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Dario J. Almarza, Ph.D
Yasar Bodur, Doctoral Student
This study discusses the content and the implementation of an undergraduate level elementary education course to preservice teachers offered at a southern university. This type of course seems to be an “eye-opening” course, which enables students gain a new vision of people of different cultures as well as of themselves as future teachers. The main implication of the course was that student learning can be ensured and enhanced using assignments that would allow students to have first-hand experiences about multiculturalism through interviews and reading about children of other cultures that live in the USA.
Fu’s (1993) Behavior Problem Checklist was used to contrast behavioral problems of Data Management and Nursing Degree Programs from Jen-Te Junior College of Medical Nursing and Management. These two groups were selected because of their traditional gender segregation, with Data Management Degrees traditionally pursued by men and Nursing Degrees sought by women. Nursing students proclaimed to have more “normal” problems than their Data Management peers. However, no significant differences were found between the two groups related to “serious behavioral problems.” The possible influence of gender stereotypes and social discrimination is discussed as well as implications for these findings.
Edith Norris, Ph.D.
A group of female Hispanic students was surveyed to determine what paths they had followed to reach the point of being classified as upperclassmen in a university teacher education program. All of the students grew up in Spanish-speaking households, some were immigrants from Mexico, and some were from impoverished families.
Suzanne S. Monroe, Ph.D.
Exploration of contemporary child and adolescent literature featuring multicultural protagonists in text and illustration by authors and illustrators of diverse racial, cultural and language backgrounds. Emphasis on classroom practice and instructional strategies including genres, themes, issues, author-illustrator studies and language-culture approach; integration of multicultural literature throughout the academic year and content areas.
Angela Spaulding, Ed.D.
This manuscript reports the answer to the following questions with regard to the schooling experiences of aboriginal female students at Jen-Te Junior College of Medical Nursing and Management School in Miao-Li, Taiwan:
· Do aboriginal girls feel that their cultural background influences their schooling experience?