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Jane Elliott on the Oprah Winfrey Show (1992), Blue Eyes Brown Eyes Exercise

Published on Apr 15, 2014 This Excerpt from 1992 episode with teacher Jane Elliott’s showed “The Oprah Winfrey Show” at its best. The Iowa schoolteacher speaks after applied her famous blue-eyes-vs.-brown-eyes experiment to the show’s studio audience, separating the people on the basis of eye pigment and giving one group preferential treatment over the other; […]

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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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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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Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

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