Research Leadership Learning Podcast

Welcome to the Research Leadership Learning Podcast from Dowling College's Research Leadership Learning Center.

On this podcast we explore many fields of knowledge related to leadership in social agencies, bringing you conversations with teachers, principals, superintendents and others working in and around the Long Island region, including Dowling faculty and Dowling doctoral candidates. By sharing research and knowledge from the field, we hope to develop a profound human awareness among leaders of social agencies in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and beyond.

Multicultural Awareness

click to download Posted Thursday, August 21, 2008. Total length: 25:19

"It's not that teachers don't want to meet multicultural standards..."
Dr. Stan Friedland

Shownotes with related links:

On this episode, Dr. Robert Manley discusses issues of multicultural awareness in Long Island schools. With him are Dr. Elsa-Sofia Morote,  Associate Professor of Educational Admin, Leadership and Technology at Dowling, and Dr. Stan Friedland, former principal, teacher and guidance counselor as well as co-author of the book An Orphan Has Many Parents.

Their conversation covers issues of teacher training, growing immigrant populations on Long Island, and the effectiveness of cooperative learning.

Related links:
  • Lefkowitz, M. (2007, October 15). Huntington grapples with diversity. Newsday, p. 15.
  • McNeal, K. (2005). The influence Of A multicultural teacher education program on teachers' multicultural practices. Intercultural Education, 16(4), 405-419. (Abstract from
  • National Association for Multicultural Education
  • Zygmunt-Fillwalk, E., & Clark, P. (2007). Becoming multicultural: Raising awareness and supporting change in teacher education. Childhood Education, 83(5), 288-293. (Abstract from

Music: Mozart's Oboe Quartet in F after K496 - Allegretto-by American Baroque courtesy of Magnatunes.

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