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. 10, No. 2, Winter

A Little Change Does Me Good: Incorporating Web-Enhanced Technology within Multicultural Education
Constructing an online component within multicultural education has become a conflict between satisfying the needs of the classroom community, answering critics of distance education, and answering purists in multicultural education whom believe that...
Anti-Bias Curriculum
Derma n-Sparks, Louise and The Anti-Bias Curriculum Taskforce. Anti-Bias Curriculum, 1988. Pacific Oaks, CA: Pacific Oaks Bookstore. 30 minutes, color. $35. The Anti-Bias Curriculum film is an excellent multicultural education resource for teacher educators,...
Dealing with Disengagement through Diversity: An Electronic Curriculum for Cultural Relevance
Funded by the North Carolina General Assembly to address the State's growing teacher shortage, NCTeach provides an accelerated certification process (one year) for people currently employed by schools who did not earn their provisional teaching license...
[Dis]integrating: Multiculturalism with Technology
By creating a facade of information-- era utopianism through carnival-like Hucksterism that accompanies the corporate invasion of our classroo,ms, calls for educators to be converted to McTeachers, and a computer technology millenarianism that assures...
Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education: It's Not Just "Secret Santa" in December: Addressing Educational and Workplace Climate Issues Linked to Christian Privilege
Introduction This article is the first in a three-part series focusing on the topic of Christian privilege. This article will introduce the concept of Christian privilege and suggest strategies to challenge and begin to effect its resolution in the public...
Girls Can!
American Association of University Women (AAUW), Girls Can! 1994. AAUW Educational Foundation. 16 minutes; color, $24.95. Girls Can! encapsulates general themes found in AAUW's much-publicized 1992 study on gender bias in the classroom, "How Schools...
Girls in the Middle: Working to Succeed in School, 1996
American Association of University Women Educational Foundation, Girls in the Middle working to Succeed in School, 1996. Washington, D.C.: AAUWEF. 26 minutes, color, $24.95. Girls in the Middle: Working to Succeed in School is a film based on a research...
Heart of the Country
Kamerling, L. and Parrett, W. New-toFf/e Country. 1997. University of Alaska: Alaska Center for Documentary Film. 92 and 58 minutes, color, $440 (sale), $100 (rental). Heart of the Country chronicles the events of one school year at Kanayama Elementary...
Multicultural Literature: Reading to Develop Self-Worth
Promising Practices As an elementary and middle school student, I hated reading; I thought it boring and irrelevant to other important factors in my life. I did not read a book for pleasure until I was in high school. Years later, as a teacher, other...
Technology and Multiculturalism: A Special Issue
New technologies promise to bridge gaps, both geographic and cultural. Few would doubt the immense potential that innovative technologies such as computerbased communication (e.g., e-mail, the World Wide Web) and computer-assisted composition (word-processing,...
Technology as a Tool in Multiculural Teaching
Often when someone talks about technology, no link is made between it and multicultural education. Similarly, few multicultural educators make links with technology. As Damarin (1998) pointed out, even though both fields represent dramatic shifts in...
Technology: Panacea or Obstacle in the Education of Diverse Student Populations?
Is technology the panacea for the future of education? The use of technology in today's world is commonplace. In order to keep pace with this global trend, the use of technology within schools is increasing. This is evidenced by the escalating presence...
The Medium Is the Experience: Uses of Media in Multicultural Education
USES OF MEDIA IN MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION Researchers, critics, and commentators in multicultural education often turn a critical eye towards the representations of race and ethnicity in the electronic media. This is with just cause. Hollywood films have...
Using Classroom Simulations and Technology to Expore Multicultural Issues in a Middle School Classroom
In The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz (1997) writes about four ideas that can positively transform our lives. One of these ideas is about making assumptions. Ruiz explains: Find the courage to ask questions andto express whatyou really want. Communicate...
Welcoming the Culture of Computing into the K-12 Classroom: Technological Fluency and Lessons Learned from Second Language Acquisition and Cross Cultural Studies
TECHNOLOGICAL FLUENCY AND LESSONS LEARNED FROM SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION AND CROSS CULTURAL STUDIES INTRODUCTION The idea for this paper came from discussions that the authors had regarding the integration of innovative technologies into the current...
Where in the Oregon Trail Is Carmen Sandiego? A Commentary on Software and Its Sensitivity to Diversity
A COMMENTARY ON SOFTWARE AND ITS SENSITIVITY TO DIVERSITY In the Oregon Trail, a computer software simulation, kids can take on a historical character, hop on a wagon train, and set up their crew for a long journey. Along the way, they face hundreds...