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. 13, No. 4, Summer

A Korean-American Story
A Korean-American Story Cooper's Lesson By Sun Yung Shin Illustrated by Kim Cogan San Francisco: Children's Book Press www.cbookpress.org 2003, Hardcover, 32 pp., $ 16.95 ISBN 0-89239-193-6Sun Yung Shin has authored a bilingual book in English and Korean...
Art as a Behavior Modification Tool
In PreparationLike a sleeping giant, the project slumbered. As I prepared for my first day working with students in the after school program of the local school district, I could not help but wonder what I would discover when that giant stretched, yawned,...
BEYOND PROMISE: Autobiography and Multicultural Education
IntroductionIn studying the politics of identity, we find that who we are is invariably related to who others are, as well as to whom we have been and want to become. (William F. Pinar, 2004, p. 30)Autobiography is not an unequivocally empowering medium...
Deepening Teacher Knowledge of Multiculural Literature through a University-Schools Partnership
How can professional development help teachers tune up subject matter knowledge to better reach their culturally and linguistically diverse students? When teachers evaluate such work as effective, what do they learn, and what makes the work possible?...
Does Huck Finn Belong in My Classroom? Reflections of Curricular Choice, Multicultural Education, and Diversity
Recently, our English department deleted Mark Twain's novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from our American Literature curriculum, as well as the curriculum as a whole, replacing it with Douglass's A Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass:...
Ethnic Identity and Its Relationship with School Achievement
Ethnic Identity and Its Relationship with School AchievementThe achievement gap disparity in school performance associated with ethnicity shows up in high school graduation rates, test scores, grades, drop-out rates, and college completion. It is one...
Individuals in a Collectivist World: Born in the U.S.A., Teaching in Caracas, Venezuela
Two U.S.A.-born American professors of education reflect on lessons in family and community gleaned while teaching graduate courses to teachers in one of South America's capitol cities:How does traffic flow smoothly in a city of 6 million people with...
Learning in Unexpected Places: Empowering Latino Parents
IntroductionTime and again we are reminded that while schools are indeed critical places of learning, a great deal of learning occurs outside formal school settings. Family learning occurs in a variety of environments-the home, the playground, the market,...
Making Connections with the Past: (Un)Masking African American History at a Neighborhood Community Center
IntroductionAs educators, we generally focus on promising practices that emerge from traditional classroom settings. Remediation, derived from scientifically-based research, is typically viewed as a treatment to be applied in public school settings in...
"Not Writing It out but Writing It Off": Preparing Multicultural Teachers for Urban Classrooms
IntroductionImmersion in a linguistically and culturally diverse urban community in combination with coursework that relies on process writing can help prospective teachers gain awareness and understanding of diverse communities. Utilized as an instructional...
Picturing the Animals of the World
Picturing the Animals of the World The Water Hole Written and illustrated by Graeme Base New York: Harry N.Abrams,2001This book was chosen by my nature-loving son from his school's book order club. I was hesitant at first to spend the $14.95, without...
Seeking to Improve Schools
Seeking To Improve Schools How to Improve Your School By Jean Rudduck and Julia Flutter New York: Continuum, 2004 ISBN: 0-8264-6531 -5 (Paperback) ISBN: 0-8264-6530-7 (Hardback)I was impressed by this book from the moment I saw the title, How to Improve...
The Human Right to Education: Freedom and Empowerment
IntroductionEducation is widely understood as the gradual process of acquiring knowledge or the process of training through which one teaches or learns specific skills; furthermore, it can be understood as disciplining the character. It is undoubtedly...
Trial and Error: A Framework for Teaching Multicultural Literature to Aspiring Teachers
Multicultural education is widely accepted in schools in the United States (Banks, 1993; Sleeter & Grant, 1999). Though there are various philosophical debates within the field of multicultural education (Banks, 1993; Sleeter & Grant, 1999; Rothenberg,...