The Changing Face of Diversity

Reis, Noni Mendoza; Méndez, Sylvia
November 2009
Principal;Nov/Dec2009, Vol. 89 Issue 2, p10
The article discusses diversity in schools in the U.S. and the achievement gap between minority and Caucasian students. Research by the National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition has found an increase in the population of students who are culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD). Topics include multicultural education, educational inequality, teachers, school principals, and English language learners (ELLs).


Related Articles

  • A CULTURALLY PROFICIENT LENS. Quezada, Reyes; Lindsey, Delores; Lindsey, Randall // Principal;Nov/Dec2013, Vol. 93 Issue 2, p28 

    The article explains five important elements and practices in ensuring success and achieving cultural proficiency for English-learning students. These include assessment of cultural knowledge, management of the dynamics of difference and adaption to diversity. It also notes the three principles...

  • A Race to the Top Flop.  // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education;11/11/2010, Vol. 27 Issue 20, p5 

    Brief information is given about a complaint against the U.S.' Race to the Top competition because its application did not ask states specifically how they would close the achievement gap for English language learners.

  • Transactions, Transformation, and Transcendence. Wong, Penelope // Multicultural Education;Winter2008, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p31 

    The article discusses research into multicultural education focusing on relationships between preservice teachers and culturally diverse students. The author notes that although ethnic and cultural diversity is increasing in student enrollment, teachers are increasingly white and monolingual. A...

  • West Virginia district will work to improve English Language Learner program.  // American School & University Exclusive Insight;2/2/2012, p8 

    The article reports that the Mercer County school district in West Virginia has agreed to improve its English Language Learner program as part of a three-year settlement agreement with the U.S. Justice Department to spur compliance with the requirements of the Equal Educational Opportunities Act...

  • Arizona English Programs Under Fire.  // Language Magazine;Aug2010, Vol. 9 Issue 12, p13 

    The article focuses on the studies that concern English Language Learner (ELL) students in Arizona which was published by the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles and part of the Arizona Educational Equity Project.

  • Can School Diversity Policies Reduce Belonging and Achievement Gaps Between Minority and Majority Youth? Multiculturalism, Colorblindness, and Assimilationism Assessed. Celeste, Laura; Baysu, Gülseli; Phalet, Karen; Meeussen, Loes; Kende, Judit // Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin;Nov2019, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p1603 

    European societies and schools face the challenge of accommodating immigrant minorities from increasingly diverse cultural backgrounds. In view of significant belonging and achievement gaps between minority and majority groups in school, we examine which diversity approaches are communicated by...

  • ENGLISH-LANGUAGE LEARNERS. SPARKS, SARAH D. // Education Week;4/20/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 28, p5 

    The article reports on the study "Evening the Playing Field: Creating Mathematics Examinations That Lessen the Gap Between English-Language Learners and Non-English-Language Learners" by researcher Albert M. Jimenez and the University of Georgia, which addresses graphics used in mathematics tests.

  • Educational Reform, Mathematics, & Diverse Learners: Meeting the Needs of All Students. Ernst-Slavit, Gisela; Slavit, David // Multicultural Education;Summer2007, Vol. 14 Issue 4, p20 

    The article addresses the challenges of teaching mathematics to English language learners in diverse U.S. classrooms. The authors, a specialist in bilingual/English for speakers of other languages (ESL) education and a teacher educator in mathematics, share what they have learned through...

  • The Achievement Gap. McFeeters, Belinda B. // Achievement Gap -- Research Starters Education;4/2/2018, p1 

    Multicultural education is an educational approach that encourages diversity and equality: the instruction of students from different backgrounds, the study of ethnic and other cultural groups, the development of critical thinking skills, and a focus on human relations. The achievement gap in...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics