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Multicultural Science Education: Theory, Practice, and Promise  

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|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…

Hines, S. Maxwell, Ed.

2007-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Siegel, Harvey

2002-11-01

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A Holistic and Systematic Scheme for Planning Reforms on Multicultural Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Reform initiatives aiming at promoting multicultural science education involves coherent efforts by policy-makers, science education researchers, and science education practitioners. Concerns and issues on multicultural science education involve a complex array of variables, perspectives, and conditions. Depending on the perspectives and rationales taken by the policy-makers, different goals and methods for promoting multicultural science education may be proposed. It is

Chorng-Jee Guo

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Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Malefu Christina Nthathakane

2001-01-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Ferguson, Robert

2008-12-01

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

2013-08-01

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Multicultural science education in Lesotho high school biology classrooms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Nthathakane, Malefu Christina

2001-12-01

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Crafting multicultural science education with preservice teachers through service-learning  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Many science educators, in the US and elsewhere, support the idea that all students should have fair and equal opportunities to become scientifically literate through authentic, real problem-based science education. However, this challenge requires teachers to find ways to help all students feel comfortable with, and connected to, science. Despite the general consensus around the ideal of science for all, science teacher education programmes have had little or no impact on preservice teachers' philosophies of teaching and learning, especially as it relates to serving underserved populations in science. In this paper, I explore community service-learning as one way of addressing the multicultural dimension of preservice education with the following three questions: In what ways does involving pre-service science teachers in community service-learning influence their views on multicultural science education, in theory and practice? What qualities of community service-learning make multicultural science education a realistic objective? How might service-learning be used to push our collective understanding of what an inclusive and liberatory multicultural science teaching practice could be? I explore these questions and propose further areas of research by using a case study involving service-learning from my own teaching-research with preservice students.

Barton, Angela C.

2008-11-03

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Multicultural Education. Inclusion of All.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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"…

Atwater, Mary M., Ed.; And Others

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Teachers for Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Developing teachers for multicultural education is an essential assignment for teacher education and school administration today so that educators might help their students learn to live in a multicultural society. In an earlier view, public schools were considered the "great equalizers" among America's social institutions. The assumption was that…

Rivlin, Harry N.; Gold, Milton J.

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Making Multicultural Education Personal  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Lobb, Pamela M.

2012-01-01

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Multicultural Nursing Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural nursing education should go beyond teaching respect for values and beliefs to integrate multiculturalism throughout the educational environment. Raising awareness, developing critical thinking, supporting diverse ways of learning, and using conflict creatively are some strategies that can be applied. (SK)

Sommer, Sheryl

2001-01-01

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Bilingual Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Education Association, Washington, DC.

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Multicultural Education and School Leadership.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Report of a study of principals' and teachers' perceptions of implementing multicultural education. The results are presented for four areas: (1) a multicultural education plan; (2) limitations and constraints of implementing multicultural education; (3) expectations of administrators' support; and (4) administrators' plans of support. (Contains…

Huang, Hui-Ju

2002-01-01

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Dictionary of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The focus of this dictionary is the meanings and perspectives of various terms that are used in multicultural education. Contributors have often addressed the literal meanings of words and terms as well as contextual meanings and examples that helped create those meanings. Like other dictionaries, this one is arranged alphabetically, but it goes…

Grant, Carl A., Ed.; Ladson-Billings, Gloria, Ed.

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

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|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…

Terra, Luke; Bromley, Patricia

2012-01-01

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Ogunleye, Ayodele O.

2009-01-01

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Multicultural Education: A Decade Later.  

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|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)|

Campbell, Milo K.; Tolman, Marvin N.

1992-01-01

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Multicultural Education: A Developmental Process. Spotlight: Montessori--Multilingual, Multicultural.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Maintains that multicultural education is a key element in the ongoing struggle to solve current educational problems. Presents Banks's (1988) phases in the evolution of multicultural education. Examines three developmental models describing the implementation of multicultural education for their usefulness in assessing the current stage of…

Grillo, Barbara Anton

1998-01-01

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Education for a Multicultural Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

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Teaching sciences: The multicultural question revisited  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Stanley, William B.; Brickhouse, Nancy W.

2001-01-01

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Multicultural Education: Emancipation or Containment?  

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

Troyna, Barry

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Multicultural Education: Perspective and Prospect.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper argues that multicultural education highlighting minority or ethnic groups in both English classes and other classes cannot be isolated from the curriculum as a whole. The underlying impetus behind the institution of multicultural education is the emphasis of cultural pluralism and of working toward a society where all people can live…

Gere, Anne R.

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Toward Multicuturalism: A Reader in Multicultural Education.  

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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.…

Wurzel, Jaime S., Ed.

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Identity Education in Multicultural Germany.  

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|Addresses conditions of identity education in Germany within the framework of multicultural education. Particular focus is on the interaction theory of Krappmann (1971), which provides a framework for dealing with the necessities of identity education for migrant and German students. The importance of identity education for migrant students and…

Luchtenberg, Sigrid

1998-01-01

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In Search of Multicultural Competence within Counselor Education Programs.  

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Examines current status of multicultural training in counselor education. Identifies and describes leading multicultural training programs and provides specific guidelines for improving multicultural training. (Author/ABB)

Ponterotto, Joseph G.; Casas, J. Manuel

1987-01-01

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A Multicultural Perspective in Teacher Education.  

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Outlines multicultural knowledge and skills desirable in a teacher education graduate and cites conditions necessary in multicultural teacher education programs: a heterogeneous student body and faculty; a philosophical commitment by the faculty to multicultural education; and use of intercultural teaching strategies. (SJL)

Justiz, Manuel J.; Darling, David W.

1980-01-01

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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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|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…

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

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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.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

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Enhancing Multicultural Education Through Higher Education Initiatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a comprehensive initiative intended to increase multicultural education and the amount of ethnic diversity among college of education faculty and undergraduate teacher education students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The paper details six components of the on-going initiative: 1) staff development: to enhance the sensitivity of college of education faculty regarding cultural issues, 2)

Troutman Porter L. Jr

1998-01-01

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Sex education in multicultural Norway  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 historically had to contend (i.e. socioeconomic disadvantage and a multicultural

Tiffany Bartz

2007-01-01

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Issues in Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Scholars have observed the historical change in emphasis in American society from Anglo conformity and the melting pot to the notions of cultural mosaic and cultural pluralism. A large number of institutions offer studies of ethnicity, racism, cultural differences, value clarification, and experience in teaching from a multicultural perspective.…

Gezi, Kal

1981-01-01

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Multiculturalism: An Educational Perspective.  

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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)

Reagan, Timothy

1984-01-01

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Multicultural Education: It Is Education First of All.  

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|Examines unclear and sometimes erroneous notions about multicultural education (e.g., it is the same as ethnic studies and it is an effort to affect college admissions), discussing: the relationship of multicultural education to education in general; the theoretical basis of the field; the relationship between multicultural education and the…

Birkel, Lane F.

2000-01-01

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Multiculturalism in Developmental Education. CRDEUL Monograph.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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);…

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

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"Red Eyes": Engaging Emotions in Multicultural Education  

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|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…

Wang, Hongyu

2008-01-01

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Understanding Multicultural Education: Equity for All Students  

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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…

Rios, Francisco; Stanton, Christine Rogers

2011-01-01

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Understanding Multicultural Education: Equity for All Students  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Rios, Francisco; Stanton, Christine Rogers

2011-01-01

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Tolerance and Education in Multicultural Societies  

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|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.…

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

2011-01-01

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Educating Students for Multicultural Community Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article explores the concept of multicultural community organizing and some of the issues and dilemmas involved in educating for this form of practice. It then outlines the development of a course on multicultural community organizing and describes experiences in teaching it; specific teaching strategies and methodologies, including exercises and assignments; and outcomes for students, educators, and communities. Social work

Lorraine Gutiérrez; Ann Rosegrant Alvarez

2000-01-01

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New Dimensions for the Multicultural Education Course  

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|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…

Gay, Richard

2011-01-01

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Multicultural Art and Visual Cultural Education in a Changing World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on multicultural education/art and visual culture education addressing the issues of history, heritage, tradition, culture, personal cultural identity, multiculturalism, multicultural education, and social reconstruction approaches. Provides six position statements for multicultural art and visual culture education and a curriculum…

Ballengee-Morris, Christine; Stuhr, Patricia L.

2001-01-01

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Scientific culture, multiculturalism and the science classroom  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Krugly-Smolska, Eva

1996-01-01

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Guide for Multicultural Education: Content and Context.  

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

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

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Bilingual and Multicultural Education: A Personal Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The multicultural and bilingual population of California will continue to increase over the next decades, and as a result, the role of multicultural and bilingual education will increase in importance. Since the 1970s improvements have occurred in instructional materials, in program evaluation, and in teacher certification to meet the needs of…

LoPresti, Peter L.

1985-01-01

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Increasing Preservice Teachers' Support of Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Owen, Pamela M.

2010-01-01

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A Framework for Infusing Multicultural Curriculum into Gifted Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article offers a framework for infusing multicultural curriculum into gifted education that integrates two, heretofore, parallel models in education, Benjamin Bloom's taxonomy of educational objectives (1956) and Banks and Banks' (1993) model of multicultural education. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)|

Ford, Donna Y.; Harris, J. John, III

2000-01-01

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Teaching Science in a Multicultural World.  

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|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…

Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes

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Teaching Science in a Multicultural World.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Offutt, Elizabeth Rhodes

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

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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…

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

2010-01-01

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

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|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…

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

2010-01-01

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Cancer Education Webinars for Multicultural Media  

Cancer.gov

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.

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Multicultural Environmental Education: Theory and Practice.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Marouli, Christina

2002-01-01

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

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|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…

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

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The Mutual Symbiosis Between Inclusive Bilingual Education and Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 students and enhancing native English speakers’ language and cultural understandings.

Beverly J. Irby; Fuhui Tong

2011-01-01

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Multicultural gifted education: A wakeup call to the profession  

Microsoft Academic Search

The integration of multiculturalism into such fields as education, counseling, and research has received much attention in recent years. Much has been written about the importance of multicultural education to the psychological, affective, and educational well?being of racially and culturally diverse students. A review of the literature, however, indicates that the need for multicultural education has received little attention in

Donna Y. Ford; Tarek C. Grantham; J. John Harris III

1996-01-01

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Business Education. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Andersen, Tom; Barta, Sheryl

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Agricultural Education. Multicultural Nonsexist Education in Iowa Schools.  

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

Andersen, Tom; Barta, Sheryl

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Researching the Induction of Intending Elementary Science Teachers in Multicultural Settings: The Science Student Teaching Component  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This is one component of an in-depth, longitudinal case study investigating the deliberate attempt to infuse a science multicultural perspective throughout an elementary teacher education program at a major research university. Intending teachers' perspectives of being inducted into a profession overtly signifying its commitment to multicultural awareness and action were documented during their methods experience, their student teaching experience, and during the first few years of their teaching practice. The focus in this paper is the student teaching component for 40 prospective science teachers. Data sources were individual semi-structured audiotaped interviews. Data were analyzed through standard qualitative techniques to generate insights for science teacher educators. Implications for science teacher education focus on the assertions that intending teachers bring multiple perspectives to their teaching and that these perspectives face a commitment test during the student teaching experience. In addition, intending teachers discovered during student teaching that the schools in which they were placed did not really value science teaching.

Mcginnis, Randy J.; Davis, Rachel T.

2008-09-12

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Multicultural Teacher Education in the United States.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Strategies for schooling which reflect the cultural diversity of the United States were examined. To discern the role of teacher education in this process, a survey was conducted of 3,038 postsecondary institutions. The initial query sought to identify multicultural teacher education programs. Statistical data is provided on the groups studied,…

Washburn, David E.

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Multiculturalism and the Mission of Liberal Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper examines attempts at four prototypical undergraduate liberal arts colleges to build community based on liberal educational principles and values, and investigates liberal education's ability to meet the challenges of multiculturalism. Data for the study was derived from a content analysis of archival materials from the four colleges,…

Aleman, Ana M. Martinez; Salkever, Katya

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The Multicultural Challenge in Health Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Matiella, Ana Consuelo, Ed.

63

Expanding Multicultural Education to Include Family Diversity  

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

Turner-Vorbeck, Tammy A.

2005-01-01

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Multicultural Education: A Challenge for Teachers.  

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|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…

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

65

Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs  

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

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

2007-01-01

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Innovative Technologies for Multicultural Education Needs  

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

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

2007-01-01

67

An Analysis of the Critiques of Multicultural Education.  

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|Published criticisms that have been leveled against multicultural education in the United States are reviewed, and their implications for the field's development are discussed. The majority of critics either deem multicultural education too radical, or they argue that it is too conservative. Conservative critics usually argue that multicultural

Sleeter, Christine E.

68

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

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|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…

Tan, Michael

2012-01-01

69

Diversity and Multiculturalism in Higher Education.  

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This paper explored the attitudes of college faculty toward diversity and multiculturalism at the University of Guam, which is characterized by the Department of Education as a minority institution; the faculty, on the other hand, is less diverse (60 percent Caucasian). The research explored the dynamic between the ethnic composition of the…

Inoue, Yukiko; Johnson, Kirk

70

An Integrated Approach to Multicultural Education.  

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

Academic Senate for California Community Colleges, Sacramento.

71

Multicultural Aspects of Mathematics Teacher Education Programmes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many societies around the world have become increasingly multicultural in nature in the past ten years and while theories of learning often propound the concept that mathematical ideas are grounded in the social and cultural background of students and teachers, the extent to which teacher education programmes have kept pace with this changing social milieu is often unknown. This paper

Harsha Patadia; Michael Thomas

72

Multicultural Education and Social Justice Actions  

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|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…

Pittman, Chavella T.

2009-01-01

73

Educating Multicultural Citizens: Melting Pot or Mosaic?  

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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.…

Entwistle, Harold

2000-01-01

74

Group Work and Multicultural Management Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 students more like themselves i.e. unicultural. Using survey data from MBA students spanning

Phil Kelly

2009-01-01

75

Linguistic Issues in Multicultural Education1  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multicultural education is an ideal in such a world where natural sources are not only unequally distri- buted, but are also diminishing day by day as a result of wars, high technology and economic com- petition based on unconscious consumption. Such exchange programs as Socrates or Erasmus aim at bringing potentials of nations together. However, linguistic and cultural differences pose

Mine Yazici

2007-01-01

76

Educating Multicultural Citizens: Melting Pot or Mosaic?  

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|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…

Entwistle, Harold

2000-01-01

77

Multicultural education and social justice actions  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 curricular strategies on students’ social action. The results reveal that these curricular strategies produce

Chavella T. Pittman

2009-01-01

78

The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education  

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|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…

Banks, James A., Ed.

2010-01-01

79

Garden City: Multicultural Issues in Adult Education  

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|To succeed in the new adult education environment, students from all racial and ethnic groups need to experience and master a variety of challenges in and out of the classroom. In this study, multiculturalism is viewed as the process of increasing awareness of and knowledge about human diversity in ways that are translated into respectful human…

Martinez, Hector; Bolton, Debra J.

2007-01-01

80

Beyond cultural competence: critical consciousness, social justice, and multicultural education.  

PubMed

In response to the Liaison Committee on Medical Education mandate that medical education must address both the needs of an increasingly diverse society and disparities in health care, medical schools have implemented a wide variety of programs in cultural competency. The authors critically analyze the concept of cultural competency and propose that multicultural education must go beyond the traditional notions of "competency" (i.e., knowledge, skills, and attitudes). It must involve the fostering of a critical awareness--a critical consciousness--of the self, others, and the world and a commitment to addressing issues of societal relevance in health care. They describe critical consciousness and posit that it is different from, albeit complementary to, critical thinking, and suggest that both are essential in the training of physicians. The authors also propose that the object of knowledge involved in critical consciousness and in learning about areas of medicine with social relevance--multicultural education, professionalism, medical ethics, etc.--is fundamentally different from that acquired in the biomedical sciences. They discuss how aspects of multicultural education are addressed at the University of Michigan Medical School. Central to the fostering of critical consciousness are engaging dialogue in a safe environment, a change in the traditional relationship between teachers and students, faculty development, and critical assessment of individual development and programmatic goals. Such an orientation will lead to the training of physicians equally skilled in the biomedical aspects of medicine and in the role medicine plays in ensuring social justice and meeting human needs. PMID:19474560

Kumagai, Arno K; Lypson, Monica L

2009-06-01

81

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Tan, Michael

2012-09-01

82

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

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

Valencia, Atilano A., Ed.

83

Sustaining Ourselves under Stressful Times: Strategies to Assist Multicultural Educators  

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Resistance that educators face in teaching multicultural education courses, particularly from preservice teachers, is well documented. Much of the literature around resistance tends to focus on strategies that multicultural educators can employ in overcoming preservice teacher resistance. However, preservice teacher resistance is not the only kind…

Wong, Penelope; Fernandez, Anita E.

2008-01-01

84

Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice  

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|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…

Au, Wayne, Ed.

2009-01-01

85

Intercultural Communication and Education In Multicultural Societies  

Microsoft Academic Search

There was,a time not long ago when,the idea of cultural difference was,limited to abstract discussions,and textbook study of exotic people,and lands outside one’s national borders. Terms such as “cultural diversity” and “multiculturalism” were not part of our vocabulary,or considerations in educational theory and policy. However, the reality is that cultural diversity has been,the nature of human populations,as long as people

Betse C. Esber

86

Science Education in a Multiscience Perspective.  

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Argues that a multiscience perspective on science education affords richer implications for reflection and practice than does multiculturalism. Recognizes the existence of various types of science at play in all science classrooms, especially personal science, indigenous science, and Western modern science. Discusses implications for curriculum…

Ogawa, Masakata

1995-01-01

87

Reinventing Aspects of Multicultural Education under the Shadow of Globalisation  

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|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

Oikonomidoy, Eleni

2011-01-01

88

Civic Multicultural Competence: Searching for Common Ground in Democratic Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 helped to bring such topics into the social studies

Tyrone C. Howard; Patricia Espiritu Halagao

2007-01-01

89

Kultura a multikulturna vychova = Culture and Multicultural Education.  

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|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…

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

90

RECONCEPTUALIZING MULTICULTURALISM IN MUSIC EDUCATION: A FREIRIAN PERSPECTIVE  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes a reconceptualization of multiculturalism in music education that places experiences with world musics inside social and political contexts that are consistent with ideas and ideals found in Freire's teachings. It suggests a teaching model that joins the goals of multiculturalism in music education with the goals of Freirian pedagogy. In this paper, Frank Abrahams1 describes and discusses

Frank Abrahams

2005-01-01

91

Building Successful Multicultural Special Education Programs through Innovative Leadership  

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With increased debates over various aspects of special education, it has become apparent that multicultural leadership is needed to prepare school administrators and teachers to design effective special education programs. In this article, the authors discuss several aspects of administering successful programs for multicultural students. To be…

Obiakor, Festus E.; Beachum, Floyd D.; Williams, Darrell; McCray, Carlos R.

2006-01-01

92

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

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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…

Sinagatulin, Ilghiz M.

1998-01-01

93

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

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|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…

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

94

The Acceptance of a Multicultural Education among Appalachian College Students.  

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Explored the multicultural predispositions of 437 students in a Central Appalachian university, discovering which sort of multicultural programs garner weaker and stronger support. Tested explanatory models incorporating a mix of 21 independent variables, some drawn from sociological, psychological, and political science studies of reactions to…

Asada, Hideko; Swank, Eric; Goldey, Gregory T.

2003-01-01

95

Dr. Geneva Gay: Multicultural Education for All Disciplines  

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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.

Atwater, Mary M.

2010-01-01

96

Race and Education in the United States: The Multicultural Solution.  

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|Examines neo-Marxist curriculum theories and the mainstream liberal concept of multiculturalism. An alternative nonsynchronous approach to multicultural education is based on the theory that individuals and groups in relation to economic, political, and cultural institutions have different and often conflicting outlooks at the same time. (JD)|

McCarthy, Cameron

1990-01-01

97

Multicultural Education and the Civic Mission of Schools.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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.…

Patrick, John J.

98

Multicultural Education: A Program to Benefit Our Students and Society.  

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The U.S. educational community must reexamine its underlying cultural perspectives and assumptions and develop an awareness of the varied cognitive styles, behavioral norms, and value systems represented by students. To build a creative, peaceful, and productive multicultural society, we must rethink multicultural models, knowledge construction,…

Bachman, Jerry

1994-01-01

99

Examining collaborative learning modalities (CLM): critical multicultural education online?  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 threaded discussions created by 23 students within a Master's level multicultural

Edward J. Brantmeier; Antonette Aragon; James Folkestad

2011-01-01

100

Sex Education in Multicultural Norway  

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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…

Bartz, Tiffany

2007-01-01

101

Sex Education in Multicultural Norway  

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|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…

Bartz, Tiffany

2007-01-01

102

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Ryan, Mark

103

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Delgato, Margaret H.

104

Critical, multicultural education for remembering and reconciliation: A discussion of an interdisciplinary social science course for international students in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kris Clarke

2005-01-01

105

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lake, Robert

2010-01-01

106

Switzerland and Its Educational System: From Babylon zu Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Allemann-Ghionda, Cristina

1994-01-01

107

Environmental Education and Multicultural Education--Too Close to Be Separate?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Environmental education and multicultural education share many characteristics. In addition to having the same underlying core values of a democratic society, they both emphasise values education, empowerment and active citizenship. Environmental education and multicultural education also find common ground in treasuring diversity, respect and…

Nordstrom, Hanna Kaisa

2008-01-01

108

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2001-01-01

109

A Family Reunion: The International Dimension of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines the potential benefits to the educational process of a closer relationship between the fields of international education and multicultural education. It considers the past development of these fields and the points of convergence that offer sources of subject matter and methodology for teacher educators. (Author/JB)|

Birkel, Lane F.

1994-01-01

110

Which Multiculturalism?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Irzik, Gürol; Irzik, Sibel

111

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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:…

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

112

Multiculturalism and education in Britain: an internally contested debate  

Microsoft Academic Search

A British discourse on race, cultural diversity, and education began to evolve in the 1960s in response to the growing population of immigrants from the West Indies, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. By the 1980s that discourse had become fractured, with contending educational theories of multicultural and antiracist education. In retrospect, each of these positions can be seen to embody partial

Tariq Modood; Stephen May

2001-01-01

113

Implementing the Multicultural Education Perspective into the Nursing Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

White, Hazel L.

114

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2011-01-01

115

Multicultural Education as Social Activism. SUNY Series, The Social Context of Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural education is a relatively new field that has faced a struggle for legitimacy. This book argues that multicultural education can be understood as a form of resistance to dominant modes of schooling, and particularly to white supremacy. Radical criticisms or tacit dismissals of it fragment progressive educational advocates and…

Sleeter, Christine E.

116

Effects of Multicultural Education Courses and Biblical Education Courses in Changing Attitudes and Prejudice  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This study showed selected effects on students from a Southern Regional Christian University taking multicultural education courses and Biblical education courses. Besides quantitative data, qualitative data were used. Qualitative data were gathered from student interviews from multicultural and Biblical education courses. The students completed…

Harrell, D. Clark

2011-01-01

117

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2011-01-01

118

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Franklin, Godfrey; Heath, Inez A.

119

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

120

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

121

Desegregation and Resegregation after "Brown": Implications for Multicultural Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|At the heart of multicultural teacher education is the concept of justice. To understand justice, preservice teachers must understand injustice. Segregation by race and social class is perhaps the most egregious of all the educational injustices that mock the professed core values of America as a democratic society. In fact, segregation is…

Smith, G. Pritchy

2004-01-01

122

Preparing Teachers for Education That Is Multicultural and Global.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural and global education is a modification of the total school environment that enables students to experience equal education opportunities and develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed to recognize the interdependence of nations and understand the interconnected political, economic, and social problems of an interdependent…

Wahlstrom, Mary Ann; Clarken, Rodney H.

123

Let's Take a Hard Look at Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Offers a descriptive analysis and critical evaluation of multicultural education policy and practice. It examines the three ideological systems for viewing assimilation as proposed by M. M. Gordon: "anglo-conformity"; "melting pot"; and "cultural pluralism." The author includes discussions of two educational policy positions emanating from a…

Washburn, David E.

1994-01-01

124

Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

2007-01-01

125

Multicultural education and teacher training — the picture after Swann  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper examines the recommendations of the Swann and Rampton reports that institutions of teacher education place greater emphasis on ‘multiculturaleducation in their training courses. It shows that many institutions have gone some way towards raising the level of awareness amongst their students concerning working in a pluralist society but that there is still a very long way to

Keith Watson; Richard Roberts

1988-01-01

126

Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives. 6th Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

127

Identifying the Prospective Multicultural Educator: Three Signposts, Three Portraits  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses the findings of a study on how prospective teachers respond to the social difference they encounter in educational discourse and in the public schools. Despite the pessimism of most research on the issue, this study argues that there are always some individuals who desire to implement multicultural social reconstructionist education (MSRE). This paper portrays 3 teacher candidates

Cynthia Levine-Rasky

2001-01-01

128

"Clubcasting": Educational Uses of Podcasting in Multicultural Settings  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This article aims to provide a case study example of the uses of podcasting in a multicultural educational setting. Design/methodology/approach: Pre-service undergraduate teaching majors collaborated with graduate students enrolled in an educational technology course and clients of a community agency service minority, low-income youth to…

Beilke, Jayne R.; Stuve, Matthew J.; Williams-Hawkins, Maria A.

2008-01-01

129

Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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…

Joshee, Reva; Johnson, Lauri

2007-01-01

130

Educating Citizens in a Multicultural Society. Second Edition  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Banks, James A.

2007-01-01

131

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Kang, Soon-Won

2010-01-01

132

Multicultural Education in Cyprus: A Pot of Multicultural Assimilation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a Cypriot…

Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James

2004-01-01

133

Multicultural Education in Cyprus: A Pot of Multicultural Assimilation?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper, we attempt to answer the question: "is the Cypriot educational system a melting pot of every alien civilization and a kettle of cultural assimilation that perpetuates biases, cliches, racist behaviours and cultivates the idea that the different have no place among us?" We closely examine the case of a girl from Iran in a Cypriot…

Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James

2004-01-01

134

Implications from Learning Principles for Multi-Cultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Payne, Charles

135

Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Lovern, Lavonna Lea

2012-01-01

136

Anthropology and Multicultural Education: Classroom Applications. Publication 83-1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Useful models and ideas for multicultural and cross-cultural educators at all levels who want to use anthropological concepts and processes in the classroom are provided in eight papers. Papers describe six different projects which (1) involved high school students in the collection and analysis of data about local youth cultures; (2) engaged…

Moses, Yolanda T., Ed.; Higgins, Patricia J., Ed.

137

Educating Children for Communication in a Multicultural Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The key to educating children for communication in a multicultural society is to show them the components of intercultural communication and to make them aware of the characteristics that distinguish one culture from another. The major components of intercultural communication can be divided into three categories: the determiners of behavior, the…

Klopf, Donald W.

138

Talking Back: Teaching and Learning through Autobiographies in Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Guillory, Nichole A.

2012-01-01

139

Trampling the Sacred: Multicultural Education as Pedagogical Racism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Lovern, Lavonna Lea

2012-01-01

140

Toward a Practice of Polyphonic Dialogue in Multicultural Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the instructor of a multicultural education course for preservice teachers, I have attempted to guide my students in critiquing and reconceptualizing the deficit view of students, particularly minority students, endemic to the American school system. Yet I am faced with a dilemma: Is the fact that I believe my own students have deficit views of…

DePalma, Renee

2010-01-01

141

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

142

Assimilation Versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article analyzes the public rhetoric during the November 2002 vote over bilin- gual education in Colorado and Massachusetts. We argue that the neoassimilationist views displayed in both states represent a new step in the evolution of assimilation theory and ideology—one that has adapted to both the current immigrant environ- ment and to multicultural criticism. In Colorado, where the bill

Julia Burdick-Will; Christina Gomez

2006-01-01

143

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Bradley, Deborah

2006-01-01

144

Mask-making and the Art in Multicultural Art Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Profiles the use of mask-making in an art education program at San Pedro Academy in Los Angeles. San Pedro is an all-male private school for elementary, middle and high school students with emotional and behavioral problems. Discusses the uses of mask-making from multicultural and therapeutic perspectives. (MJP)

Cho, Mika M.

1998-01-01

145

Understanding the Power of Words in Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Historically, words are powerful! In many cases, they are used appropriately when we value people and used inappropriately when we hate them. As a result, they have become powerful tools in multicultural education and interactions. In today's changing world with demographic shifts in power and paradigm, the society is bombarded with words that hate and words that love. As it

Festus E. Obiakor; Darren J. Smith; Marty Sapp

2007-01-01

146

Immigrant-Responsive Multicultural Education in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 elements of immigrant identity development, are borrowed for this purpose. These are

Eleni Oikonomidoy

2011-01-01

147

A Multicultural Education Perspective on Serving the Culturally Diverse Gifted.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article examines issues in multicultural education of culturally diverse gifted students noting two divergent philosophical frameworks (assimilationist and pluralist) and views on sources of ethnic student underachievement, the purpose of schooling, procedures for identification, instructional processes, and curriculum content. It supports a…

Kitano, Margie K.

1991-01-01

148

[Developing Multicultural Education Programs.] Special Edition: Handbook Number 2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This handbook is the second in a series designed to aid teachers in developing a multicultural education curriculum. It is divided into two parts. Part 1, consisting of seven chapters, covers aspects of Canadian cultural diversity, and suggests activities for acquainting students with the various cultures native to Canada: (1) celebrations; (2)…

Multicultural Education Journal, 1986

1986-01-01

149

Autobiographical Interrogations of Multicultural Education: Complicating Conversations in Curriculum Studies  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Moon, Seungho

2011-01-01

150

Introducing Multicultural/Multiethnic Music Education to the School Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Campbell, Patricia Shehan

1992-01-01

151

An Analysis of Secondary School Principals' Perceptions of Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The purpose of this study was to investigate secondary school principals' perceptions of multicultural education. This survey research study used a four point Likert-type scale instrument. It sought to determine how such independent variables as school and community characteristics i.e., whether the school was located in an urban, suburban, or…

McCray, Carlos R.; Wright, James V.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2004-01-01

152

Questioning The Aloha in a Multicultural Teacher Education Course  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 social inequity that exists between privileged “non-minorities” like Japanese,

Patricia Espiritu Halagao

2006-01-01

153

Student Experiences with Multicultural and Diversity Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2000-01-01

154

Embedded Preservice Teacher Education: Sophomore Multicultural Internship.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Bowman, Richard

155

The Hypothesis of Incommensurability and Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

McDonough, Tim

2009-01-01

156

Breaking Racial Stereotypes by Reconstructing Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Pullen, Pete

2000-01-01

157

Report on Multicultural Education in "Pesantren"  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Raihani

2012-01-01

158

Having Our Say about Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2007-01-01

159

Multicultural Religious Education in a Trinitarian Perspective  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Kim, Hyun-Sook

2012-01-01

160

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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,'"…

Yeo, Frederick L.

161

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Horenczyk, Gabriel; Tatar, Moshe

2004-01-01

162

Cortes' Multicultural Empowerment Model and¯Generative Teaching and Learning in Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

Using Cortes' Multicultural Empowerment Model as a guide, and a moderate rational, realist philosophical framework (somewhat broadened by a postmodern perspective), I adapt the Cortes' model to science teaching and to Wittrock's Model of Generative Learning and Teaching in science. My goal is to develop and demonstrate a balanced “multicultural” approach to teaching children of different ethnic cultures about the

Cathleen C. Loving

1998-01-01

163

Scientific Culture, Multiculturalism and the Science Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Outlines the distinction between science (as knowledge) and scientific culture and provides a description of how one obtains membership in that culture. Concludes that including the contributions of many different groups to scientific culture when teaching the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, is a good way to emphasize that everyone…

Krugly-Smolska, Eva

1996-01-01

164

Extending Design Science Research Methodology for a Multicultural World  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

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

165

MULTICULTURALISM AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION: THE NON-DEBATE ABOUT COMPETING PERSPECTIVES  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the role of social work educationpreparing students for culturally competent practice— in the context of a broad societal conflict over multicultural education.Antithetical perspectives on three themes of the multiculturalism debate are examined: visions of community, educational quality, and social change. Examination of the themes in relation to social work education reveals that the debate within the profession

Dorothy Van Soest

1995-01-01

166

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Flores, Gabriel

2012-01-01

167

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Castagno, Angelina E.

2009-01-01

168

The Multiculturalism Debate and Social Work Education: A Response to Dorothy Van Soest.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In response to a previous article challenging social work educators to address multiculturalism, and asserting that hidden conflicts about it are unresolved in social work education, it is contended here that multiculturalism is the wrong construct to debate, that educators must be concerned with cultural diversity, and that criticisms of social…

Atherton, Charles R.; Bolland, Kathleen A.

1997-01-01

169

Multiculturalism and Social Work Education: The Non-Debate about Competing Perspectives.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The role of social work education is discussed in the context of broad societal conflict over multicultural education. Antithetical perspectives on three themes of the multiculturalism debate (visions of community, educational quality, social change) are examined. A more open debate within the profession is encouraged. (Author/MSE)|

Van Soest, Dorothy

1995-01-01

170

Infusing Multicultural Education: A Process of Creating Organizational Change at the College Level  

Microsoft Academic Search

Organizational change directed at infusing multicultural education into an institutional unit such as a college requires attention to the organizational culture of that unit. The authors use the concept of second-order organizational change (Levy & Merry, 1986) as a way to conceptualize the nature of the change associated with infusing multicultural education within a large College of Education. The authors

Talmadge C. Guy; Judith C. Reiff; Jenny Penney Oliver

1998-01-01

171

Increasing Awareness of Multicultural Nutrition Education Resources Available to The Head Start Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

Federal Law mandates that nutrition delivery systems in the Head Start Program provide nourishing meals for enrolled preschoolers. In addition, nutrition education opportunities for the children, their families, and staff are required. Since diversity is a core value of the program, multicultural education is espoused.While the service of ethnically diverse foods at mealtimes has traditionally supported multicultural education in Head

P. Mydlenski

1998-01-01

172

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Goodman, Wendy, Ed.

173

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Moree, Dana; Klaassen, Cees; Veugelers, Wiel

2008-01-01

174

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Gatimu, M. Wangeci

2009-01-01

175

Curriculum Evaluation and Assessment of Multicultural Genetic Counselor Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Multicultural competence in genetic counseling integrates racial-cultural knowledge, awareness, and skills into clinical interventions and research practices. Researchers and educators often cite racial-cultural factors as obstacles for visible racial-cultural people seeking help. However, the professional's unfamiliarity of how his or her own racial-cultural group affiliations are influenced by the history of discrimination and oppression coupled with their lack of self-understanding

Vivian Ota Wang

1998-01-01

176

A Reinforcing Curriculum and Program Reform Proposal for 21st Century Teacher Education: Vital First Steps for Advancing K-12 Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Over the past decades, multicultural education advocates have proposed various educational strategies and teaching approaches for K-12 that have enjoyed limited application. In-service and preservice educators are still not well prepared for implementing multicultural education. In order to advance K-12 multicultural education, effective teaching…

Ngai, Phyllis Bo-Yuen

2004-01-01

177

An "Uneasy Alliance" of Media Education and Multiculturalism, with a View to Foreign Language Learning Methodology. OLE Publications 4.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This booklet discusses the growing interrelationship between multicultural education and technologically defined media education. First, literature on multicultural education is reviewed, and five separate approaches are identified: human relations; teaching the culturally different; cultural democracy; single-group studies; and multicultural and…

Tella, Seppo

178

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

PubMed Central

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.

2003-01-01

179

The influence of a multicultural teacher education program on teachers’ multicultural practices  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study examined the multicultural classroom practices of two novice secondary English teachers employed by the same US school district that serves a diverse student population. Findings indicated a high level of consistency between the teachers’ intended multicultural practices and their implemented practices. Based on classroom observations, both teachers implemented the general multicultural practices of critical pedagogy, real life application,

Kezia McNeal

2005-01-01

180

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"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…

Dolby, Nadine

2012-01-01

181

EXPLORING THE SELF AND THE OTHER: Achieving the Empathic Goals of Teacher Preparation through Multicultural Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective multicultural education courses require both instructors and students to examine their own cultural backgrounds and philosophical underpinnings in order to understand their societal dispositions and behaviors. In this article, the authors share effective strategies for teaching about race and racism in a college multicultural teacher education course. They discuss ways in which they assess the impact of this process

Elavie Ndura; Stephen Lafer

182

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Lee, Pei-Lun

2012-01-01

183

THE MULTICULTURALISM DEBATE AND SOCIAL WORK EDUCATION: A RESPONSE TO DOROTHY VAN SOEST  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an article in the Winter 1995 issue of the Journal of Social Work Education, Dorothy Van Soest challenged social work professionals to debate competing perspectives on multiculturalism. Van Soest asserted that social work educators have failed to resolve hidden value conflicts about multiculturalism and, consequently, failed to carry out the theme in the social work curriculum. The authors contend

Charles R. Atherton; Kathleen A. Bolland

1997-01-01

184

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Choi, Jungsoon

2010-01-01

185

Moving beyond "Diversity" to "Social Justice": The Challenge to Re-Conceptualize Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This is a study of teachers' conceptualizations of multicultural education (MCE) and their implications for practice in both schools and university courses. Through survey and interview data, the results reveal that teachers associated multicultural education with demographic diversity rather than with social justice, strategies for instruction…

Schoorman, Dilys; Bogotch, Ira

2010-01-01

186

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ramsey, Patricia G.

187

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Choi, Jungsoon

2010-01-01

188

Multicultural Education Policy in the United States: A Social Foundations Analysis.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This paper presents a reconceptualization of multicultural education for the 21st century through a critical analysis of the current status of multicultural education. Based on Milton M. Gordon's theory of racial and ethnic group relations and assimilation, the paper identifies three ideological systems for viewing…

Washburn, David E.

189

Computers, the media and multicultural education: seeking engagement and political literacy  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper meshes Carr's research on media literacy with Porfilio's research on computer literacy, with both of these areas being focused on the central notion of social justice within a multicultural society. Both researchers teach pre?service teachers, and have an interest in extending multicultural education, which often equates, overlaps with, and complements intercultural education. The key issue probed throughout this

Paul R. Carr; Brad J. Porfilio

2009-01-01

190

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Duarte, Eduardo Manuel

1998-01-01

191

Distinguishing Between Multicultural and Global Education: The Challenge of Conceptualizing and Addressing the Two Fields  

Microsoft Academic Search

This qualitative study examines how a group of social studies teachers working in a suburban middle school with a predominantly affluent and white student body conceptualize multicultural and global education. The data reveals that several of the teachers experienced difficulties conceptualizing multicultural and global education, used them interchangeably, and did not articulate their importance to their students. In addition to

Ashley G. Lucas

2010-01-01

192

Missing in Action: Research on the Accountability of Multicultural, Inclusive Teacher Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

While a substantial amount of research has been conducted on the effects of various teacher education programs to prepare teachers for multicultural, multilingual, inclusive classrooms, very little of it examines the impact of multicultural, inclusive teacher education on how pre- and inservice teachers actually teach children in the classroom. Few researchers have followed teachers into the classroom to find out

Sheryl V. Taylor; Donna M. Sobel

193

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

"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…

Dolby, Nadine

2012-01-01

194

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Le Roux, Johann

2000-01-01

195

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Wang, Hongyu

2005-01-01

196

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

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|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…

Garcia-Penalvo, Francicso Jose

2013-01-01

197

Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.  

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|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…

Baker, Frederick J.

198

Alternative Multicultural Education: A Unique Case Study.  

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|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…

Friesen, John W.

1994-01-01

199

Education in Micronesia: A Multicultural Perspective.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Baker, Frederick J.

200

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Grimes, Mary Katheryn

201

Pluralizing Journalism Education: A Multicultural Handbook.  

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|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…

Martindale, Carolyn, Ed.

202

Science for Elementary Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science for Elementary Educators is a multidisciplinary, interactive learning course developed for the science instruction of childhood education majors. The course described here is a model for science education reform that requires relatively few resour

Lawson, Holly; Guziec, Michelle K.

2004-03-01

203

A moral framework for multicultural education in healthcare.  

PubMed

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

Vaught, Wayne

2003-01-01

204

Hispanics and Higher Education: Multicultural Myopia.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Erlach, David

2000-01-01

205

Keepers of the American Dream: A Study of Staff Development and Multicultural Education. The Wisconsin Series on Teacher Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This book reports an ethnographic study, conducted over 2 years, of 30 teachers from 18 schools (preschool through high school), who participated in a staff development program in multicultural education. Observations and interviews indicate how multicultural education was actually presented to the teachers, and how their perceptions and teaching…

Sleeter, Christine E.

206

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2008-01-01

207

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

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|Discusses the relationship between liberal democratic principles and multiculturalism as it applies to implementation of educational policies. An ethnographic/ethnic studies and critical multiculturalism model is proposed to ensure the acknowledgment and empowerment of the ethnic identity of the students. (MMU)|

Duarte, Eduardo Manuel

1998-01-01

208

Valuing Diversity in the Schools: Learning from Multicultural Counseling for Teachers in the Greek Educational Setting  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper explores the challenge of diversity in an increasingly multicultural world, and adopts the position that the valuing of diversity can be taught – especially within the context of teacher training and education in general. It gives an overview of major components of diversity training within the context of multicultural counseling, and stresses what counseling can offer teacher training

Philia Issari

2006-01-01

209

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for All (e-book)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity covers three must-know" areas of multicultural science education: inclusive curriculum design, multicultural teaching strategies, and language diversity in science teaching and learning. W

2009-12-04

210

Student Acceptance of a Multicultural Education: Exploring the Role of a Social Work Curriculum, Demographics, and Symbolic Racism.  

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|A study examined multicultural attitudes of social work students. Surveys of 437 undergraduates at a rural Kentucky university indicated that student acceptance of multiculturalism was influenced by gender and their own stances on White privilege and institutional racism. However, students became more positive toward multicultural education after…

Swank, Eric; Asada, Hideko; Lott, John

2002-01-01

211

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

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Kimberley Yang

2001-01-01

212

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

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|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…

Petty, Lori L.; Narayan, Ratna

2012-01-01

213

The Global and the Multicultural: Opportunities, Challenges, and Suggestions for Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Most teacher education programs today include at least a minimal component of multicultural education. Higher educational institutions are also engaging more broadly in global education in a variety of forms. Though there is significant overlap in the aims of these two fields, they are often not used in complementary ways, or may even be seen as…

Wells, Ryan

2008-01-01

214

Unequal Legacies: Race and Multiculturalism in the LIS Curriculum  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Pawley, Christine

2006-01-01

215

Made in the (Multicultural) U.S.A.: Unpacking Tensions of Race, Culture, Gender, and Sexuality in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

The author discusses the challenges of educating teachers to engage, rather than deny or repress, differences that emerge at the dynamic, context-specific intersections of race, culture, gender, and sexuality. Although multicultural education discourse is well established, stereotypic representations and repressive silences persist in the sphere of practice. Interweaving postcolonial and feminist theories with reflections emerging from her multicultural teacher education

Nina Asher

2007-01-01

216

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Ghosh, Ratna

2004-11-01

217

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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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…

Thompson, Richard H.

2003-01-01

218

Facing Multiculturalism's Challenges in Korean Education and Society  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Olneck, Michael R.

2011-01-01

219

Science Education. Oryx Science Bibliographies, Volume 6.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This bibliography provides 337 annotated references covering: science teaching at the preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and high school levels; science education as it relates to various science disciplines; science education for special populations; sexual stereotyping in science education; teacher education for science teachers; and how…

Schroeder, Eileen E., Comp.; Tyckoson, David A., Ed.

220

Science Education at AAAS  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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)

Livermore, Arthur H.

1975-01-01

221

Issues in Science Education.  

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This publication addresses the issues and practical approaches needed to lay the foundation upon which science educators can work together to build effective science programs. It shares the ideas, insights, and experiences of individuals ranging from science supervisors to university personnel to agencies representing science education. Numerous…

Rhoton, Jack, Ed.; Bowers, Patricia, Ed.

222

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

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|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…

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

2009-01-01

223

A Descriptive Study of Education Students' Intellectual-Ethical Developmental Stages, Attitudinal Belief Systems, Background Experiences, and Knowledge about Multicultural Education.  

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|A study investigated the attitudes of teachers in graduate-level inservice education concerning multicultural education. Subjects were 55 students aged 20-55 in a graduate-level multicultural education class. Three surveys with open-ended questions elicited information about personal educational background (including gender factors influencing…

Gonzalez, Virginia

224

Cognitive science and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past ten years cognitive science has emerged as a dominant perspective in psychology. This new view brings together researchers with overlapping interests from the fields of artificial intelligence, psycholingu?istics, psychology, epistemology, education and neurophysiology. In this paper an overview of cognitive science will be presented, including a model of human memory that serves to organize research, views on

James Stewart

1985-01-01

225

Informal Science Education Survey.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Informal science programs play an important role in reinforcing the fact that science and mathematics are not difficult to master. This report is based on a survey of informal science programs supported by the National Science Foundation and exemplary programs in science and mathematics supported by the U.S. Department of Education. The survey…

Crespo, Hilda; Martinez-Perez, Luis A.

226

Teaching science in culturally diverse classrooms: The relevance of multicultural coursework on novice teachers' instructional choice  

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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.

Cunha, Thais B. P. da

227

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

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|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…

Schuster, Tracy J.

228

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

McCray, Carlos R.; Beachum, Floyd D.

2010-01-01

229

NASA Science For Educators  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

NASA's Science Education Program creates products using NASA's results in Earth Science, Heliophysics, Planetary Science, and Astrophysics research. The program sponsors educational activities at all levels of formal and informal education to provide opportunities for learners to investigate their world and their universe using unique NASA resources. There are links to a number of related education projects and workshops, and a solar system ambassadors program.

230

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Liu, Laura Blythe

2010-01-01

231

Women and Gender Studies and Multicultural Education: Building the Agenda for 2000 and Beyond.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Examines some of the tensions between women and gender studies and multicultural education, which include: understanding gender as a category of analysis; theoretical constructions of feminism; and building an educational agenda for social justice in an effort to further the agenda for 2000 and beyond. (SM)

Mulvihill, Thalia M.

2000-01-01

232

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Brady-Amoon, Peggy

2011-01-01

233

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

234

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2012-01-01

235

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Delano-Oriaran, Omobolade

2012-01-01

236

Report on the Status of Implementation of Education That Is Multicultural in Maryland.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This report tracks the 1997-98 state and local progress in implementing Maryland Education That Is Multicultural (ETM) Regulations adopted by the Maryland State Board of Education (MSDE) in 1994. Section 1 of the report introduces ETM, a process that promotes the valuing and appreciation of diversity, including factors such as region, race,…

Maryland State Board of Education, Baltimore.

237

Collaborative learning in multicultural classrooms: a case study of Dutch senior secondary vocational education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 collaborative learning. It analyzes current practices and perceptions of both teachers and

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

2011-01-01

238

Collaborative learning in multicultural classrooms: a case study of Dutch senior secondary vocational education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 collaborative learning. It analyzes current practices and perceptions of both teachers and

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

2012-01-01

239

Perspectives on Cultural-Sustainability, National Unity and the Possibilities of Multicultural Education in China  

Microsoft Academic Search

China is a rapidly developing multiethnic country facing several difficult challenges such as pollution and growing income inequality, which in turn threaten social stability. In addition, China must address ethnic conflict, particularly in urban, autonomous, and border regions. The government is advocating national unity education content in the school and college curriculum to help abate the problem. Multicultural education is

Samuel Hinton

2009-01-01

240

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Stuckman, Ralph E.

241

From Theory to Practice: Ogbu and Erickson in the Multicultural Education Curriculum.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The paper examines the implications of two different theoretical approaches for teacher education (Erickson's cultural differences theory and Ogbu's secondary cultural discontinuity theory), suggesting a multicultural education curriculum that incorporates a composite of both theories in order to assist future teachers in combatting the problem…

Nel, Johanna

1995-01-01

242

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Brady-Amoon, Peggy

2011-01-01

243

Tensions in Multicultural Teacher Education ResearchDemographics and the Need to Demonstrate Effectiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article builds on the results of an analysis of reviews of data-based research literature in the field of multicultural teacher education. The author discusses two examples of major findings from the seven reviews considered: the amount and quality of research and the hidden curriculum of teacher education. Limitations of the reviews are also discussed and particular attention is paid

Jim S. Furman

2008-01-01

244

The Recurring Dream: Symbolism and Ideology in Intercultural and Multicultural Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Argues that American multicultural education as practiced in the 1970s and 1980s, despite its affirmation of pluralism, is similar to intercultural education as practiced in the 1940s, when pluralism was not socially accepted. Suggests that the power of the ideology of individualism sharply limits the realization of pluralism. (FMW)

Olneck, Michael R.

1990-01-01

245

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

PubMed

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

Pallotta-Chiarolli, M

1999-01-01

246

Developing Educational Standards - Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website features a list of educational standards by state. Although the bulk of the list is state-issued standards, the list also includes standards for education developed by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Geographic Society.

Hill, Charles; District, Wappingers C.

247

Multiculturalism, Peace Education and Social Justice in Teacher Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Quezada, Reyes; Romo, Jaime J.

2004-01-01

248

Multicultural Education and Training in Rehabilitation Counseling Education Programs  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2009-01-01

249

Selecting and Evaluating Curriculum Materials. A Study of Teacher Education for Bilingual-Bicultural and Multicultural Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This document reports on a project with the following aims: (1) to identify and discuss the important issues about using curriculum materials in bilingual-bicultural education and multicultural education through a comparative analysis of these conditions in the United States and Australia; (2) to identify and analyze relevant research in the…

Watt, Michael G.

250

Drawing Parallels in Search of Educational Equity: A Multicultural Education Delegation to China Looks Outside to See Within  

Microsoft Academic Search

In 2004, a professional delegation of multicultural educators visited the People's Republic of China to explore how diversity issues are addressed and how students are prepared for entry into the international workforce. The delegation, sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Programs, observed numerous parallels to the American system of education, including the challenge of providing equity for students of

Jioanna Carjuzaa; J. Kay Fenimore-Smith; Ethlyn Davis Fuller; William A. Howe; Eileen Kugler; Ivette Ruiz; Barbara Shin

2008-01-01

251

Scholarship in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Science education reform efforts set expectations for K-12 education to produce scientifically literate individuals. Implicit in this reform is the need for preservice teachers to be engaged in learning that builds their knowledge, understanding, and ability toward good science teaching. In this paper, I describe some of the experiences in…

Pringle, Rose M.

2004-01-01

252

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

253

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

254

Lessons Learned: Pedagogical Tensions and Struggles with Instruction on Multiculturalism in Social Work Education Programs  

Microsoft Academic Search

While the importance of multiculturalism to social work education and practice has been extensively theorized in the social work literature, very little empirical attention has been paid to the concrete experiences of social work students within the classroom. The socializing influence of pedagogy is one aspect of the professionalization process that must be considered in addressing issues of diversity and

CarolAnn Daniel

2011-01-01

255

Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World. Presidential Address.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Outlines problems in reconciling tensions among theories of citizenship, democracy, and multiculturalism in the context of capitalist societies, and resulting implications for comparative education scholars. Discusses the Enlightenment as foundation of citizenship, feminist criticism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, and social movements.…

Torres, Carlos Alberto

1998-01-01

256

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Sernak, Kathleen S.; Wolfe, Carol S.

1998-01-01

257

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

2011-01-01

258

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Jennings, Todd; Macgillivray, Ian K.

2011-01-01

259

Multicultural Education in a Post-Race Political Age: Our Movement at Risk?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The 2008 elections ushered in a new era in U.S. politics with implications for race relations and social justice activity. Drawing parallels between the contemporary African American community and splintering undercurrents in the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), the author urges cross-generational coalescence around an…

Marshall, Patricia L.

2009-01-01

260

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Many Voices, 1996

1996-01-01

261

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Metro-Roland, Dini

2010-01-01

262

Incorporating Multicultural Learning in Clinically-Based Education in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study attempted to explore and clarify the ambiguity surrounding cultural concepts, broaden and deepen the current understanding of cultural competency, and operationalize its core components in multicultural education in the United States. The research findings presented in this study were organized into three overarching themes: Level I: knowledge development; Level II: integrative processes; and Level III: practice evaluation. The

Miu Ha Kwong

2011-01-01

263

Multicultural Concerns of Educators in the Western Cape Province of South Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the new democratic South Africa that emerged after 1994, educators are having to cope with the demands of multicultural situations that are developing in the former racially and ethnically segregated schools, and in the process striving for the equal treatment of the learners, the removal of discrimination and prejudice, the inculcation of respect, and an appreciation for diversity. In

Kobus Mentz; Johannes L. van der Walt

2007-01-01

264

Democracy, Education, and Multiculturalism: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Global World. Presidential Address.  

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Outlines problems in reconciling tensions among theories of citizenship, democracy, and multiculturalism in the context of capitalist societies, and resulting implications for comparative education scholars. Discusses the Enlightenment as foundation of citizenship, feminist criticism, postcolonialism, critical race theory, and social movements.…

Torres, Carlos Alberto

1998-01-01

265

Critical Multiculturalism. Uncommon Voices in a Common Struggle. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This collection explores the way in which critical theory and practice can unite in a common vision of democratic hope. Separate viewpoints are drawn together to constitute a democratic platform for an enlightened critical education agenda. Case studies from narrative and critical ethnography explore the multicultural and power struggles of…

Kanpol, Barry, Ed.; McLaren, Peter, Ed.

266

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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)|

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

1999-01-01

267

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Nethsinghe, Rohan

2012-01-01

268

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Yang, Yan; Montgomery, Diane

2011-01-01

269

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2008-01-01

270

Guidelines on Multicultural Education, Training, Research, Practice, and Organizational Change for Psychologists.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides psychologists with the rationale and needs for addressing multiculturalism and diversity in education, training, research, practice, and organizational change, along with basic information and relevant terminology to support these guidelines. Provides references for additional information and discusses paradigms that broaden the purview…

American Psychologist, 2003

2003-01-01

271

Implications of Multicultural Counseling for Theological Education in Korea  

Microsoft Academic Search

Five years ago when I first started teaching in a multicultural set- ting, I had an eye-opening experience. While advising a Japanese coun- seling student who was completing her thesis, a Korean student came into my office with a similar need for advice. I therefore simply contin- ued the thesis-advising session, now with two students, assuming that giving guidance simultaneously,

Eun-Young Choi

272

Multimedia Pedagogy and Multicultural Education for the New Millennium.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Examines the Shoah Project, which uses multimedia to document the experiences of Holocaust survivors, and demonstrates the way it makes historical events vivid and compelling in the contemporary moment. Argues that effective use of multimedia in the teaching of history, religion, and multiculturalism requires historical contextualization,…

Hammer, Rhonda; Kellner, Douglas

2001-01-01

273

Community-based Service Learning for Multicultural Teacher Education.  

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Creates a topology of preservice teachers' responses to community-based service learning within several courses, investigating meanings they made from their community experiences. Data came from interviews and student essays and papers. The article considers the potential value of community- based service learning as an aspect of multicultural

Boyle-Baise, Marilynne; Sleeter, Christine E.

2000-01-01

274

Learning Outcomes of Two Approaches to Multicultural Music Education  

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|The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of multicultural music instruction on classroom learning outcomes. Fifth-grade children (10-11 years of age; N = 170) from four schools were randomly assigned to one of two instructional treatments: music concept and sociocultural context. The former approach used formal elements of music as a…

Abril, Carlos R.

2006-01-01

275

Multicultural Influences on Group Learning: A Qualitative Higher Education Study  

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

Sweeney, Arthur; Weaven, Scott; Herington, Carmel

2008-01-01

276

Research in Science & Mathematics Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This publication examines science and mathematics educational research in India and the question of whether science and mathematics education in that country has been an instrument of social change. Seven areas of research are included: (1) science education; (2) mathematics education; (3) science curriculum; (4) methods of teaching science; (5)…

Wanchoo, V. N., Ed.; Raina, T. N., Ed.

277

Jefferson Lab: Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Jefferson Lab carries out its long-term commitment to science education by providing a host of teacher resources, games, and science lessons. Students can find a periodic table offering physical characteristics and information on the history and uses of each element. The Student Zone contains a virtual lab tour, glossary of scientific terms, and materials on internships. Teachers can locate pdf downloads of many hands-on activities on many science subjects such as microscopes, magnets, and measuring. The website introduces educational events and educational programs for both teachers and students.

278

From Liberal Pluralism to Critical Multiculturalism: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Multicultural Education for Social Work Practice in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

The mandate to educate students to work toward ending oppression and other forms of injustice is clear, but there has been little discussion in the multicultural literature about the kinds of knowledge that are needed to prepare students for such work. This article discusses the need for a paradigm shift from liberal pluralism to a critical approach to social work

CarolAnn Louise Daniel

2008-01-01

279

Science education research program  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A deadline for receipt of research proposals on science literacy and science, technology, and society has been set by the National Science Foundation's Research in Science and Education (RISE) program. March 9 is the target date set by NSF to insure that proposals are considered for the RISE fiscal 1981 budget, which is expected to total $6 million.RISE'S purpose is to examine the science literacy of the U.S. public and to determine the publics needs. Although schools have been responsible for teaching science, only 50% of the American public receive formal science instruction after 15 years of age, according to NSF. Those who do not receive formal training must rely on a combination of electronic and print media, museums, and public agencies for science information.

280

Drawing Parallels in Search of Educational Equity: A Multicultural Education Delegation to China Looks Outside to See Within  

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|In 2004, a professional delegation of multicultural educators visited the People's Republic of China to explore how diversity issues are addressed and how students are prepared for entry into the international workforce. The delegation, sponsored by the People to People Ambassador Programs, observed numerous parallels to the American system of…

Carjuzaa, Jioanna; Fenimore-Smith, J. Kay; Fuller, Ethlyn Davis; Howe, William A.; Kugler, Eileen; London, Arcenia P.; Ruiz, Ivette; Shin, Barbara

2008-01-01

281

Science in Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

IN reply to ``F.R.S. F.B.A.'' (NATURE, September 28, p. 69), may I express the hope that, whatever may be the custom in France, those who discuss the place of science in education, when they say science will mean science, and not ``Egyptology, classical archæology, history, art, linguistics, Indics, Sinics, Hellenics, philology (Latin and Celtic), French language and literature, Italian, Spanish,

Frederick Soddy

1916-01-01

282

Enhancing Educational Metadata with Science Education Information  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the past years a large amount of science education digital content became available worldwide in the form of science museum collections, digital repositories and libraries. An important factor, in order to make search and retrieval of science education content more efficient is the quality and quantity of educational metadata. Although the IEEE LOM Standard is used for describing educational

Demetrios G. Sampson; Panayiotis Zervas

2008-01-01

283

Fusion Science Education Outreach  

Microsoft Academic Search

This presentation will focus on education outreach activities at General Atomics that have been expanded to include the general population on science education with a focus on fusion energy. Outreach materials are distributed upon request both nationally and internationally. These materials include a notebook containing copies of DIII--D tour panels, fusion poster, new fusion energy video, new fusion energy brochure,

C. A. Danielson

1996-01-01

284

Science Education and Inclusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inclusion is a relatively new trend in the goal towards educating students with disabilities within the general education classroom. There are varying opinions about the advantages and limitations of placing students with special needs in a general science classroom. The action research reviews of literature and survey analysis were conducted to provide a more current assessment of the status of

Laura Cottongim

285

Multicultural Education: Using Penn State's Teacher Education Performance Framework to Help Education Students Develop a Multicultural Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

The make-up of classrooms is changing. According to the National Center for Educational Statistics 37%, or one out of every three students, are considered to be of a racial or ethnic minority background (National Center for Educational Statistics (NCES), 2000). However, nine out every ten teachers are white. By 2020, minority students will make up 44% of students enrolled in

Kashra Taliaferro; Murry Nelson

286

Antiracism, Multiculturalism, and Interracial Community: Three Educational Values for a Multicultural Society. Distinguished Lecture Series, 1991-1992.  

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|At least four values, or families of values, should be taught in schools and families to respond to the increasingly multiracial and multicultural society of the United States. These are: (1) antiracism or opposition to racism; (2) multiculturalism; (3) a sense of community; and (4) treating persons as individuals. The first three categories are…

Blum, Lawrence A.

287

An educator's perspective on the emerging Cuba and multiculturalism.  

PubMed

Plagued by many years of frequent leadership changes, and influences from power brokers whose policies and politics were oftentimes detrimental to Cuba's emerging as an industrialized and diverse economy nation, Cuba is now attempting to move beyond the survival mode. After the symbiotic relationship between the Soviet Union was dismantled in the 90s, Cuba is now undergoing metamorphoses of growth and change, socially, politically and culturally, while still remaining a mixture of worlds both rural and urban. This narrative article describes the multicultural experiences that an American university professor recently experienced while visiting Cuba. PMID:16989253

Washington, Carla D

2006-01-01

288

Data Science: The Revolution in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

I will describe the data science undergraduate and graduate programs at George Mason University, within the context of the ongoing revolution in data-intensive science. Both general and specific recommendations regarding science education will also be presented, extending from graduate training, to undergraduate science majors, and to undergraduate general education students. Examples of professional opportunities for data scientists in the key informatics (data science) research areas will be highlighted.

Borne, K. D.

2011-12-01

289

Ocean Science Educator Award  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Office of Naval Research announces a program to identify and support academic ocean scientists (“Educators”) who have a distinguished record of educating high-quality doctoral and/or postdoctoral students and who will, under this program, draw postdoctoral scientists from other disciplines into the ocean sciences. Named “Educators” must be U.S. citizens with research and training experience in the ocean sciences and must have a current research and teaching position at a U.S. institution that confers doctoral degrees in ocean sciences.Participation is sought from U.S. institutions that confer doctoral degrees in one or more areas of ocean sciences; show a viable plan to identify, attract, and train, in the ocean sciences, U.S. citizen post-docs (Fellows) from other disciplines; and can show institutional commitment to ocean science education at the doctoral level. Three awards will be made via grants to institutions for a period of 3 years at $75,000 per year (at least $65,000 of these funds are intended for direct support of Fellows).

290

World Trends in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Papers presented at a conference of science educators from 26 countries organized to discuss world trends in science education are compiled in this publication. Section titles are: (1) Perspectives on Science Education - Some Major Trends (9 papers); (2) Science Curriculum Development for the Future - A Look at Some of the Issues (7 papers); (3)…

McFadden, Charles P., Ed.

291

Making Tibetans in China: The Educational Challenges of Harmonious Multiculturalism  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Postiglione, Gerard A.

2008-01-01

292

Third World Science: Development Education through Science Teaching.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Williams, Iolo Wyn

293

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Schulz, Roland M.

2009-04-01

294

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Merino, Barbara J.; Hammond, Lorie

1998-01-01

295

Educational Research and the Science of Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper argues that educational research has not created a science of education in the sense of amassing the body of knowledge, skills, and values that, once acquired, would certify a candidate as a professional teacher. Educational research has not developed a science of education due to: the rigid boundaries between disciplines, the masculinization of research and the feminization of

David Elkind

1999-01-01

296

CBEâÂÂLife Sciences Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

CBEâÂÂLife Sciences Education (CBE-LSE), a free, online quarterly journal from The American Society for Cell Biology, publishes peer-reviewed articles on life sciences education at the KâÂÂ12, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

American Soceity for Cell Biology (ASCB;)

2010-05-17

297

Science Education and Politics.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presents several examples of the interface of science teaching and politics. Supports the notion of a double function in teaching biology: (1) to educate a young person for critical observation, independent judgment, and responsible action; and (2) to prepare him for the future. (CS)|

Jungwirth, Ehud

1981-01-01

298

Multiculturalism in Four Teacher Education Programs: For Replication or Transformation  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 academically successful with all students, programs need to adopt an

Jacque Ensign

2009-01-01

299

They Play Soccer too!—Madrasah education in multicultural Singapore  

Microsoft Academic Search

Muslim education, particularly in rapidly globalising Singapore, has had to negotiate changes which both the education sector specifically and society generally have faced. Some of these changes have challenged madrasahs, which provide Muslim religious education, to introduce new curriculum. Yet other changes are challenging the nature of the educational process that madrasahs are offering and which makes them unique in

Ooi Giok Ling; Chee Min Fui

2007-01-01

300

Changing Roles of Special Education Administrators: Impact on Multicultural Learners  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2006-01-01

301

SCIENCE EDUCATION AT THE CROSSROADS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education seeks to change society, but does little to produce change in itself. Our initial effort into changing ourselves and our discipline resulted in Science Education at the Crossroads. This conference brought together stakeholders in science education to present their problems, rather than research results, and discuss methods of addressing these. In this paper, we describe this conference, its

Adam Johnston

302

LIBERAL SCIENCE TEACHER EDUCATION REVISITED  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper discusses challenges appearing in the value-based work in science teacher education in Sweden and other European countries. An analysis is offered of some aspects of emotional, intellectual and pedagogical values in the light of theoretical elaborations and practices of liberal science education developed during the 1950s. Currently, the science teacher education faces the situation in which the values

Oleg Popov

303

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  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Belz, Mary Jane

2006-01-01

304

Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue, number 35 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities; and (2) Overseas and international science activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. British science activities include: (1)…

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

305

Science Education Newsletter, No. 35.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue, number 35 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities; and (2) Overseas and international science activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. British science activities include: (1)…

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

306

Science education ahead?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In spite of the achievements and successes of science education in recent years, certain problems undoubtedly remain. Firstly the content taught at secondary level has largely remained unchanged from what had been originally intended to meet the needs of those who would go on to become scientists. Secondly the curriculum is overloaded with factual content rather than emphasizing applications of scientific knowledge and skills and the connections between science and technology. Thirdly the curriculum does not relate to the needs and interests of the pupils. A recent report entitled Beyond 2000: Science Education for the Future, derived from a series of seminars funded by the Nuffield Foundation, attempts to address these issues by setting out clear aims and describing new approaches to achieve them. Joint editors of the report are Robin Millar of the University of York and Jonathan Osborne of King's College London. The recommendations are that the curriculum should contain a clear statement of its aims, with the 5 - 16 science curriculum seen as enhancing general `scientific literacy'. At key stage 4 there should be more differentiation between the literacy elements and those designed for the early stages of a specialist training in science; up to the end of key stage 3 a common curriculum is still appropriate. The curriculum should be presented clearly and simply, following on from the statement of aims, and should provide young people with an understanding of some key `ideas about science'. A wide variety of teaching methods and approaches should be encouraged, and the assessment approaches for reporting on students' performance should focus on their ability to understand and interpret information as well as their knowledge and understanding of scientific ideas. The last three recommendations in the report cover the incorporation of aspects of technology and the applications of science into the curriculum, with no substantial change overall in the short term but a trialling of innovative approaches to science education in the medium to long term. It was felt that no significant changes should be made to the National Curriculum or its assessment unless they have been piloted in this way. Copies of the report (ISBN 1 871984 78 5) are available from Caroline Gill in the School of Education at King's College London, Cornwall House, Waterloo Road, London SE1 8WA (tel: 0171 872 3139, fax: 0171 872 3182). It can also be viewed on the King's College London website (http://www.kcl.ac.uk/education).

1999-01-01

307

Problematising Multicultural Art Education in the Context of Taiwan  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In this paper I reflect on the experience of working with Taiwanese art educators. The data I revisit comes from participation in four art education conferences between 1995 and 2001, a three-month period of residence at Changhua University of Education teaching a master's programme, three intensive summer programmes organised for Taiwanese art…

Mason, Rachel

2009-01-01

308

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2010-01-01

309

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

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

2010-01-01

310

Environmental Education: New Era for Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Taskin, Ozgur

311

Science Toys for Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The absence of "hands-on" experiences with science equipment in schools stimulated the production of science kits for children. Thirty years later this enterprise has become a national institution in Brazil with a proud history of effecting change in the teaching of science throughout this country. (Author/JN)|

Raw, Isaias

1982-01-01

312

Undergraduate science education probed  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Do today's colleges and universities place too much emphasis on research performed by their faculty and not enough on the quality of undergraduate teaching? That was the question addressed at a March 31 hearing of the House Subcommittee on Science. Former University of Arkansas president Rep. Ray Thornton (D-Ark.), who chaired the hearing, remarked that “there is a nationwide perception that the balance is skewed toward research.” Many students and their parents, he said, have voiced dissatisfaction over undergraduate education.

Leath, Audrey T.

313

Science Education News, October 1973: International Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue of the newsletter of the American Association for the Advancement of Science has as its theme International Science Education. It contains reports from five science education projects located in Great Britain, the West Indies, Africa, Thailand, and Australia. Also included is an article by Dr. Albert V. Baez, Chairman of the AAAS…

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC.

314

Use and support of multicultural and antiracist education: research-informed interdisciplinary social work practice.  

PubMed

Multicultural education (MCE) and antiracist education (ARE) are the primary curricula through which school educators are combating the effects of racism and bigotry. To assist in the efforts of the educators, social workers need an understanding of MCE and ARE objectives, assumptions, and current research to guide their practice. This article discusses the differences between MCE and ARE and presents the findings of a study conducted in five northwestern United States school districts. It examines curricula, policies, and practices used to address racism and bigotry among elementary, middle, and high school students; attempts to discover underlying barriers to implementing antiracist and antibigotry curricula; and reveals the perspectives of teachers, administrators, counselors, and social workers. Implications for social work practice, policy development, and research are discussed. PMID:10710989

Morelli, P T; Spencer, M S

2000-03-01

315

Intercultural Education in the Multicultural and Multilingual Bolivian Context  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Drange, Live Danbolt

2011-01-01

316

Resistance, rights and rituals: denominational schools and multicultural education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years a substantial number of LEAS have introduced policies concerned with the promotion of cultural diversity and\\/or the eradication of racial inequality in education. In this article we consider the impact of this trend on the voluntary aided sector of education. Our analysis draws on the findings of our research into the relationship between LEA policy and school

Wendy Ball; Barry Troyna

1987-01-01

317

Pharmaceutical Education in the South African Multicultural Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes the educational quality assurance program implemented in South Africa in 1995 and its effects on pharmacy education, including development of outcomes-based competency standards for entry-level pharmacists. Describes an integrated, problem-based pharmacy program established jointly between formerly non-white and white institutions and…

Summers, Rob; Haavik, Coryce; Summers, Beverley; Moola, Farhana; Lowes, Mariette; Enslin, Gill

2001-01-01

318

The National Science Board on Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The NSF Web site (http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/start.htm) is host to the online materials from the U.S. National Science Board, a major advisory group within the Federal Government. While the NSB often focuses on broad issues in science (including its role as a governing board to the NSF), it also has an active force- Task Force on Mathematics and Science Achievement- focused on science education.

Wink, Donald J.

1999-06-01

319

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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,…

Hernes, Gudmund

2004-01-01

320

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Carter, Lyn

2004-11-01

321

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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.

Nyati-Saleshando, Lydia

2011-12-01

322

Science Education Newsletter, No. 42.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This issue, number 42 in the series, is divided into the sections of: (1) British science activities, and (2) overseas and international science activities. Presented in a newsletter format, numerous topics of interest to secondary school science and mathematics educators pertaining to British education are presented. Reports on the engineering…

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

323

Science Fiction and Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Using science fiction films in the classroom can expose students to a wide variety of science topics. The films are particularly good for identifying student misconceptions, many of which are a product of these very films. A sample lesson using the movie

Cavanaugh, Terence

2002-03-01

324

Our Worlds in Our Words: Exploring Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Classrooms. Multicultural Education Series  

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How can teachers help their students to meet high standards of reading and writing while also preparing them to become thoughtful and productive members of a multicultural society? And why is it important to do this? In her new book, Mary Dilg brings us into her high school English classroom, where we see students reach across the social,…

Dilg, Mary

2010-01-01

325

Our Worlds in Our Words: Exploring Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation in Multicultural Classrooms. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|How can teachers help their students to meet high standards of reading and writing while also preparing them to become thoughtful and productive members of a multicultural society? And why is it important to do this? In her new book, Mary Dilg brings us into her high school English classroom, where we see students reach across the social,…

Dilg, Mary

2010-01-01

326

Informal Science Education. An NSTA position statement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Clarifies the position of the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) on informal science education. NSTA support of all elements of informal science education is strong and this position statement includes many specific examples of informal science education. (DDR)

Science Teacher, 1998

1998-01-01

327

Nevada Underserved Science Education Program  

SciTech Connect

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

Nicole Rourke; Jason Marcks

2004-07-06

328

Antonio Gramsci, Education and Science  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper explores how the ideas of a great political thinker and philosopher Antonio Gramsci, are relevant to education and science and to critical science education. One of the main points in Gramsci's analysis is the social value and impact of certain aspects of the superstructure. He understands that education is a means which can be used…

Balampekou, Matina; Floriotis, Georgis

2012-01-01

329

Education Place: Houghton Mifflin Science  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Education Place presents Houghton Mifflin's K-6 science textbook support resources, organized by grade level. Each of the seven modules offers broad coverage of concepts in physical science, Earth science, and life science through a series of topic units. Each unit includes engaging activities such as Family Newsletters, Unit Bibliographies, Vocabulary Games, eGlossaries, Cricket Connections, and Discover! Simulations, with teacher support.

2005-09-14

330

Education in space science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Philbrick, C. Russell

2005-08-01

331

Quality tools in science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Blanton, Patricia

2002-03-01

332

Jewish Ethnic Needs in Multicultural Social Work Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

CSWE established a variety of standards regarding minority populations and diversity (CSWE, 1992). Some minority groups, although covered by CSWE standards, in practice are not dealt with in social work education. One in particular, Jewish students, is recommended for attention. This article focuses on what students of all backgrounds need for working effectively with Jewish clients, coverage of Jewish topics

Ram A. Cnaan; Toni Goodfriend; Edward Newman

1996-01-01

333

Reflections on Policy and Practice in Multicultural Education in Cyprus  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Contemporary Cyprus society is no longer homogeneous. Increasingly, Cypriots have contact with people of different cultures. The same happens in schools in Cyprus. In this article, through an ethnographic study, we investigate what happens today in Cyprus regarding the education of international and repatriated students. Analyzing the case study…

Angelides, Panayiotis; Stylianou, Tasoula; Leigh, James

2004-01-01

334

Responding to Multicultural Challenges in Rural Special Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In recent years, the majority of new immigrants to the United States have settled in rural areas, creating unique challenges for special education administrators. In this article, we discuss the details of the challenges to rural schools in meeting the requirements of the federal mandates, especially No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act passed in 2001 and the 2004 reauthorization of

Betty Y. Ashbaker; Lynn K. Wilder

335

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

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

2004-01-01

336

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Lunneblad, Johannes; Johansson, Thomas

2012-01-01

337

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Blanks, A. Brooke; Smith, J. David

2009-01-01

338

Multicultural Education and Diversity: Providing Information to Teachers.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Institutions of higher education in the western part of the United States have begun to respond to the challenges faced by teachers working with students from diverse cultural and ethnolinguistic backgrounds. To establish the extent to which institutions offer inservice courses related to multilingual settings, the METRO Center at the Southwest…

Hafner, Anne L.; Green, Jennie Spencer

339

Assimilation versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article analyzes the public rhetoric during the November 2002 vote over bilingual education in Colorado and Massachusetts. We argue that the neoassimilationist views displayed in both states represent a new step in the evolution of assimilation theory and ideology--one that has adapted to both the current immigrant environment and to…

Burdick-Will, Julia; Gomez, Christina

2006-01-01

340

Preparing Multicultural Teacher Educators: Toward a Pedagogy of Transformation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As the population of the United States becomes more diverse, both challenges and opportunities are created for the educational system. The gap that currently exists between a predominantly White, middle class, female teaching workforce and an increasingly heterogeneous population of students is one of the key factors that shapes these challenges.…

Vescio, Vicki; Bondy, Elizabeth; Poekert, Philip E.

2009-01-01

341

Assimilation versus Multiculturalism: Bilingual Education and the Latino Challenge  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article analyzes the public rhetoric during the November 2002 vote over bilingual education in Colorado and Massachusetts. We argue that the neoassimilationist views displayed in both states represent a new step in the evolution of assimilation theory and ideology--one that has adapted to both the current immigrant environment and to…

Burdick-Will, Julia; Gomez, Christina

2006-01-01

342

The Schooling of Cultural and Ethnic Subordinate Groups. Essay Review of "Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education," by Sonia Nieto; "Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class, and Gender," by Christine Sleeter and Carl Grant; and "Minority Status and Schooling: A Comparative Study of Immigrant and Involuntary Minorities," edited by Margaret Gibson and John Ogbu.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Sleeter and Grant outline two assimilationist and three consciousness-raising approaches to multicultural education, whereas Nieto examines underachievement among minority groups. Both books advocate multicultural education promoting social change. Gibson and Ogbu suggest that immigrants are higher achievers than "involuntary" minorities (Natives…

Clark, Sanza B.

1993-01-01

343

The Influence of Teacher Background on the Inclusion of Multicultural Education: A Case Study of Two Contrasts  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper examines the role of preservice teachers' backgrounds in the inclusion of a multicultural education perspective in the teaching of secondary social studies. A case study approach is used involving two social studies preservice teachers with widely different background experiences and beliefs in relation to cultural diversity. Background experiences are viewed as having explanatory value in the preservice teachers'

Robert W. Smith

2000-01-01

344

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Richardson, Troy A.

2012-01-01

345

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Richardson, Troy A.

2012-01-01

346

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Mansikka, Jan-Erik; Holm, Gunilla

2011-01-01

347

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Alviar-Martin, Theresa; Ho, Li-Ching

2011-01-01

348

Uprooting and Replacing Positivism, the Melting Pot, Multiculturalism, and Other Impotent Notions in Educational Leadership through an African American Perspective  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article plumbs the depths of the fundamental grounding upon which educational leadership has been founded. It critically examines the traditional notions of positivism and rational-linear thinking that have served to guide practice in American schools. The article further interrogates modernist concepts of the melting pot and multiculturalism through an African American and critical theoretical voice. Finally, this article offers

Michael E. Dantley

2002-01-01

349

Potential and Limitations of Multicultural Education in Conflict-Ridden Areas: Bilingual Palestinian-Jewish Schools in Israel  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In recent years, a new integrative bilingual multicultural educational initiative has been developed in Israel. Its main purpose is to offer dignity and equality to the two Israeli groups who have for the last 100 years denied each other's humanity: Palestinians and Jews. The research examines this attempt at encouraging each group to take pride…

Bekerman, Zvi

2004-01-01

350

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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…

Alviar-Martin, Theresa; Ho, Li-Ching

2011-01-01

351

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Brauchle, Paul E.; Hastings, Janel H.

2003-01-01

352

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

353

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|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…

Richardson, Troy A.

2011-01-01

354

Globalisation and Science Education: Rethinking Science Education Reforms  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Like Lemke ("J Res Sci Teach" 38:296-316, 2001), I believe that science education has not looked enough at the impact of the changing theoretical and global landscape by which it is produced and shaped. Lemke makes a sound argument for science education to look beyond its own discourses toward those like cultural studies and politics, and to which…

Carter, Lyn

2005-01-01

355

Education and the Behavioral Sciences.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The author delineates characteristics of research in education, focusing on the influence of the educational philosophies of logical positivism, operationalism, and pragmatism and on the strong behavioristic movements in education. A comparison is made between techniques in behavioral science research and traditional educational research methods.…

Helwig, Carl

356

Islam, Science and Science Education: Conflict or Concord?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Focuses on the relationship between science and Islam in the context of science education. Describes Islamic science and whether it is a valid philosophy of science. Discuses islamisation or marginalization of science education. Discusses implications and offers suggestions for science education. (Contains 63 references.) (ASK)

Loo, Seng Piew

2001-01-01

357

American Presidents and Their Attitudes, Beliefs, and Actions Surrounding Education and Multiculturalism: A Series of Research Studies in Educational Policy. Fourth Installment: Examining Presidents George Washington, James K. Polk, and Franklin D. Roosevelt  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Understanding the Presidents of the United States, their actions, beliefs, and contradictions, is constructive in understanding the nation's complex societal issues. As a society, Americans inherit the problems, challenges, and legacies of these leaders. Multicultural education and multicultural education theory offer an alternative lens from…

Baptiste, H. Prentice; Sanchez, Rebecca

2004-01-01

358

Water Science Education and Awareness  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site is designed to promote water science education and awareness for teachers, educators, schools and the general public. There are links to water basics, conservation, testing and treatment. Other links lead to science fair news and water projects. Also provided is information about the effects of hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

359

Desettling Expectations in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

360

Constructivism in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Constructivism is a theory of learning which claims that students construct knowledge rather than merely receive and store knowledge transmitted by the teacher. Constructivism has been extremely influential in science and mathematics education, but not in computer science education (CSE). This paper surveys constructivism in the context of CSE, and shows how the theory can supply a theoretical basis for

Mordechai Ben-Ari

1998-01-01

361

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for All--An Introduction  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What is a "multicultural" classroom? Classrooms, even if they are filled with non-majority students, are not necessarily multicultural. There are three elements necessary for a truly multicultural science-learning environment: First, the sense that all students can learn and do science; second, the view that each student has a worthwhile place in the science classroom; and third, an appreciation for the contributions of all cultures to our scientific knowledge (Atwater, 1993; Hays, 2001). Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity focuses on the need for multicultural science classrooms, and addresses what makes a culturally diverse science classroom a multicultural one. This free selection features topics such as cultural inclusion, embracing diversity, and encouraging equitable enrollment. The Table of Contents, NSTA Position Statement on Multicultural Science Education, and Introduction are also included.

Gerry M. Madrazo, Jr. -.; Inclusion, H. P.; Enrollment, Paul B.; Inclusion, Shirley G.; Enrollment, Stan H.

2001-01-01

362

Early science education and astronomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inquiry-based science education is currently receiving a consensus as a pedagogy to teach science at primary and middle school levels, with the goal to reach all children and youngsters, no matter what their future professional choices will be. By the same token, it also greatly increases the fraction of the school population in which future technicians, engineers and sciences could

David Wilgenbus; Pierre Léna

2011-01-01

363

Risk and School Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Christensen, Clare

2009-01-01

364

Is religious education compatible with science education?  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Mahner, Martin; Bunge, Mario

1996-04-01

365

Multicultural Competencies of Doctoral Interns at University Counseling Centers: An Exploratory Investigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this study the multicultural competencies of 141 doctoral interns at university counseling centers were explored. Results indicated that some educational variables were predictive of multicultural competencies. Interns who had received supervision for a multicultural counseling situation, attended more multicultural workshops, or taken more multicultural course work, reported greater multicultural knowledge and skills than did interns who had no such

Donald B. Pope-Davis; Amy L. Reynolds; Jonathan G. Dings; Thomas M. Ottavi

1994-01-01

366

Science Education Improvement Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

National Science Foundation, New Delhi (India).

367

Science and religion: implications for science educators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-03-01

368

Assessing Students' Attitudes and Achievements in a Multicultural and Multilingual Science Classroom.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Takes a qualitative and quantitative look at the curriculum and teaching of a two-way immersion eighth-grade solar energy science classroom and examines its implications for education policy and reform. Results for a class of 25 students indicate that the approach increases the retention rate of Hispanic students. (SLD)|

Hadi-Tabassum, Samina

1999-01-01

369

Educational Television: “Let's Explore Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study provides a historical overview of the development of the instructional television as a tool within the context of science education. The technology was traced from its beginning as experiments in public service broadcasting by universities and television networks, though closed circuit, cable, and commercially produced science-related programming. The use of the technology as a teaching tool is examined

Kenneth P. King

2000-01-01

370

Reforming Science and Mathematics Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since 1991, the National Science Foundation has signed cooperative agreements with 26 states to undertake ambitious and comprehensive initiatives to reform science, mathematics, and technology education. Collectively, those agreements are known as the State Systemic Initiatives (SSI's). Two complimentary programs, The Urban and Rural Systemic Initiatives (USI's and RSI's), address similar reforms in the nation's largest cities and poorest rural

J. J. Lagowski

1995-01-01

371

Revamping Secondary School Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Recent criticisms of science education in the United States led to a unique experience in the Conroe Independent School District in Texas. An evaluation committee of local professional and eminent scientists was established by the local superintendent to review and evaluate the adequacy of (1) the scope and sequence of science courses; (2)…

Griffin, Richard A.; And Others

372

Science Education Newsletter, Number 20.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The newsletter contains information about the science education activities sponsored by The British Council for the improvement of materials and practices. Areas covered include Science, Mathematics, and General. Background information along with a brief progress report is given for each of the projects described. Engineering and technology…

British Council, London (England). Science Dept.

373

Vocationalism and school science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article reviews an important but neglected area of the science curriculum: connections with work and the workplace. The first section offers some historical background, arguing that economic and practical relevance has from the beginning been an important theme within science education. The article then undertakes a broader exploration of the intellectual background, usage and meaning of the term vocationalism

James Donnelly

2009-01-01

374

Teaching minority students within minority schools: teachers’ conceptions of multicultural education in Swedish?speaking schools in Finland  

Microsoft Academic Search

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 explore the views of Swedish?speaking teachers of ‘minority within a minority students’ and

Gunilla Holm

2011-01-01

375

Right Turns Only: An Evaluation of a Video-Based, Multicultural Drug Education Series for Seventh Graders  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study assessed the effectiveness of a video-based, multicultural drug education series for seventh graders. Right Turns Only (RTO) was produced by the Prince George's County Public School System in Maryland and funded by the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. Knowledge, attitude, and behavioral intentions of 1,036 seventh-grade students who received the RTO curriculum alone or as a supplement to

Vicki S. Freimuth; Courtney A. Plotnick; Colleen E. Ryan; Scott Schiller

1997-01-01

376

A Survey of Education in Regional Science.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study traces briefly the development of regional science with particular emphasis on the educational field. It examines education in the inter-disciplinary field of regional science through a questionnaire sent to members of the Regional Science Assoc...

C. A. Webb

1968-01-01

377

[Secondary Career Education Activities: Science.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Radford City Schools, VA.

378

Science for Young Children: A New Frontier for Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Research in science education is becoming increasingly cognizant of the possibility that significant science education can begin as early as kindergarten and should be given much more attention in elementary school than it receives at present. This is manifest in the growing of number of articles in the science education literature as well as in many national educational reforms worldwide.

Haim Eshach

2011-01-01

379

Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Wisconsin Earth and Space Science Education project successfilly met its objectives of creating a comprehensive online portfolio of science education curricular resources and providing a professional development program to increase educator competency...

L. Bilbrough G. French

2003-01-01

380

REFRAMING MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION: TEACHING WHITE PRIVILEGE IN THE SOCIAL WORK CURRICULUM  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article proposes a model of teaching diversity iri social work educatiori that includes significant content on White privilege. The authors first discuss some limitations of social work's current multicultural framework. Next, they intro- duce concepts and pedagogical strategies concerning White identity and privi- lege that are drawn from multicultural teacher training programs. Based on this literature, the authors argue

Laura S. Abrams

2007-01-01

381

An Exploratory Study Evaluating the Effectiveness of an Innovative Model for Teaching Multicultural Social Work Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Effective social work practice with diverse populations requires the successful incorporation of multicultural knowledge, awareness, and skills.As a result, there is a pressing need for innovative and evidencebased teaching strategies and methods that provide social work students with these key multicultural tools. This paper describes one such teachingmodel and presents the findings of an exploratory study to empirically evaluate its

J. Camille Hall; Matthew T. Theriot

2007-01-01

382

Multiculturalism, education for sustainable development (ESD) and the shifting discursive landscape of social inclusion  

Microsoft Academic Search

Australia has a long and sometimes turbulent relationship with the migrant Other. This paper examines a component of this relationship via the window of contemporary multicultural policy. The paper begins with an analysis of the political and social conditions that enabled a national and bipartisan policy of multiculturalism to emerge as formalised federal policy during the late 1960s and early

Bruce Burnett; Felicity McArdle

2011-01-01

383

Multicultural Education for the 21st Century. NEA School Restructuring Series.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book presents a selection of readings that address multiculturalism and school restructuring as a reference for schools working to enrich their school-improvement agendas. The readings treat many areas within curriculum and student achievement. The 13 chapters are as follows: (1) "The Next Millennium: A Multicultural Imperative for…

Diaz, Carlos, Ed.

384

Why aren't teachers being prepared to teach for diversity, equity, and global interconnectedness? A study of lived experiences in the making of multicultural and global educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Despite increasing demands for teachers to teach for equity, diversity and global interconnectedness, colleges of education are not producing teachers with such knowledge and skills. In this study the author identified teacher educators, who are recognized by their peers for their success in preparing teachers in both multicultural and global education and asked them to reflect upon the experiences that

Merry M Merryfield

2000-01-01

385

Science, Religion, and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Nord, Warren A.

1999-01-01

386

Science, Worldviews and Education: An Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue of Science & Education deals with the theme of `Science, Worldviews and Education'. The theme is of particular importance at the present time as many national and provincial education authorities are requiring that students learn about the Nature of Science (NOS) as well as learning science content knowledge and process skills. NOS topics are being written into

Michael R. Matthews

2009-01-01

387

The interface between science education and technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reflects on the growing importance of technology education in the school curriculum throughout the world. The nature of technology and its relationship to science are discussed. A series of models for technology education, ‘education in technology’, ‘education about technology’ and ‘education for technology’, are presented. The contribution of science education to these models is explored. A series of

John K. Gilbert

1992-01-01

388

Becoming an urban science educator  

Microsoft Academic Search

This autobiography examines research in which I was involved while learning to teach science in an inner city high school.\\u000a As an experienced science educator I had mainly experienced schools associated with students from the middle class. When I\\u000a came to a university in an inner city environment I had to learn first how to be streetwise in the city

Kenneth Tobin

2000-01-01

389

Pushing the Boundaries of Cultural Congruence Pedagogy in Science Education towards a Third Space  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This review explores Meyers and Crawford's "Teaching science as a cultural way of knowing: Merging authentic inquiry, nature of science, and multicultural strategies" by examining how they combine the use of inquiry-based science instruction with multicultural strategies. In this conversation, I point to the need of specific discourse strategies…

Quigley, Cassie

2011-01-01

390

Energy Education in Elementary Science: Elementary Science Study.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Elementary Science Study (ESS) units were examined by elementary teachers on a science writing team to identify energy education concepts within the existing curriculum in Minnesota. The outline of energy education concepts is given here along with some energy education science activities for elementary students. The activities are structured into…

Premo, Joe; And Others

391

THE SCIENCE EDUCATION WEBSITE: MAKING JUDGEMENTS ABOUT SCIENCE UNDERSTANDINGS  

Microsoft Academic Search

This project involved developing a lively, interactive, visually interesting website for university students enrolled in the subjects: Primary Science Education and Science Education for Young Children. This site allows students to view experiments through video, therefore expanding opportunities to develop their science concepts and to gain practice in identifying children's level of science understanding. Flexible delivery of all or part

Ruth Hickey; Neil Anderson

392

The Educational Role of Health Sciences Librarians.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Considers the expanding educational role of health sciences librarians in both academic centers and in hospitals resulting from influences of new educational models and new technology. Topics addressed include undergraduate health sciences education; continuing education; new technology and medical informatics; library educational programs;…

Rankin, Jocelyn A.; Sayre, Jean Williams

1993-01-01

393

Curriculum Process in Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Adam?íková, Veronika; Tarábek, Paul

2010-07-01

394

Science, Ethics and Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Elgin, Catherine

2011-01-01

395

Ethical issues in multicultural student–faculty mentoring relationships in higher education  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this article, we explore the ethical issues pertaining to student–faculty mentoring relationships in graduate training programs, with a specific focus on understanding these concerns within a multicultural context. Multiculturalism, although broadly defined, is limited herein to race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, age, religion, and ability status. Specific ethical codes are cited in which quandaries may arise vis?à?vis cultural

Lewis Z. Schlosser; Pamela F. Foley

2008-01-01

396

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Freeouf, Barbara C., Ed.

397

Unraveling Multicultural Education's Meanings: An Analysis of Core Assumptions Found in Academic Writings in Canada and the United States, 1981-1997.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Analyzes conceptions of multicultural education found within academic literature from 1981 to 1997. Identifies five key social and educational beliefs that generally have not been subject to academic scrutiny, and suggests that contradictions within the literature may have a potentially destructive impact on efforts to improve intercultural…

Raptis, Helen; Fleming, Thomas

1998-01-01

398

Educazione bilingue e multiculturale, istruzione bilingue, immersione totale: quattro nozione da definire (Bilingual and Multicultural Education, Bilingual Instruction, Total Immersion: Four Notions Needing To Be Defined).  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This article suggests that the terms "bilingual education, multicultural education, bilingual instruction, and total immersion" refer to four distinct processes, each needing to be defined more clearly. To define them, a theoretical framework is proposed based on two sets of variables. The first set integrates the anthropological model of human…

Balboni, Paolo E.

1998-01-01

399

General Atomics Sciences Education Foundation: Education Modules  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This web site contains a set of 12 inquiry-based modules for grades 8-12 on materials science, chromatics, electricity, and season changes. Each module is aligned with national science education standards and has been refined through classroom testing. The materials were developed to engage students with highly unique hands-on materials to study color concepts, incandescent light bulbs, DC circuits, and more. The modules include detailed lesson plans with objectives, student activity guides, assessments, and background information for teachers. Accompanying hands-on lab materials may be purchased at a very low cost from the publisher.

Woolf, Lawrence

2009-05-25

400

Science Education Reform...Who Cares?  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article, from the Ecological Society of America's Bulletin, discusses science education reform and issues surrounding the topic. Some suggestions are given with regard to changes that could be implemented to reform science education, including, in general changing course structure.

Priest, Jeffrey M.

2010-02-16

401

NASA Earth Science Enterprise Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

NASA Earth Science Enterprise is taking active steps in supporting NASA's mission: To understand and protect our home planet To explore the Universe and search for life To inspire the next generation of explorers .as only NASA can. The role that scientists and engineers play in the Enterprise's educational endeavor will be discussed.

Wei, M.; Asrar, G.

2002-12-01

402

Educational Television: "Let's Explore Science".  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides an historical overview of the development of instructional television as a tool within the context of science education. Traces the technology from its beginning as experiments in public service broadcasting by universities and television networks. Examines the use of the technology as a teaching tool in terms of scientific literacy.…

King, Kenneth P.

2000-01-01

403

Science Education and the Future.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Presents information about the organization and the participants at the Symposium on World Trends in Science Education held in Halifax, Canada in August of 1979. Presents a brief description of the papers presented and lists the views that the discussion participants considered to be problem areas. (GS)

Noce, G.; Vicentini-Missoni, M.

1980-01-01

404

Science Education News, September 1976.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This issue of the newsletter of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) presents articles relating to minorities in engineering, declining enrollment, introducing metric, descriptions of 1976 high school graduates, child understanding, and hand calculators in schools. Articles presented relating to higher education include…

McCarley, Orin, Ed.

405

Physical Science, Environmental Education Guide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

406

Valuing computer science education research?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper critically enquires into the value systems which rule the activities of teaching and research. This critique is intended to demonstrate the application of critical enquiry in Computer Science Education Research and therefore uses critical theory as a method of analysis. A framework of Research as a Discourse is applied to explore how the notions of research as opposed

Tony Clear

2006-01-01

407

Interdisciplinary Science for Elementary Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

A new content course for elementary education majors has been developed at Western Kentucky University (WKU). The course is designed specifically to include the various content areas of mathematics and science (particularly physics and astronomy, biology, chemistry, and geography and geology) and to utilize current instructional technologies. The course is organized around the theme of the environment. Having participated in

S. D. Clements; M. T. Carini; D. W. Collins; T. R. Crews; R. F. Gelderman; K. R. Hackney; R. L. Hackney; K. L. Matthew; M. T. May; M. C. Prante; R. L. Scott; R. T. Tyler; T. L. Wilson; C. N. Wolff

1999-01-01

408

Science, Medicine, and Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The impact of the new biology on what, how, and why persons learn in medicine is discussed. The transformation of medical education is reflected in the radical changes in views of man as organism that are arising from new discoveries in molecular and cellular biology. (MLW)|

Tosteson, Daniel C.

1981-01-01

409

Archaeoastronomy and Science Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Acquisition and utilization of knowledge can be a determinate for survival and prosperity. As a process for exploring nature, science has enabled people with the tremendous capabilities of modern technology, but many students fail to see the connection between their lives and this process. Even those students that do appreciate a connection, frequently leave high school or non-major college classes, confusing the scientific process itself with a catalog of abstract facts. Archaeoastronomy provides a vehicle to teach both scientific methodology, and the range of human reason for the pursuit of science. As a study of the interaction between societies and their science, it may included the development of mathematics, navigation, surveying, units of measurement, and urban planning. Astronomy serves as a focus across many cultures, because the need to respond to the seasons is biologically based, and these seasons are driven and defined by celestial motions. This connection between sky and earth exists for all people, and sophisticated sky watching activities developed on every inhabited continent. At the foundation of archaeoastronomy studies are the mechanics of astronomical observation, methods for organizing those observations, and making interpretations. The celestial phenomena of interest are readily available and easily observable. This permits a discovery basis for teaching how the scientific method developed and how is used. A course in archaeoastronomy permits students of wide disciplinary and cultural backgrounds to appreciate the interrelation between science and society. Additionally, students that will not pursue scientific research, who will instead become leaders in other areas, will be enriched with an understanding of how the process operates whether watching for the first appearance of the new moon, or attempting to detect the top quark.

Dearborn, David S. P.

1994-12-01

410

Inquiry in Science Education  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT: This paper set emerged,from an international symposium,that aimed to shed light on issues associated with the enactment of inquiry both as means (i.e., inquiry as an in- structional approach) and as ends (i.e., inquiry as a learning outcome) in precollege science classrooms. The symposium,contributors were charged with providing perspectives from Correspondence,to: Fouad Abd-El-Khalick; e-mail: fouad@uiuc.edu C2004 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

Fouad Abd-el-khalick; Saouma Boujaoude; Richard Duschl; Norman G. Lederman; Rachel Mamlok-naaman; Avi Hofstein; Mansoor Niaz; David Treagust; Hsiao-lin Tuan

411

Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science  

Microsoft Academic Search

The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) provides informal afterschool inquiry-based science teaching opportunities for university participants with children typically underrepresented in science. We focus on the potential for this program to help increase children's interest in science, mathematics, and engineering and their understanding of the nature of science by validating the Children's

Rosemary Wulf; Laurel M. Mayhew; Noah D. Finkelstein

2010-01-01

412

REVISITING MULTICULTURALISM IN SOCIAL WORK  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article examines multiculturalism as an organizing concept about human diversity in social work education in terms of the groups to be included and the significance of multiple cultural identities. The author reformulates the goals of multiculturalism in relation to the attachments people have to their cultural groups and to mainstream U.S. American culture. Attention is given to the future

Phillip Fellin

2000-01-01

413

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

DeBoer, George E., Ed.

2011-01-01

414

Geologists and the Reform of Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Presented is one approach to the reform of earth science education. Discussed are conceptual themes, the role of elementary school science, the development of positive science attitudes, selection of topics and the role of the geologist. (CW)|

Buchwald, Caryl Edward; Bybee, Rodger Wayne

1990-01-01

415

Does science education need the history of science?  

PubMed

This essay argues that science education can gain from close engagement with the history of science both in the training of prospective vocational scientists and in educating the broader public about the nature of science. First it shows how historicizing science in the classroom can improve the pedagogical experience of science students and might even help them turn into more effective professional practitioners of science. Then it examines how historians of science can support the scientific education of the general public at a time when debates over "intelligent design" are raising major questions over the kind of science that ought to be available to children in their school curricula. It concludes by considering further work that might be undertaken to show how history of science could be of more general educational interest and utility, well beyond the closed academic domains in which historians of science typically operate. PMID:18702401

Gooday, Graeme; Lynch, John M; Wilson, Kenneth G; Barsky, Constance K

2008-06-01

416

What Makes Good Science Education Television?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education television programmes are of variable quality. Each programme and series has to meet the dual requirement of being good science and good education. This article begins by considering a framework of criteria by which both programme makers and consumers can judge the outcomes. The criteria are used to examine three science education programmes and were used to frame

D. M. Watts; Diana Bentley

1987-01-01

417

Alienation and Fetish in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Reexamines materials from an ethnographic study of science-education laboratory work in a teacher-educator course through the lens of three Marxist concepts: alienation, reification, and commodity fetish. Concludes that the potential for generating criticism of science in teacher education is squandered because of a fetishized notion of science.…

Beach, Dennis

1999-01-01

418

Innovation in Science Education - World-Wide.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The purpose of this book is to promote improvements in science education, world-wide, but particularly in developing countries. It is addressed to those in positions to make effective contributions to the improvement of science education. The world-wide role of science education, the goals of innovative activities, past experience in efforts to…

Baez, Albert V.

419

The Emperor's Clothes Phenomenon in Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|As a paper presented at the 1972 Convention of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching, discussions are included concerning research activities and misperceptions about scientific endeavors in the science education community. The purpose is to suggest some acts necessary for science teachers and educators to implement science

Raths, James

420

Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.…

Talanquer, Vicente; Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista

2007-01-01

421

Linking General Education and Science Teacher Preparation  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This educational project involves prospective science teachers in implementing a natural science course for nonscience majors. The model creates a space for nonscience majors to experience learner-centered teaching practices while giving prospective teachers an opportunity to apply their science and science education course knowledge and learning.

Morgan, Del; Maeyer, Jenine; Young, Krista; Talanquer, Vicente

2007-11-01

422

Multicultural Social Work Practice  

Microsoft Academic Search

The challenges and questions directed at the political order in South Africa affected the educational arena as well. The profession of social work has been questioned as to the knowledge base, content, appropriateness and the relevancy of social work education and practice in the South African context. This paper utilizes the multicultural approach to explore cultural issues essential for an

Mandla Tshabalala

1992-01-01

423

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Bradley, Deborah

2006-01-01

424

Observing Exercises in Astronomy: An Opportunity to Incorporate a Multicultural Approach to Astronomy Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As part of an Introductory Astronomy course (AS 4), a set of "Night Observing Exercises" have been developed to help students learn about astronomical events and motions, and to help them better understand their place in the Universe. These exercises are specifically intended to help California State University, Sacramento (CSUS) students, who often have evening jobs and family obligations, fit the exercises in around their schedules. This differs from a traditional astronomy lab that requires a student to be on campus during evening hours. The observations (e.g., location of sunset on the horizon, motions of stars throughout the semester) are made at home or at work, and use crude measurement techniques (e.g., angles are measured using the student's outstretched hand), but they nonetheless give the precision needed to demonstrate astronomical concepts. Additionally, the measurements are used, at the end of the semester, to answer specific astronomical questions while incorporating the uncertainties associated with the student's measurements. In this way, therefore, students gain an appreciation of the beauty of the astronomical sky, understand the motions that occur, and get a sense of the importance of uncertainties in scientific measurements. The CSUS student body is also among the most diverse in the Western U.S. A unique aspect of these Night Observing Exercises is the ability to enhance the multicultural component of astronomical teaching. The Inca and the Maya, for example, were maticulous observers of the Sun and Venus, respectively. This paper presents presents a report on techniques that can be used to show students, from cultures typically underrepresented in science, how astronomy is part of their own heritage. This work was supported, in part, by a Pedagogy Enhancement grant from the California State University, Sacramento

Phelps, R. L.

2001-05-01

425

John Dewey Revisited: Multicultural Educators' Views on Community, Education, and Democratic Values.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

John Dewey's model of education was more expansive than the character-education concepts promulgated by early twentieth-century corporate elites. Dewey linked individual to community, inquiry and reflection processes to action, and personal ethical decisions to social intelligence and democracy. This article shows how these educational components…

Knupfer, Anne

1993-01-01

426

Blending Cultural Anthropology and Multicultural Education: Team Teaching in a Teacher Education Program.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Describes how a large urban university and K-6 classroom teachers collaborated to design an undergraduate teacher education program in elementary and special education, creatively combining subject matter curriculum with educational issues and pedagogy to better prepare teachers to succeed in diverse urban schools. The result was the team-taught…

Hertzog, Hillary S.; Adams, Elizabeth T.

2001-01-01

427

Impacting the Achievement of Underrepresented Minorities in Science and Engineering: Insights from the CU Multicultural Engineering Program  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This workshop presentation provides an overview and description of the academic learning community offered through the Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP). It presents insights into the 'collaborative learning model for student development and retention', which fosters academic achievement among underrepresented minority students (African-American, Hispanic/Latino and Native American) in engineering. The presentation describes the value of various extra-curricular activities such as: supplemental instruction, peer group collaborative learning, and leadership development experiences; which have proven to dramatically increase the first-year performance and the freshmen-to-sophomore return rates (within Engineering) of MEP students (85% for participants vs. 50% for non-participants). Readers will gain insights into how they can facilitate extra-curricular learning experiences that will reinforce classroom learning and help their students develop their own identities as future science and engineering professionals.

Aragon, David

2007-03-21

428

GLOBE: Science and Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This article provides a brief overview of the GLOBE Program and describes its benefits to scientists, teachers, and students. The program itself is designed to use environmental research as a means to improve student achievement in basic science, mathematics, geography, and use of technology. Linking of students and scientists as collaborators is seen as a fundamental part of the process. GLOBE trains teachers to teach students how to take measurements of environmental parameters at quality levels acceptable for scientific research. Teacher training emphasizes a hands-on, inquiry-based methodology. Student-collected GLOBE data are universally accessible through the Web. An annual review over the past six years indicates that GLOBE has had a positive impact on students' abilities to use scientific data in decision-making and on students' scientifically informed awareness of the environment.

Butler, Dixon; Macgregor, Ian

2003-01-01

429

Soil Science Education Homepage  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This site covers numerous aspects of soil science and addresses many soil related issues at a level that can be presented to school age children. Several sections are devoted to the relationship between humans and soil in terms of agriculture, society, ecosystems, and why soil should be studied. Also included are photographs of different soil types or soil horizons with descriptions that explain what is being seen and what processes may have contributed to the soil characteristics. There are a host of activities that can be performed in the classroom or out in the field. The features of this site appear to be updated frequently and present different issues, activities, and discussions relating to soil.

2002-03-19

430

"Contributions of Piaget to Science Education." Science Education. Science Curriculum Concept Paper #2.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This paper discusses the implications of Piaget's theory to science education. The first section of the paper, "What Science Teachers Need To Know: Scientific Knowledge and Its Source," describes three sources of students' knowledge and corresponding educational practices. The second section, "Functions of Intelligence," discusses the concept of…

Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.

431

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Millar, Robin

2012-01-01

432

SSMA Science Reviewers' Forecasts for the Future of Science Education.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Described is a study which was conducted as an exploratory assessment of science reviewers' perceptions for the future of science education. Arrives at interpretations for identified categories of computers and high technology, science curriculum, teacher education, training, certification, standards, teaching methods, and materials. (RT)|

Jinks, Jerry; Hoffer, Terry

1989-01-01

433

Earth System Science Education Alliance  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Myers, R.; Schwerin, T.

2006-12-01

434

Absolute Zero: Science Educator's Guide  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This guide provides recommendations for curricular modules on low temperature physics. Designed for teachers and informal educators of middle school students. this guide complements the Absolute Zero Community Education Outreach Guide. Suggestions on leading discussions, increasing student participation, and the use of inquiry are included. This material is related to a two-part public broadcasting special, Absolute Zero, produced by Meridian Productions and Windfall Films. Absolute Zero is underwritten by the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and is based largely on Tom Shachtmanâs acclaimed book, Absolute Zero and the Conquest of Cold.

2008-09-18

435

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Syed, Khalida Tanvir

2010-01-01

436

Assessment in Science Education: The Middle Years.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The mission of the National Center for Improving Science Education, a partnership between the NETWORK, Inc., and the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), is to promote changes in science curricula, science teaching, and assessment of student learning in science. The center analyzes and makes recommendations for policy and practice at the…

Raizen, Senta A.; And Others

437

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

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Ziegler, Gudrun

2011-12-01

438

Science, Worldviews and Education: An Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue of Science & Education deals with the theme of ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’. The theme is of particular importance at the present time as\\u000a many national and provincial education authorities are requiring that students learn about the Nature of Science (NOS) as\\u000a well as learning science content knowledge and process skills. NOS topics are being written into

Michael R. Matthews

2009-01-01

439

Science, Worldviews and Education: An Introduction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This special issue of Science & Education deals with the theme of ‘Science, Worldviews and Education’. The theme is of particular importance at the present time as\\u000a many national and provincial education authorities are requiring that students learn about the Nature of Science (NOS) as\\u000a well as learning science content knowledge and process skills. NOS topics are being written into

Michael R. Matthews

440

The Education of the Culturally Different: A Multi-Cultural Approach. A Handbook for Educators.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|It is important that the culturally different pupil be distinguished from the "culturally disadvantaged" student. Different does not necessarily mean disadvantaged; the mono-cultural orientation of schools in the United States has perhaps needlessly created educational disadvantages for all pupils. The reaction of educators to the problems of…

Forbes, Jack D.

441

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Teranishi, Robert T.

2010-01-01

442

Innovations in Science and Technology Education through Science Teacher Associations  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Akpan, Ben B.

2010-01-01

443

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Science Learning for ALL  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Science Learning for All: Celebrating Cultural Diversity covers three must-know" areas of multicultural science education: inclusive curriculum design, multicultural teaching strategies, and language diversity in science teaching and learning. With the help of this best-of collection from The Science Teacher , NSTA's journal for high school teachers, you'll find fresh ideas on how to meet the science learning needs of all students, with explicit connections to the National Science Education Standards . You'll also discover focused teaching techniques, tips on handling language diversity, practical insights on giving students an appreciation of the contributions that all cultures make to our scientific heritage, and more.

Press, Nsta

2001-01-01

444

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Liu, Xiufeng

2010-01-01

445

An Informal Elementary Science Education Program's Response to the National Science Education Reform Movement.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Provides an overview of informal elementary science-education programs in the United States, and features a detailed description of the Hands on Science Outreach program. Presents insights for informal elementary science-education programs trying to maintain their unique niche while conforming to the new national standards in science education.…

Katz, Phyllis; McGinnis, J. Randy

1999-01-01

446

Early science education and astronomy  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Wilgenbus, David; Léna, Pierre

2011-06-01

447

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2011-01-01

448

Problem-based learning: an educational strategy to support nurses working in a multicultural community  

Microsoft Academic Search

Physical dislocation of people from their homelands either as refugees, immigrants or exiles has resulted in the creation of multicultural communities which have diverse health needs. Like elsewhere, nurses in Australia have been faced with the challenge of responding to an ever-changing migrant population. A modified problem-based learning project was conducted in Melbourne to assist nurses to enhance their practice

Jeanine Blackford

1999-01-01

449

A Web 2.0-Based Collaborative Model for Multicultural Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Hossain, Md. Mokter; Aydin, Hasan

2011-01-01

450

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Martin, Michael

1994-10-01

451

Preparing Future Secondary Computer Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Ajwa, Iyad

2007-01-01

452

Supporting STEM Education in Secondary Science Contexts  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education scholars emphasize the significance of an integrative, interdisciplinary STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education that encourages students to learn about the natural world through exploration, inquiry, and problem-solving experiences. This article reports on a professional development program aimed at improving a group of secondary science and mathematics teachers’ competence in using a problem-based approach in the teaching

Anila Asghar; Roni Ellington; Eric Rice; Francine Johnson; Glenda M. Prime

2012-01-01

453

Science education research interests of elementary teachers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Science education researchers have always sought to improve the quality of our nation's schools. One way of doing this is to make research findings on the teaching of science available to teachers. Perhaps an even more effective way is to plan research studies with teachers' interests in mind. The purpose of this study was to determine the science education research

Dorothy Gabel; K. V. Samuel; Stanley Helgeson; Saundra McGuire; Joseph Novak; John Butzow

1987-01-01

454

Developing a Research Agenda in Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The Science Summit reinforced a question upon which many of us in science education are focused: How can we, the science education community of researchers, practitioners, and consumers, lead policy? We include a brief review of the No Child Left Behind Act and its implications for teachers, and elaborate about one ongoing and growing effort to…

Simmons, Patricia E.; Brunkhorst, Herb; Lunetta, Vincent; Penick, John; Peterson, Jodi; Pietrucha, Barbara; Staver, John

2005-01-01

455

Towards Communitarian Science Education: Epistemological & Ethical Arguments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Many of us live in a hyper-economized world, in which personal identities and routine practices are significantly oriented towards production and consumption of for-profit goods and services. Extreme consumerism appears to be strongly associated with many personal, social and environmental problems. It is apparent that professional science and science education help facilitate this problematic hyper- economization. Briefly, science education tends

LARRY BENCZE; STEVE ALSOP

2009-01-01

456

Pseudoscience, the paranormal, and science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Michael Martin

1994-01-01

457

Levinas and an Ethics for Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

Blades, David W.

2006-01-01

458

Interdisciplinary Science for Elementary Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A new content course for elementary education majors has been developed at Western Kentucky University (WKU). The course is designed specifically to include the various content areas of mathematics and science (particularly physics and astronomy, biology, chemistry, and geography and geology) and to utilize current instructional technologies. The course is organized around the theme of the environment. Having participated in a NASA Project NOVA workshop, our team determined that this type of course would provide students a way to connect math and science content with "real world" situations and provide them with a model for using current technologies to teach those connections. While the course content correlates with all four of NASA's Strategic Enterprises, the astronomy content is most closely related to the Space Science Enterprise. Students learn about the Earth's various cycles while exploring the Sun-Earth connection. Certain environmental concerns are addressed through comparison of the Earth to other planets. The authors gratefully acknowledge the support of NASA Project NOVA Educational Grant No. NAG5-4346 and PRISM T4.

Clements, S. D.; Carini, M. T.; Collins, D. W.; Crews, T. R.; Gelderman, R. F.; Hackney, K. R.; Hackney, R. L.; Matthew, K. L.; May, M. T.; Prante, M. C.; Scott, R. L.; Tyler, R. T.; Wilson, T. L.; Wolff, C. N.

1999-01-01

459

Education and Canadian Multiculturalism: Some Problems and Some Solutions. Eighth Yearbook 1981 = Education et Multiculturalisme Canadien: Quelques Problemes et Solutions. Huitieme Annuaire 1981.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This yearbook presents a series of articles on Canadian multicultural issues. In the first article, "Panem et Circenses? Ten Years of Multicultural Policy in Canada," Werner Stephan examines criticisms of Canadian multicultural policy and suggests the country has not found a satisfactory answer to what multiculturalism is or should be, or how to…

Dorotich, Daniel, Ed.

460

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

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

461

Science & Health Education Partnership Lessons  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created and maintained by the fine folks at the University of California-San Francisco, the Science & Health Education Partnership (SEP) Lessons deserve to be well known by all science educators. The SEP was started in 1987, and represents a novel partnership between the university and the San Francisco Unified School District. The resources here are intended for use by K-12 students, but many of them can also be used in introductory college courses. First-time visitors should browse the About area and then move on to the Active Learning Lesson Plan Database. Here they can look for materials listed by grade level, subject, and type. To get a flavor for the materials here, visitors can look through the Recently Viewed area. Here they might find thoughtful lesson plans like "What factors affect the oxidation of apples?" and "Understanding Air Pressure." Finally, interested educators can reach out to the project leaders to learn about submitting their own lesson plans and materials for possible inclusion here.

462

First Year Teacher Education Candidates: What Are Their Perceptions about Multicultural Education?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|In order for some minority groups to perform well academically, they need to develop a positive relationship with their teachers. Given the ongoing cultural difference between the majority of the teaching workforce and the student population, the question for teacher education programs is how they might assist future teachers in developing…

Ford, Theron N.; Quinn, Linda

2010-01-01

463

Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This practical handbook will introduce readers to social justice education, providing tools for developing "critical social justice literacy" and for taking action towards a more just society. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this book offers a collection of detailed and engaging explanations of key concepts in…

Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin

2011-01-01

464

Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education. Multicultural Education Series  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|"Americans by Heart" examines the plight of undocumented Latino students as they navigate the educational and legal tightrope presented by their immigration status. Many of these students are accepted to attend some of our best colleges and universities but cannot afford the tuition to do so because they are not eligible for financial aid or…

Perez, William

2011-01-01

465

Mapping Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

466

Multicultural Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Multicultural reading advocates believe in the power of literature to transform and to change people's lives. They take seriously the arguments that racism and prejudice can be lessened through multicultural reading, and also that children from undervalued societal groups who read books that depict people like themselves in a positive light will…

Veltze, Linda

2004-01-01

467

Multicultural Reading  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Multicultural reading advocates believe in the power of literature to transform and to change people's lives. They take seriously the arguments that racism and prejudice can be lessened through multicultural reading, and also that children from undervalued societal groups who read books that depict people like themselves in a positive light will…

Veltze, Linda

2004-01-01

468

Educational technology usage and needs of science education in Turkey  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Turkmen, Hakan

469

Preface: Science Education in the 1980s.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Related are data concerning principal factors and trends affecting science education in the 1980s, especially in the use of television, other media, and science museums, and in the use of informal, nonschool settings. (CS)|

Klopfer, Leopold E., Ed.

1980-01-01

470

The Demonization of Multiculturalism.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Attacks on multiculturalism in higher education as threatening free speech and genuine diversity of opinion have no basis in fact, but they may be expected to continue as the political Right realizes that the American academy is the last defender of the poor and the weak. (SLD)|

Rorty, Richard

1995-01-01

471

Hearts and minds in the science classroom: The education of a confirmed evolutionist  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study traces a heuristic inquiry process from the point of view of a science educator, from a secular-humanist background in the northern United States, attempting to better understand and appreciate a major aspect of religious-influenced culture in the southern United States which has a major bearing on science education in the region. The intellectual and emotional viewpoints of selected scientists, science educators, science teachers, and prospective science teachers are examined regarding the relationship between their orthodox Christian religious beliefs and biological evolutionary theory. We view the prospect of teaching evolution to students with such a religious commitment as a prime example of the severe limitations of cognitively-oriented conceptual change theory. We also view conflicts between religion and science regarding evolution as a bona fide example of a multicultural issue in education. These theoretical perspectives are inconsistent with the common tendency among science professionals to view or treat orthodox Christian students in a manner unconscionable with others - to disrespect their intellect or belittle their motivations, to offer judgments based on stereotypes and prejudices, to ignore threats to personal selfesteem, or to deny the de facto connection of some scientific conceptions to the morals, attitudes, and values of individuals with such religious commitments.Received: 14 June 1994; Revised: 7 November 1994;

Jackson, David F.; Doster, Elizabeth C.; Meadows, Lee; Wood, Teresa

472

Problem solving in science and technology education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Both science and technology education have a commitment to teaching process; investigations or scientific method in science,\\u000a design in technology, and problem solving in both areas. The separate debates in science and technology education reveal different\\u000a curricular emphases in processes and content, reflecting different goals, and pedagogic and educational research traditions.\\u000a This paper explores these differences and argues that each

Patricia Murphy; Robert McCormick

1997-01-01

473

Multicultural Prism: Voices from the Field. [Volume 1.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This book weaves together original essays with several that have been published earlier to address establishing the context for multicultural education, implementing multicultural perspectives in the classroom, and assessing the impact of multicultural education. The book also presents two annotated bibliographies. Following a foreword by J. Q.…

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

474

Cultural studies of science education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Higgins, Joanna; McDonald, Geraldine

2008-07-01

475

Developing Options for Managing NSF's (National Science Foundation's) Middle School Science Education Programs. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Contents: The goals of middle school science education; Problems in middle school science education; NSF's Directorate for science and engineering education; Alternative NSF/SEE approaches for improving middle school science curriculum and instruction; Al...

I. R. Weiss

1986-01-01

476

Science and Religion: Implications for Science Educators  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A religious perspective on life shapes how and what those with such a perspective learn in science; for some students a religious perspective can hinder learning in science. For such reasons Staver's article is to be welcomed as it proposes a new way of resolving the widely perceived discord between science and religion. Staver notes that Western…

Reiss, Michael J.

2010-01-01

477

Diversity in Ocean Sciences  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

COSEE-SE provides resources and links to help improve diversity in ocean sciences. Included resources are coastal legacy resources for elementary and middle school teachers, Coastal Legacy traveling curriculum kit, documents from the Multicultural Pathways for Ocean Science Education workshop, and university and marine laboratory programs.

478

Satellite Direct Readout: Opportunities for Science Education.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes the technology associated with direct reception and analysis of environmental (weather) satellite data and the opportunities it offers to educators for enhancing mathematics, science, and technology education in the United States. Wi...

T. W. Wagner

1994-01-01

479

Images of Science and Scientists on Children's Educational Science Programs.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|A qualitative study analyzed images of science and scientists in children's educational science programs on television to determine whether they conveyed the images found in other media. Four episodes of each of four 30-minute, non-animated programs ("Beakman's World" broadcast on CBS, "Bill Nye, The Science Guy" shown on independent stations,…

Long, Marilee; Steinke, Jocelyn

480

Influences of Three Presidents of the United States on Multicultural Education: A Series of Research Studies in Educational Policy--Third Installment: Examining Presidents John Quincy Adams, Theodore Roosevelt, and Harry S. Truman  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

The recognition, development and implementation of multicultural education in America is a relatively new and emerging idea. Prior to the middle of the previous century, the concept of addressing and providing a meaningful educational experience for all students, including students of color, was non-existent. In recent years, through the work of…

Baptiste, H. Prentice; Michal, Emil J., Jr.

2004-01-01

481

Re-Imagining Science Education: Engaging Students in Science for Australia's Future. Australian Education Review 51  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Australian Education Review (AER) 51 elaborates on issues raised by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) Research Conference 2006: "Boosting Science Learning--What Will It Take?" It challenges current orthodoxies in science education and proposes a re-imagining that charts new directions for science teaching and learning.…

Tytler, Russell

2007-01-01

482

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

What exactly is informal science education? Well, it isn't just a science class taught in jeans and a t-shirt. According to the Center for the Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE) website, informal science "supports people of all ages and walks of life in exploring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics." In the "About Informal Science Education" section of the website, visitors can read about the places in which informal science education occurs, such as in the media, science centers, museums, zoos, aquariums, botanical gardens, nature centers, and after-school programs. The "ISE Spotlights" section contains real life examples of informal science education occurring around the nation. Visitors interested in becoming involved in informal science education (ISE) should check out the "CAISE Programs" link on the left hand menu, then click on "CAISE Initiatives", for the seven initiatives of project year four and five. Some of the initiatives include "The ISE Evidence Wiki", "Informal Commons" and "Interactive ISE Timeline". It is a site that is worth returning to multiple times, and the materials here represent some of the ways that persons of all ages learn about science.

483

Reforming Science and Mathematics Education  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

Lagowski, J. J.

1995-09-01

484

Projects and Prospects: Art in Multicultural Society.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

485

Multicultural Graduation Requirements among California's Community Colleges  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

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

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

2012-01-01

486

Education for AD 2001: Science Fiction, Futurology and Educational Planning.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Uses some of the most thoughtful writers of science fiction as guides to possible future educational needs and developments and offers suggestions as to ways Scotland might adapt and develop its educational system to meet those needs and developments. (CM)|

Grant, Nigel

1981-01-01

487

Impact of Informal Science Education on Children's Attitudes About Science  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The JILA Physics Frontier Center Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) provides informal afterschool inquiry-based science teaching opportunities for university participants with children typically underrepresented in science. We focus on the potential for this program to help increase children's interest in science, mathematics, and engineering and their understanding of the nature of science by validating the Children's Attitude Survey, which is based on the Colorado Learning Attitudes about Science Survey [1] and designed to measure shifts in children's attitudes about science and the nature of science. We present pre- and post-semester results for several semesters of the PISEC program, and demonstrate that, unlike most introductory physics courses in college, our after-school informal science programs support and promote positive attitudes about science.

Wulf, Rosemary; Mayhew, Laurel M.; Finkelstein, Noah D.

2010-10-01

488

Science and religion: implications for science educators  

Microsoft Academic Search

A religious perspective on life shapes how and what those with such a perspective learn in science; for some students a religious\\u000a perspective can hinder learning in science. For such reasons Staver’s article is to be welcomed as it proposes a new way of\\u000a resolving the widely perceived discord between science and religion. Staver notes that Western thinking has traditionally

Michael J. Reiss

2010-01-01

489

Research facility access & science education  

SciTech Connect

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

Rosen, S.P. [Univ. of Texas, Arlington, TX (United States); Teplitz, V.L. [Southern Methodist Univ., Dallas, TX (United States). Physics Dept.

1994-10-01

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Is Multicultural Psychology A-Scientific?: Diverse Methods for Diversity Research  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article asks, and answers three separate questions: What is multicultural psychology? What is psychological science? Are multicultural psychology and (empirical\\/positivist) psychological science incompatible? A brief overview of the history of science is provided emphasizing the emancipatory impulses behind a modernist, empirical, positivist approach to science. It is argued that such an approach is not incompatible with multicultural psychology. The

Ana Mari Cauce

2011-01-01

491

Developing Intercultural Science Education in Ecuador  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|This article traces the recent development of intercultural science education in Ecuador. It starts by situating this development within the context of a growing convergence between Western and indigenous sciences. It then situates it within the larger historical, political, cultural, and educational contexts of indigenous communities in Ecuador,…

Schroder, Barbara

2008-01-01

492

Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

The Science & Arts Gateway for Education (SAGE) is Cornell University's award-winning K-12 gateway. Developed by the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing, this gateway provides educators and students with links to lesson planning and learning resources in science, mathematics, and the arts.

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Kentucky Geological Survey: Earth Science Education Network  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

This website contains educational resources for K-12 classrooms provided by the Kentucky Geological Survey (KGS). The purpose of this site is to provide educational Earth Science resources from around the globe using the internet. Earth science links, classroom activities, demonstrations, and a listserv for teachers are provided.

494

Science Education for Everyone: Why and What?  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

What the author explores in this essay is not so much the "whether" of general science education, but the "why." What exactly constitutes good science education, and how can one recognize when students have received it? Once this question has been answered, the answer to the "what" question--the actual content of the curriculum--is relatively easy…

Trefil, James

2008-01-01

495

Engaging computer science students through cooperative education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer science educators continuously seek creative and effective ways of engaging students. The model of cooperative education, in which students systematically combine academic learning with practical work experiences, provides opportunities to deepen student learning, promote student retention, and prepare students for professional life. We discuss ways in which cooperative learning can engage students in the broader discipline of computer science.

James K. Huggins

2009-01-01

496

Global Reproduction and Transformation of Science Education  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|Neoliberalism has spread globally and operates hegemonically in many fields, including science education. I use historical auto/ethnography to examine global referents that have mediated the production of contemporary science education to explore how the roles of teachers and learners are related to macrostructures such as neoliberalism and…

Tobin, Kenneth

2011-01-01

497

California Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence  

Microsoft Academic Search

Answering the call to create an environment in which collaborations among ocean scientists and pedagogical experts flourish, the California Center for Ocean Sciences Education Excellence (CA-COSEE) links the resources of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), University of California, San Diego; the Marine Activities, Resources & Education (MARE) Program at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS), University of California, Berkeley; the

S. R. Franks; C. L. Peach; C. Strang; R. Dean; C. Halversen; D. Sullivan

2003-01-01

498

Reforms in Science Education, K-12.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

As powerful as the compelling reasons for reform in science education are, there is also uncertainty about where this reform may lead. This special issue focuses on reform in K-12 science education. The 23 articles in this book are placed in the following sections: (1) In this issue, (2) Project 2061, (3) The Scope, Sequence and Coordination…

School of Education Review, 1993

1993-01-01

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Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE)  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Modeling for Understanding in Science Education (MUSE) is a collaborative project by the National Center for Improving Student Learning and Achievement in Mathematics and Science (NCISLA) of university researchers, high school teachers, and students. The website provides course materials and extensive background on the educational units for Earth-moon-sun dynamics and natural selection, which are based on several years of research.

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Emerging areas in computer science education  

Microsoft Academic Search

Computer Science is an evolving discipline. It continues to reinvent itself every 5-7 years. In order to keep up, Computer Science educators have had to continually modify the curriculum, either changing existing courses or introducing new ones. It is next to impossible for educators to keep abreast of all the developments in the discipline - learning a new area can

Amruth N. Kumar; Rose K. Shumba; Bina Ramamurthy; Lawrence D'Antonio

2005-01-01