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EDCI 302 Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners: Start Here


Welcome. Use this research guide to help locate resources for EDCI 302: Teaching Culturally Diverse Learners. Navigate to various topics using the tabs at the top of this guide.

Education Databases for University Students

ERIC (from Ebsco)

The Education Resource Information Center from the U.S. Department of Education is the most comprehensive index to education literature. While the information can be accessed from the Department of Education’s website, the subscription version provided by EBSCO offers enhanced search and limiting options. ERIC includes peer reviewed journals, practitioner journals, lesson plans, unpublished working papers, dissertations, and more.

Education Index Retrospective

Education Index Retrospective searches over 500 education-related periodicals from the time period 1929-1983.

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Produced by the Buros Institute at the University of Nebraska, the Mental Measurements Yearbook (MMY) provides users with a comprehensive guide to over 2,000 contemporary testing instruments.

Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection

The Psychology & Behavioral Sciences Collection provides access to nearly 550 full text publications, including more than 500 peer-reviewed journals. The database covers topics such as emotional and behavioral characteristics, psychiatry & psychology, mental processes, anthropology, and observational and experimental methods.


Scholarly index providing citations and abstracts of international journal articles and current chapter and book coverage. Monthly updates.

Professional Development Collection

Professional Development Collection is a good place to search for full text articles in the field of education. Designed for professional educators, it provides a highly specialized collection of over 500 full text journals, including nearly 350 peer-reviewed titles. In addition to full text, citations and abstracts are provided for nearly 600 journals.

Teacher Reference Center

Provides indexing and abstracts for more than 270 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines to assist professional educators.

Additional Culturally Diverse Research Databases

To find peer-reviewed (also called scholarly or academic) articles the best place to look are the library databases.  Most of these databases also have popular (newspaper and magazine) articles as well as reports, books, reviews and more.

EDCI 302 Paper Rubric - Vanessa E. Anthony-Stevens

(a)   RESEARCH PAPER: You will select a topic relevant to multiculturalism and diversity in schooling. Based on your topic (e.g. English language learners, gender inequity, socioeconomic disadvantage, etc.), you will write a research paper reviewing a minimum of four peer-reviewed research articles on your issue of cultural and linguistic diversity in schooling (3-4 pages). (50 points).
Explanation of rational and clear statement of research question
Thorough explanation of why this topic was chosen.  Research question was clearly stated. 
Explanation of topic choice is addressed.  But little or no mention of research question guiding the literature. 
Rational and research question guiding the literature review are unclear.
Review of research related to equity and culturally responsive education
Thorough examination of topic based on more than one dimension of scholarly research. Findings are articulated with equity in mind. 
Examination of topic based on one dimension of scholarly research. Findings loosely articulated with equity in mind. 
Limited examination of topic based on scholarly research. Findings not clearly articulated with equity in mind. 
Connection to teaching and better supporting students
Thorough explanation of research findings. Research findings are explicitly related to application for improving teaching.
General explanation of research findings. Research findings are generally, related to application for improving teaching. Could use more detail.
Minimal or no explanation of research findings. Unclear relationship to application for improving teacher.
Review of four peer reviewed sources with clear summary of findings
Four peer reviewed sources. Each source is properly cited.
One of four sources not peer reviewed and/or not properly cited. 
Two or more sources not peer reviewed and/or not properly cited. 


Multicultural YA Literature


Huyck, David and Sarah Park Dahlen. (2019 June 19). Diversity in Children’s Books 2018. blog. Created in consultation with Edith Campbell, Molly Beth Griffin, K. T. Horning, Debbie Reese, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, and Madeline Tyner, with statistics compiled by the Cooperative Children’s Book Center, School of Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison: Retrieved from



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