The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2010 - Education - 256 pages
In this 10th Anniversary Edition of her popular text, Sonia Nieto reviews where we have been and where we should be going in our pursuit of creating multicultural learning communities in our schools. With a new Introductory Chapter and a new Epilogue, Nieto addresses some of the changes we have experienced during the past decade that help explain the current sociopolitical environmentour increasing diversity, the altering conditions in schools and in society, the influence of poverty on learning, and the impact of NCLB on classrooms and schools. This updated edition of The Light in Their Eyes focuses on the significant role of teachers in transforming students lives. It considers recent theories, policies, and practices about the variability in student learning and culturally responsive pedagogy and examines the importance of student and teacher voice in research and practice. It also provides an update, in their own words, on former students whose journal entries were included in the first edition.
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Review: The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (Multicultural Education Series)User Review - Kyla - Goodreads
"When learning is defined primarily through standardized test scores, learning is restricted by narrowing the curriculum and pedagogy and reducing teacher motivation" (p. 33). "Because ... Read full review
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love her, and love this book. took two courses with her, and definitely helped me put together a framework for working with the babies. Read full review