Affirming Diversity : The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, MyLabSchool Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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In this revision of her best-selling text, author Sonia Nieto explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education for students of all backgrounds. The text 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 fourth edition examines the lives of 18 real students who are affected by multicultural education, or a lack of it. 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.

Table of Contents

Most chapters conclude with ldquo;Summary,rdquo;
ldquo;To Think About,rdquo;
ldquo;Activities for Personal
School, and Community Change,rdquo;
ldquo;Case Studies,rdquo; and ldquo;Notes.rdquo;
What''s New in the Fourth Edition?
Teaching Well in Difficult Times
Setting The Stage: Approaches and Definitions
Why the Case Study Approach?
Defining the Case Study Approach
Challenging Stereotypes
Case Studies and Snapshots: A Mosaic of Students in U.S
Selection of Students
Researching and Developing the Case Studies and Snapshots
Academic Success and Failure
Placement and Brief Description of the Case Studies and Snapshots
Learning from the Case Studies and Snapshots
Guidelines for Developing Case Studies
About Terminology
Making Choices About What Terms to Use
Lumping Groups Together
Multicultural Education In A Sociopolitical Context: Developing A Conceptual Framework
Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students'' Achievement
Definitions of Racism and Discrimination
The History and Persistence of Racism in U.S
Manifestations of Racism and Discrimination in Schools
Snapshot Kaval Sethi
Structural and Organizational Issues in Schools
Standardized Testing
The Curriculum
Physical Structure
Disciplinary Policies
Limited Role of Students
Limited Role of Teachers
Limited Family and Community Involvement
Culture, Identity, and Learning
Learning Styles and Preferences
Communication Style
Cultural Discontinuities and School Achievements
Culture-Specific Educational Accommodations
A Critical Appraisal of Culture-Specific Accommodations
Glossary of LGBT Terms
Linguistic Diversity in U.S
Linguistic Diversity in U.S
Schools: A Brief Overview and History
Linguistic Diversity and Learning
Snapshot: Liane Chang
Language Diversity and the Case for Bilingual Education
Why the Controversy Over Bilingual Education?
Promising Practices for Language Minority Students
Toward and Understanding of School Achievement
Deficit Theories Revisited
Economic and Social Reproduction Revisited
Cultural Incompatibilities Revisited
The Immigrant Experience Versus the "Minority" Experience
Newer Perspectives About the Immigrant and "Minority" Experiences
Resistance Theory
Developing a Comprehensive Understanding of Student Learning
Learning From Students
The Meaning of Success
Pride and Conflict in Culture
Conflict and Ambivalence
Self-Identification and Conflict
Snapshot: Gamini Padmaperuma
Beyond Academics
Family, Community, and School Environments for Success
Multicultural Education and School Reform
A Definition of Multicultural Education
Affirming Diversity: Implications for Teachers, Schools, and Families
Lessons From Students: Maintaining and Affirming Pride in Culture
Snapshot: David Weiss
Support Beyond Academics
Developing Environments for Success
Expanding Definitions: What It Means to Be American
Levels of Multicultural Education and Support
Multicultural Education in Practice
Problem Posing: Reconsidering School Policies and Practices in a Multicultural Context
Countering Racism, Discrimination, and Low Expectations
Changing Schools: Restructure and Renewal
Respecting and Affirming Cultural Differences
Linguistic Diversity as a Resource
About the Author
Art Credits
List Of Case Studies
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