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A voice for inclusion: why multicultural education?

Published on Philadelphia Public School Notebook (http://thenotebook.org) A voice for inclusion: why multicultural education? by Germaine Ingram In 1994, Germaine Ingram, then president of the Fellowship Commission and a trial attorney, testified before Philadelphia’s school board on behalf of the proposed multicultural education plan now known as Policy 102. The policy was adopted that year. […]

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Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action (Howe & Lisi)

So excited, finally, after years of work on it, our textbook on multicultural education is due to be published by SAGE in January of 2013 – Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action (Howe & Lisi).

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Columbus – The Hidden History

D.C. high school teacher Julian Hipkins III used The People vs. Columbus, et al. lesson with his 11th grade U.S. history class at Capital City Public Charter School and introduced them to Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States. Four of his students (Jared, Ana Marie, Jonah, and Mayra) were inspired to make […]

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Black principals a factor in schools

Sharing skin color with their principal makes life better for many American teachers, according to a major new study from the University of Missouri. The report, which surveyed more than 37,000 teachers and principals from 7,200 schools across the country, found that black teachers who work for a black principal are generally happier with their […]

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10 Myths About Immigration

NOTE: You MUST read htis and share!!! Very good article Published on Teaching Tolerance (http://www.tolerance.org) Home > 10 Myths About Immigration ——————————————————————————– 10 Myths About Immigration Number 39: Spring 2011 [1] Feature Overview: Debunk the misinformation students bring to school—and help them think for themselves Myths about immigration and immigrants are common. Here are a […]

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Multicultural Certificate—Recognizing the Value

The College of Education is teaming up with The University of Iowa School of Social Work to offer an interdisciplinary multicultural education certificate for graduate students. The Multicultural Education and Culturally Competent Practice Certificate will signify that students chose to take courses with a multicultural focus and will demonstrate students’ commitment to culturally competent practices […]

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Four Reasons Why Finland’s School Are Better than Ours

America’s latest school report card jump-started yet another wave of panic that our students will never be able to compete on the world stage.The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development’s release of its annual Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) study, an international comparison of educational performance, placed U.S. kids in the incredibly average group.   […]

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Benefits of racial diversity in K-16 education

School Diversity We are committed to generating and synthesizing research on key civil rights and equal opportunity policies that have been neglected or overlooked.Why Segregation Matters: Poverty and Educational Inequality Gary Orfield and Chungmei Lee. January 13, 2005 One of the common misconceptions over the issue of resegregation of schools is that many people treat […]

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