Layers of Influence: Examining Teacher Experiences in the Design and Implementation of Multicultural Curricula in Secondary English

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Session Format

Oral presentation only (in-person)


Arts and Sciences 2-75

Publication Date


Faculty Advisor

Dr. Diane Gregg

Start Date

27-3-2024 4:00 PM

End Date

27-3-2024 5:00 PM


While there is abundant research from experts in the field indicating both the benefits of multicultural education and culturally centered models of teaching as well as their need in public education, research is lacking narratives from teachers sharing their experiences in multicultural education. This presentation shares the outlined plans for a dissertation case study that will answer the following research questions:

What do teachers experience in designing a multicultural English curriculum?

What do teachers experience in implementing a multicultural English curriculum?

The purpose of the study will be to report and examine the perspectives of secondary English teachers to further understand their experiences in multicultural curriculum design and implementation. Ideally, the study will identify specific phenomena experienced by high school English teachers as they design and implement multicultural curricula. This presentation will cover the following elements of the planned case study: purpose and significance to the field, review of the literature, theoretical framework, procedures, and case study methods.