycle is proposed.

  13. Creationism, Evolution, and Science Education

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    Scott, Eugenie C.

    2005-06-22

    Many topics in the curriculum of American schools are controversial, but perhaps the one with the longest tenure is evolution. Three arguments are made against evolution: that it is allegedly weak science ('evolution is a theory in crisis'); that it is incompatible with religion; and that it is only 'fair' to 'balance' evolution with creationism. Regardless of the appropriateness of their application to science education, all three of the arguments are made to try to restrict the teaching of evolution. Variants of the fairness argument such as balancing evolution with 'scientific alternatives to evolution' or balancing evolution with 'arguments against evolution' have in fact become the current predominant antievolutionist strategy. Current events in the creationism/evolution controversy will be reviewed, and suggestions made for how to promote sound science education in the schools.

  14. Tamara Holmlund Nelson Professor, Science Education

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    : The case of an inclusive STEM-focused school. 2015 Annual Perspectives in Mathematics Education. Reston, VANelson 1 Tamara Holmlund Nelson Professor, Science Education College of Education ­ Washington; specialization in Science Education. Dissertation: Dialogic Inquiry in School-University Partnerships: Case

  15. An Investigation of Multicultural Counseling Competence and Multicultural Counseling Self-Efficacy for Counselors-in-Training

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    Barden, Sejal M.; Greene, Jennifer H.

    2015-01-01

    Counseling necessitates clinicians to be culturally competent and self-efficacious in order to ethically and effectively work with diverse client populations. This study investigated the relationship between counselor education students' (N?=?118) levels of self-reported multicultural counseling competence (MCC), multicultural counseling…

  16. Effectively using new paradigms in the teaching and learning of mathematics: Action research in a multicultural South African classroom

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    Spagnolo, Filippo

    in a multicultural South African classroom Hayley Barnes Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, South Africa to adapt to teaching multicultural classes and the implementation of a new curriculum in South Africa were

  17. Science Education Research vs. Physics Education Research: A Structural Comparison

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    Akarsu, Bayram

    2010-01-01

    The main goal of this article is to introduce physics education research (PER) to researchers in other fields. Topics include discussion of differences between science education research (SER) and physics education research (PER), physics educators, research design and methodology in physics education research and current research traditions and…

  18. Effecting change in elementary school science education

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    Parravano, C.

    1994-12-31

    The mission of the Merck Institute for Science Education is to improve the quality of science education during the formative years of kindergarten through eighth grade. To accomplish this mission, the Institute has three primary goals: Transform the teaching of science to communicate the excitement and relevance of science; Reform the education of teachers to instill in tomorrow`s teachers an understanding and appreciation of science; and Create a consensus on the importance of elementary science education among leaders in education, business, and science. Merck has made a minimum ten year commitment of funding and resources to the Institute. The Institute will work very closely with faculty, administration, and community leaders in target school districts to enhance science education in the elementary grades of their schools. Once the Institute`s goals have been achieved in these initial partner districts, the Institute will replicate its programs in other districts.

  19. Earth System Science Education Alliance

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    Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

    2007-12-01

    The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in-depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Now sponsored by NSF, the network has expanded to nearly 40 institutions of higher learning committed to teacher Earth system science education. The program supports participating institutions with funding, training, and standards-aligned courses and resources for pre- and in-service teachers. As a result, teachers are prepared to teach Earth system science using inquiry-based classroom methods, geoscience data and tools. From 1999-2005, the NASA funded ESSEA Program delivered online Earth system science professional development for K-12 teachers through a network of 20 colleges and universities. The program was led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and based on a trio of 16-week online courses (for elementary, middle, and high school teachers) that had been developed and piloted by NASA's Classroom of the Future at Wheeling Jesuit University. The ESSEA program's mission was to: 1) support universities, colleges, and science education organizations delivering the K-12 online graduate courses; 2) strengthen teachers' understanding of Earth system science; 3) demonstrate the ability to deliver exceptional professional development to a national audience; and 4) create a solid infrastructure to sustain the program. As of spring 2006, the courses had been used by 40 faculty at 20 institutions educating over 1,700 K-12 teachers in Earth system science. Through NSF funding beginning in late 2006, IGES is enhancing and building on the ESSEA foundation by: 1. Introducing extensive use of data, models and existing Earth system educational materials to support the courses; 2. Implementing a rigorous evaluation program designed to demonstrate growth in teachers' Earth systems content knowledge; 3. Using the ESSEA courses as a model to introduce newly upgrade Earth system science undergraduate and graduate courses; and 4. Disseminating model teaching practices and program success through annual conferences and presentations at national and regional geoscience and science teacher conferences. ESSEA has created a national professional development program aimed at improving the knowledge, skills, and resources of Earth system science educators. This professional development program offers state-of-the-art, online courses to promote understanding of Earth system science, to encourage communication and cooperation among teachers, and to facilitate the use of exceptional classroom materials. IGES furthers this vision by; updating the courses with additional tools, modules, and resources; and providing continuing support to institutions and faculty teaching middle-high school teachers (pre- and in-service) using the ESSEA courses and instructional resources. URL Address: http://esseacourses.strategies.org/

  20. Earth System Science Education Alliance

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

    2006-12-01

    The Earth System Science Education Alliance (ESSEA) professional development program is providing in- depth geoscience content and teaching methods to pre- and in-service teachers. The program is building and expanding on NASA's successful ESSEA program that was funded from 2000-2005. Beginning in 2006 NSF funding will enable ESSEA will expand to 40 institutions of higher learning that are committed to teacher education in Earth system science. The program will support participating institutions with funding, training, and standards-aligned courses and resources for pre- and in-service teachers. As a result, teachers will be prepared to teach Earth system science using inquiry-based classroom methods, geoscience data and tools. From 1999-2005, the NASA funded ESSEA Program delivered online Earth system science professional development for K-12 teachers through a network of 20 colleges and universities. The program was led by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and based on a trio of 16-week online courses (for elementary, middle, and high school teachers) that had been developed and piloted by NASA's Classroom of the Future at Wheeling Jesuit University. The ESSEA program's mission was to: 1) support universities, colleges, and science education organizations delivering the K-12 online graduate courses; 2) strengthen teachers' understanding of Earth system science; 3) demonstrate the ability to deliver exceptional professional development to a national audience; and 4) create a solid infrastructure to sustain the program. As of spring 2006, the courses had been used by 40 faculty at 20 institutions educating over 1,700 k-12 teachers in Earth system science. Although NASA funding ended in late 2005, the courses continue to be offered by 17 of the original 20 institutions. Through NSF funding beginning in late 2006, IGES will enhance and build upon the ESSEA foundation by: 1.Using the ESSEA courses as a model to introduce newly upgraded Earth system science undergraduate and graduate courses; 2. Introducing extensive use of data, models and existing Earth system educational materials to support the courses; 3.Disseminating model teaching practices and program success through annual conferences and presentations at national and regional geoscience and science teacher conferences; and 4.Expanding the base of 17 ESSEA colleges and universities to 40 participating institutions. ESSEA has created a national professional development program aimed at improving the knowledge, skills, and resources of Earth system science educators. This professional development program offers state-of-the- art, online courses to promote understanding of Earth system science, to encourage communication and cooperation among teachers, and to facilitate the use of exceptional classroom materials. Beginning in 2006 IGES will further this vision by expanding the number of institutions offering the courses; updating the courses with additional tools, modules, and resources; and providing continuing support to institutions and faculty teaching middle-high school teachers (pre- and in-service) using the ESSEA courses and instructional resources.

  1. ~ Multicultural Picture Books ~ "Multiculturalism means across cultures, against borders"

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    ~ Multicultural Picture Books ~ "Multiculturalism means across cultures, against borders" Hazel Rochman, in Against Borders: Promoting Books for a Multicultural World Our Picture Book Recommendations Multicultural Canada Andrews, Jan. Very Last First Time. Groundwood, 1985. PS8551.N48V46 Bouchard, David. Nokum

  2. Educational technology usage and needs of science education in Turkey

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    Turkmen, Hakan

    The purpose of this study was to examine Turkish science teachers and pre-service teachers' attitudes towards the use of technological tools in their science lessons in Turkish colleges of education in the assist of Turkish government projects, and how science education teachers, who have earned a science education degree from western countries, influence the use technology in Turkish higher education. The research method employed were quantitative data sources, including a technology background questionnaire, which is cross-sectional design, and qualitative historical research data sources. The study analyzed the data under a cross-section or between subjects' method with four factors: Turkish science teachers; Turkish pre-service science teachers; Turkish science teachers who have earned science degrees from western universities; and Turkish graduate students whose majors are in science education in U.S. It was anticipated that an analysis of variance (ANOVA) would be used to analyze data and "level 0.05" was established. Major findings of the study include: (1) Science education faculty members who have earned science education degrees from western countries have a positive effect on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (2) Science education faculty members who have earned science degrees from Turkish universities have a limited knowledge on the use of technological tools in science courses in Turkish higher education. (3) Science education graduate students who have been studying in science education in western countries have positive attitudes for the use of technological tools in science courses have potential to impact Turkish higher education, when they return to Turkey. (4) Most Turkish pre-service teachers know very little about effective use of technology in education. Gender differences are apparent and females consistently indicated that they knew less and hence may not integrate technological tools in their teaching. (5) Turkish pre-service or new teachers are exposed to teacher educators that do not sufficiently model the appropriate use of computers for instructional purposes, either in courses or in field experiences. The technology that is used focuses more on older and simpler instructional applications of computer technology (e.g., computer assisted instruction, word processing) and older educational technologies (e.g., overhead projectors, calculators, slides). (6) Faculty rank in general, made little vis-a-vis technology use in knowledge. Integrating technology into teaching and learning in Turkish education is a slow, time-consuming process that requires substantial levels of support and encouragement and requires patience and understanding. In light of efforts by the Turkish government, Turkish faculty members who earned their degrees from western universities, and graduate students earning degrees from American universities will be leaders on the long road to change.

  3. Using and Developing Measurement Instruments in Science Education: A Rasch Modeling Approach. Science & Engineering Education Sources

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    Liu, Xiufeng

    2010-01-01

    This book meets a demand in the science education community for a comprehensive and introductory measurement book in science education. It describes measurement instruments reported in refereed science education research journals, and introduces the Rasch modeling approach to developing measurement instruments in common science assessment domains,…

  4. 78 FR 57136 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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  5. Multicultural Storytime Magic

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    MacMillan, Kathy; Kirker, Christine

    2012-01-01

    Storytime audiences grow ever more diverse, and it's important that the materials used in programs reflect that richness of experience. Multiculturalism need not be an occasional initiative attached to particular holidays. In this book best-selling authors MacMillan and Kirker offer a new paradigm for multicultural programs, one in which diversity…

  6. Multiculturalism on the Mind.

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    Kelebay, Yarema Gregory

    1992-01-01

    Critiques current views of multiculturalism. Reveals results of a student survey concerning a Canadian history curriculum. Indicates that students express concern for Eurocentrism, insensitivity to Native peoples, and sex bias uniformly, but ignore other minorities. Explores multiculturalism's ideological bases. Identifies the movement with…

  7. Selected Multicultural Instructional Materials.

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    Seattle School District 1, WA.

    This is a compilation of ten multicultural instructional booklets that were prepared and published by the Seattle, Washington, School District. The first booklet, entitled "Selected Multi-ethnic/Multicultural Events and Personalities," lists and describes (1) major holidays and events celebrated in the United States, and (2) American ethnic…

  8. Toward a Framework for Multicultural STEM-Focused Career Interventions

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    Byars-Winston, Angela

    2015-01-01

    Numerous federal and national commissions have called for policies, funds, and initiatives aimed at expanding the nation's science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce and education investments to create a significantly larger, more diverse talent pool of individuals who pursue technical careers. Career development professionals are poised to contribute to the equity discourse about broadening STEM participation. However, few are aware of STEM-related career development matters, career opportunities and pathways, or strategies for promoting STEM pursuits. The author summarizes STEM education and workforce trends and articulates an equity imperative for broadening and diversifying STEM participation. The author then offers a multicultural STEM-focused career development framework to encourage career development professionals' knowledge and awareness of STEM education and careers and delineates considerations for practice aimed at increasing the attainment and achievement of diverse groups in STEM fields. PMID:25750480

  9. Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education

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    Blades, David W.

    2006-01-01

    Despite claims that STS(E) science education promotes ethical responsibility, this approach is not supported by a clear philosophy of ethics. This paper argues that the work of Emmanuel Levinas provides an ethics suitable for an STS(E) science education. His concept of the face of the Other redefines education as learning from the other, rather…

  10. Rethinking Science Education: Meeting the Challenge of "Science for All"

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    Millar, Robin

    2012-01-01

    This article presents the author's Presidential Address delivered to the Association for Science Education Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, January 2012. "Science for all" has been an aspiration of the Association for Science Education and the organisations from which it evolved for almost a century. It has, however, proved an elusive…

  11. Making Philosophy of Science Education Practical for Science Teachers

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    Janssen, F. J. J. M.; van Berkel, B.

    2015-01-01

    Philosophy of science education can play a vital role in the preparation and professional development of science teachers. In order to fulfill this role a philosophy of science education should be made practical for teachers. First, multiple and inherently incomplete philosophies on the teacher and teaching on what, how and why should be…

  12. Reflections on Science Education. 1976 AETS Yearbook.

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    Capie, William, Ed.; Fox, Fred W., Ed.

    This publication, the third in a yearly series, follows the intent of previous editions in which rapid changes in the field of science teacher education were assessed. Accordingly, 14 contributed articles appearing in this volume are grouped under the following headings: (1) The Mission of Science Education, (2) The People of Science Teaching, and…

  13. Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices

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    Grounding STEM Education Programs in Science Practices INQUIRY TEACHING METHODS: The University of the Next Generation Science Standards to integrate science and engineering practices within the STEM is an equal opportunity educator and employer. University of New Hampshire, U.S. Department of Agriculture

  14. Historical Approaches in German Science Education

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    Heering, Peter

    2014-01-01

    Particularly in the second half of the 20th century, historical approaches became relevant in science education. This development can at least in part be explained with the growing awareness of the importance to address Nature of Science aspects in science education. In comparison to the international publications, some particularities can be…

  15. Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education

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    Martin, Michael

    1994-10-01

    The study of pseudoscience and the paranormal is an important but neglected aspect of science education. Given the widespread acceptance of pseudoscientific and paranormal beliefs, science educators need to take seriously the problem of how these can be combated. I propose teaching science students to critically evaluate the claims of pseudoscience and the paranormal, something that can be accomplished in a variety of ways.

  16. Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators

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    Ajwa, Iyad

    2007-01-01

    Although nearly every college offers a major in computer science, many computer science teachers at the secondary level have received little formal training. This paper presents details of a project that could make a significant contribution to national efforts to improve computer science education by combining teacher education and professional…

  17. Institute of Education Sciences: Building Evidence-based Education

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    Institute of Education Sciences, 2007

    2007-01-01

    The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) brings rigor, relevance, and real world applicability to our nation's education system. This pamphlet outlines the mission of IES and the focuses of the centers within it: the National Center for Education Research (NCER), the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the National Center for…

  18. U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences

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    Knill, Oliver

    indicators of education status and trends; and report timely, useful, and high quality data to the UU.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences NCES 2003-013 REVISED National Center for Education Statistics Teaching Mathematics in Seven Countries Results From the TIMSS 1999 Video Study #12;U

  19. Early science education and astronomy

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    Wilgenbus, David; Léna, Pierre

    2011-06-01

    Inquiry-based science education is currently receiving a consensus as a pedagogy to teach science at primary and middle school levels, with the goal to reach all children and youngsters, no matter what their future professional choices will be. By the same token, it also greatly increases the fraction of the school population in which future technicians, engineers and sciences could be recruited for further training. La main à la pâte is the name of the action undertaken by the French Académie des Sciences to develop inquiry in France, and then in many collaborating countries. The focus is on science as a whole, and not on particular disciplines such as physics, biology, and so on, since it is the understanding of scientific method and use of evidence which is at the heart of inquiry. Yet, astronomy is offering so many opportunities to demonstrate the scientific method that La main à la pâte has developed a number of inquiry activities in this field, which are presented here, such as Measuring the Earth, Calendars and cultures, the use of One Laptop per Child for Moon observations, etc.

  20. Faculty of Social Sciences School of Education

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    St Andrews, University of

    Faculty of Social Sciences School of Education and Lifelong Learning Postgraduate Courses #12;Contents 01 Welcome to the School of Education and Lifelong Learning 02 Taught Programme Structure 03 Our Perspectives 05 MA Education: Learning, Pedagogy and Assessment 06 MA Mathematics Education 07 MA Advanced

  1. The Political Implementation of Multiculturalism in Canada.

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    Lupul, Manoly R.

    1981-01-01

    Discusses (1) idealogical and administrative factors at the federal level which weakened the implementation of multiculturalism in Canada on a national basis; and (2) Prime Minister Trudeau's failure to encourage second language learning in provincial schools and other areas where educational opportunities are lacking for minority ethnic groups.…

  2. Designing and Implementing Multicultural Initiatives: Guiding Principles

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    Watt, Sherry K.

    2013-01-01

    This chapter provides guiding principles for designing and implementing successful multicultural initiatives. A rationale for why these elements transcend both higher education and student affairs settings is presented. In addition to providing guiding principles, this chapter includes advice for socially and politically conscious-minded…

  3. The Influence of University Coursework on Pre-service Middle and High School Teachers' Experiences with Multicultural Themes

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    Verma, Geeta

    2009-08-01

    The study explored the influence of university-based teacher education courses on pre-service middle and high school teachers’ experiences with multicultural themes in a secondary science alternative certification program. Eight participants ( N = 8), six women and two men, volunteered to be a part of the study that took place over a period of four semesters. Qualitative data was collected, coded and analyzed to make meaning of the participants’ experiences. Data comprised of participants’ reflective journals, personal and group interviews, and classroom observations done in middle school practicum and high school student teaching placements. The findings indicated that while the participants became more familiar with the themes of multicultural education, many did not demonstrate fluency with these themes and struggled with balancing their responsibilities as a science teacher and a culturally competent teacher.

  4. Research Methodologies in Science Education: Qualitative Data.

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    Libarkin, Julie C.; Kurdziel, Josepha P.

    2002-01-01

    Introduces the concepts and terminology of qualitative research methodologies in the context of science education. Discusses interviewing, observing, validity, reliability, and confirmability. (Author/MM)

  5. Cultural studies of science education

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    Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine

    2008-07-01

    In response to Stetsenko's [2008, Cultural Studies of Science Education, 3] call for a more unified approach in sociocultural perspectives, this paper traces the origins of the use of sociocultural ideas in New Zealand from the 1970s to the present. Of those New Zealanders working from a sociocultural perspective who responded to our query most had encountered these ideas while overseas. More recently activity theory has been of interest and used in reports of work in early childhood, workplace change in the apple industry, and in-service teacher education. In all these projects the use of activity theory has been useful for understanding how the elements of a system can transform the activity. We end by agreeing with Stetsenko that there needs to be a more concerted approach by those working from a sociocultural perspective to recognise the contribution of others in the field.

  6. Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations

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    Akpan, Ben B.

    2010-01-01

    One emerging issue highlighted in a UNESCO booklet (Fensham, 2008, p6) is to draw attention to the need for students to receive science education from able science teachers. The booklet emphasizes that quality science learning time, albeit less, is preferable to the damage done by underequipped science teachers. It also draws attention to the…

  7. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 126+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

  8. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 128+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

  9. Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    Earth Space Science Education College of Science code-BS Code-ESSE 123+ Credits "C-"or better) EAPS 10900^ Dynamic Earth (fall) ( also satisfies Science Selective for core) (3) EAPS 11800^ Introduction to Earth Science (spring) (1) EAPS 13700^ First Year Seminar in EAPS (spring) (4) EAPS 24300

  10. Distance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science

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    Ma, Lena

    research thrust areas are: 1) Nutrient, Pesticide, and Waste Management 2) Soil, Water, and AquiferDistance Education Graduate Program in Environmental Science Soil & Water ScienceSoil & Water Science University of Florida http://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/distance Soil and Water Science College

  11. Can a Spanish science education journal become international? the case of Enseñanza de las Ciencias

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    Espinet, Mariona; Izquierdo, Mercè; Garcia-Pujol, Clara

    2013-10-01

    In this paper we discuss the case of the science education research journal Enseñanza de las Ciencias (EC) around the issue of its internationalization and the consequences this process has had and is still having on the use and preservation of different languages and more specifically the Castilian (Spanish) language. We first frame the concept of globalization and internationalization, and identify three important dimensions involved in the process of internationalization of EC such as language use, actors involved and resources available. Secondly, we address the historical evolution of EC along three phases of internationalization. In each phase we discuss the tensions experienced in relevant internationalization dimensions focusing particularly on the use of languages. We conclude by advocating a plurilingual and multicultural model for a science education research journal as an alternative to the hegemony of international English written journals. In doing so we want to continue the conversation on the role that local and national science education research journals have in promoting science education around the world.

  12. Notes from California: an anthropological approach to urban science education for language minority families

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    Hammond, Lorie

    2001-11-01

    This article describes a unique and ongoing collaboration involving a team of bilingual/multicultural teacher-educators, preservice teachers, teachers, students, and community members in an urban California elementary school. According to the model this team employed, children, teachers, and student teachers gather community funds of knowledge about the science to be studied in a classroom, then incorporate this knowledge by using parents as experts and by creating community books. In this model community-generated materials parallel and complement standards-based curricula, although science topics that have natural significance in particular communities are used as a starting point. Using critical ethnography as a framework, the article focuses on a particular experience - the building of a Mien-American garden house - to show how, by drawing on participants' funds of knowledge, a new kind of multiscience can emerge, one accessible to all collaborating members and responsive to school standards.

  13. Science education in a secular age

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    Long, David E.

    2013-03-01

    A college science education instructor tells his students he rejects evolution. What should we think? The scene unfolds in one of the largest urban centers in the world. If we are surprised, why? Expanding on Federica Raia's (2012) first-hand experience with this scenario, I broaden her discussion by considering the complexity of science education in a secular age. Enjoining Raia within the framework of Charles Taylor's A Secular Age, I task the science education community to consider the broad strokes of science, religious faith, and the complexity of modernity in its evolving, hybridized forms. Building upon anthropological approaches to science education research, I articulate a framework to more fully account for who, globally, is a Creationist, and what this means for our views of ethically responsive science education.

  14. How a Deweyan science education further enables ethics education

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    Webster, Scott

    2008-09-01

    This paper questions the perceived divide between ‘science’ subject matter and ‘moral’ or ‘ethical’ subject matter. A difficulty that this assumed divide produces is that science teachers often feel that there needs to be ‘special treatment’ given to certain issues which are of an ethical or moral nature and which are ‘brought into’ the science class. The case is made in this article that dealing with ethical issues in the science class should not call for a sensitivity that is beyond the expertise of the science teacher. Indeed it is argued here that science teachers in particular have a great deal to offer in enabling ethics education. To overcome this perceived divide between science and values it needs to be recognised that the educative development of learners is both scientific and moral. I shall be using a Deweyan perspective to make the case that we as science teachers can overcome this apparent divide and significantly contribute to an ethics education of our students.

  15. Reforming Science and Mathematics Education

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    Lagowski, J. J.

    1995-09-01

    Since 1991, the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. Collectively, those agreements are known as the State Systemic Initiatives (SSI's). Two complimentary programs, The Urban and Rural Systemic Initiatives (USI's and RSI's), address similar reforms in the nation's largest cities and poorest rural areas. The SSI Program departs significantly from past NSF practice in several ways. The funding is for a longer term and is larger in amount, and the NSF is taking a more activist role, seeking to leverage state and private funds and promote the coordination of programs within states. The Initiatives also have a stronger policy orientation than previous NSF programs have had. The NSF strategy is a reflection of the growing and widely held view that meaningful reforms in schools are most likely to be achieved through state initiatives that set clear and ambitious learning goals and standards; align all of the available policy levers in support of reform; stimulate school-level initiatives; and mobilize human and financial resources to support these changes. Two premises underlie systemic reform: (1) all children can meet significantly higher standards if they are asked to do so and given adequate opportunities to master the content, and (2) state and local policy changes can create opportunities by giving schools strong and consistent signals about the changes in practice and performance that are expected. Because this is an enormous investment of Federal resources that is intended to bring about deep, systemic improvement in the nation's ability to teach science and mathematics effectively, the NSF has contracted with a consortium of independent evaluators to conduct a review of the program. The first of the SSI's were funded in 1991, sufficiently long ago to begin to formulate some initial impressions of their impact. Take, for example, the various SSI's statements of "good educational practice." Most SSI's began their initiatives by establishing clear goals for what students should know and be able to do, reflecting the emergence of a national consensus for broad standards for just about every aspect of the educational process. The concerned persons in each SSI--policy-makers, educators, mathematicians, and scientists--have not necessarily reached the same conclusions about what children should learn or even what efforts are needed to put the necessary changes in place, but they are focused on common goals as expressed locally. The recent national dialogues about goals and standards have provided the basis for a remarkably consistent image of what states--at least the SSI states--consider good educational practice. The differences that do occur across states reflect variations in demographics, geography, resources, values, and educational structure. All the states with SSI's, regardless of their primary strategy, have address the professional development of teachers. Collectively, the SSI's reported that professional development services were provided to more than 50,000 teachers during the past year, which is approximately eight percent of the public school teachers in the participating states. The number of teachers participating varied by grade level and subject matter. Some states, for example, reported reaching more than one in every five middle-school mathematics teachers, but only one in every 20 high-school mathematics teachers. Focusing SSI resources on the professional development of classroom teachers implies changing their skill levels, knowledge, and beliefs. Attitudes and perceptions of administrators also changed in the process. The challenge lies in developing a strategy that provides on-going, in-depth professional development that reaches a significant portion of those who teach mathematics and the sciences. Not only must an effective development model(s), be provided, the infrastructure to accommodate all teachers must be created as well. Most state

  16. College: College of Sciences Department: Physics Department CatalogExpires (10 yrs)

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    Walker, Lawrence R.

    College: College of Sciences Department: Physics Department CatalogExpires (10 yrs): Graduation (UNLV) Social Science Field1 Social Science Field2 Social Science Field3 Multicultural** Physics: Min - Max GeneralEducation: 33 - 42 Physics: 48 - 48 Related: 36 - 36 Electives: 3 - 0 Total Credits

  17. Research facility access & science education

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    Rosen, S.P.; Teplitz, V.L.

    1994-10-01

    As Congress voted to terminate the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC) Laboratory in October of 1993, the Department of Energy was encouraged to maximize the benefits to the nation of approximately $2 billion which had already been expended to date on its evolution. Having been recruited to Texas from other intellectually challenging enclaves around the world, many regional scientists, especially physicists, of course, also began to look for viable ways to preserve some of the potentially short-lived gains made by Texas higher education in anticipation of {open_quotes}the SSC era.{close_quotes} In fact, by November, 1993, approximately 150 physicists and engineers from thirteen Texas universities and the SSC itself, had gathered on the SMU campus to discuss possible re-uses of the SSC assets. Participants at that meeting drew up a petition addressed to the state and federal governments requesting the creation of a joint Texas Facility for Science Education and Research. The idea was to create a facility, open to universities and industry alike, which would preserve the research and development infrastructure and continue the educational mission of the SSC.

  18. Reforming Science Education: Part II. Utilizing Kieran Egan's Educational Metatheory

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    Schulz, Roland M.

    2009-04-01

    This paper is the second of two parts and continues the conversation which had called for a shift in the conceptual focus of science education towards philosophy of education, with the requirement to develop a discipline-specific “philosophy” of science education. In Part I, conflicting conceptions of science literacy were identified with disparate “visions” tied to competing research programs as well as school-based curricular paradigms. The impasse in the goals of science education and thereto, the contending views of science literacy, were themselves associated with three underlying fundamental aims of education (knowledge-itself; personal development; socialization) which, it was argued, usually undercut the potential of each other. During periods of “crisis-talk” and throughout science educational history these three aims have repeatedly attempted to assert themselves. The inability of science education research to affect long-term change in classrooms was correlated not only to the failure to reach a consensus on the aims (due to competing programs and to the educational ideologies of their social groups), but especially to the failure of developing true educational theories (largely neglected since Hirst). Such theories, especially metatheories, could serve to reinforce science education’s growing sense of academic autonomy and independence from socio-economic demands. In Part II, I offer as a suggestion Egan’s cultural-linguistic theory as a metatheory to help resolve the impasse. I hope to make reformers familiar with his important ideas in general, and more specifically, to show how they can complement HPS rationales and reinforce the work of those researchers who have emphasized the value of narrative in learning science.

  19. 77 FR 33732 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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    ...National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA...Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other...presentation by John Hutchins, Communications Director at MDRC,...

  20. 76 FR 34069 - National Board for Education Sciences; Meeting

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    ...National Board for Education Sciences is authorized by Section 116 of the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA...Institute of Education Sciences (IES) on, among other...turn to the topic, ``Communications: What are effective...