Affirming Diversity : The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
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In this revision of her best-selling book, author Sonia Nieto explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education for students of all backgrounds. The 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 examines the lives of 19 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. Inservice and preservice teachers, principals, school administrators and anyone interested in multicultural education.

Table of Contents

List of Case Studies
Preface to the Third Edition
Setting The Stage: Approaches and Definitions
Why the Case Study Approach?
About Terminology
Multicultural Education in a Sociopolitical Context: Developing a Conceptual Framework
Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students' Achievement
Case Studies
Unless you're mixed, you don't know what it's like to be mixed, Linda Howard
Self-respect is one gift that you give yourself, Rich Miller
A good education is like growing, expanding your mind and your views, Vanessa Mattison
Structural and Organizational Issues in Schools
Case Studies
Some teachers teach from the point of view of the kid. They don't just come out and say All righ, do this, blah, blah, blah. . They're not so one-tone voice, Avi Abramson
If there's something in the history book that's wrong, I should tell them that it is wrong, Fern Sherman
Culture, Identity, and Learning
Case Studies
I'm proud of myself and my culture, but I think I know what I should know, Marisol Martinez
I'd like to be considered Lebanese, James Karam
They just understand some things outside, but they cannot understand something inside our hearts, Hoang Vinh
Linguistic Diversity in Multicultural Classrooms
Case Studies
It's kind of scary at first, especially if you don't know the language, Manuel Gomes
Once you get the hang of it, you'll start getting practice with people and teachers, no matter if you talk English or Spanish, Yolanda Piedra
Toward an Understanding of School Achievement
Case Studies
I don't want to speak too soon, but I'm pretty much on a good road here, Paul Chavez
I just felt like the realest person on earth, Ron Morris
Implications of Diversity for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society
Learning from Students
Multicultural Education and School Reform
Affirming Diversity: Implications for Teachers, Schools, and Families
Multicultural Education in Practice
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