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How to find current articles about cultural diversity and classroom management?

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Answered By: Marlene Giguere
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2016     Views: 105

When the actual terms that you are using in your search do not yield useful results, you should check the left side of the results page under subject terms to see what terms the database is using to describe the major content of the articles you have found.  Searching ERIC at EBSCOhost with the terms "classroom diversity" and "classroom management" does not yield that many results but expanding your vocabulary will allow you use other terms used by the database.  For example, while classroom management is not a term used to describe subjects, "classroom techniques", "classroom environment" and "teaching methods" are.  Similarily, terms used for cultural diversity are "cultural pluralism", "student diversity" and "cultural differences".  Try using these in combination to find additional results. For example, using "cultural differences" and "classroom techniques" limited to peer reviewed journals and publications dating from 2007 onward yielded 27 results.  Finally, please note that articles may not be available in full text in this database but using the FIND IT button will link you to the full text of some of these articles in other databases.

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