Search results for: Multiculturalism
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The Possibility of Cosmopolitan Learning: Reflecting on Future Directions for Diversity Teacher Education in Australia
In this article, the authors reflect on their design and delivery of a new undergraduate unit offered by the School of Education, University of Western Sydney. The paper offers a critical review of multiculturalism in teacher education and examines theories associated with cosmopolitanism in the education context. The authors examine the ways in which a ‘cosmopolitan imagination’ might have relevance in contemporary contexts of diversity in Australia, and particularly in the western and south-western Sydney region in which they teach.
Updated: Mar. 24, 2013
Inside and Outside the Integrated Bilingual Palestinian–Jewish Schools in Israel: Teachers’ Perceptions of Personal, Professional and Political Positioning
This study explored how teachers of the integrated bilingual Palestinian–Jewish schools in Israel construct their school culture in relation to various outside pressures in their attempt to achieve educational change. It was found that the teachers perceive themselves as primarily pedagogical experts with a shared vision based on multiculturalism and coexistence. Furthermore, it was found that teachers' inside and outside positioning results in perceived conflicts.
Updated: Dec. 06, 2011
The findings reported in this article developed from a yearlong study of white preservice teachers (WPTs) engaged in a dialogue circle around issues of race in education. The author was interested to examine the ways preservice teachers are prepared for classrooms that include students’ diverse both amongst their peers and within themselves. The author concludes that many teacher educators engaged in the preparation of WPTs for diverse classrooms may rely on generalized assumptions that will inevitably lead to failure. Instead, teacher educators might recognize each student teacher as diverse both within and across multiple communities.
Updated: Oct. 07, 2011
Teachers' Emotional Experiences of Growing Diversity and Multiculturalism in Schools and the Prospects of an Ethic of Discomfort
The current paper analyzes the ways in which emotions are constituted and mobilized by teachers to respond to growing diversity and multiculturalism in schools. The analysis is based on a two-year ethnographic study conducted in three Greek-Cypriot primary schools that are 'multicultural'. The results of this study show that teachers experience intense emotional ambivalence in their efforts to cope with growing diversity and multiculturalism in schools.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
Scholarship Girls Aren't the Only Chicanas Who Go to College: Former Chicana Continuation High School Students Disrupting the Educational Achievement Binary
In this article, the authors re-conceptualize the way educational scholarship defines 'high achieving.' The authors use critical race theory, Latina/o critical theory, and Chicana feminist epistemologies to examine the journeys of five self-identified Chicana women who attended a continuation high school in California. The authors highlight the resistance strategies these young women employ through their critique of social oppression. The authors conclude with recommendations to help educators and policy makers prepare this growing number of students for postsecondary schooling.
Updated: Nov. 10, 2010
This article explores the effect that the proportion of children of immigrants in a school has on all students’ expectations and examines the differential effects of school composition on the expectations of children of immigrants as compared with nonimmigrants. This analysis demonstrates that comparative and normative theories of school effects are not accurate for children of immigrants, at least not to the same degree as they are for nonimmigrants.
Updated: Jun. 01, 2010
This study examines the mathematics course-taking of White, African American, and Latino students in racially diverse schools and the effects of different opportunity structures in those schools on college preparation and college-going. This study uses data from the Adolescent Health and Academic Achievement Study (AHAA) and its partner study, the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health). Evidence consistently suggests that schools can play an active role in the provision of opportunities for social mobility or in the exacerbation of social inequality, depending on how they are structured.
Updated: May. 30, 2010
This article examines perceptions of language by two African American teenage males who travel between the intricacies of Black English and Academic English in their daily lives. To understand youth language perceptions, the article is guided by the following inquiry: Given the historically dichotomous relationship between Black English and Academic English, how do youth perceive language in their struggle to acquire academic success? In this examination, the author argue that classrooms should be more responsive to students’ languages and identities.
Updated: May. 25, 2010
Women of Color in a Bilingual/Dialectal Dilemma: Critical Race Feminism against a Curriculum of Oppression in Teacher Education
This article will discuss the work of a teacher educator who espouses critical race feminism as a means of fighting against a curriculum of oppression in teacher education. The article will conclude with an analysis of the power of language and dialect, a form of curriculum oppression, in teacher education with the need to fight against such oppression in the development of new teachers from a critical race feminist perspective.
Updated: Dec. 30, 2009
Connecting Religion and Teacher Identity: The Unexplored Relationship between Teachers and Religion in Public Schools
This article uses literature on religion, multiculturalism, teacher identity, and popular culture to connect teachers' private religious identifications to their professional identities in public school classrooms. It supports future research in this area and provides a theoretical framework for subsequent studies.
Updated: Dec. 09, 2009