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International Scholars, Practitioners, and Students of Multicultural Education

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Electronic Magazine of Multicultural Education

(SPRING 2002: vol. 4, no. 1)

Language, Identity, and Politics

 Coombs Golafshani Shaw 


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Ellen Bigler, is an associate professor at Rhode Island College where she holds a joint appointment in Anthropology and Educational Studies.  An educator in New York State schools for fourteen years, she also served as a consultant to the New York State Department of Education on its k-12 Latino curriculum project, "Latinos in the Making of the USA: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow."  She is also the author of American Conversations: Puerto Ricans, White Ethnics, and Multicultural Education (Temple University Press, 1999)  (She may be reached at

Dianne R. Coombs, is completing twenty-two years of teaching.  Sixteen and a half of those years were in the St. Louis Public Schools in a non-integrated urban high school for African American students.  She is completing her second year working with Hispanic students.  (She may be reached at )

Nahid Golafshani is a Ph. D. candidate and researcher in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, where she works with a diverse group of students and faculties. Her research areas include multicultural teaching and learning, teachers’ beliefs, and problem-based mathematics learning and teaching.  (She may be reached at

Julie Shaw is currently a graduate student completing M. Ed. in Multicultural Education program and Secondary School Certification in Biology at Eastern University.  After completing her undergraduate study in biology at Villanova University, she worked for over seven years with a major educational media distributor, evaluating and marketing educational products matching the curriculum needs of schools and libraries across the United States.  (She can be reached at