Volume 6, Issue 1 (2022) Inclusive and Multicultural EducationWe are delighted to bring you the 6th volume of the Journal for Research Initiatives. We are especially encouraged to have received writings from so many dedicated educators who have donated valuable time and intellectual effort to overcome the barriers imposed by the global pandemic to share hard-earned academic research for the betterment of the worldwide community. Due to the overwhelming submissions of articles during the pandemic and the journal's growth within the international academic community, we have chosen to split Volume 6 into three issues, of which this is Issue 1. This issue focuses on manuscripts relating to inclusive and multicultural education. Of particular interest are articles involving English language proficiency among lecturers and English language learning of students in Afghan education, parental involvement in multicultural education, the creation of multidimensional inclusive school environments, and the obstacles women and historically marginalized students face in the computer science fields.
A Case Study of Afghan Foreign Language (FL) Teachers' Attitudes towards Literature as a Method of Teaching
Omid Wali and Kishwar Zafir
Does the mathematics self-concept explain the gender-gap in advanced mathematics achievement among US secondary school students?
Asitha Kodippili and Deepthika C. Senaratne
ESL Teachers and School Leaders Perspectives: Culturally Relevant Pedagogy in Elementary and Middle Grades Social Studies
Matthew John Wynne and Landon Hadley
Evaluating the Effectiveness of Aptis as a Proficiency Test in the Recruitment Process of University Lecturers by Afghan Ministry of Higher Education: A Case Study
Omid Wali and Prof. Mohammad Rizwan Khan
The Three Dimensions of Inclusive Education in the Attempt for Educational Change: Cultures, Policies and Practices
Niki Alexaki, Xanthippi Foulidi, and Evangelos C. Papakitsos
The Parental Involvement in a Multicultural Educational Context
Xanthippi Foulidi and Evangelos C. Papakitsos
Obstacles Women and Historically Marginalized Racial and Ethnic Groups (HMREG) Face in the Computer Science Field
Simone Elias, Edward Cromarty, and Linda Wilson-Jones