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Revealing Luz: Illuminating Our Identities Through Duoethnography, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Luz Marizza Bailey Jul 2018

Revealing Luz: Illuminating Our Identities Through Duoethnography, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Luz Marizza Bailey

Journal of Humanistic Mathematics

Hispanic Americans make up 15% of the current US workforce, but they only account for 7% of the STEM Education workforce [8]. One effective way to reach this population, particularly Latinas, is by providing stories and ethnographic biographies of successful Latinas they can relate to. It is important to note that Latinas have been earning PhDs in STEM disciplines outside of the US much longer than US-born Latinas have been earning them inside. Thus we offer the story of a mathematics educator, from Peru, Dr. Luz Antonia Mendizábal Gálvez de Rodriguez, a girl who was given a chance to be ...


An Analysis Of Education Reform In Sub-Saharan Africa, Katharine Eger Jan 2016

An Analysis Of Education Reform In Sub-Saharan Africa, Katharine Eger

CMC Senior Theses

Sub-Saharan Africa continues to fall behind other developing regions regarding educational attainment, despite recent progress in enrollment. This thesis examines a variety of external conditional factors that could contribute to a country’s relative success, in terms of years spent in school using a prediction model that compares years enrolled in secondary education as a foundation to determine over- and under-performing countries in sub-Saharan Africa.

By exploring various educational policies, historical patterns, and projects executed in Rwanda, South Africa, Ghana, and Botswana, this thesis sheds light on four main challenges that can impact educational attainment: ethnic and racial tensions, an ...


Mirrors And Windows Ab 101 And The Feasibility Of A Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum In California, Tess M. Williams Jan 2016

Mirrors And Windows Ab 101 And The Feasibility Of A Statewide Ethnic Studies Curriculum In California, Tess M. Williams

Scripps Senior Theses

This research examines the failure of AB 101 (Alejo) a bill that would have created a statewide ethnic studies curriculum in California. Through a qualitative analysis consisting primarily of interviews, the analysis challenges the validity of the main oppositional arguments against the bill. Then argues that misunderstandings regarding the implications of ethnic studies curriculum, leading to an unwillingness to fund such programs, has served as the main barrier in enacting a statewide curriculum. Lastly, the work identifies the social and political conditions needed to overcome such barriers. In conclusion, the research suggests that, through time, as local ethnic studies programs ...


Re-Imaginando La Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (Eib) En Chile: Reflexiones En Torno Al Fracaso De Los Programas De Eib Para El Pueblo Mapuche, Juetzinia A. Kazmer Jan 2015

Re-Imaginando La Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (Eib) En Chile: Reflexiones En Torno Al Fracaso De Los Programas De Eib Para El Pueblo Mapuche, Juetzinia A. Kazmer

CMC Senior Theses

Este trabajo propone un análisis de los programas de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe (EIB) en Chile para la comunidad mapuche. A través de la historia de Chile, las relaciones entre las comunidades originarias y el Estado han sido desiguales—sesgando instituciones, sistemas de poder y estructuras sociales a favor de la cultura dominante. Al responder a estas injusticias, durante de los 1990s hasta hoy en día, la cuestión de lo indígena se ha convertido en un tema importante dentro el contexto sociopolítico de Chile, especialmente en torno al sistema escolar. Esta tesis discute el valor de la EIB para los pueblos ...


The Natural Hair Movement As A Platform For Environmental Education, Joyce M. Nimocks Jan 2015

The Natural Hair Movement As A Platform For Environmental Education, Joyce M. Nimocks

Pomona Senior Theses

The natural hair movement has spread across communities of Black women from all parts of the nation. As a result, natural hair websites have provided women information about hair styling tips and products for naturally textured women to embrace their curls. In addition, natural hair sites provide information about toxins found within cosmetic products, including commercial hair relaxers, which have been positively associated with uterine fibroids in Black women. In this thesis, I recognize this as an environmental health issue and showcase how this movement has addressed these environmental injustices by providing information about cosmetic toxins through social media platforms ...


A Look Into The Latino Experience: The Process Of Identity Formation For Latinos In The United States, Angelica M. Ferreira Jan 2014

A Look Into The Latino Experience: The Process Of Identity Formation For Latinos In The United States, Angelica M. Ferreira

CMC Senior Theses

This paper examines the educational acculturation experience of Latinos in the United States (U.S.) and the processes of identity formation. Through the historical Latino experience in the early 20th century, we can see the remaining influences of historical inequality (e.g. exploitation of labor, de jure segregation) through negative perceptions of Latinos. Negative stereotypes and incorrect assumptions presented in society (e.g. media, educational system, and justice system) perpetuate inferiority in comparison to White Americans. In the context of a school environment, Latino children begin to realize they are different. When non-native English speakers enter the classroom, immediate differences ...


Five Things Most People Believe About American Education That Are Wrong, David E. Drew Jan 2004

Five Things Most People Believe About American Education That Are Wrong, David E. Drew

CGU Faculty Publications and Research

Will Rogers said, "People's ignorance isn't the problem; it's what they know for sure that isn't true." One reason that reform of our educational system often fails is that every politician and voter holds strong opinions about American schools. After all, they all went through the school system. Some of those opinions are simply wrong.