Section archive - Multiculturalism & Diversity
Page 8/23 229 items
Why Are Migrant Students Better Off in Certain Types of Educational Systems or Schools than in Others?
This article is concerned with the combined estimation of the effects of educational systems, school composition, track level, and country of origin on the educational achievement of 15-year-old migrant students. The authors focus specifically on the effects of socioeconomic and ethnic background on achievement scores and the extent to which these effects are affected by characteristics of the school, track, or educational system in which these students are enrolled.
Updated: Apr. 25, 2013
Each of the social sciences that contribute to the field of education has a history of racialized understandings that make their way to both our research and practice.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
A Call to Duty: Educational Policy and School Reform Addressing the Needs of Children From Military Families
This article examines the intersections among state policy, school reform, and the educational experiences of military children.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
The Role of Single-Sex Education in the Academic Engagement of College-Bound Women: A Multilevel Analysis
This study compares levels of self-reported academic engagement between female graduates of single-sex and coeducational private high schools using nationwide data on these students at the point of college entry. This study demonstrates that school gender remains a significant predictor of self-reported academic engagement when controlling for other school characteristics. The results reveal that women attending all-girls high schools report higher levels of academic engagement across numerous fronts: studying individually or in groups, interacting with teachers, tutoring other students, and getting involved in student organizations.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2013
The purpose of this study was to examine the schooling experiences of five Black college reentry mothers. This study also aimed to explicate the ways in which the participants theorize and make meaning of the complexities of their lives, particularly in regard to the intersections of race, college reentry, and motherhood. The findings reveal that the participants believed their college reentry served as counterpoint to the three stereotypes about Black mothers discussed in this article: the mammy, the matriarch, and the welfare mother/welfare queen.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013
Race, Poverty and SAT Scores: Modeling the Influences of Family Income on Black and White High School Students’ SAT Performance
This research examine the association of family income with SAT performance. Results suggest the effects of family income on SAT scores are substantial, non-linear, and nearly twice as large for Black students.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2013
Attitudes to Diversity: A Cross-Cultural Study of Education Students in Spain, England and the United States
This study investigates how notions of human diversity and difference are understood by education students in Spain, England and the United States. The authors developed the Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Difference Scale (BATD). This instrument was constructed using nine dimensions of diversity thought to have significant implications for education: culture/ethnic origin, language, socioeconomic status/social class, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political ideology, disability and giftedness/special talents. The data suggest that attitudes toward people who differ include etic (universal), emic (cultural), and individual properties.
Updated: Nov. 20, 2012
Challenges in Teaching for Critical Multicultural Citizenship: Student Teaching in an Accountability-Driven Context
The purpose of this paper is to examine how three preservice teachers who supported the tenets of critical multicultural citizenship negotiated the constraints they encountered when trying to teach for this kind of citizenship in an urban school classroom. Participants in this study negotiated constraints, mostly contextual, by de-emphasizing teaching to the test, finding ways to sneak in critical and multicultural social studies knowledge and contemporary issues into the curriculum, and incorporating multiple perspectives as a way to increase critical inquiry while teaching the facts necessary for standardized tests.
Updated: Jun. 20, 2012
Getting Queer: Teacher Education, Gender Studies, and the Cross-Disciplinary Quest for Queer Pedagogies
In this autobiographical feminist narrative research, the author considers her queer academic life from the perspective of an “out” lesbian teacher education and queer studies teacher. This is the author's process of the search for queerness—in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher education classes.
Updated: May. 20, 2012
Through participant observation and interview, the researcher’s efforts must coincide with the students’ to engage in critical thinking about the problems and issues of interest as both the researcher and participants seek mutual humanization through understanding. Working from a 2006–2007 study of language, literacy, and difference in a multiethnic high school and youth community, the author provides examples fieldwork moves youth and him made together. The author looks to understand these moves as humanizing for both the participants and him as a researcher.
Updated: May. 16, 2012