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The Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education - featuring the National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal - a national refereed journal.

Invited Guest Editor, Dr. Donald Collins;
Dr. William Allan Kritsonis, Editor-in-Chief,
National FORUM Journals, Founded in 1983 - Over 4,200 professors published.

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  • THE TEXAS CHAPTER OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION presents The 9th Annual 2010 Region 6-Texas NAME Conference Honoring the Past to Build the Future for Schools, Communities, Health & Professional Development March 26-27, 2010 University of North Texas Denton, Texas ~Official Program~
  • Texas National Association of Multicultural Education 2010 Region-6 th 9 Annual Conference Honoring the Past to Build the Future for Schools, Communities, Health and Professional Development 2
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Letter from the Honorable Mark A. Burroughs Mayor of Denton, Texas……………………………………………………….……………… 4 Welcome Letter from Jerry R. Thomas, Ed.D., Dean, College of Education, University of North Texas………………………….….……………… 5 Welcome from Texas NAME President……………………………………….……………… 6 Welcome from Conference Chair………………………………….……….…….…………… 7 Welcome from Texas NAME Board……………………………………….…….…………… 8 Region-6 NAME Organization…………………………………………….…….…………… 9 Conference Committees……………………………………………….….…….…….……… 10 Special Thanks to Colleagues & Scholars…………………….……..………..……………… 11 Special Thanks to University of North Texas Student Volunteers……….………………...… 12 Special Thanks to the A&M System Student Volunteers…….………….………………...… 13 Overview of Conference Schedule…………………………………………………………… 14 Schedule & Agenda of Opening General Session & Reception………..….………………… 15 Schedule & Agenda for Second General Session & Keynote………..……..……….…….… 17 Agenda for Second General Session & Keynote…………………….……………………… 18 Schedule of Concurrent Sessions……………………………………..…………………...… 19 Session Abstracts…………………………………………………………………..………… 30 Index of Presenters…………………………………………………………………………… 46 Call for Journal Papers…………………………………..…………………………………… 51 3
  • 215 E. McKinney Street Denton, Texas 76201 (940) 349-7717 FAX (940) 349-8596 OFFICE OF THE MAYOR March 2010 It gives me special pleasure to welcome to Denton the educators, scholars, and community activists who are here for the 9 th Annual 2010 Region 6 -Texas NAME Conference. We are honored to be the host city of this event with the goal of promoting practices and research geared toward improving the effectiveness of our diverse schools and communities. I hope that you will find your stay in Denton thoroughly enjoyable. To those of you who are new to our area, Denton is a unique, autonomous community that has been a center for education and commerce in the North Texas region for over 150 years. You must come downtown to see our historic and celebrated Courthouse on the Square, which is surrounded by one -of-a- kind shops and restaurants. Be sure to cap your visit with a trip to Beth Marie’s ice cream shop on the south side of the square—the ice cream is made right there and is the best you’ll ever taste! Again, on behalf of the City Council and all the citizens of Denton, welcome and best of luck during the conference. Sincerely, Mark A. Burroughs Mayor 4
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  • Welcome from the TEXAS NAME President Donald R. Collins, Ph.D. Dear Conference Attendees, On behalf of the Texas National Association for Multicultural Education (TXNAME) Board of Directors, I would like to WELCOME you to the 9th Annual 2010 Region 6 Texas NAME Conference. Our conference theme, Honoring the Past to Build the Future for Schools, Communities, Health and Professional Development engages scholars in not only reflection, but also meaningful action. We are pleased that the University of North Texas (UNT) is our host this year. We would like to extend special thanks to The Division of Institutional Equity & Diversity and the College of Education. We are grateful to Dr. Gilda Garcia, Vice President for Institutional Equity and Diversity, for a welcoming environment for our conference. Of special mention in the College of Education are Dean Jerry Thomas, Dr. Nancy Nelson, Dr. Ron Wilhelm and Dr. Donald Easton- Brooks. The on-site leadership of Dr. Easton-Brooks was invaluable in the planning and in bringing the total conference to fruition. A major accomplishment of the Texas NAME is the publication of the 2009-2010 National FORUM of Multicultural Issues Journal. In addition to capturing the scholarship of papers presented and the TXNAME annual conference, the Journal exemplifies the vision of the TXNAME that all students have full and fair participation in a just society by learning the intrinsic value of their own self-worth and by learning to value and respect diversity. The Journal is a resource for stakeholders at all levels as it relates to strategies and curriculum that encourages equal participation, diversity and social action for all students in an effort to encourage culturally competent systems. I would also like to thank the Authors, the Editorial Board, Dr. William A. Kritsonis and Dr. Mary Alice Kritsonis of the National FORUM for their contribution and hard work in making this publication possible. No organization is successful without its Board of Directors. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the Texas National Board of Directors for their selfless service to the organization and for their support of me. This year’s President-Elect, Dr. Earnestyne Walter-Sullivan, has worked tirelessly to make our conference and its program a success. I would like to thank her for all that she has done and wish her success as President next year. Lastly, but not least, I also would like to thank all of the conference organizers, sponsors, volunteers, presenters, members, and participants who have made this year’s conference a success. Please enjoy the conference! 6
  • Welcome from the Texas NAME President-Elect & Conference Chair E.L. Walter-Sullivan, Ph.D. Dear Conference Attendees, Greetings to each of you!! It is indeed an honor to have served as the 9th Annual Region-6 Texas NAME Conference Chair. Our conference theme, Honoring the Past to Build the Future for Schools, Communities, Health and Professional Development, has special significance as the Opening Session introduces a new initiative, the Multicultural Curriculum Network, and includes a ceremony to honor several leaders whose influence has and will continue for generations to come. The Second General Session includes a variety of themes and topics with cross-disciplinary interests related to multicultural education that should ensure scholarly interaction and dialogue. As the Proposal Chair, I had the distinct privilege of reading all of the proposals submitted. Of the accepted proposals, I was pleased to note the variety of topics and institutions represented. Throughout the Second Session, posters and presentations explore culturally responsive teaching, counseling and leadership; collaboration, accountability, evaluation and assessment; health and human development; responding to natural and “man-made” disasters; pre-service and teacher education. Our conference will culminate with Dr. Geneva Gay delivering the keynote address. We are irrefutably honored that this renowned scholar, author and advocate for equity and social justice in education will enrich our event. As we unite under the umbrella of multicultural education, a field of study designed to increase educational equity for all students, it is my hope that attendees leave the conference energized and ready to engage in dialogue and research that will explore issues related to equity and social justice in multicultural education research. 7
  • Texas Board of Directors The Texas Chapter of the President National Association for Multicultural Education Donald R. Collins Prairie View A&M University 6800 West Gate Boulevard. Suite 132-293 President-Elect Austin, TX 78745-4868 Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan 936-261-3414 Prairie View A&M University Dear Conference Attendees, Past President Donald Easton-Brooks Welcome to the 9th Annual 2010 Region 6-Texas NAME University of North Texas Conference. It is our vision that all students have full and fair Parliamentarian participation in a just society by learning the intrinsic value of their Patricia J. Larke own self-worth and learning to value and respect diversity. Texas A&M University Founding President & We work actively to promote the basic tenets of democracy, Historian cultural pluralism and equity for all by educating all stakeholders Ron W. Wilhelm (educators, students, policy-makers, health care providers, parents and University of North Texas community members) about the goals and meanings of multicultural education. Executive Secretary & Treasurer We seek to be a resource for stakeholders at all levels as it Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson TABLE Concordia TX University relates to instructional strategies and curriculum that encourage equal participation, diversity and social action for all students in an effort to At-Large Board Members encourage culturally competent systems. Mary Frances Agnello We advocate the adoption of educational materials and Texas Tech University practices that accurately reflect the contributions and perspectives of Sandra Mayo all members of society. Texas State University To these ends, we encourage engaging and on-going Michael McKenzie professional dialogue that emphasizes equity, cultural justice and Principal, William A. Lawson Institute health disparities in multicultural education research. for Peace & Prosperity Preparatory Academy at Texas Southern University Please enjoy the conference! Alicia Moore Southwestern University Sincerely, Janet Morrison Central Dallas Ministries 2010 Region-6 Marcia Shelton Texas NAME Board Prairie View A&M University Gwendolyn Webb-Johnson 8 Texas A&M University
  • Region 6 Texas NAME Organization ~~Board of Directors~~ Alicia Moore Southwest ern University President Janet Morrison Donald R. Collins Central Dallas Ministries Prairie View A&M University Marcia Shelton President-Elect Prairie View A&M University Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan Prairie View A&M University Ron W. Wilhelm University of North Texas Immediate Past President Donald Easton-Brooks ~~Past Presidents~~ University of North Texas Executive Secretary & Treasurer 2000-2003 Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Ron Wilhelm Concordia TX University Founding President 2003-2004 ~~At-Large Board Members~~ Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Mary Frances Agnello 2004-2005 Texas Tech University Patricia J. Larke Patricia J. Larke 2005-2006 Texas A&M University Sheryl Santos Aretha Faye Marbley 2006-2007 Region 6 Director Texas Tech University Aretha Faye Marbley Sandra Mayo 2007-2008 Texas State University-San Marcos Gwendolyn Webb-Johnson Michael McKenzie 2008-2009 William A. Lawson Institute for Peace & Prosperity Donald Easton-Brooks Preparatory Academy at Texas Southern University 9
  • CONFERENCE COMMITTEES Budget Membership (con’t) Donald R. Collins Alicia Moore Donald Easton-Brooks Janet Morrison Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson* Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan Patricia J. Larke Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan Poster Session Program Janet Morrison Donald R. Collins Marcia Shelton Patricia J. Larke Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson* Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan* Presentation Sessions Editorial Donald R. Collins Donald R. Collins Karon Y. Collins Patricia J. Larke Donald Easton-Brooks Marcia Shelton Patricia J. Larke Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan* Janet Morrison Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson Marcia Shelton Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan* Honoree Ron Wilhelm Donald R. Collins* Donald Easton-Brooks Proposals Donald R. Collins Keynote Speaker Karon Y. Collins Donald R. Collins Carl Gardiner Patricia J. Larke* Patricia J. Larke Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson Janet Morrison Marcia Shelton Lodging Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan* Donald Easton-Brooks Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson* Photography Michael McKenzie Reception & Luncheon Janet Morrison* Donald Easton-Brooks* Patricia J. Larke Steering Committee Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson Donald R. Collins Donald Easton-Brooks Membership Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Mary Frances Agnello Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan* Donald R. Collins* Karon Y. Collins Student Volunteers Donald Easton-Brooks Donald Easton-Brooks* Carl Gardiner Donald R. Collins Patricia J. Larke Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson *Chair Ron Wilhelm 10
  • Special Thanks to Colleagues & Scholars Dr. Rosanna Boyd Dr. Mary Harris Bilingual Education Teacher Education and Administration University of North Texas University of North Texas Dr. Andrea Branch-Vital Dr. Janetta Hudson Health & Human Performance Education Administration Prairie View A&M University University of North Texas Mr. Timothy Cole Dr. Mary Alice Kritsonis Center For Teaching Excellence Executive Editor-In-Chief Prairie View A&M University National FORUM Journals Dr. Gaile Cannella Dr. William A. Kritsonis Teacher Education and Administration Educational Leadership & Counseling University of North Texas Prairie View A&M University Mrs. Karon Collins Mr. Ed Metoyer, Founder & Owner Texas A&M University Met Printing, Inc Houston, Texas Dr. Laurette Foster Ms. Peggy Kindt Center For Teaching Excellence Scheduling Services Prairie View A&M University University of North Texas Dr. Carl Gardiner Dr. Nancy Nelson Educational Leadership & Counseling Chair of Teacher Education and Prairie View A&M University Administration University of North Texas Dr. Gilda Garcia Dr. Frances Van Tassell Vice President for Institutional Equity and Teacher Education and Administration Diversity University of North Texas University of North Texas Dr. Carol Hagen Dr. Jerry Thomas Teacher Education and Administration Dean of the College of Education University of North Texas University of North Texas 11
  • Special Thanks to the University of North Texas Student Volunteers Angela Tillery Kelsey Henderson Anna Tran Kelsey Hoey Ashleigh Watson Kevia Jordan Bailey Riley Kimberly Smith Cara Bruder Kristin Ricks Emily Bass Lindsey Roberts Gladys Hernandez Michael Russell Gloria Henandez Ruby Benitez Hilary Pennartz Shelbi Tolleson Jennifer Snasel Tammy Griffith Jessica Anderson Vanessa Manor Jill Root Whitney Brogdon Katherine Ferguson Yesenia Rodriguez Katherine Kym 12
  • Special Thanks to the A&M System Student Volunteers Prairie View A&M University Charlotte Richards Liva Chandler Makelia Thompson Marina Barnes Omar Babers Patricia Sunday-Lancaster Tajsha Johnson Tiffanie Bembry Tiffany McCowan Texas A&M University Andrea Jones Angela Abney Darlene Bourgeois 13
  • Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Schedule~ University of North Texas Honoring the Past to Build the Future for Schools, Communities, Health and Professional Development Friday, March 26, 2010 12:00 PM –2:00 PM Texas NAME Board Meeting 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Multicultural Curriculum Network Pre-Conference Workshop 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Registration 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM Reception & Opening General Session 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM Honoree Ceremony Saturday, March 27, 2010 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Second General Session 9:30 AM – 12:35 AM Concurrent Poster Session 9:45 AM – 10:35 AM Concurrent Sessions I 10:45AM – 11:35 AM Concurrent Sessions II 11:45 AM – 12:35 PM Concurrent Session III 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon, Keynote, Closing Session 2:15 PM – 2:55 PM Book Signing 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Business Meeting-Election of Officers ~Open to All Texas NAME Members~ 14
  • Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Friday, March 26, 2010 University of North Texas Gateway Conference Center 12:00 PM –2:00 PM ~Board Meeting~ Donald R. Collins Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM ~Pre-Conference Workshop~ Gateway Conference Center-Room #44 Multicultural Curriculum Network Sandra Mayo, Texas NAME Board Member Texas State University-San Marcos Patricia J. Larke, Texas NAME Board Member Texas A&M University 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM ~Registration~ Gateway Conference Center-Foyer #35 Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Texas NA ME Secretary/Treasurer Concordia TX University 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM ~Opening General Session & Reception~ Gateway Conference Center Room#34 Donald R. Collins, Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University 6:30 PM – 7:30PM ~Honoree Ceremony~ Gateway Conference Center Room#34 Donald R. Collins Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University 15
  • Opening General Session & Reception AGENDA 5:00 PM – 5:40 PM Conference Opening Donald R. Collins Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan Texas NAME President Texas NAME President-Elect Prairie View A&M University Prairie View A&M University Greetings/Welcome Ron W. Wilhelm Texas NAME Founding Member University of North Texas Acknowledgements Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson Texas NAME, Executive Secretary & Treasurer Concordia TX University The Honorable Dr. Gilda Garcia, Vice Mark A. Burroughs, President for Institutional Mayor Equity and Diversity Denton, Texas University of North Texas Dr. Jerry Thomas Dr. Nancy Nelson Dean Chair of Teacher Education College of Education and Administration University of North Texas University of North Texas 5:40 PM 6:30 PM Reception- Light Hors D’oeuvres Donald Easton-Brooks Texas NAME Immediate Past President University of North Texas 6:30 PM -7:30 PM Honoree Ceremony Donald R. Collins Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University Roberto R. Alonzo, Patricia J. Larke Royce West Texas State Representative, Professor Texas State Senator th 80 Texas Legislature Texas A&M University District 23 Geneva Gay, Rudy Rodriguez Ron W. Wilhelm University of Washington- University of North Texas University of North Texas Seattle 16
  • Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Saturday, March 27, 2010 University of North Texas Gateway Conference Center 8:00 AM –9:00 AM ~Registration~ Gateway Conference Center-Foyer #34 ~Continental Breakfast~ Gateway Conference Center-Room #34 9:00 AM – 9:15 AM ~ Session Opening/Greetings~ Gateway Conference Center-Room #34 Donald R. Collins Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University 9:10 AM – 9:15 AM ~Welcome ~ Gilda Garcia, Vice-President Jerry R. Thomas, Dean Institutional Equity and Diversity College of Education University of North Texas University of North Texas 9:15AM – 9:30AM ~Adjournment to Concurrent Sessions~ 12:45 PM – 2:00 PM ~Luncheon & Keynote Session~ Featuring Distinguished Scholar & Author Dr. Geneva Gay University of Washington-Seattle 2:15 PM – 2:55 PM ~Book Signing~ 17
  • Second General Session & Keynote AGENDA 12:45 PM – 12:50 PM ~Invocation~ 12:50 PM – 1:00 PM ~Occasion & Resolutions~ Donald Easton-Brooks Texas NAME Immediate Past President University of North Texas 1:00 PM – 1:05 PM ~Introduction of Keynote Speaker~ Patricia J. Larke Texas NAME Parliamentarian Texas A&M University 1:05 PM – 1:35 PM ~Keynote Address~ Dr. Geneva Gay Distinguished Scholar & Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Practice & Research 1:35 PM -1:45 PM ~Honoring Past Presidents~ Donald R. Collins Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University 1:45 PM -2:00 PM ~Remarks~ Ron W. Wilhelm Texas NAME Founder & At-Large Board Member University of North Texas 2:00 PM ~Texas NAME Business Meeting~ (Open to All Texas NAME Members) Earnestyne L. Walter-Sullivan 2010-2011-Texas NAME President Prairie View A&M University Patricia J. Larke Texas Name Parliamentarian Texas A&M University 18
  • Saturday, March 28 Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Sessions~ University of North Texas CONCURRENT SESSIONS I Gateway Conference Center 9:45 AM- 10:35 AM Chair/ Discussant: Amy Williamson RM #42 ~Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction: Supporting College Readiness through Academic Writing~ Jennifer Roberts, University of North Texas; Leslie Patterson, University of North Texas; Carol Wickstrom, University of North Texas; Juan Araujo, University of North Texas & Cheiko Hoki, Texas Women’s University ~Using Bio-Poems to Promote Classroom Diversity~ Amy Williamson, San Angelo State University Chair/ Discussant: Detra Price-Dennis RM #43 ~Facilitating Language Acquisition for English Language Learners in Bilingual, ESL, and Content Area Classrooms: Proven Strategies for Success~ Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University; Phap Dam, Texas Women’s University ~Culturally Relevant Texts as Invitations to Language and Literacy: Engaging Students with Racism, Community, and Local Issues~ Detra Price-Dennis, University of Texas; Melissa Mosley, University of Texas; Melody Zoch, University of Texas; Katherine Chamberlain, University of Texas; Camila DeVeau, University of Texas at Austin; Bina Felson, University of Texas & Alice Sanderson, University of Texas 19
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS I Gateway Conference Center 9:45 AM- 10:35 AM Chair/ Discussant: Patricia J. Larke RM #44 ~A Reflective Analysis of An Elementary Teacher Education Program’s Incorporation of Diversity~ Karthigeyan Subramaniam, University of North Texas; Patricia Bullock, Kennesaw State University; Lisa Buenaventura, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg & Incho Lee, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg Chair/ Discussant: Kamau Oginga Siwatu RM #4 6 ~Navigating and Making a New American-ness: Muslim Women Students after 9/11~ Shabana Mir, Oklahoma State University ~Using the Curriculum as a Tool for Developing a Legacy of Competence within African American Students~ Kamau Oginga Siwatu, Texas Tech University Chair/ Discussant: Rossana Boyd RM #47 ~Exploring Cultural Identity: Voices of Latino/a Pre-service Teachers in the Borderlands~ Diana Linn, Texas A&M International University ~Bilingual and ESL Education for Multicultural Students~ Rossana Boyd, University of North Texas Chair/ Discussant: Donald R. Collins RM #48 ~Multicultural Education: Pre-Service Candidates’ Understanding of Multicultural Differences in General and Special Education Programs~ Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson, Concordia TX University & Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University 20
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS I Gateway Conference Center 9:45 AM- 10:35 AM Chair/Discussant: Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss RM #51 ~Multicultural Education: A Path to Educational Reform~ Tatiana Joseph, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee ~Alumni Perceptions and Faculty Response~ Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss, University of North Texas; April Sanders, University of North Texas & Mary M. Harris, University of North Texas Chair/ Discussant: Mary Frances Agnello RM #52 ~Pre-Service Pre- and Post- Attitudes toward Diversity: A TTU College of Education Study~ Mary Fehr, Texas Tech University, Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University 21
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS II Gateway Conference Center 10:45 AM- 11:35 AM Chair/ Discussant: Gwendolyn Webb-Johnson RM #41 ~Heroes Can Be Different From Us~ Salar Axel, Torah Day School Chair/ Discussant: Lorrie Webb RM #42 ~ Expanding the Boundaries of Multicultural Education to a Global Level~ Angela Ausbrooks, Texas State University at San Marcos & Raphael Travis, Texas State University at San Marcos ~Preparing Educators to Promote Social Justice through Multiculturalism~ Lorrie Webb, Texas Wesleyan University Chair/ Discussant: Aretha F. Marbley RM #43 ~It Takes a Village: Providing Community-based Counseling in Predominantly African American and Mexican American Low-SES Elementary Schools~ Aretha F. Marbley, Texas Tech University; Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University; Mary Fehr, Texas Tech University; Fred A. Bonner, II, Texas A&M University, Lonnie J. Booker, Texas A&M University Chair/ Discussant: Karen Walker RM #44 ~Assessing the Needs of the New Non-traditional Student of Color: Implications for Postsecondary Educators~ Jemimah Lea, Texas A&M University; Jamaal Young, Texas A&M University ~The Hue of You: Anti-bias Strategies to Use in the Preschool Classroom~ Karen Walker, Eastfield College; Natosha Scott, Educational Service Center-Region X & Treasure Salman, Carpe Diem Private School 22
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS II Gateway Conference Center 10:45 AM- 11:35 AM Chair/ Discussant: Belinda Bustos-Flores RM #47 ~Diversity Pedagogy: Developing Cultural Competency~ Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Texas Tech University ~Educar para Transformar: Teacher Preparation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Populations~ Belinda Bustos-Flores, University of Texas at San Antonio; Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Texas Tech University; Ellen Riojas Clark, University of Texas at San Antonio Chair/ Discussant: Mary Kritsonis RM #48 ~Publishing in the Electronic Age~ William Kritsonis, Prairie View A&M University, Donald Collins, Prairie View A&M University & Mary Kritsonis, National FORUM Journals Chair/ Discussant: John Brooks RM #51 ~Pedagogical Strategies for Developing Culturally Responsive Pre K - 12 School Leaders~ Georgetta H. Johnson, University of North Texas at Dallas ~Developing Culturally Proficient School Leaders: Culture and Language Immersion~ John Brooks, University of North Texas & Johnetta Hudson, University of North Texas Chair/ Discussant: Mary M. Harris RM #52 ~How Self-beliefs Influence Minority Students’ Success in High School~ James Valles Jr., Texas Tech University ~College Going Culture in Urban Comprehensive and Early College High Schools~ Mary M. Harris, University of North Texas & Tami Tucker, University of North Texas 23
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS II Gateway Conference Center 10:45 AM- 11:35 AM Chair/ Discussant: Marcia Shelton RM #53 ~Culturally Relevant Teaching and Sustaining the State of Texas: Moral, Academic, and Economic Considerations~ Gina Anderson, Texas Women’s University & Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University ~Teaching Multiculturalism through Digitally Animated Media: From John Smith to the Avatar~ Beverly Spears, Prairie View A&M University & Marcia Shelton, Prairie View A&M University 24
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS III Gateway Conference Center 11:45 AM- 12:35 PM Chair/ Discussant: Tallulah Crawley-Shinault RM #42 ~Different, Not Deficient: High-Achieving African American Males~ Lisa D. Hubbard, Texas A&M University ~Equity Issues and the Work of the Contemporary Urban School Principal~ Tallulah Crawley-Shinault, Texas Women’s University Chair/ Discussant: Rudy Rodriguez RM #43 ~Popular Television, Visual Culture and Multicultural Education: The Pedagogical Possibilities of Aliens in America~ Ludovic A. Sourdot, Texas Women’s University ~The Texas Bilingual Education Story~ Rudy Rodriguez, University of North Texas Chair/ Discussant: Gaile Cannella RM #46 ~Concerns of Critical Childhood Collaborative: What are We Doing Differently? ~ Gaile Cannella, University of North Texas; Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University; Laura Stough, Texas A&M University & M. Francyne Huckaby, Texas Christian University 25
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS III Gateway Conference Center 11:45 AM- 12:35 PM Chair/ Discussant: Chandra M. Donnell RM #47 ~Multicultural Course Transformation in Social Work Education: Creating a Framework for Change~ Angela Ausbrooks, Texas State University at San Marcos & Raphael Travis, Texas State University at San Marcos ~Developing a Multicultural Education Agenda in Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs~ Chandra M. Donnell, University of North Texas; Cozette Shannon, University of North Texas & Stacie Robertson, University of North Texas Chair/ Discussant: Amy Fann RM #48 ~Providing Congruent Information for Undocumented Students in North Texas~ David O. Franco Jr., University of North Texas & Nancy Gillis, University of North Texas ~Using Funds of Knowledge Framework to Develop Culturally Relevant Post-secondary Outreach for Families~ Amy Fann, University of North Texas; Mayra Olivares-Urueta, University of North Texas; Roxanne Del Rio, North Central Texas College; Rafael de la Pena, University of North Texas & Anna Maria Pulido, North Central Texas College Chair/ Discussant: Patricia J. Larke RM #51 ~Feminist Theory: Theory to Practice~ Brittany DeNoon, University of North Texas Giovanni Dortch, University of North Texas & Sarah Conrad, University of North Texas ~African American Females Performance on State and National Assessments: What is Their Story? ~ Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University; Jemimah Lea, Texas A&M University; Andrea Jones, Texas A&M University; Li-Yuan Liao, Texas A&M University & Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson, Texas A&M University 26
  • CONCURRENT SESSIONS III Gateway Conference Center 11:45 AM- 12:35 PM Chair/ Discussant: Rebecca Fredrickson RM #52 ~The Importance of Latino family Connections in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse~ Renelda Roberson, Prairie View A&M University ~Religion and Culturally Relevant Teaching: Expanding the Diversity Repertoire of Pre-service Teachers~ Rebecca Fredrickson, Texas Women’s University; Gina Anderson, Texas Women’s University; Elizabeth Carver-Cyr, Oklahoma State University & Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University 27
  • CONCURRENT POSTER SESSIONS Gateway Conference Center 9:30 AM- 12:35 PM RM #35 ~Fiesta Math Night~ Michelle Black, University of North Texas, Katie Owen, University of North Texas & Dawn Regenold, Denton Independent School District RM #35 ~Teachers Teaching Teachers: Campus-Based Multicultural Training~ Holly Hansen-Thomas, Texas Women’s University & Pat Casey, Texas Women’s University RM #35 ~International Students and the Cultural Implications They Bring to University Classrooms: Input from Vietnam and China~ Chao Wen, University of North Texas; Trang Tran, University of North Texas; Robert Insley, University of North Texas & Paula Iaeger, University of North Texas RM #35 ~Culturally Responsive Teaching in Science~ Jennifer LeBlanc, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University RM #35 ~Three Elements That Can Help Teachers Prepare to Work in Diverse Schools~ D’Ann Johnson, Texas A&M University, & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University RM #35 ~Culturally Responsive Teaching for New Asian Immigrant Students in Diverse Classrooms~ Xinyuan Yang, Texas A&M University, & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University 28
  • CONCURRENT POSTER SESSIONS Gateway Conference Center 9:30 AM- 12:35 PM RM #35 ~Cultural Sensitivity Instrument for Driver Education Instructors~ Nina Saint, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University RM #35 ~Responding to Social Justice Issues in Academic Tracking: The Role of Parents and Community Leaders~ Brandon Fox, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University RM #35 ~How Self-Belief Influence Minority Students’ Success in High School~ Xiabo She, Texas Tech University & James Valles, Jr., Texas Tech University 29
  • Session I Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Presentation Abstracts~ Jennifer Roberts, University of North Texas; Leslie Patterson, University of North Texas; Carol Wickstrom, University of North Texas; Juan Araujo, University of North Texas & Cheiko Hoki, Texas Women’s University (Session I-Room #42) Culturally Mediated Writing Instruction: Supporting College Readiness through Academic Writing The focus of this research project is to assist teachers of English Language Learners (ELLs) in developing students’ academic writing abilities. After presenting study background and the case context, session participants will be asked to read excerpts from field notes and discuss the affordances seen within the data. Audience will share perspectives, offer multiple viewpoints, and provide the researchers with possible recommendations for further analysis, review, and future practice. Amy Williamson, San Angelo State University (Session I-Room #42) Using Bio-Poems to Promote Classroom Diversity Using bio poems, students can express themselves, have pride in what makes them unique, and learn more about their peers. Besides being an activity that promotes diversity acceptance, this instructional tool promotes writing, and allows instructors to learn more about their students in a safe environment. This strategy may be utilized in teaching environments for both young and adult learners. Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University; Phap Dam, Texas Women’s University (Session I- Room #43) Facilitating Language Acquisition for English Language Learners in Bilingual, ESL, and Content Area Classrooms: Proven Strategies for Success The purpose of this workshop is to demonstrate strategies and activities proven to facilitate second language acquisition and positive acculturation experiences for English language learners as they address the unique linguistic, academic, and affective needs of English language learners (ELLs) in a humanistic and culturally responsive manner. 30
  • Detra Price-Dennis, University of Texas; Melissa Mosley, University of Texas; Melody Zoch, University of Texas; Katherine Chamberlain, University of Texas; Camila DeVeau, University of Texas; Bina Felson, University of Texas & Alice Sanderson, University of Texas (Session I- Room #43) Culturally Relevant Texts as Invitations to Language and Literacy: Engaging Students with Racism, Community, and Local Issues Members of the Austin Social Justice Teacher Inquiry Group will share literature studies that incorporate Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award books to explore story as a place where identity, community, and learning take root. Participants will be engaged in discussion about the potential of multicultural literature to address issues concerning social justice and create conversations in classrooms around organizing for social action. The panel will share artifacts from classroom work, provide titles of high quality multicultural children’s literature, and share classroom strategies based on group-developed literature studies. Karthigeyan Subramaniam, University of North Texas; Patricia Bullock, Kennesaw State University; Lisa Buenaventura, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg & Incho Lee, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg (Session I-Room #44) A Reflective Analysis of An Elementary Teacher Education Program’s Incorporation of Diversity The purpose of this presentation is to engage educators in discussions centered on advocating diversity within a teacher education program undergoing initial professional accreditation through the National Council of Teachers for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Presenters will explore the process by which curricula were analyzed, and the implications of a social justice curricula that exists “on paper” rather than being enacted within courses. Reasons why curricula appeared to be skin-deep are presented and discussed. Shabana Mir, Oklahoma State University (Session I-Room #46) Navigating and making a new American-ness: Muslim women students after 9/11 This paper interrogates the reality of pluralism in higher education cultures, examining norms and practices through the lens of American Muslim undergraduate women's experiences, and through Goffman's symbolic inter-actionist paradigm. At elite universities that drew competitive and wealthy students from all over the nation, and as TV news specials on “Islamic extremists” seemed to run constantly, and oppressed Muslim women seemed to occupy a permanent home on the front pages of newspapers, what did it mean to be an American Muslim female undergraduate? 31
  • Kamau Oginga Siwatu, Texas Tech University (Session I-Room #46) Using the Curriculum as a Tool for Developing a Legacy of Competence within African American Students As efforts to prepare culturally responsive teachers increase, there has been an ongoing discussion regarding the processes involved in the preparation of culturally responsive teachers. Until recently, missing from this discussion was how to prepare teachers who are competent and confident in their abilities to execute the practices of culturally responsive teaching. A Culturally Responsive Teaching Self-Efficacy (CRTSE) construct was introduced resulting in a new measure of teacher self-efficacy, the CRTSE scale. This presentation will provide attendees with concrete strategies designed to increase pre-service and in-service teachers' self-efficacy as it relates to culturally responsive teaching. Diana Linn, Texas A&M International University (Session I-Room #47) Exploring Cultural Identity: Voices of Latino/a Pre-service Teachers in the Borderlands The qualitative study in this session examined the written cultural autobiographies of 50 Latino, pre-service teachers enrolled in a multicultural education course at a university on the Texas- Mexico border. Results indicated the themes of language, religion, ethnicity, gender and class as being important to the cultural identity of Latino/a pre-service teachers. Specifically, the hybridity of the pre-service teachers’ identity is reflected in their discourse regarding language and ethnicity. This session will help participants understand how cultural autobiographies can help foster pre- service teachers’ awareness and understanding of their cultural identity. Rossana Boyd, University of North Texas (Session I-Room #47) Bilingual and ESL Education for Multicultural Students In this presentation, participants will explore the University of North Texas’ strategy for addressing the need for qualified teachers in bilingual and English as second language certification areas. Although Spanish is the predominant language spoken of the students in the study, educators will gain knowledge of the teacher training programs at UNT that address the academic needs of all multilingual/multicultural students. 32
  • Debra ‘DJ’ Johnson, Concordia University & Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University (Session I-Room #48) Multicultural Education: Pre-Service Candidates’ Understanding of Multicultural Differences in General and Special Education Programs This session will discuss the inclusion of multicultural education in university course work offering teacher preparation programs. Pre-service teacher candidates should be prepared to demonstrate classroom effectiveness when teaching students in general and special education settings from culturally and linguistically diverse (CLD) backgrounds. Participants will describe how their education programs have integrated multicultural education practices to present a comprehensive understanding of cultural differences. Tatiana Joseph, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee (Session I-Room #51) Multicultural Education: A Path to Educational Reform Multicultural education may be categorized as a philosophical concept and/or an educational process that is built on the ideas of freedom, justice, equality and human dignity. Via presentation activities, this session will provide teacher-educators strategies to implement in classrooms that allow students to reflect, analyze and, subsequently, appropriately define multicultural education. Lisbeth Dixon-Krauss, University of North Texas; April Sanders, University of North Texas & Mary M. Harris, University of North Texas (Session-I Room #51) Alumni Perceptions and Faculty Response The increased need for prepared teachers of English language learner (ELL) prompted the College of Education (COE) at the University of North Texas (UNT) to survey alumni perceptions of their level of preparedness after teaching in the field. The survey was analyzed for each program, and each program was evaluated. Audience members can benefit from the process employed by the COE at UNT to gather, compile, evaluate and present data to faculty and program leaders for suggested program changes. Mary Fehr, Texas Tech University, Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University (Session-I- Room #52) Pre-Service Pre- and Post- Attitudes toward Diversity: A TTU College of Education Study Under the direction of the Chair of Curriculum & Instruction with emphasis toward NCATE accreditation and data-informed decision-making, a mini grant was secured to create an on-line survey to take a baseline sample of pre-service teachers’ awareness and agreement with diversity objectives of the College of Education when they entered the teacher education program of Texas Tech University. Upon leaving the program, future teachers were surveyed again. Three semesters of data reveal important components of students’ knowledge, skills, and dispositions as they enter and exit the teacher education program. 33
  • Session II Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Presentation Abstracts~ Salar Axel, Torah Day School (Session-II Room #41) Heroes Can Be Different From Us Through this extensive unit, elementary aged children explore diverse cultures, heritages, and values through an in-depth research, biography writing unit, and follow-up lessons. In addition, this lesson helps educators further diversity efforts at elementary schools by encouraging students’ appreciation for people whose cultures, customs, and value sets may outwardly appear different from their own. With the opportunity to research a hero of their choice, students begin to understand, in significant ways, that all people are more alike than they are different. Angela Ausbrooks, Texas State University at San Marcos & Raphael Travis, Texas State University at San Marcos (Session II- Room #42) Expanding the Boundaries of Multicultural Education to a Global Level Universal Human Rights offers a useful framework for teaching social justice from the local to global levels. This panel will present a model for teaching content on universal human rights that entails knowledge, empathy, and action. Teachers will be encouraged to share ideas on how these need for social and economic justice can be presented in an experiential way that fosters taking action. Lorrie Webb, Texas Wesleyan University (Session II- Room #42) Preparing Educators to Promote Social Justice through Multiculturalism This presentation will discuss the beginning of a 2-year research study currently in progress addressing the effectiveness of a local teacher education program in the area of multicultural attitudes and ethnocentrism. Among other things, specific information from the current study will include the methodology used, as well as the findings generated thus far, plans for the future of this study, and implications for other university teacher-education programs, as well as for school districts employing these future teachers. 34
  • Aretha F. Marbley, Texas Tech University; Mary Frances Agnello, Texas Tech University; Mary Fehr, Texas Tech University; Fred A. Bonner, II, Texas A&M University, Lonnie J. Booker, Texas A&M University (Session II- Room #43) It Takes a Village: Providing Community-based Counseling in Predominantly African American and Mexican American Low-SES Elementary Schools This presentation shares a project designed to provide quality and affordable counseling for African American and Hispanic/Latino elementary school children from low SES backgrounds in need of intensive mental health therapy. Participants will be exposed to the successful collaborative efforts that created partnerships, alliances, pipelines with universities, community agencies, and public schools in order to serve the needs students of color and those children in poverty. Jemimah Lea, Texas A&M University; Jamaal Young, Texas A&M University (Session II-Room #44) Assessing the Needs of the New Non-traditional Student of Color: Implications for Postsecondary Educators The purpose of this study is to assess the educational and social needs of non-traditional students of color, to provide implications for postsecondary faculty and staff. Data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study was accessed to isolate student race and risk factors as descriptive variables to investigate enrollment and completion of postsecondary education. This study presents the findings from a secondary data analysis that examined the enrollment and completion trends of non-traditional students of color. Implications for researchers and educators will be presented. Karen Walker, Eastfield College; Natosha Scott, Region X; Treasure Salman, Carpe Diem Private School (Session II- Room #44) The Hue of You: Anti-bias Strategies to Use in the Preschool Classroom Early childhood educators must plan and implement culturally responsive curricula. Effective anti- bias curriculum should demonstrate an emphatic respect for cultural diversity and have a sound multicultural foundation. Understanding these key strategies will ensure an educational experience free of prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination. Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Texas Tech University (Session II- Room #47) Diversity Pedagogy: Developing Cultural Competency This interactive workshop provides multiple opportunities to gain new understandings of ways to create optimal learning conditions to facilitate student learning. Participants will explore the primary definition of diversity and move beyond acceptance of diversity to a plan or an approach for cultural competency development via an exploration of the basic principles of Diversity Pedagogy. 35
  • Belinda Bustos-Flores, University of Texas at San Antonio; Rosa Hernandez Sheets, Texas Tech University; Ellen Riojas Clark, University of Texas at San Antonio (Session II- Room #47) Educar para Transformar: Teacher Preparation for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Student Populations The growing number of bilingual students in public schools coupled with a critical shortage of teachers specially prepared to serve this population calls for a critical examination of policies and practices in bilingual and ESL teacher preparation. This session will examine ways to improve the practice of teacher preparation by promoting dialogic conversations and applications of praxis in the preparation of bilingual/ESL teacher candidates. William Kritsonis, Prairie View A&M University & Mary Kritsonis, National FORUM Journals; Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University (Session II- Room #48) Writing for Professional Publication in National Refereed Journals This session provides guidance to researchers on how to write for professional publication in national refereed journals. The session will highlight essentials of a good manuscript. Strategies will provide attendees with the tools to start, analyze, and finish manuscripts. As successful editors of hard and electronic journals, the presenters will explore with participants the various avenues available for future authorships. Georgetta H. Johnson, University of North Texas at Dallas (Session II- Room #51) Pedagogical Strategies for Developing Culturally Responsive Pre K - 12 School Leaders The practical knowledge acquired by graduate instructors who have been leaders at all levels in public school education is paramount in providing pedagogical strategies for a direct connection to the education aspect of a culturally responsive educator. The objective of this presentation is to demonstrate various pedagogical strategies utilized by instructors at the graduate level to ensue that students pursuing a degree in school leadership are culturally responsive by exposing them to culturally diverse literature, faculty, and students before entering a position of administration and leadership. 36
  • John Brooks, University of North Texas & Johnetta Hudson, University of North Texas~ (Session II- Room #51) Developing Culturally Proficient School Leaders: Culture and Language Immersion In our contemporary society, Pre-K through 12 schools have an ever-increasing diverse student population. For students whose first language is not English obtaining a quality and equitable education is a major challenge. The educational administration program at the University of North Texas-Denton through a grant from the Communities Foundation of Texas provided the opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the culture and language that are an intricate part of the lives of their students. Audience will acquire information as to one approach for developing culturally proficient school leaders that can be replicated in other institutions with educational administration programs. James Valles Jr., Texas Tech University (Session II- Room #52) How Self-beliefs Influence Minority Students’ Success in High School This presentation examines the self-beliefs and self-motivation of under-performing students at an urban high school in west Texas. The data were gathered using a mixed-method format and analyzed to determine whether minority students’ levels of self-belief played a dominant role in their performance and motivation with regard to their schooling. Impeding factors were identified that contributed to students’ lack of acceptable academic achievement. Mary M. Harris, University of North Texas & Tami Tucker, University of North Texas (Session II- Room #52) College Going Culture in Urban Comprehensive and Early College High Schools Improving education for economically disadvantaged African American and Hispanic students from families who are economically disadvantaged and do not include college graduates is a primary goal of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and those who seek educational equity and social justice. Comparison of results of the 2008 study will be explained, and recommendations that have implications for improving college attendance among urban students from families whose members do not include college graduates at the comprehensive and early college high schools will be explored. Gina Anderson, Texas Women’s University & Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University (Session II- Room #53) Culturally Relevant Teaching and Sustaining the State of Texas: Moral, Academic, and Economic Considerations Our study implores educational stakeholders to support to the goal of implementing culturally relevant teaching strategies and a multicultural teacher education program that will have a lasting impact with in-service teachers as well. The presenters will discuss the ramifications of continued abandonment of culturally relevant discourse so that it is apparent that educational and economic concerns have reached a level to warrant critical and immediate action. 37
  • Beverly Spears, Prairie View A&M University & Marcia Shelton, Prairie View A&M University (Session II- Room #53) Teaching Multiculturalism through Digitally Animated Media: From John Smith to the Avatar The media exposes youth to lessons about life. More often than not, these life experiences shape values, morals and perceptions of intercultural relationships. This session deconstructs the messages presented in animated digital media, provides context to what youth autonomously extract, explores the actions that result from viewing and examines the mitigation of deleterious messages that may be perceived. 38
  • Session III Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Presentation Abstracts~ Lisa D. Hubbard, Texas A&M University (Session III- Room #42) Different, Not Deficient: High-Achieving African American Males Reinforcing African American males to do well in school must happen at every level of the academic continuum. This paper will discuss strategies that are necessary to influence African American males to be successful academically and socially. Educators, parents and community members can use the strategies presented as they seek to understand the factors that contribute to high-achieving African American males. Tallulah Crawley-Shinault, Texas Women’s University (Session III- Room #42) Equity Issues and the Work of the Contemporary Urban School Principal The purpose of this study was to determine the extent principal-centered learning programs influenced the work of contemporary urban principals using empirical data from large urban school districts. This study will provide the audience with a more balanced view of leadership challenges in urban schools by highlighting professional development opportunities as an important intervention strategy for creating successful schools. Ludovic A. Sourdot, Texas Women’s University (Session III- Room #43) Popular Television, Visual Culture and Multicultural Education: The Pedagogical Possibilities of Aliens in America This presentation will report on a study of the intentions of a group of individuals who created the sitcom Aliens in America broadcast on the CW Network in 2007-2008 and the ways in which three separate groups (bloggers, TV critics and local television viewers) perceived the show. Participants will be shown specific uses of the show with pre-service and experienced educators to promote/reinforce culturally responsive teaching strategies. Rudy Rodriguez, University of North Texas (Session III- Room #43) The Texas Bilingual Education Story A video presentation combined with discussion that highlights: Texas' rich and vibrant bilingual tradition; the Americanization movement and impact on Tejano kids; selected federal and state policies driving bilingual programs in the state; evolving models of bilingual education and their implication for the future of Texas Educators and policymakers. 39
  • Gaile Cannella, University of North Texas; Donald R. Collins, Prairie View A&M University; Laura Stough, Texas A&M University & M. Francyne Huckaby, Texas Christian University (Session III- Room #46) Concerns of Critical Childhood Collaborative: What are We Doing Differently? How are we addressing new disasters? Recent “natural” disasters such as the Haiti Earthquake, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike have called attention to societal conditions that place particular groups of people in vulnerable circumstances even before tragic events occur. This session seeks to listen and hear children and to work toward the creation of a critical public policy infrastructure, that addresses equity, social justice, and the avoidance of vulnerabilities for all children. Angela Ausbrooks, Texas State University at San Marcos & Raphael Travis, Texas State University at San Marcos (Session III- Room #47) Multicultural Course Transformation in Social Work Education: Creating a Framework for Change While diversity content is inherent in social work education, multicultural education addresses this need comprehensively through the infusion of multicultural course content, inclusive instructional strategies, the promotion of community in the classroom, and diverse assessment and evaluation methods. While this workshop focuses on social work education, the skills of multicultural course transformation will be applicable to all aspects of higher education. Chandra M. Donnell, University of North Texas; Cozette Shannon, University of North Texas & Stacie Robertson, University of North Texas (Session III- Room #47) Developing a Multicultural Education Agenda in Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs The racial-ethnic backgrounds of rehabilitation counseling clientele have become increasingly diverse. Additionally, the current emphasis on globalization and international rehabilitation in diverse communities requires educators to examine teaching methods and strategies to best train rehabilitation counselors working with these complex diverse populations. This presentation will illustrate how to translate the theory of multicultural education into realistic practice for counselor educator programs. David O. Franco Jr., University of North Texas & Nancy Gillis, University of North Texas (Session III- Room #48) Providing Congruent Information for Undocumented Students in North Texas This presentation will offer insight into the cultural, economic and educational experiences of undocumented college students in the North Texas region. The authors acknowledge the complex realities of an undocumented student. The audience will learn about available resources and efforts made in providing a quality education for immigrant students but also recommendations for improving current resources. 40
  • Amy Fann, University of North Texas; Mayra Olivares-Urueta, University of North Texas; Roxanne Del Rio, North Central Texas College; Rafael de la Pena, University of North Texas & Anna Maria Pulido, North Central Texas College (Session III- Room #48) Using Funds of Knowledge Framework to Develop Culturally Relevant Post-secondary Outreach for Families One of the primary challenges for those who work to improve the postsecondary access and success of underrepresented students lies in understanding what information is most useful and relevant to students and their families. The purpose of this presentation is to share research and materials from a bilingual Latino parent college planning and preparation project. The discussion component of the presentation will involve sharing the promising practices that involved parents of first-generation, low income and historically underrepresented student groups. Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University; Jemimah Lea, Texas A&M University; Andrea Jones, Texas A&M University; Li-Yuan Liao, Texas A&M University & Gwendolyn Webb- Johnson, Texas A&M University (Session III- Room #51) African American Females Performance on State and National Assessments: What is Their Story? This paper will examine 2000-2009 data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress and Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills tests regarding the performance of African American females. While much has been written about achievement of African American males and other issues that they are facing, the achievement and issues of African American females have gone unnoticed. While there are many anecdotes about African American females, very little research has been done that highlights the performance of this group. This paper will address several questions about the academic performance of African American females. Brittany DeNoon, University of North Texas Giovanni Dortch, University of North Texas & Sarah Conrad, University of North Texas (Session III- Room #51) Feminist Theory: Theory to Practice This paper describes the experiences of three pedagogues who met weekly to grapple with implementing feminist pedagogy in a restrictive environment. In our meetings, we explored various pedagogical issues, including silencing, propaganda, and the role of disclosure. Because it is the embodiment of the principles of community, cooperation and creativity that challenges conventional pedagogical practices, our paper and experience is significant and contributes to the discourse in multicultural education. 41
  • Renelda Roberson, Prairie View A&M University (Session III- Room #52) The Importance of Latino family Connections in the Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse Substance abuse is an insidious and debasing disorder that can negatively influence individuals socioeconomically, culturally, and ethnically. As educators and clinicians, it is important to understand how substance abuse affects adolescents and their families. The benefit to the audience has far-reaching implications in terms of understanding family connections in the treatment of adolescent substance abuse. These issues affect many areas in addition to family relationships in an adolescent’s life, such as, education, social relationships, and possible referrals to criminal justice entities. Rebecca Fredrickson, Texas Women’s University; Gina Anderson, Texas Women’s University; Elizabeth Carver-Cyr, Oklahoma State University & Melinda Cowart, Texas Women’s University (Session III- Room #52) Religion and Culturally Relevant Teaching: Expanding the Diversity Repertoire of Pre-service Teachers Cultural identity, significantly shaped by one’s religious beliefs, is very much a part of our students’ everyday lives. Our students are challenged more than ever to forge identities shaped by their own cultural and family traditions with those of the school and larger community. The concept of culturally relevant teaching (CRT) will be discussed as it relates to the viability of discourse with pre-service educators. 42
  • Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Poster Abstracts~ Gateway Conference Center Room #35 Michelle Black, University of North Texas, Katie Owen, University of North Texas & Dawn Regenold, Denton Independent School District Fiesta Math Night The University of North Texas/Denton ISD Professional Development School program created a partnership that fostered high levels of participation among parents, students, teachers, and university interns. Over 4000 parents and children participated in the events. This session depicts a grass roots project that demonstrated how schools and universities can partner to create community events that are meaningful to parents, children, teachers, and pre-service teachers. Holly Hansen-Thomas, Texas Women’s University & Pat Casey, Texas Women’s University Teachers Teaching Teachers: Campus-Based Multicultural Training The goal of the project was to improve student performance by enhancing the skills of secondary teachers who, although accomplished content-area practitioners, were challenged to meet the needs of students who are learning English as well as course content. This poster illustrates how participants translated what they learned about multicultural competence into a professional development for their colleagues. Chao Wen, University of North Texas; Trang Tran, University of North Texas; Robert Insley, University of North Texas & Paula Iaeger, University of North Texas International Students and the Cultural Implications They Bring to University Classrooms: Input from Vietnam and China International students play an essential role on university campuses by providing a diversity of ideas and cultural perspectives—if their ideas and perspectives are sought out and shared. Using mixed methods research, conducted over 18 months from a study regarding international students at a large public university (n=10,057), the authors explain the introduction of potential cultural misunderstandings that can impact international students' attitudes regarding teacher effectiveness and contribute to difficulties they often have in classes that use engaged learning methodologies. Jennifer LeBlanc, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University Culturally Responsive Teaching in Science This paper will discuss the importance of CRT in science and describe how science educators can improve CRT practices through inquiry, cooperative learning, place-based education and technology. 43
  • D’Ann Johnson, Texas A&M University, & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University Three Elements That Can Help Teachers Prepare to Work in Diverse Schools This paper will discuss how self –reflection, knowledge of multicultural education and increase exposure to diverse classrooms can assist teachers in working effectively in diverse classrooms. While teachers have the intentions of teaching and reaching ALL students in their classroom, many are unprepared when they leave a teacher education programs, to work in diverse schools. This paper will discuss how three key elements can assist teachers in working effectively in diverse classrooms. Xinyuan Yang, Texas A&M University, & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University Culturally Responsive Teaching for New Asian Immigrant Students in Diverse Classrooms Newly arrived Asian immigrants face many challenges in American schools. Unlike those Asian Americans born in America and immersed in American culture from birth, these Asian students bring their home culture and encounter a new western culture upon arrival. This paper will share major challenges that Asian students encounter in American K-12 classrooms and strategies to assist teachers in responding to these challenges . Nina Saint, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University Cultural Sensitivity Instrument for Driver Education Instructors Like Texas and many other states, the driver education clientele is becoming more diverse, and instructors, like many educators, are unprepared to teach this population. In addition, transportation statistics show the number of accidents and fatalities for many teenager drivers of color is increasing. As such, this paper shares the results of a pilot study involving the development of a cultural sensitivity instrument for driver education instructors. Brandon Fox, Texas A&M University & Patricia J. Larke, Texas A&M University Responding to Social Justice Issues in Academic Tracking: The Role of Parents and Community Leaders Many students of color are under-represented in advanced placement courses, enrichment programs such as gifted and talented and in many cases are placed in an intervention classes rather than electives due to standardized testing scores. A ‘call to action’ approach can be used to help parents and community members challenge social justice issues in academic tracking for students of color. This paper defines tracking and the social impact of tracking, provides a brief historical sketch of tracking in one community, and offers suggestions on how parents and community members can effectively challenge the practice of unequal access to education. 44
  • Xiabo She, Texas Tech University & James Valles, Jr., Texas Tech University How Self-Belief Influence Minority Students’ Success in High School This presentation examines the self-beliefs and self-motivation of under-performing students at an urban high school in west Texas. The data were gathered using a mixed-method format and analyzed to determine whether minority students’ levels of self-belief played a dominant role in their performance and motivation with regard to their schooling. Impeding factors were identified that contributed to students’ lack of acceptable academic achievement. 45
  • Texas Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education ~9th Annual Conference Presenter Index~ A Agnello, Mary Frances, Texas Tech University-(Session I-Room #52) Agnello, Mary Frances, Texas Tech University-(Session II- Room #43) Anderson, Gina, Texas Women’s University-(Session II- Room #53) Anderson, Gina, Texas Women’s University-(Session III- Room #52) Araujo, Juan, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #42) Ausbrooks, Angela, Texas State University at San Marcos-(Session II- Room #42) Ausbrooks, Angela, Texas State University at San Marcos-(Session III- Room #47) Axel, Salar, Torah Day School-(Session-II Room #41) B Black, Michelle, University of North Texas-(Poster Session- Room #35) Bonner, Fred A., II, Texas A&M University-(Session II- Room #43) Booker, Lonnie J., Texas A&M University-(Session II- Room #43) Boyd, Rossana, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #47) Brooks, John Brooks, University of North Texas-(Session II- Room #51) Buenaventura, Lisa, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg-(Session I-Room #44) Bullock, Patricia, Kennesaw State University-(Session I-Room #44) Bustos-Flores, Belinda, University of Texas at San Antonio-(Session II- Room #47) C Cannella, Gaile, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #46) Carver-Cyr, Elizabeth, Oklahoma State University-(Session III- Room #52) Casey, Pat, Texas Women’s University-(Poster Session- Room #35) Chamberlain, Katherine, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) Collins, Donald R., Prairie View A&M University-(Session I-Room #48) Collins, Donald R., Prairie View A&M University (Session II- Room #48) Collins, Donald R., Prairie View A&M University-(Session III- Room #46) Conrad, Sarah, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #51) Cowart, Melinda, Texas Women’s University-(Session I-Room #43) Cowart, Melinda, Texas Women’s University-(Session II- Room #53) Cowart, Melinda, Texas Women’s University-(Session III- Room #52) Crawley-Shinault, Tallulah, Texas Women’s University-(Session III- Room #42) 46
  • D Dam, Pham, Texas Women’s University-(Session I-Room #43) de la Pena, Rafael, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #48) Del Rio, Roxanne, North Central Texas College-(Session III- Room #48) DeNoon, Brittany, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #51) DeVeau, Camila, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) Donnell, Chandra M., University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #47) Dortch, Giovanni, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #51) F Fann, Amy, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #48) Fehr, Mary, Texas Tech University-(Session-I-Room #52) Fehr, Mary, Texas Tech University-(Session II- Room #43) Felson, Bina, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) Fox, Brandon, Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-E-Room #35) Franco, David O. Jr., University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #48) Fredrickson, Rebecca, Texas Women’s University-(Session III- Room #52) G Gillis, Nancy, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #48) H Hansen-Thomas, Holly, Texas Women’s University-(Poster Session- Room #35) Harris, Mary M., University of North Texas-(Session-I Room #51) Harris, Mary M., University of North Texas-(Session II- Room #52) Hernandez-Sheets, Rosa, Texas Tech University-(Session IIA- Room #47) Hernandez Sheets, Rosa, Texas Tech University-(Session IIB- Room #47) Hoki, Cheiko, Texas Women’s University-(Session I-Room #42) Hubbard, Lisa D., Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #42) Huckaby, M. Francyne, Texas Christian University-(Session III- Room #46) Hudson, Johnetta, University of North Texas-(Session II- Room #51) 47
  • J Johnson, D’Ann, Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-B-Room #35) Johnson, Debra ‘DJ’, Concordia TX University-(Session I-Room #48) Johnson, Georgetta H., University of North Texas at Dallas-(Session II- Room #51) Jones, Andrea, Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #51) Joseph, Tatiana, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee-(Session I-Room #51) K Krauss, Lisbeth Dixon, University of North Texas-(Session-I Room #51) Kritsonis, Mary, National FORUM Journals-(Session II- Room #48) Kritsonis, William, Prairie View A&M University-(Session II- Room #48) L Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-A-Room #35) Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-B-Room #35) Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-C-Room #35) Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-D-Room #35) Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-E-Room #35) Larke, Patricia J., Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #51) Lea, Jemimah, Texas A&M University-(Session II- Room #44) Lea, Jemimah, Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #51) LeBlanc, Jennifer, Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-A-Room #35) Lee, Incho, Pennsylvania State at Harrisburg-(Session I-Room #44) Liao, Li-Yuan, Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #51) Linn, Diana, Texas A&M International University-(Session I-Room #47) M Marbley, Aretha F., Texas Tech University-(Session II- Room #43) Mir, Shabana, Oklahoma State University-(Session I-Room #46) Mosley, Melissa, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) O Olivares-Urueta, Mayra, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #48) Owen, Katie, University of North Texas-(Poster Session- Room #35) 48
  • P Patterson, Leslie, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #42) Price-Dennis, Detra, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) Pulido, Anna Maria, North Central Texas College-(Session III- Room #48) R Regenold, Dawn, Denton Independent School District-(Poster Session- Room #35) Riojas Clark, Ellen, University of Texas at San Antonio-(Session II- Room #47) Roberson, Renelda, Prairie View A&M University-(Session III- Room #52) Roberts, Jennifer, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #42) Robertson, Stacie, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #47) Rodriguez, Rudy, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #43) S Saint, Nina, Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-D-Room #35) Salman, Treasure, Carpe Diem Private School-(Session II- Room #44) Sanders, April, University of North Texas-(Session-I Room #51) Sanderson Alice, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) Scott, Natosha, Region X-(Session II- Room #44) Shannon, Cozette, University of North Texas-(Session III- Room #47) She, Xiabo, Texas Tech University-(Poster Session-Room #35) Shelton, Marcia, Prairie View A&M University-(Session II- Room #53) Sourdot, Ludovic A., Texas Women’s University-(Session III- Room #43) Spears, Beverly, Prairie View A&M University-(Session II- Room #53) Stough, Laura, Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #46) Subramaniam, Karthigeyan, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #44) T Travis, Raphael, Texas State University at San Marcos-(Session II- Room #42) Travis, Raphael, Texas State University at San Marcos-(Session III- Room #47) Tucker, Tami, University of North Texas-(Session II- Room #52) V Valles, James Jr., Texas Tech University-(Session II- Room #52) Valles, James, Jr., Texas Tech University-(Poster Session-Room #35) 49
  • W Walker, Karen, Eastfield College-(Session II- Room #44) Webb, Lorrie, Texas Wesleyan University-(Session II- Room #42) Webb-Johnson, Gwendolyn, Texas A&M University-(Session III- Room #51) Wickstrom, Carol, University of North Texas-(Session I-Room #42) Williamson, Amy, San Angelo State University-(Session I-Room #42) Y Yang, Xinyuan, Texas A&M University-(Poster Session-C-Room #35) Young, Jamaal, Texas A&M University-(Session II- Room #44) Z Zoch, Melody, University of Texas at Austin-(Session I-Room #43) 50
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