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Ethnic Studies K-12


This section includes previously published versions of academic articles as well as published research articles focused on the teaching of Ethnic Studies in K-12 schools.

Cabrera, N., Milem, J.F., Jaquette, O., & Marx, R.W. (2014).  Missing the (student achievement) forest for all the (political) trees: Empiricism and the Mexican American studies controversy in Tucson.” American Educational Research Journal, 51(6), 1084-1118.   Read the article

Dee, T. & Penner, E. (2016).  The causal effects of cultural relevance: Evidence from and ethnic studies curriculum. National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper No. 21865. doi: 10.3386/w21865   Read the article

de los Rıos, C. (2013).  A curriculum of the borderlands: High school Chicana/o-Latina/o studies as sitios y lenguas. The Urban Review, 45(1), 58–73.

de los Rios, C., Lopez, J., Morrell, E., (2015).  Critical ethnic studies in high school classrooms: Academic achievement via social action. In Noguera, P.A., Pierce, J.C, Ahram, J. (Eds.) Race, Equity, and Education:  Sixty Years from Brown (pp. 177-198). New York: Springer.

Diera, C. (2016).  It isn’t the child who is culturally disadvantaged, it is the teacher: In-Service for Teachers of Mexican-American Students During the 1970s.   Read the article

Gallagher-Geurtsen, T. (2016).   San Diego’s struggle for ethnic studies: The value for all of democratizing education.   Read the article

Jocson, K. M. (2008). Kuwento as multicultural pedagogy in high school ethnic studies. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 3(4), 241–253. doi: 10.1080/15544800802355952

Sleeter, C. E. (2011). The academic and social value of Ethnic Studies: A research review. Washington, DC: National Education Association.   Read the article

Tintiangco-Cubales, A., Kohli, R., Sacramento, J., Henning, N., Agarwal-Rangnath, R., &   Sleeter, C. (2014). Toward an ethnic studies pedagogy: Implications for K-12 schools from the research. The Urban Review. doi: 10.​1007/​s11256-014-0280-y.