Category Archives: Multicultural Education

Intensive Institutes – NAME 24th International ANNUAL Conference in Tucson AZ – Nov. 5 – 9, 2014

NAME 24th International ANNUAL Conference in Tucson AZ – Nov. 5 – 9, 2014 NAME’s annual Intensive Institutes offer extended focus on particularly critical issues and opportunities to work with noted NAME activists. The institutes are scheduled so that participants do NOT miss the general sessions. Additional fees and pre-registration are required. Institutes can be “added-on” to […]

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Let’s Not Pretend We’re Colorblind

OP-ED Let’s Not Pretend We’re Colorblind (Paul Lachine illustration / June 16, 2014) Key Issues Forum: Are We There Yet?  BILL HOWE | OP-EDThe Hartford Courant 7:49 p.m. EDT, June 16, 2014 Many well-meaning people talk about being colorblind or proudly claim that they are raising their children to ignore racial or other differences. I know they are sincere […]

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Professor’s TEDx Talk about Native American Mascots Selected as Editor’s Pick by TED

Professor’s TEDx Talk about Native American Mascots Selected as Editor’s Pick by TED Author: TEDxUOregon, Portland State University Posted: June 12, 2014 This spring, Indigenous Nations Studies program Director and Professor Dr. Cornel Pewewardy spoke in Eugene as part of TEDxUOregon. Professor Pewewardy, who is a nationally recognized expert on Native American mascots in schools and in the […]

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Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute

For the third year in a row now I have been honored to be the closing keynote speaker at the Annual Multicultural Curriculum Transformation and Research Institute held at Texas State University at San Marcos. The institute highlights multicultural curriculum transformation theory and practice. It focuses on best practices for broadening and enriching the curriculum […]

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Liberation of Dachau by Japanese Americans 552nd Field Artillery Battalion 442nd RCT April 29th 1945

  by Nihomachi Outreach Committee San Jose (This article is reposted with permission of NOC. Please visit their site by clicking on the link above) The war in Europe was coming to a close as the Allies raced across Germany to Berlin. Elements of the US 7th Army chased the remnants of the German army retreating […]

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*** New Journal *** Journal of Family Diversity in Education

I am pleased and honored to have been asked to join the Editorial Board of the new Journal of Family Diversity in Education. Congratulations to the editors Monica Miller Marsh (Kent State University) and Tammy Turner-Vorbeck, (Purdue University). FOCUS AND SCOPE   The Journal of Family Diversity in Education is the journal of the Family […]

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Why Asian Americans hate hearing “Where are you from?”

This has been a good week for sometimes contentious but bracing conversations on Facebook. The latest one started when I posted a link to an excellent Forbes article by Ruchika Tulshyan titled “‘Where Are You From?’ And Other Big Networking Racial Faux Pas” The article raises the oft-aired complaint by Asian Americans that asking “Where […]

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Norway government recognizes multicultural education advantages

A mere 4.7% of teachers in primary schools are immigrants or born to immigrant parents, 2012 data from Statistics Norway shows. The new bi-Partite coalition intends to improve this teacher percentage. The figures also reveal 40% of the students have a mother tongue other than Norwegian or Sami. Joke Dewilde, at eastern Norway’s Hedmark University […]

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Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices

      Multilingual Children: Beyond Myths and Toward Best Practices If you’re looking for current resources on how to conceptualize and implement supports for children who are multilingual, you will enjoy this issue of the Social Policy Report. It considers issues that range from the strengths of multilingual children (and the practices early childhood […]

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