Multicultural Education

Multicultural Education is a quarterly magazine published by Caddo Gap Press in San Francisco, Calif. Its subject is multicultural education and its audience includes educators, scholars and students.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall

"But I Don't Know What Do Do!"
A Review of In the Shadow of "Excellence": Recovering a Vision of Educational Opportunity for All By Jaylynne N. Hutchinson Gregory J. Fritzberg's book, In the Shadow of "Excellence," is a multi-layered treatment of what has been an intractable educational...
Cultural Positions and Schooling Entitlements of Students
The schooling rights of students are not merely assumed privileges and advantages associated with race, or of ideals of equity and equality. These rights are basic entitlements to classroom experiences that enhance social and cognitive development and,as...
Encouraging & Recruiting Students of Color to Teach
Introduction With the diversity in American classrooms reaching monumental proportions, the resounding cry to expand the number of teachers of color has been on the national agenda for the past decade (Anglin, 1989, 1988; Matcznski & Joseph, 1989)....
Enhancing Opportunities for Success
In the mythology of U.& society, there lies the deeply seated premise that any person, no matter their background or circumstances, can rise to whatever level in society is desired. A common scenario replayed in American life that exemplifies this...
Escaping the Shadow of "Excellence": A Preview of My Argument for Revisiting Equity Concerns in the Context of Standards-Based Reform
A Preview of My argument for Revisiting Equity concerns in the Context of Standards-Based Reform If education be equally diffused, it will draw property after it, by the strongest of all attractions; for such a thing never did happen, as that an intelligent...
Give Us a Taste of Your Quality!
A Report from the Heartland on the Role of the Arts in Multicultural Settings In the winter of 1991 when I was finishing graduate school in music education and looking for employment as a public school teacher, I came across a short story by Richard...
Lessons Learned
Exploring Past Cultural Experiences of the Chicano/Mexicano Ambience To Strengthen Contemporary Multicultural Education Introduction This article explores the use of phenomenology research to explore lessons learned and their potential for inclusion...
Literature Discussion in the Elementary School Classroom
Most children enter our schools with notions, preconceptions, and attitudes about cultural differences that are based on the beliefs of their families, peers, and community (Banks & Banks, 1989; Ovando & Collier, 1998). What they understand about...
Multicultural Book Awards for 2000 from Skipping Stones
Skipping Stones Magazine has announced the winners of its Seventh Annual Awards for great reading in several categories. The honorees in the Multicultural and International Books category are: Geography of Hope: Black Exodus from the South after Reconstruction,...
"Nurturing the Soul" of Leadership
A Review of In the Shadow of "Excellence": Recovering a Vision of Educational Opportunity for dill By Bradley S. Portin For educators, these days are dominated by the current wave of education reform broadly characterized as the "excellence" movement....
Preventing School Violence by Valuing All Students
I was four years and two months old when I started kindergarten. My fine motor skills reflected my age, and I experienced the daily challenge of trying desperately to tie bows in my shoelaces instead of the usual knots. My mother had assured me that...
Promoting Bilingualism in the Era of Unz: Making Sense of the Gap between Research, Policy, and Practice in Teacher Education
Introduction "Therefore, It is resolved that: all children in California public schools shall be taught English as rapidly and effectively as possible...." This resolution lies at the heart of Proposition 227, passed by California voters on June 2, 1998,...
The Future of History
THE FUTURE OF HISTORY By David Barsamian and Howard Zinn Common Courage Press (1999) 166 pages, $13.95, ISBN 1-56751-156-2 -Reviewed by Chris Asmussen The Future of History, by David Barsaimian and Howard Zinn, provides a unique perspective into Zinn's...
The Institute for Multicultural Connections: A Teacher of Color Development Program for High School and College Students
Introduction Planting Seeds for Future Teachers of Color The Institute for Multicultural Connections is a grant-funded program supported byThe St. Paul Companies, a highlyrespected multinational Fortune 500 insurance group, and cooperatively sponsored...