SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Sleeter, C. E. (1992). Restructuring schools for multicultural education. Journal of Teacher Education, 43(2), 141-148. DOI: 10.1177/0022487192043002007

Learning Objective: LO 12-3 School Improvement and Multicultural Education

Summary: Based in a two-year staff development study, the author asserts that changes to include multicultural education should be pursued as a schoolwide approach.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What were the structural barriers teachers encountered as they attempted to enact multicultural education?
  2. Thinking about your own school (whether as a teacher or k-12 student), what are some of the structural barriers you anticipate encountering? Based upon insights gained from your readings from this and previous chapters, what are some suggestions you would make to the administration if given the opportunity? What changes can you make without administrative intervention?


Article 2Bustamante, R. M., Nelson, J. A., & Onwuegbuzie, A. J. (2009). Assessing schoolwide cultural competence: Implications for school leadership preparation. Educational Administration Quarterly, 45(5), 793-827. DOI: 10.1177/0013161X09347277

Learning Objective: LO 12-2School Culture and Readiness for Change

Summary: The authors study included the Schoolwide Cultural Competence Observation Checklist (SCCOC) which was designed as one tool for use in conducting school culture audits, which determine how well a school responds to the needs of diverse groups.

Questions to Consider:

  1. In what ways does school leadership play a role in culturally responsive education?
  2. Why is cultural competence an important skill to have for school leaders who wish to be culturally responsive?