Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 8/28/2009
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this selection of her key book chapters and journal articles focused on language, culture, and teaching thoughtfully integrated with creative pedagogical features. The text offers information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Language, Literacy, and Culture: Intersections and Implications
Setting the Groundwork
What is the Purpose of Schools?
Reflecting on Education in an Age of Functionalism
The Limitations of Labels
Understanding Multicultural Education in a Sociopolitical Context
Multicultural Education and School Reform
Public Education in the Twentieth Century and Beyond: High Hopes, Broken Promises, and an Uncertain Future
We Speak in Many Tongues: Language Diversity and Multicultural Education
Identity and Belonging
Culture and Learning
Chapter 5 Lessons from Students on Creating a Chance to Dream
Beyond categories: The complex identities of adolescents
Becoming Critical Teachers
Profoundly Multicultural Questions
Solidarity, Courage, and Heart: Learning from a New Generation of Teachers
Praxis in the Classroom
Affirmation, Solidarity, and Critique: Moving Beyond Tolerance in Multicultural Education
Nice is Not Enough: Defining Caring for Students of Color
What Does it Mean to Affirm Diversity in Our Nation's Schools?
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