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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. 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.

  5. 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…

  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. Math & Science. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.

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    Andersen, Tom; Barta, Sheryl

    Prepared by the State of Iowa Department of Public Instruction, this pamphlet is intended to be an aid for local curriculum committees who are developing and implementing the mathematics and science components of their school's multicultural, nonsexist education plan. Included are definitions of key terms, rationale and philosophy, legal…

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

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    Ferguson, Robert

    2008-01-01

    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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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

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    Muir, Katherine Ann

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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"…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

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

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    Carter, Lyn

    2010-01-01

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

  20. 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…

  1. Multicultural Education and Democratic Enhancement.

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    Mavrikos-Adamou, Tina

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

  2. 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"…

  3. Internationalizing Multicultural Education.

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    Parker, Franklin

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

  4. Multicultural Education Module.

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    Campbell-Whatley, Gloria D.

    The purpose of this multicultural education module is to provide faculty, teachers, and administrators with a resource that will aid them in creating an environment that is amenable to diverse social and cultural groups within U.S. school systems. The guide identifies current resources for addressing issues with respect to cultural diversity and…

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

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    Lee, Okhee; Buxton, Cory A.

    2010-01-01

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Multicultural Education: A Decade Later.

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    Campbell, Milo K.; Tolman, Marvin N.

    1992-01-01

    Comparison of results of a 1980 survey of schools of education with a 1989-90 survey of 321 departments of elementary education indicates that little progress is being made in infusing multicultural education into teacher training programs. Failing to train teachers in multicultural education will have lasting detrimental effects. (SLD)

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)

  15. Multicultural Education: Beyond Ethnic Studies.

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    Chinn, Philip C.; Plata, Maximo

    1988-01-01

    The development of multicultural education to its current role of promoting ethnic pluralism as a social value is described. The article surveys the variety and scope of definitions of multicultural education. The role of ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, and gender in shaping a child are discussed. (JL)

  16. New Dimensions in Multicultural Education.

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    Clothier, Grant; And Others

    This booklet discusses and offers solutions for some of the educational problems growing out of the diverse nature of schools in the United States. Chapter I describes the society as a multicultural one in which a wide discrepancy exists between ideals and practices. A multicultural society is made up of many groups with varying degrees of common…

  17. Multicultural Education and Global Education: A Possible Merger.

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    Cole, Donna J.

    1984-01-01

    Multicultural education and global education share several common goals which makes a merger into multiculturalized global education a feasible idea. This article discusses both multicultural and global education, a possible merger between the two, and their shared goals. (DF)

  18. 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.…

  19. The Continuing Challenge of Multicultural Health Education.

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    Pahnos, Markella L.

    1992-01-01

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

  20. The True Purposes of Multicultural Education.

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    Brown, Carlton E.

    Purposes for multicultural education in recent educational literature are reviewed and a transformist conception of multicultural education is expounded. A review of educational literature published since 1968 indicates that several objectives have been touted as core purposes for multicultural education. These include developing student…

  1. 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…

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

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    Burstyn, Joan N.

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

  3. Multicultural Infusion: A Strategy for Science Teacher Preparation.

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    Barba, Robertta H.

    Under-representation of minority students in science, mathematics, and related scholarly pursuits results in a significant portion of minority students unprepared to participate in science-related careers in adult life. Multicultural infusion offers an opportunity for science teacher educators to prepare a new generation of science teachers…

  4. Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.

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    Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

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

  5. Multicultural Understanding in Physical Education.

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    Sparks, William; Wayman, Landace

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

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Australian Approaches to Multicultural Education.

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    Shafer, Susanne M.

    1983-01-01

    Provisions for multicultural education in Australia include expanded ESL and foreign language offerings, various bilingual and bicultural curriculum projects for ethnic schools, and revamping of social studies programs to educate all students and teachers about Australia's ethnic minorities. While such programs should enhance mutual respect and…

  9. Promoting Multiculturalism in Developmental Education.

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    Higbee, Jeanne L.

    2001-01-01

    Asserts that the teaching profession needs to recognize the natural connections between multicultural and developmental education. Presents eight steps developmental educators can take to promote pluralism, including (1) establishing a clear link between cultural pluralism and institutional and programmatic mission and goals; (2) striving for…

  10. 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…

  11. Multiculturalism and Multicultural Education in an International Perspective.

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    Eldering, Lotty

    1996-01-01

    The concept of multiculturalism is explored and several approaches to multicultural education are discussed, drawing examples from North America, Europe, and Australia. This conceptual framework is used to describe and analyze the current state of affairs in these fields in the Netherlands. (Author/MMU)

  12. Growing in Multicultural Education with Alumni

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    Abendroth, Mark

    2015-01-01

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

  13. Science in the Multicultural Classroom. A Guide to Teaching and Learning.

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    Barba, Robertta H.

    This book is designed to help the teacher become a reflective practitioner in the multicultural science classroom. The ideas presented are grounded in constructivist theory and emphasize a multicultural approach to science education. The first section, "Addressing Diversity," deals with issues germane to the science education needs of culturally…

  14. Multiculturalism: An Educational Perspective.

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    Reagan, Timothy

    1984-01-01

    In his introduction to this journal issue, which reviews books dealing with multiculturalism, the author discusses three theories of assimilation--Anglo-conformity, the melting pot, and cultural pluralism--and the doctrine of cultural relativism. Strengths and weaknesses of the books reviewed are also discussed. (RM)

  15. 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…

  16. Science in Primary Schools: The Multicultural Dimension.

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    Peacock, Alan, Ed.

    This book brings together a number of perspectives on building a multicultural dimension into science teaching in the United Kingdom. Part 1 gives a variety of practical ideas for use in multi-ethnic and all-white classrooms, heeding the constraints of the National Curriculum. Part 2 examines the underlying rationale for a multicultural approach…

  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. 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…

  19. Multiculturalism: Implications for Outdoor and Conservation Educators.

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    Matthews, Bruce E.

    This paper addresses the role of multiculturalism in outdoor and conservation education. Multiculturalism promotes appreciation of diversity including differences originating from race, ethnicity, gender, and abilities, thereby developing tolerance and human understanding. Several trends make multiculturalism relevant to outdoor activities. By the…

  20. 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.

  1. "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…

  2. "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…

  3. 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…

  4. Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.

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

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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  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. Multiculturalism in Education: An Australian Perspective.

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    Fotiadis, Kostas

    1995-01-01

    Describes multiculturalism in Australian education as an approach that affirms, values, and promotes social, educational, and economic benefits derived from a productive use of Australia's rich cultural and linguistic diversity. Multiculturalism in Australia can be understood as a demographic description of society, as a social philosophy, and as…

  9. Immigration, Adult Education and Multiculturalism in Australia.

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    Duke, Christopher; And Others

    The study described in this report reviews adult education relevant to immigration and multiculturalism in Australia. The report is presented in three parts. The first part examines the background and context of adult education programs intended for immigrants and for a multicultural society. The first of two chapters presents the historical and…

  10. 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…

  11. The Relationship between Multicultural and Bilingual Education.

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    English First Foundation, Springfield, VA.

    The emergence of multicultural education as a national priority is discussed and its links with the bilingual education movement are examined, drawing on a variety of written sources. It is proposed that the push for multicultural curricula reflects a broader agenda than ethnic pride and consciousness-raising, and is an extension of the campaign…

  12. Protecting the Right to Multicultural Education.

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    Dyer, Adair

    1991-01-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. New Dimensions for the Multicultural Education Course

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    Gay, Richard

    2011-01-01

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

  15. 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…

  16. Reflections on Multiculturalism in Developmental Education.

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    Bruch, Patrick L.; Higbee, Jeanne L.

    2002-01-01

    Reports on an effort to better understand the impasse and create conditions for constructive local discussions and reforms relating to multiculturalism. Reports how a group of developmental education professionals in a large, interdisciplinary developmental education unit understand multiculturalism. Explores the potentials and challenges involved…

  17. 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.…

  18. Multicultural Education as a Moral Responsibility.

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    Hillis, Michael R.

    1996-01-01

    Advocates of multicultural education believe they have a moral mandate to establish justice and expose institutions that prevent it. The strength of multicultural education comes from a moral center that strives for individual and group empowerment and challenges the oppressive tendencies in society. (SK)

  19. Protecting the Right to Multicultural Education.

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    Dyer, Adair

    1991-01-01

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

  20. The Role of Media in Multicultural Education.

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    Cortes, Carlos E.

    1980-01-01

    The multicultural content and cultural educational impact of motion pictures, television, radio, newspapers, and magazines are examined, including the implications of these media for the development of multicultural education in the schools. Teaching strategies and the role of the media are outlined. (JMF)

  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. Multicultural Education in the United States: Reflections

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    Kahn, Michele

    2008-01-01

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

  4. 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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. Multiculturalism in Canada: A Public Education Strategy.

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    Rothman, Eugene; And Others

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

  8. 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…

  9. Multicultural Education and the Tyranny of Virtue.

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    Bernstein, Richard

    1994-01-01

    Argues that multiculturalism in education, because it is viewed as such a virtuous undertaking, is actually creating another form of tyranny, one that limits discussion, inhibits free expression, and disguises questionable interpretations and analyses as indisputable truths. Multiculturalism is portrayed as creating dogmatic assertions, wishful…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.

  12. 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)

  13. 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

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

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

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    Holm, Gunilla; Londen, Monica

    2010-01-01

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

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

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    DomNwachukwu, Chinaka Samuel

    2010-01-01

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

  19. 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…

  20. The Intersection of Cultures: Multicultural Education in the United States.

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    Spring, Joel

    Designed to be used in courses devoted to the study of multicultural education, this book aims to outline conceptual foundations of multicultural education and to discuss differences in cultural perspectives. The book is divided into two parts. Part one provides the foundation of multicultural education; part two focuses on the perspectives on…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Unity in Diversity: Multicultural Education in Australia.

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    Falk, Barbara, Ed.; Harris, Joy, Ed.

    Papers presented at two institutes held in Australia to discuss multicultural education are presented. Topics discussed include demographic background of Australia, principles of Australian pluralism, problems and issues for teachers making decisions on curriculum, the educational experience of children of migrant origin, the objectives and…

  5. The Adult Educator in Multicultural Australia.

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    Grassby, A. J.

    1978-01-01

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

  6. Multiculturalism in Secondary School Physical Education Textbooks

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    Hsu, Shan-Hui; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

    2010-01-01

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

  7. Multiculturalism in Secondary School Physical Education Textbooks

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    Hsu, Shan-Hui; Chepyator-Thomson, Rose

    2010-01-01

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

  8. Rethinking the Discussion about Science Education in a Multicultural World: Some Alternative Questions as a New Point of Departure.

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    Svennbeck, Margareta

    2001-01-01

    Comments on three articles in this issue on universalists versus multiculturalists. Discusses the importance in the United States of universalism versus relativism with regard to science. Discusses whether indigenous knowledge or traditional ecological knowledge should be considered with regard to science education. (SAH)

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. Multicultural Education: A Viable Component of American Education?

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    Mitchell, Bruce M.

    1985-01-01

    Results are summarized of a questionnaire, completed for 48 of the 50 United States, concerning multicultural education. (New Mexico and Virginia are not included.) Questions include: the existence of a state-level program; a responsible person; multicultural certification requirements; and screening of textbooks and curriculum for racism or…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Religion and Multiculturalism in Education.

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    Alexander, H. A.

    1995-01-01

    Provides a concise historical overview of theological thinking concerning fundamentalism, absolutism, and relativism. Considers corresponding responses to issues regarding multiculturalism. Concludes that a diversity of viewpoints is necessary for society to learn from its mistakes and progress in a positive fashion. (MJP)

  15. 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…

  16. 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)

  17. 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.…

  18. Educating Multicultural Citizens: Melting Pot or Mosaic?

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    Entwistle, Harold

    2000-01-01

    Explores the educational metaphors of the melting pot (immigrants must assimilate into the mainstream culture) and the cultural mosaic (immigrants should retain their cultural identifies). Focuses on such issues as multiculturalism and justice for immigrants, social cohesion, the notion of cultural relativism, and differing conceptions of culture.…

  19. 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…

  20. Community Relations and Multicultural Education in Australia.

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    Lynch, James

    1982-01-01

    It was only in the late 1970s that Australian educationists began to devote particular attention to the development of multicultural education in Australian society. Nonetheless, Australia has made very substantial academic and practical contributions to a field which is of increasing worldwide interest. (BRR)

  1. 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…

  2. Group Work and Multicultural Management Education

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    Kelly, Phil

    2009-01-01

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

  3. Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions

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    Pittman, Chavella T.

    2009-01-01

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

  4. A discussion of multiculturalism in Australia from educators' perspective.

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    Arasaratnam, Lily A

    2014-01-01

    This study is an exploration of the views of non-indigenous Australian tertiary educators (N?=?22) on multiculturalism and its effects on Australian society. Thematic analysis was used to identify four dominant themes in interviews conducted with the participants. The results are discussed within the themes of Australian identity, attitudes toward multiculturalism, the role of education/educators in multiculturalism, and the future of multicultural Australia. The results reveal that, while there are strong concerns about current policies, tertiary educators have favourable views toward multiculturalism and believe that multicultural views should be integrated into the curriculum from primary education onwards. Despite growing cultural diversity, results further indicate that there is a gap between the ideology and the practice of multiculturalism in Australia. PMID:24516782

  5. 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…

  6. Improving Science Teaching in Multicultural Settings: A Qualitative Study.

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    Johnson, Judith; Kean, Elizabeth

    1992-01-01

    Collaborative summer workshops between the Omaha (Nebraska) Public Schools and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln were held to improve the learning environment in multicultural science classrooms. Workshop themes included multicultural understanding, cooperative learning, and problem solving. Discusses attitude changes in student/teacher…

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

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    Allan, Rod; Hill, Bob

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Education of Ethnic Minority Children: An Issue in Australian Multiculturalism.

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    Foster, Lois

    1985-01-01

    Examines the issues and controversies related to immigration in Australia, the acceptance of the "multicultural Australia" concept, and the educational system's structure. Argues that while there has been a manifest transition from migrant to multicultural education, forces favoring the status quo have created a latent, de facto ethnic education

  14. 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…

  15. White Students' Voices in Multicultural Teacher Education Preparation

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    Horton, Julie; Scott, Dominic

    2004-01-01

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

  16. Pre-service science teacher sense of self in developing multicultural practice

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    Monteith, Yuki Marie

    The development of multicultural science teaching practices is becoming more crucial as the student population in public schools becomes more diverse. Multicultural teaching practices are even more important when disparities in science achievement can be delimited by racial, ethnic or cultural affiliation. Using a phenomenological perspective, this study explored science pre-service teachers' sense of self after a year of teacher education. Content analysis of themes arising from the study identified three areas specific to their sense of self: (a) the unconscious influence of beliefs about science culture, (b) the fundamental beliefs of the U.S. middle class, and (c) superficial beliefs about multicultural teaching practices. These themes illuminated the essence of the phenomenon: emerging internal contradictions challenging the sense of self.

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Changing Selves: Multicultural Education and the Challenge of New Identities.

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    Dolby, Nadine

    2000-01-01

    After introducing identity and discussing how it has been used in multicultural education, the paper notes general challenges to this paradigm and uses data from an ethnographic study of a multiracial South African high school to critique multicultural education's treatment of identity, suggesting alternate theoretical paradigms, research…

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

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

    2007-01-01

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

  1. 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…

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

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2011-01-01

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

  3. 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…

  4. Multicultural Education in the United States and Japan.

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    Nagai, Hideo

    This paper compares multicultural education in U.S. and Japanese schools, analyzing multicultural education from the ethnic perspective. The paper notes that while the United States is a country with a long history of immigration and is composed of people with many different racial backgrounds, Japan is a country of a single race with only a few…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

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

    2003-01-01

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

  8. 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…

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

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    Weidknecht, Marguerite K.

    2011-01-01

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

  10. Multicultural Service Learning: Educating Teachers in Diverse Communities.

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    Boyle-Baise, Marilynne

    This book explains the complex interplay of service learning, multicultural education, and teacher preparation. It shows how the author collaborated with community partners and preservice teachers to jointly construct the service learning supplement to a multicultural education course, from the bottom up. The seven chapters are: (1) "A Sense of…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Beyond Basket Weaving: Multicultural Education and Whole-School Reform.

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    May, Stephen A.

    This paper outlines the various limitations of several multicultural education initiatives and explores the conditions necessary for making multicultural education actually work. The conditions examined include the centrality of first language maintenance and the reconstituting of curriculum, pedagogy, evaluation, and organization at the school…

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

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

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

  15. The Infusion of Multicultural Education in Teacher Education Programmes with Specific Focus on Reading Methods Courses.

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    Hicks, Reta D.; Monroe, Eula E.

    1984-01-01

    Defines multicultural education as a transmitter of understandings of all cultures and explains the need for multicultural teacher education programs. Suggests ways to implement multicultural concepts in teacher preparation programs, specifically in readings methods courses, at the college level, the teacher education department level, and the…

  16. Educating speech-language pathologists for a multicultural world.

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    Cheng, L; Battle, D; Murdoch, B; Martin, D

    2001-01-01

    This paper presents critical elements and current needs in educating speech-language pathologists for a multicultural world. A proposed paradigm shift in clinical teaching using the UK model is also introduced. In addition, a case study on the American Speech Language Hearing Association's efforts in implementing the Multicultural Action Agenda by networking with the Asian Pacific Islander caucus is described. A survey of multicultural elements in programs in Australia and New Zealand is included. Finally, suggestions for collaboration with those in established professional bodies to meet the increasing needs of a multicultural world are provided. PMID:11316938

  17. Commentary on a framework for multicultural education

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    Hammerich, Karin F.

    2014-01-01

    Today’s changing demographics require that multicultural factors be considered in the delivery of quality patient-centred health care in chiropractic. Yet minimal training in cultural competency in chiropractic education leaves graduates ill-equipped to treat a diverse population. This commentary examines cultural competency training in current literature, demonstrates frameworks for curriculum integration, and suggests how cultural competency might be included in a chiropractic college curriculum. A database search yielded little evidence that cultural competency is integrated into curricula of chiropractic schools. Some journal articles note that promoting multicultural education and cultural sensitivity is an important goal. However, they provide no mechanisms as to how this can be achieved within training programs. Thus, although an undeniable need exists for all healthcare practitioners to develop cultural competency in the face of an increasingly diverse population, cultural competency education has not kept pace. Chiropractic schools must review their curricula to develop the cultural competencies of their graduates and a basic framework is suggested. PMID:25202156

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

  1. Multicultural Education as Undertheorised Romanticism: An Australian Perspective.

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    Harvey, Jim

    1993-01-01

    Outlines components of a theory of multicultural society; and argues that the critical weakness of multicultural education in Australia is that it derives from undertheorized, conceptually inadequate, and confused understandings. Current approaches fail to address fundamental issues of difference in existing social relations. (SLD)

  2. 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…

  3. Multiculturalism and Diversity in Drama/Theatre Education: A Preconference.

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    Garcia, Anamarie

    1999-01-01

    Describes how the 1998 Multiculturalism and Diversity in Drama/Theatre Education: A Preconference came about, and briefly describes its activities and success. Offers ideas for future activities, and reminds readers of the critical necessity for action around issues of multiculturalism and diversity that transforms dreams into reality. (SR)

  4. Implementing Integrated Multicultural Instructional Design in Management Education

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    Schultz, Jennifer L.; Higbee, Jeanne L.

    2011-01-01

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

  5. 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.…

  6. Integrating Multimedia Multicultural Materials into an Educational Psychology Course.

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    Anderson, Susan E.

    1998-01-01

    Reports a case study of students' reactions to a multicultural unit that incorporated computer software, videodiscs, videotape, and print media in an undergraduate educational psychology course. Many students believed the multicultural unit increased their understanding of cultural differences and recognized the need to learn how to deal…

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

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

    1997-01-01

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

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Multi-Cultural Descriptor. Staff Development for Education That Is Multi-Cultural.

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    Walker, Bruce; And Others

    This publication contains a procedure and three instruments for assessing and analyzing the extent to which an entire school district and educational program, department, school, or classroom within a school district or an institution of higher education is providing education that is multicultural. There are four steps to the process. Step number…

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. Medical education for a multicultural society.

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    Eisenbruch, M

    1989-11-20

    Australian medical education has not kept pace with Australia's increasingly multicultural society. Feedback from ethnic community organizations suggests that medical students and specialist trainees in medicine are not learning how to understand, to interact with and to treat patients in culturally appropriate ways. The first part of this paper reviews the problem and considers some perspectives in transcultural medicine and clinically applied medical anthropology. The second part proposes some areas in which medical schools can take the initiative in developing interdisciplinary teaching programmes at undergraduate and graduate levels. These programmes should provide minimal standards to enable any medical graduate to practise with patients of any cultural background and, in addition, will encourage some students to pursue more specialized studies in transcultural medicine and medical anthropology. It is suggested that new developments should be integrated with appropriate university departments such as anthropology. PMID:2593892

  14. Ibn al-Haytham: An Answer to Multicultural Science Teaching?

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    Bettany, Laurence

    1995-01-01

    Describes the major contributions to optics of Ibn al-Haytham, prolific Arab scientist. Recent partial translation of his "Book of Optics" enables an accounting of his work and provides the opportunity to connect this historical personage and his contributions to the current debates on multicultural science teaching. Contains 18 references. (DDR)

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

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    Yusupova, Gulnaz F.; Podgorecki, JĂłzef; 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…

  16. 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…

  17. A Bibliography for Teachers: Education for a Multi-Cultural Society. Third Edition.

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    Community Relations Commission, London (England).

    This annotated bibliography is written for teachers of students of multiracial, multicultural backgrounds. The materials are for all age groups and are concerned primarily with the problems and interests of immigrants in Britain. The contents include: (1) reference books; (2) Department of Education and Science publications; (3) Schools Council…

  18. 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…

  19. 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.

  20. Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life. Multicultural Education Series.

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    Parker, Walter C.

    This book contributes to the debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. The book demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. It bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education;…

  1. 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:…

  2. Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life. Multicultural Education Series.

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    Parker, Walter C.

    This book contributes to the debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. The book demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity. It bridges the widening gap between multicultural education and civic education;…

  3. 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,…

  4. (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…

  5. 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.

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  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

    2009-01-01

    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…

  9. 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…

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

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

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

  11. 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…

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

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

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

  13. Approaches to Multicultural Education in Preservice Teacher Education: Philosophical Frameworks and Models for Teaching

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    Smith, Earl Bradford

    2009-01-01

    With the increase in ethnic diversity in the United States, many educators have recognized the need to expand their knowledge of multicultural education in the public schools. The success or failure of multicultural education depends upon the effective preparation of teachers and administrators. These teachers must be competent in the courses they…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. Lessons on Multicultural Education from Australia and the United States.

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    Swetnam, Leslie A.

    2003-01-01

    Discusses how a comparison of the philosophical orientations, content and methods, and teacher preparation in multicultural education revealed some similarities in the two systems as well as some very instructive differences. Suggests that every teacher education program should include field experiences with diverse students so that prospective…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. Multicultural Early Childhood Education Bibliography and Resource List.

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    Mock, Karen R., Comp.

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

  3. 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…

  4. Bilingual Multicultural Education and the Professional: From Theory to Practice.

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    Trueba, Henry T., Ed.; Barnett-Mizrahi, Carol, Ed.

    A general text on bilingual multicultural education geared toward teachers, teacher trainers, supervisors, administrators, researchers, and other professionals in the field, at both the preservice and inservice levels, is presented. Contents are as follows: a historical, philosophical, and legal introduction to bilingual education; theoretical…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Educating Information Professionals in a Multicultural Information Society.

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    Jorna, Kerstin

    2002-01-01

    Discusses the neglect of foreign languages by LIS (library and information science) departments in English-speaking countries and the problems this will cause in an increasingly multicultural environment. Topics include monolingualism in United Kingdom LIS departments; and suggestions for how to integrate new modules into LIS courses to overcome…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Multicultural Religious Education in a Trinitarian Perspective

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    Kim, Hyun-Sook

    2012-01-01

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

  14. 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…

  15. Student Experiences with Multicultural and Diversity Education.

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

    2000-01-01

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

  16. 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…

  17. Student Experiences with Multicultural and Diversity Education.

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

    2000-01-01

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

  18. Multicultural Teacher Education for the 21st Century.

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    Gay, Geneva; Howard, Tyrone C.

    2000-01-01

    Discusses multicultural preservice teacher education, recommending that preservice programs be more deliberate about preparing white Americans for teaching diverse students because of the increasing division between white teachers and minority students. The paper examines preservice teachers' fear of diversity and resistance to dealing with race…

  19. Conceptual Collective Online Reflection in Multicultural Education Classes

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    Oikonomidoy, Eleni

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of the paper is to demonstrate how collective conceptual reflections facilitated by online blogs can promote pre-service teachers' growth in multicultural education classes. Design/methodology/approach: Analysis of one blog is used to demonstrate how information gained through that triggered the instructor's informed…

  20. Ethnicity, Class and Multicultural Education. Sociology of the School.

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    Rizvi, Fazal

    This monograph examines the nature of ethnicity as a general feature of human society, as it functions in Australia, and how it is used in the development of policy on multicultural education in Australia. Three influential accounts of ethnicity are examined, and it is argued that, although different, the theories share common problematics and…

  1. The REACH Center and Multicultural (Multi-ethnic) Art Education.

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    Stewart, Rohn

    This paper is a summary of an awareness session on the nationally validated programs of the Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Center for Global and Multicultural Education. The REACH curricula are designed to be infused into the K-12 programs of U.S. schools. The learner outcomes of the curricula are positive self concepts,…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

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    Moon, Seungho

    2011-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Multicultural Education Abstracts, Volume 9, Number 4, 1990.

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    Cherrington, Derek, Ed.

    This publication draws on a wide range of international resources to serve the information needs of those concerned with multicultural education. Author and subject indexes in each issue allow readers to identify publications of particular interest to them. Major international books and journals are scanned, and other original sources and…

  11. Multicultural Education Abstracts, Volume 10, Number 1, 1991.

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    Cherrington, Derek, Ed.

    This publication draws on a wide range of international resources to serve the information needs of those concerned with multicultural education. Author and subject indexes in each issue allow readers to identify publications of particular interest to them. Major international books and journals are scanned, and other original sources and…

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

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2006-01-01

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

  13. 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…

  14. 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,…

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

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

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

  16. 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…

  17. Examining Collaborative Learning Modalities (CLM): Critical Multicultural Education Online?

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    Brantmeier, Edward J.; Aragon, Antonette; Folkestad, James

    2011-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to contribute to a very difficult, yet all important and ongoing research question--how do we best use online collaborative learning modalities (CLM) to supplement conversations in multicultural education courses? Design/methodology/approach: This qualitative study examined emergent themes in asynchronous…

  18. The Genesis of Education That Is Multicultural at AUM.

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    Wieseman, Robert A.

    In response to a federal mandate that Teacher Corps projects include multicultural education as a project goal, a needs assessment was conducted and the results submitted to the faculty of Auburn University at Montgomery, Alabama (AUM). It had been found that teachers in the area felt insecure in dealing with racial and ethnic issues in their…

  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. 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…

  1. Revolutionary Multiculturalism in US Schools: Educational Leadership Reconsidered.

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    Moss, Glenda

    2003-01-01

    Commentary on educational leadership includes portions of a critical research project to analyze revolutionary multiculturalism and McLaren's use of Che Guevara as a pedagogical leader for U.S. schools and culminating in a reflexive response to the rigorous dialogical study of the international scholar's work as well as the revision and…

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Places to Go: Challenges to Multicultural Art Education in a Global Economy

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    Desai, Dipti

    2005-01-01

    This article examines the relationship between globalization and postmodern multicultural art education. The questions that drive my investigation are: What is the role of postmodern multiculturalism in this current phase of globalization and what challenges does globalization pose for multiculturalism? I explore the shifts in the field of art…

  5. Make the Curriculum Multicultural: Act Now and Make Science an Inclusive Endeavor.

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    Bryant, Napoleon A., Jr.

    1996-01-01

    Discusses the concept of multicultural education and argues that the curriculum must reflect the cultural diversity of the school's population and must treat as worthwhile the contributions of all groups to the American society. Presents examples of current policies and opinion on multicultural education. (JRH)

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

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    Moore, James R.

    2009-01-01

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

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

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    Yeo, Frederick L.

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

  8. 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.

  9. Complicity with Conservatism: The De-Politicizing of Multicultural and Intercultural Education

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    Gorski, Paul C.

    2006-01-01

    Although multicultural education, a field dedicated to promoting equity and justice in education, continues to be the target of conservative critics, its contemporary crisis brews from within. The greatest danger to the movement toward equity and social justice that underlies multicultural education in the US comes from educators who ostensibly…

  10. (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.

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

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    Gatimu, M. Wangeci

    2009-01-01

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

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Prejudice Reduction through Shared Adventure: A Qualitative Outcome Assessment of a Multicultural Education Class

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    Wright, Alan N.; Tolan, Jan

    2009-01-01

    This study is a qualitative analysis of student learning outcomes from an experiential multicultural education class at a public university. The class brought together students from diverse backgrounds and used adventure education methods to achieve multicultural education goals. The class combined adventure-based experiences from ropes courses or…

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

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    Flores, Gabriel

    2012-01-01

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

  16. Sifting and Winnowing: An Exploration of the Relationship between Multi-Cultural Education and CBTE.

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    Grant, Carl A., Ed.

    This book contains 17 articles, each by a different author, and addressed to those who wish to become informed about the relationship between multicultural education and competency-based teacher education (CBTE). In order to study the relationship between multicultural education and CBTE, a number of individuals actively engaged in either the…

  17. 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.

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

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    Billingsley, Berry

    2015-12-01

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

  19. Multicultural Education: Reflections and Promises--A Conservation with H. Prentice Baptiste, Jr.

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    Taylor, Hazel S.

    1984-01-01

    H. Prentice Baptiste presents personal theories on multicultural education and the role of higher education institutions in an interview with the author. The pluralistic thrust in education is discussed. (DF)

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

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

    2003-05-01

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

  1. Discovering indigenous science: Implications for science education

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    Snively, Gloria; Corsiglia, John

    2001-01-01

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

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

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

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    Copenhaver-Johnson, Jeane

    2007-01-01

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

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

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

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    Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

    2013-01-01

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

  8. 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)

  9. 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…

  10. Reflected Identities: Applying Positionality and Multicultural Social Reconstructionism in Teacher Education.

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    Martin, Renee J.; Van Gunten, Dawn M.

    2002-01-01

    Explores how positionality, as a pedagogical construct, can enhance the goals of teaching multicultural education courses that are social reconstructionist in nature, highlighting excerpts from action research assignments in multicultural education courses and probing how student attitudes have been challenged to better understand the complex…

  11. 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…

  12. Resistance and Renegotiation: Preservice Teacher Interactions with and Reactions to Multicultural Education Course Content

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    LaDuke, Aja E.

    2009-01-01

    Although many programs ascribe to promoting and celebrating diversity, traditional teacher preparation rarely centralizes multicultural education courses. Instead, these courses are often "added on" to or disconnected from the rest of the program. Multicultural education courses and other courses that address diversity often ask the preservice…

  13. 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…

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

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    Peariso, Jamon F.

    2010-01-01

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

  15. 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…

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

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

    2006-01-01

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

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. Beyond a Dream Deferred: Multicultural Education and the Politics of Excellence.

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    Thompson, Becky W., Ed.; Tyagi, Sangeeta, Ed.

    This multidisciplinary anthology with chapters by faculty members, administrators, and students consolidates moral and political views of multicultural education and the institutional changes that have taken place in the past 20 years in higher education. Selections include: (1) "Rethinking America: The Practice and Politics of Multiculturalism in…

  1. 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…

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

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    2003-01-01

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

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

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    Botzler, Sally, Ed.

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

  4. Alternative Multicultural Education: A Unique Case Study.

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    Friesen, John W.

    1994-01-01

    Discusses the origins, lifestyle, and education of the Amish and introduces three papers concerning Amish educational practices. The first article presents observations of a newly appointed Amish teacher. The two remaining articles discuss educationally relevant insights involving the challenges that health-care personnel face in relating to the…

  5. Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.

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    Baker, Frederick J.

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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…

  8. Pluralizing Journalism Education: A Multicultural Handbook.

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    Martindale, Carolyn, Ed.

    This book presents the following 24 essays and articles on pluralizing journalism education, with a focus on recruitment, curriculum, and student media: (1) "A Rationale for Pluralizing Journalism Education" (John F. Greenman); (2) "Philosophical and Economic Arguments for Media Diversity" (Ted Pease); (3) "History of Standard 12: Establishing…

  9. Multicultural Education in South Korean Public Elementary Schools: An Analysis of Teachers' Experiences and Perspectives and School Curriculum

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    Lee, Jungmin

    2008-01-01

    Multicultural education is a growing interest in South Korea and is viewed as a way to respond to the multicultural challenges resulting from the recently increasing number of foreign migrants and international marriages. The primary purpose of this study was to explore how multicultural education is contextualized in South Korea. For this…

  10. 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…

  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. Preparing Teachers for a Multicultural Society: A Model for Teacher Education

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    Leer, Elizabeth Berg

    2009-01-01

    Although teachers may strive to create inclusive, multi-cultural classrooms, they may lack the requisite knowledge and skills to successfully accomplish the task. Drawing on case study research that illuminates challenges encountered by White teachers of multicultural literature, I propose a comprehensive diversity component for teacher education.…

  13. Doing "Diversity" at Dynamic High: Problems and Possibilities of Multicultural Education in Practice

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    Ngo, Bic

    2010-01-01

    In this article, I examine how students, teachers and staff understood and addressed cultural difference at an urban, public high school in the United States. My research reveals that the school's multicultural practices contradictorily sustained and exacerbated problems and made teachers resistant to multicultural education. Simultaneously, my…

  14. Infusing Professional Ethics into Counselor Education Programs: A Multicultural/Social Justice Perspective

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    Pack-Brown, Sherlon P.; Thomas, Tequilla L.; Seymour, Jennifer M.

    2008-01-01

    Multiculturalism and social justice counseling issues influence counselors' ethical thinking and behavior. Counselor educators are responsible for facilitating students' understanding of the relevance of multicultural/social justice counseling issues and ethical standards for professional practices. Added insights in these areas aid students to…

  15. Doing "Diversity" at Dynamic High: Problems and Possibilities of Multicultural Education in Practice

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    Ngo, Bic

    2010-01-01

    In this article, I examine how students, teachers and staff understood and addressed cultural difference at an urban, public high school in the United States. My research reveals that the school's multicultural practices contradictorily sustained and exacerbated problems and made teachers resistant to multicultural education. Simultaneously, my…

  16. 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…

  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. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Becoming Multicultural: Raising Awareness and Supporting Change in Teacher Education

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    Zygmunt-Fillwalk, Eva; Clark, Patricia

    2007-01-01

    Becoming multicultural has been defined as a process whereby an individual develops competencies of perceiving, evaluating, believing, and doing in multiple ways (Banks, 1988). Nieto (1996) argues that "becoming a multicultural teacher means first becoming a multicultural person. Without this transformation of themselves, any attempts at…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. Enhancement of K - 12 Astronomy Education Through Multicultural Outreach

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    Yanamandra-Fisher, P. A.

    1997-12-01

    History bears out the fact that various cultures developed their own unique interpretation of the stars and the universe. Children are first introduced to the cultural lore in their pre--school years by their primary teachers --- the parents. In today's technological world, with social migration and assimilation of differing ethnic peoples into a common society, parents often neglect or ignore this valuable contibution to enhancing the child's interest in astronomy at an early age. This important contibution can be re-awakened by applying a multicultural approach to introductory astronomy/solar system science in primary grades by teachers, parents and scientists. Such an integrated approach unifies a society and instructs the child by identifying its cultural and scientific heritage. Some common examples are the interpretation of the Big Dipper, Zodiac and the planets. These and other examples will be provided along with teaching aids.

  5. 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"…

  6. 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"…

  7. Multicultural Education Transformation in Higher Education: Getting Faculty to "Buy In"

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    Mayo, Sandra; Larke, Patricia J.

    2011-01-01

    As higher education institutions seek to prepare students to live and work in a global society, many realize that faculty must be equipped to address this challenge. This institution has been successful in getting faculty to "buy in" to their multicultural curriculum initiative. This paper discusses how one institution systematically…

  8. 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…

  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. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. (En)gender(ing) Complexities, Contradictions and Multiplicities: My [a Researcher's] Feminist Poststructural Stories of/for Teaching Gender and/within Multicultural Teacher Education

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    Pereira, Christine Marie

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation explores how multiple lenses enable more nuanced understandings of gender that multicultural education, and by extension multicultural teacher education, will benefit from. In answering the question, "What was taught about gender and education within this multicultural teacher education course?" the teaching of gender…

  17. 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.

  18. 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…

  19. 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)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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,…

  3. Education in and for a Multicultural Society: Issues and Strategies for Policy Making.

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    National Advisory and Co-ordinating Committee on Multicultural Education, Canberra (Australia).

    An examination of the educational principles and aims that should guide the future development of multicultural education in Australia is presented in six chapters. The intention is to set up a national policy framework of broad principles that can be applied throughout the spectrum of education, within strategies appropriate for local needs.…

  4. 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…

  5. Writing and Dialogue for Cultural Understanding: Multicultural Art Education in an Art Teacher Certification Program

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    Millman, Joyce

    2010-01-01

    "Why do they always tell you what "not" to do? Why don't they tell you what to do?" a student in an art education course for certification complained. The course is required for undergraduate students and post-baccalaureates, and introduces multicultural education and topics related to teaching, including educational philosophy, school law, and…

  6. 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…

  7. Beyond the Popular and Politically Correct: Multicultural Education and the Reform of Theatre Pedagogy.

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    Becker, Becky K.

    Multicultural education is still a relatively new trend in the American system of higher education. As with any new pedagogy, there is a tendency to reduce the genuine possibility of educational reform to mere superficiality--good intentions lacking substance. Behind the "camouflage" of politically correct language and actions, individuals need…

  8. 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…

  9. 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,…

  10. 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…

  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. 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.

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. School-site decision making in multicultural education: An Australian perspective

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    Kennedy, Kerry J.

    1985-12-01

    This paper examines a number of issues related to multicultural education and curriculum change. It focuses on school-level projects that were developed in Western Australian schools from 1979-1981. The results of the research raised the following points: teachers viewed multicultural education as a psycho-social rather than a socio-political phenomenon; the aims of multicultural education were seen to be best achieved by the collection of specific resource material; on-site implementation of the projects often led to changes being made to the original intentions of the project designers; qualitative research techniques proved more sensitive in portraying and consequently understanding the complexities associated with project implementation, and, finally, it seemed clear that more emphasis should be placed on understanding the role of the teacher as a policy mediator. It is at the school level that the final decisions are made about national policy intentions.

  16. 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

  17. 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…

  18. Collaborative Learning in Multicultural Classrooms: A Case Study of Dutch Senior Secondary Vocational Education

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    Tielman, Kennedy; den Brok, Perry; Bolhuis, Sanneke; Vallejo, Bertha

    2012-01-01

    This research presents a descriptive study regarding collaborative learning in a multicultural classroom at a vocational education school in The Netherlands. The study bridges two domains of research: research on culturally diverse learning environments--which has mostly concerned primary and general secondary education--and studies on…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. The Influence of Multicultural Educational Practices on Student Outcomes and Intergroup Relations

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    Zirkel, Sabrina

    2008-01-01

    Background: How best to serve a racially and ethnically diverse student body has been a topic of intensive theory development for the past 30 or 40 years. We have strong theoretical models regarding the need for and practice of multicultural education, the goals of which include both increased educational achievement for students of color and…

  4. Learning to Teach Mindfully: Examining the Self in the Context of Multicultural Education

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    Griggs, Tom; Tidwell, Deborah

    2015-01-01

    This article tells the story of a self-study partnership between the authors, Tom and Deb, two teacher educators from different institutions. This partnership began with discussions about shared interests and shared dilemmas in teaching multicultural education content at their respective universities. Over a 2-year period of time, the authors…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  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. A Visual Construct on the Role of the Teacher in Multicultural Education.

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    Stuckman, Ralph E.

    This paper describes an undergraduate teacher education course offered at Urbana University (Ohio). The course introduces preservice teachers to the nature of multiculturalism in terms of economic, social, intellectual, age, and gender differences, leading participants to explore this educational process from sociological and psychological…

  9. The Emotional Work of Discomfort and Vulnerability in Multicultural Teacher Education

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    Cutri, Ramona Maile; Whiting, Erin Feinauer

    2015-01-01

    This study documents our efforts to implement an "ethic of discomfort" and a "pedagogy of discomfort" in our undergraduate multicultural teacher education courses. Commitments to these moral imperatives inherently involve emotional work for teacher candidates and teacher educators. Such emotional work, particularly in academia,…

  10. None So Holy as the Recently Converted-Malefic Generosity and Multicultural Education

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    Benham, B. J.

    1978-01-01

    Discusses attitudes of ethnic minorities regarding development and implementation of multicultural education programs. Minorities and disadvantaged groups should be included in the decision making process and educators and curriculum developers should be willing to learn from culturally different students and community members. (DB)

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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,…

  14. 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…

  15. Institute for Science Education

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    Schaefer, G.

    1974-01-01

    The functions of the Institute for Science Education (IPN) at Kiel, West Germany, are described. The main activities of the IPN focus on development of curricula for science education and investigation of special problems arising in science teaching. (PEB)

  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. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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

  20. "Opening the Doors to Multiculturalism": Australian Pre-Service Music Teacher Education Students' Understandings of Cultural Diversity

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2009-01-01

    Educational reform in Australia has urged teachers and tertiary institutions to prepare students for multicultural classrooms. Engagement with multicultural music by teachers and students promotes understanding of difference and diversity as music has both global and cross-cultural manifestations. This article reports on a research project…

  1. Teacher Attitudes to, and Beliefs about, Multicultural Education: Have There Been Changes over the Last Twenty Years?

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    McInerney, Valentina; McInerney, Dennis M.; Cincotta, Madeleine; Totaro, Paolo; Williams, Debra

    This study compared Australian teachers' attitudes toward multicultural education in 2000 with their attitudes in 1979, focusing on: fostering community language maintenance, fostering cultural identity and prestige maintenance, and fostering the benefits of multiculturalism within the community. Participating schools included: those which had…

  2. 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

  3. "Opening the Doors to Multiculturalism": Australian Pre-Service Music Teacher Education Students' Understandings of Cultural Diversity

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    Joseph, Dawn; Southcott, Jane

    2009-01-01

    Educational reform in Australia has urged teachers and tertiary institutions to prepare students for multicultural classrooms. Engagement with multicultural music by teachers and students promotes understanding of difference and diversity as music has both global and cross-cultural manifestations. This article reports on a research project…

  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 Resources

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    Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.

    2009-01-01

    In the nearly two decades since the 1990 Music Educators National Conference (MENC) preconference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, D.C., music educators have come to recognize the need to include a variety of world musics in music curricula at all levels, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing…

  6. Multiculturalism, Peace Education and Social Justice in Teacher Education

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    Quezada, Reyes; Romo, Jaime J.

    2004-01-01

    Research indicates that there is a correlation between exposure of violence in the media and in entertainment and student behavior. Many students have been victims themselves of violent, verbal, and physical assaults. Classroom teachers and educators continue to address this issue locally in classrooms and in their schools. Amid the various…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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;…

  10. 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

  11. 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…

  12. Multiculturalism as an Educational Policy. ESA 842, Policy Development and Analysis.

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    Rizvi, Fazal

    The monograph that begins this volume analyzes multiculturalism as an educational policy in order to identify the broader values and interests that are served by its promotion. It begins with a historical review of Australia's post-World-War-II immigration policies. In the next two sections, the major elements of the policy of assimilation, a…

  13. 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…

  14. An Advocacy Project for Multicultural Education: The Case of the Shiyeyi Language in Botswana

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    Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

    2011-01-01

    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…

  15. Islamic Education in a Multicultural Society: The Case of a Muslim School in Canada

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    Ali, Faisal Mohamed; Bagley, Carl

    2015-01-01

    The case study explores the ways in which a prominent, private Canadian Muslim school provides an Islamic education while negotiating its place in an integrated, socially cohesive, multicultural society. The data are derived from an in-depth qualitative investigation utilizing documentary analysis, participant observation, and interviews (N = 22).…

  16. Multicultural Education: Raising Cultural Awareness and Reducing Prejudice among a Middle School Population.

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    Bernier, Christopher S.

    Two strategies were tried to address the need for a multicultural education program to increase cultural awareness and reduce prejudice among a target population of 1,500 students in a middle school setting that was 84 percent white. One strategy included human relations training of 50 students, who formed a Cultural Awareness Group within the…

  17. A Guide to Multicultural Education: Kindergarten Through Grade Three. Publication No. EC-462.

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    Los Angeles Unified School District, CA.

    This teaching guide presents learning activities for grades K-3 on multicultural education. The objective is to promote cultural awareness and understanding by developing acceptance of the students' own heritage and the heritage of others. Approaches include interdisciplinary, disciplinary, and cross-cultural. The cross-cultural approach…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  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. Many Voices: A Journal of New Settlers and Multicultural Education Issues. Volumes 6-12.

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    Many Voices, 1996

    1996-01-01

    The seven issues of this New Zealand journal contain brief articles on a variety of immigrant and multicultural education issues. Topics include: the role of English language instruction in creating opportunities; Pacific Islander university students; lecture listening and note-taking techniques; the language of geography examinations; audiotape…

  2. 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…

  3. 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,…

  4. 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…

  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. 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…

  7. Integrating Katz and Chard's Project Approach with Multicultural Education in the University Classroom

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    Owen, Pamela M.

    2007-01-01

    It is difficult for teacher candidates (university preservice teachers) to accept and use an innovative teaching method or strategy if they do not have an opportunity to actually engage in using the method or see it modeled in an early childhood classroom. Teacher candidates used Project Approach to learn about multicultural education. Their own…

  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. 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

  10. 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…

  11. Multicultural Education and the Standards Movement: A Report from the Field.

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    Bohn, Anita Perna; Sleeter, Christine E.

    2000-01-01

    The current obsession with standardizing curricula and measuring output may further reduce teacher agency and marginalize segments of our society that are already cheated by the system. Enormous discrepancies exist among public-school facilities, resources, and teachers. Multicultural education will suffer unless legislatures address these…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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)

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. Doing Multicultural Education across Grade Levels and Subject Areas: A Case Study of Wisconsin.

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    Sleeter, Christine E.

    1989-01-01

    Wisconsin teachers (N=416) who had preservice multicultural education training were surveyed by mail to discover what they were doing in their classrooms to attend to diversity based on race and ethnicity, gender, and social class in the areas of curriculum and material, expectations, instructions, and student-student relationships. (IAH)

  20. 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…

  1. 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…

  2. I Am from a Very Small Town: Social Reconstructionism and Multicultural Education

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    Parks, Marguerite W.

    2006-01-01

    "I am from a very small town in which almost the entire population is made up of White middle class society." This statement is a reoccurring theme of final Multicultural Education (MCE) papers by preservice teachers at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UW Oshkosh). Although this sounds like an innocuous statement, over the past 12 years the…

  3. Multicultural/Multilingual Instruction in Educational Programs: A Survey of Perceived Faculty Practices and Outcomes

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    Stockman, Ida J.; Boult, Johanna; Robinson, Gregory C.

    2008-01-01

    Purpose: To describe the instructional strategies reported for multicultural/multilingual issues (MMI) education at programs in speech-language pathology and audiology and the perceived ease and effectiveness of doing so. Method: A 49-item questionnaire elicited anonymous responses from administrators, faculty, and teaching clinical supervisors at…

  4. 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.

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. Speaking the Unpleasant. The Politics of (non)Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain. SUNY Series, The Social Context of Education.

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    Chavez, Rudolfo Chavez, Ed.; O'Donnell, James, Ed.; Sleeter, Christine E., Ed.

    This book addresses the clashing, controversial ideological and ontological postures that emanate when multicultural education issues are the sum and substance for engagement by learners in various educational settings. After a preface (C.E. Sleeter) and foreword "Tongue-Tying Multiculturalism" (D. Macedo), the book offers the following 17 essays:…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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)

  11. Multicultural Resources

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    Burton, J. Bryan; McFarland, Ann L.

    2009-01-01

    In the nearly two decades since the 1990 MENC preconference symposium on Multicultural Approaches to Music Education in Washington, DC, music educators have come to recognize the need to include a variety of world musics in all music curricula, from elementary classrooms to advanced performing ensembles. Accordingly, a significant increase in…

  12. Writing Multicultural Science Textbooks: Perspectives, Problems, Possibilities, and Power.

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    Ninnes, Peter

    2001-01-01

    Reports on a pilot survey of the authors of three sets of textbooks used in Australia and Canada, which have previously been shown to include a relatively high proportion of Indigenous and other minority groups' knowledges, cultures and sciences. Explores issues of voice and power in the production of textbooks. (MM)

  13. 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'…

  14. 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'…

  15. Citizenship Education in Denmark: Reinventing the Nation and/or Conducting Multiculturalism(s)?

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    Haas, Claus

    2008-01-01

    In 2007 the concept of citizenship was officially incorporated into teacher education in Denmark, as part of a compulsory subject called "Christianity studies, life enlightenment, and citizenship". Thus, at least to some extent, the notion of citizenship is expected to find its way into the educational and political vocabulary of future teachers…

  16. 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…

  17. Safety Education and Science.

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    Ralph, Richard

    1980-01-01

    Safety education in the science classroom is discussed, including the beginning of safe management, attitudes toward safety education, laboratory assistants, chemical and health regulation, safety aids, and a case study of a high school science laboratory. Suggestions for safety codes for science teachers, student behavior, and laboratory…

  18. Focus on science education

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    Richman, Barbara T.

    That the quality of precollege science and mathematics education in this country is sagging is not news. What is noteworthy, though, is that the science community is sizing up the dilemma and beginning to take official action. Last month, the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) hosted a National Convocation on Precollege Education in Mathematics and Science, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and its affiliate societies met to form a coalition of affiliate societies on science and mathematics education. In addition, in mid-April the National Science Board, the policy-making arm of the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced the establishment of a new Commission on Precollege Education in Mathematics, Science, and Technology.

  19. Science Education: Cassandra's Prophecy

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    Brady, Thomas E.

    2008-01-01

    After "A Nation at Risk" was released, the state of American education was widely discussed, and not just by educators. The 1980s produced a number of reports on the status of science education that complained of declining science and mathematics achievement, falling enrollment in the subjects, and a shortage of qualified teachers. All the…

  20. Multiculturalism Incorporated: Student Perceptions

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    Bruch, Patrick L.; Higbee, Jeanne L.; Siaka, Kwabena

    2007-01-01

    Multicultural education has transformed higher education both in terms of research and in terms of student experiences. Given the complexity of our institutions, the overall effects of these transformations are mixed. Building on the successes and strengths of multicultural education as it is currently incorporated in institutions and programs…

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. From the Contribution to the Action Approach: White Teachers' Experiences Influencing the Development of Multicultural Science Curricula

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    Suriel, Regina L.; Atwater, Mary M.

    2012-01-01

    In this exploratory case study, we sought to understand teacher's integration of multicultural curricula in science curriculum units, and how personal experiences influenced the level of integration in light of Bank's typology of ethnic content integration into school curricula. Five research participants volunteered and were selected so as to be…

  4. From the Contribution to the Action Approach: White Teachers' Experiences Influencing the Development of Multicultural Science Curricula

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    Suriel, Regina L.; Atwater, Mary M.

    2012-01-01

    In this exploratory case study, we sought to understand teacher's integration of multicultural curricula in science curriculum units, and how personal experiences influenced the level of integration in light of Bank's typology of ethnic content integration into school curricula. Five research participants volunteered and were selected so as to be…

  5. A longitudinal study of multicultural curriculum in medical education

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    Dinh, An; Hunter, Laura; Godkin, Michael A.; Ferguson, Warren

    2014-01-01

    Objectives To evaluate impact a multicultural interclerkship had on students’ perception of knowledge, interview skills, and empathy towards serving culturally diverse populations and role student demographics played in learning. Methods Data extracted from students’ self-reported course evaluations and pre/post questionnaires during multiculturalism interclerkship across 11 academic years. Inquired students’ opinion about four areas: effectiveness, small group leaders, usefulness, and overall experience. Subscale and item ratings were compared using trend tests including multivariate analyses. Results During studied years, 883 students completed course evaluation with high overall mean rating of 3.08 (SD=0.45) and subscale mean scores ranging from 3.03 to 3.30. Trends in three of four subscales demonstrated clear uptrend (p<0.0001). Positive correlations between ratings of leaders and “usefulness” were observed (p<0.0001). Pre/post matched dataset (n=967) indicated majority of items (19/23) had statistically significant higher post interclerkship ratings compared to pre scores with nine of 19 having statistically significant magnitudes of change. Questionnaire had high overall reliability (Cronbach alpha=0.8), and item-to-group correlations ranged from 0.40 to 0.68 (p <0.0001). Conclusions By increasing students’ exposure and interaction with diverse patients, their knowledge, attitude, and skills were increased and expanded in positive manner. These findings might inform those who are interested in enhancing this important competence. This is especially true given increasing scrutiny this global topic is receiving within and across healthcare professions around the world. PMID:25341210

  6. 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…

  7. Strategies of Transformation toward a Multicultural Society: Fulfilling the Story of Democracy. Praeger Series in Transformational Politics and Political Science.

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    Abalos, David T.

    Multicultural education helps fulfill the story of democracy by encouraging each person and each community to become present and heard in individual identity. Strategies of transformation are necessary to enable people from all backgrounds to ask questions about current society and to participate in the creation of the nation's history. There are…

  8. 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…

  9. 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

  10. Science education and worldview

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    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.

  11. Science, Worldviews, and Education

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    Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  12. Science, Worldviews, and Education

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    Gauch, Hugh G., Jr.

    2009-01-01

    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…

  13. Modernizing Science Education.

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    Hurd, Paul DeHart

    2002-01-01

    Focuses on changes taking place in the teaching of science as part of general education. Contends that the new science curriculum should be focusing on the utilization of science technology for public welfare and human benefit. (Contains 33 references.) (Author/YDS)

  14. Have Conceptual Reforms (and One Anti-Reform) in Preservice Teacher Education Improved the Education of Multicultural, Multilingual Children and Youth?

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    Tellez, Kip

    2007-01-01

    This article examines three conceptual reforms in US teacher education (competency-based teacher education (CBTE), reflective teacher education (RTE) and constructivist teacher education (CTE)) for their effects on the education of multicultural, multilingual youth, as well as considering alternative certification (AC), known here as an…

  15. Multiculturalism in Four Teacher Education Programs: For Replication or Transformation

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    Ensign, Jacque

    2009-01-01

    This article describes four teacher education programs and their student teachers' responses to why some students in their classrooms were not doing well. The responses and programs fell into two categories: education for replication of inequities and education for transformation. If teacher education programs want their prospective teachers to be…

  16. Changing Roles of Special Education Administrators: Impact on Multicultural Learners

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    Bakken, Jeffrey P.; O'Brian, Mary; Shelden, Debra L.

    2006-01-01

    It is imperative for special education administrators, and all administrators, to adapt to the changing demographic and educational environments. The field of special education has changed dramatically in the last three decades, and administrators can and should be leaders of the continued evolution of special education. One useful organizing…

  17. 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…

  18. Literacy, science, and science education

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    McVittie, Janet Elizabeth

    In examining the connections between literacy, science and science education, I laid out a number of questions. For example, what sorts of literate tools might facilitate writing to learn, and do children who are just becoming literate use these tools? I then examined the writing of children in science class in an attempt to determine if their writing can indeed facilitate their learning. The results of this research could help teachers make decisions about the use of writing in the learning of science. The kinds of literate tools I identified as being potentially helpful were transitionals---those words or grammatical devices which demonstrate how ideas are connected. Also, I suggested that data tables, sentences and paragraphs were also useful for students to learn. I found that grade 5/6 students used a wide range of literate tools, but that they were much more competent with those tools which were both oral and literate than those which could only be used for writing (punctuation, sentences, paragraphs, and data tables). When I attempted to determine if the children used their writing to learn, I found very little evidence that this was certainly so. However, there was some evidence that paragraphs had the potential to create a "dialogue" between student writing and thinking, so the students could make more explicit connections between science ideas. Lastly, I noticed certain gender difference in the classroom. Because of this, I contrasted the writing of the girls with the writing of the boys. I learned the girls were generally much more capable writers than the boys. More interesting, however, was that the girls generally attempted to explain their science concepts in different ways than did the boys. The girls were more likely to rely on their own reasoning, whereas the boys were more likely to persist in using culturally created science explanations. The research findings have important implications for analyzing students' learning and for finding ways to facilitate learning for both girls and boys.

  19. In Praise of Diversity: Multicultural Classroom Applications.

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    Grant, Gloria, Ed.

    The teacher's guide contains 51 activity units for implementing multicultural education in areas of social studies, language arts, science, math, and art. Activities, designed for elementary and junior high students, focus on racial and cultural diversity, the elderly, sex-role stereotyping, and the handicapped. Two introductory units suggest…

  20. Moral Education in a Multicultural Context: The Malaysian Primary Curriculum.

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    Banks, Ellen C.

    In Malaysia, the national moral education curriculums are designed to develop the values that Malaysians of diverse cultures share or that the government wishes to develop as shared values to bring about religious and ethnic harmony. Moral education for Muslims is incorporated into in-school religious education, while a separate, essentially…

  1. Educational science meets simulation.

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    Pasquale, Susan J

    2015-03-01

    With the increased use of simulation to teach the knowledge and skills demanded of clinical practice, toward the achievement of optimal patient care outcomes, it becomes increasingly important that clinician educators have fundamental knowledge about educational science and its applications to teaching and learning. As the foremost goal of teaching is to facilitate learning, it is essential that the simulation experience be oriented to the learning process. In order for this to occur, is it necessary for the clinician educator to understand the fundamentals of educational science and theories of education such that they can apply them to teaching and learning in an environment focused on medical simulation. Underscoring the rationale for the fundamentals of educational science to be applied to the simulation environment, and to work in tandem with simulation, is the importance that accurate and appropriate information is retained and applied toward establishing competence in essential practice-based skills and procedures. PMID:25902461

  2. The Development of a Student's Behaviors' Self-Evaluation Scale (SBSS) in Multicultural Physical Education Class Settings

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    Kellis I.; Vernadakis N.; Albanidis E.; Derri V.; Kourtesses T.

    2010-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to develop and validate the structural validity and reliability of a student's behaviors' self-evaluation scale (SBSS) in the physical education class. The SBSS was created in order to evaluate the effect of a physical education program in the context of the multicultural composition of the student population in the…

  3. Scholastic Achievement through Bilingual Education and Multicultural Activities Seminars (Project SABE MAS). Final Evaluation Report. 1992-93. OER Report.

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    Derewetzky, Solomon

    This report presents an evaluation of Scholastic Achievement through Bilingual Education and Multicultural Activities Seminars (Project SABE MAS), an Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII-funded project in its third year of operation at Theodore Roosevelt High School in the Bronx (New York). Project SABE MAS served 294 students, 267 of…

  4. 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…

  5. Equity Education: A Longitudinal Study Comparing Multicultural Knowledge and Dispositions of Field-Based and Campus-Based Teacher Candidates

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    Thompson, Johnnie; Bakken, Linda; Mau, Wei-Cheng

    2009-01-01

    Two groups of teacher candidates, enrolled either in a field-based or campus-based program, were measured before and after their first semester of teacher education courses and again at the end of their student teaching semester. The two groups were compared regarding their knowledge of multicultural education issues, dispositions towards diverse…

  6. 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)

  7. Avoiding the "P" Word: Political Contexts and Multicultural Music Education

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    Bradley, Deborah

    2012-01-01

    Socio-historical contexts are integral to both general and music educational practices. However, when music teacher education candidates ask such questions as, "How can we engage in musics outside of the accepted canon and talk about these issues in my class without being accused by parents or administrators of being "political?"" they restrict…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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'…

  16. Individualized Adult Science Education.

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    Lawrence, C. G.

    As the proceedings of a national seminar on individualized adult science education, a total of 13 articles is compiled in this volume concerning the theory and techniques of curriculum development and the individualization process in upgrading Canadian science courses. The topics include: The Characteristics and Formulation of Behavioral…

  17. 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'…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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.

  1. 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.

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  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. 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…

  6. Questions about Multiculture and Art Education or "I'll Never Forget the Day M'Blawi Stumbled on the Work of the Post-Impressionists."

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    Zimmerman, Enid

    1990-01-01

    Considers how multicultural art education should be approached in the classroom. Uses African art to help distinguish between appreciating art from different cultures and understanding cultural contexts. Discusses benefits and shortcomings of five multicultural approaches. Shows how the NAMES project (AIDS Memorial Quilt) could be used in the…

  7. 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.

  8. 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,…

  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. Mirroring Ourselves: Teacher Educators of Color Reading Multicultural Texts

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    Suh, Yonghee; Hinton, KaaVonia

    2015-01-01

    During the last few decades, U.S. classrooms have experienced dramatic demographic changes. This article is based on the results of a larger self-study in which four teacher educators of color participated in a book club designed to discuss the pedagogical possibilities of Yoko Kawashima Watkins' "So Far from the Bamboo Grove" (1986) and…

  11. Impact of Brown on Multicultural Education of Hispanic Americans

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    Contreras, A. Reynaldo

    2004-01-01

    The various forces, various branches of the federal government in confusing and conflicting ways that have constructed and influenced the Hispanic identity and educational status are suggested. Hispanics are a significant percentage of the United States of America's population and are becoming a greater percentage everyday.

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

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    Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed.; Kommers, Piet, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education. The integration of technological tools can assist students in cooperating nationally and internationally both in their current…

  16. 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…

  17. Multicultural Awareness and Technology in Higher Education: Global Perspectives

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    Issa, Tomayess, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed.; Kommers, Piet, Ed.

    2014-01-01

    Diversity among university students plays a significant role in raising awareness of numerous issues surrounding cultural heritage, language differences, cross-cultural collaboration, and international education. The integration of technological tools can assist students in cooperating nationally and internationally both in their current…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  1. Linking Formal and Informal Science Education through Science Education Standards.

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    Hofstein, Avi; Bybee, Rodger W.; Legro, Patrice L.

    1997-01-01

    Introduces the National Science Education Standards and suggests that the Standards be used as a mechanism for bridging formal and informal science education. Based on a review of the educational effectiveness of science museums, specific science content from the Standards is outlined as potentially useful in informal settings for increasing…

  2. Preparing Teachers for Multicultural Classrooms.

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    Sims, William E.

    1983-01-01

    Proposes the curricular infusion method (i.e., an alteration of an educational infrastructure by permeating the system with multicultural education) to prepare teachers for public and private elementary and secondary schools. Recommends multicultural education modules for each level of the traditional professional education curriculum. (DMM)

  3. Multiculturalism and inconsistency in the perception of sex education in Australian society.

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    Almahbobi, Ghanim

    2012-01-01

    A group of individuals who share common beliefs form a culture in which they communicate their values and attributes about certain aspects of society. Sex education remains one of the early teachings that humans experience irrespective of the race or level of development of a given society. However, different cultures perceive sex education differently due to differences in attitudes and beliefs, leading to significant diversity in the management of sex education among different societies across the globe. Many studies have found that in a traditional society with a homogeneous culture, the foremost reason for the different approaches to sex education is related to traditional values, in addition to other factors such as religion and political belief. In order to improve sex education, and consequently, sexual health in a modern multicultural society such as Australia, it becomes imperative to identify the inconsistency in beliefs about sex education among individuals with different cultural backgrounds in the Australian population. In this report, the author highlights similarities and differences in the methods employed by certain cultures of the Australian population. The report considers the different cultural environments of specific societies, the prevalence of sex education in these societies and how culture influences the prevalence. The concluding thoughts reflect on the success of the education programs in Australia, based on the idea that resolving the problems of sex education needs support from a number of bodies within Australian society. PMID:23382765

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. Indigenous Political Difference, Colonial Perspectives and the Challenge of Diplomatic Relations: Toward a Decolonial Diplomacy in Multicultural Educational Theory

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    Richardson, Troy A.

    2012-01-01

    This article considers how diplomacy can be refined and amplified within the field of multicultural education. Focusing on Native American peoples in particular, I argue that the multiculturalist emphasis on cultural diplomacy overlooks the political difference of First Nations peoples. In contrast to a multiculturalist cultural diplomacy, the…

  9. Shake 'Em Up, but Don't Expect 'Em To Shake Up the World: Multicultural Education in (Mostly) Monocultural Classrooms.

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    Busch, Kathy Antonen; Steinmetz, Sunny Deborah L.

    Many students from cultures outside the mainstream learn about mainstream cultures at home; consequently, they are often less monocultural than students whose backgrounds are within the mainstream. For this reason teachers of writing who work for the most part with students from mainstream cultures need to provide multicultural education which…

  10. 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…

  11. Cutting Edge Practices to Teach Multicultural Competencies in Counseling, Psychology, and Education: Teaching Abroad or on Campus?

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    Swazo, Roberto; Celinska, Dorota

    2014-01-01

    This manuscript provides the results of a comparative study conducted in the USA with counseling, psychology, and education graduate students in which multicultural competencies were taught using the traditional on-campus and international study abroad course formats. Data were collected via the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale, a…

  12. "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…

  13. 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.…

  14. Moving toward a Community of Resistance through Autobiographical Inquiry: Creating Disruptive Spaces in a Multicultural Education Course

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    Guillory, Nichole A.

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this article is to show how pre-service teachers utilized autobiographical inquiry in a multicultural education course to reflect on what they learned about themselves and the teaching of culturally and linguistically diverse students while they served as tutors for English Learners (ELs) in a semester-long field experience in…

  15. 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…

  16. 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.…

  17. Teaching Minority Students within Minority Schools: Teachers' Conceptions of Multicultural Education in Swedish-Speaking Schools in Finland

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    Mansikka, Jan-Erik; Holm, Gunilla

    2011-01-01

    Finland is experiencing increased cultural diversity due to immigration and is facing challenges in developing multicultural education (ME) in schools. There is a Swedish-speaking minority in Finland, and immigrant students entering Swedish-speaking schools hence become a minority within a minority. In this study, using open-ended interviews, we…

  18. Beyond the Margins: Evaluating the Support for Multicultural Education within Teachers' Editions of U.S. History Textbooks

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    Stanton, Christine Rogers

    2015-01-01

    Although previous research has described analysis of history textbooks in terms of multicultural education, limited attention has been given to teacher only resources, such as the "wraparound features" of teachers' editions. The study highlighted in this article applies critical discourse analysis to explore the potential for teachers'…

  19. Science Education: An Anthropological Viewpoint.

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    Maddock, M. N.

    1981-01-01

    Draws on literature from the fields of science education, anthropology, and other areas. Proposes a viewpoint that science and science education are cultural enterprises which form a part of the wider cultural matrix of society and that educational considerations concerning science must be made in light of this wider perspective. (DS)

  20. 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)