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Culturally Responsive Teaching
These resources may assist educators in engaging students as active learners by providing information on multicultural education.
Active Learning and the Limited English Proficient Student
This article synthesizes the findings in a report prepared by the U.S. Department of Education Office of English Language Acquisition, Language Enhancement, and Academic Achievement for Limited English Proficient Students (OELA), formerly the Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (OBEMLA), which reviewed the implications of active learning instructional models for limited English proficient students.
Curriculum Standards for Social Studies
The study of culture and cultural diversity is one of ten thematic strands of curriculum standards in Social Studies. This is part of the official document adopted by the Board of Directors of the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS).
The Diversity Kit: An Introductory Resource for Social Change in Education
This research synthesis addresses the importance of improving the educational experience of English language learners, as schools and teachers meet the challenges of new student demographics and changing student needs. Part II: Culture focuses on cultural identity as a critical part of personal and academic development.
How to Choose the Best Multicultural Books
Experts in children's literature offer advice that will assist teachers in identifying literature that avoids cultural stereotyping. This guidance is presented by Scholastic, Inc.
How Teachers Learn to Engage Students in Active Learning
The importance of student engagement as a powerful learning strategy is addressed by the National Center for Research on Teacher Learning (NCRTL). Classroom scenarios and practical suggestions are offered.
Selecting Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Materials: Suggestions for Service Providers.
Practical steps are described for the wise selection of multicultural materials. This is intended for service providers who may be experienced in cultural diversity.