SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1Downey, D. B., & Pribesh, S. (2004). When race matters: Teachers' evaluations of students' classroom behavior. Sociology of Education, 77(4), 267-282. DOI: 10.1177/003804070407700401

Learning Objective: LO 8-1 How We Teach and How We Learn

Summary: The authors reviewed behavior data to understand an explanation for harsher discipline of Black students by White teachers.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are the consequences of teachers’ expectations for their students?
  2. What are the expectations we have for ourselves and how they shape our identities as students and/or teachers?


Article 2Ngo, B. (2010). Doing “diversity” at Dynamic High: Problems and possibilities of multicultural education in practice. Education and Urban Society, 42(4), 473-495. DOI: 10.1177/0013124509356648

Learning Objective: LO 8-1 Culturally Responsive Education

Summary: The study revealed that a high school in the United States multicultural practices contradictorily sustained and exacerbated problems and made teachers resistant to multicultural education. Additionally, it demonstrates ways that pedagogy focused on tensions and conflicts that arise from cultural differences offer important possibilities for multicultural education.

Questions to Consider:

  1. What are some of the critiques scholars have made about multicultural education?
  2. How might you ready yourself to engage in "teachable moments" related to diversity? What are your strengths? What are your areas for further development?