Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

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Pearson/Allyn and Bacon, 2008 - Education - 472 pages
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In this fifth edition of her best-selling book Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, renowned scholar Sonia Nieto explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education for students of all backgrounds. Intended for preservice and in-service teachers and educators, this book looks at how personal, social, political, cultural, and educational factors affect the success or failure of students in today's classroom. Expanding upon the popular case-study approach, the fifth edition also examines the lives of 19 real students who are affected by multicultural education, or a lack of it. Topics include racial, linguistic, religious, cultural, and sexual diversity. Social justice is firmly embedded in this view of multicultural education, and teachers are encouraged to work for social change in their classrooms, schools, and communities.

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User Review  - Robin - Goodreads

It's a textbook...and it reads like a textbook. I sometimes felt like I needed a dictionary or an e-book version of this book would have been easier to read.... It was ok. Read full review

Review: Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (5th Edition)

User Review  - Henry Alvarado - Goodreads

This is a great read for educators. How will you handle diversity? Read full review

Contents

MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
1
About Terminology
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Multicultural Education and School Reform
42
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

Educator, researcher, writer, and teacher, Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In her career, she has taught students from elementary school through doctoral studies and her research has focused on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and other students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. With many journal articles, book chapters, and several books to her credit, she has received numerous awards for her scholarship, teaching, and advocacy, including four honorary doctorates. She was selected as a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association and as a Laureate for Kappa Delta Pi in 2011, and in 2012 she served as the Wits-Claude Distinguished Scholar at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.

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