Affirming Diversity

The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, Student Value Edition

Author: Sonia Nieto,Patty Bode

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780133007954

Category: Education

Page: 480

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My>6e This best-selling text explores the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education--in a sociopolitical context--for students of all backgrounds. Sonia Nieto and Patty Bode look 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, "Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education" examines the lives of real students who are affected by multicultural education, or the lack of it. This social justice view of multicultural education encourages teachers to work for social change in their classrooms, schools, and communities. MyEducationLab is an online learning tool that provides resources to help you develop the knowledge and skills you'll need to be a successful teacher. All of the activities and exercises in MyEducationLab are built around essential learning outcomes for teachers. The site provides you with opportunities both to study your course content and to practice the teaching skills you need to excel as a teacher. With MyEducationLab, you will be able to do the following: Use Lesson Planning Software to develop high-quality lesson plans. The software also makes it easy to integrate your state's content standards into all of your lesson plans. Practice applying what you're learning in interactive excercises and simulations including Building Teaching Skills exercises. Respond to real classroom situations as you analyze classroom video, case studies, and authentic student and teacher artifacts. Gain a better understanding of concepts and student experiences in multicultural settings through additional case studies, content, and resources. Assess your mastery of chapter content through a book specific Study Plan quizzes that provide overall scores for each objective and also explain why responses to particular items are correct or incorrect. To order MyEducationLab with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card to accompany "Affirming Diversity "6e use ISBN 0132693925. To order the print version of "Affirming Diversity "6e + MyEducationLab Access please use ISBN 0132682346 To order the print version of "Affirming Diversity "6e use ISBN 013136734X

Affirming Diversity

The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

Author: Sonia Nieto,Patty Bode

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133996409

Category: Education

Page: 480

View: 7109

Use a sociopolitical context to explore the meaning, necessity, and benefits of multicultural education Effective multicultural education must consider not just schooling, but also the larger social, economic, and political factors that affect students’ success or failure in the classroom. Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education helps readers understand these pervasive influences by presenting extensive research and data on the sociopolitical nature of schools and society, information about different sociocultural groups, and a conceptual framework for examining multicultural education. Real-life cases and teaching stories dominate in this book that offers a first-hand look into the lives of students and educators from a variety of backgrounds. Additionally, tips for classroom activities and community actions offer aspiring teachers concrete suggestions to provide high-quality, inclusive education in spite of obstacles they may face. Throughout the 7th Edition, Nieto and Bode consider current policy, practice, and legislation issues while they outline a model of multicultural education that affirms diversity, encourages critical thinking, and leads to social justice and action.

Deculturalization and the Struggle for Equality

A Brief History of the Education of Dominated Cultures in the United States

Author: Joel Spring

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317312848

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 8311

Joel Spring’s history of school polices imposed on dominated groups in the United States examines the concept of deculturalization—the use of schools to strip away family languages and cultures and replace them with those of the dominant group. The focus is on the education of dominated groups forced to become citizens in territories conquered by the U.S., including Native Americans, Enslaved Africans, Chinese, Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, and Hawaiians. In 7 concise, thought-provoking chapters, this analysis and documentation of how education is used to change or eliminate linguistic and cultural traditions in the U.S. looks at the educational, legal, and social construction of race and racism in the United States, emphasizing the various meanings of "equality" that have existed from colonial America to the present. Providing a broader perspective for understanding the denial of cultural and linguistic rights in the United States, issues of language, culture, and deculturalization are placed in a global context. The major change in the 8th Edition is a new chapter, "Global Corporate Culture and Separate But Equal," describing how current efforts at deculturalization involve replacing family and personal cultures with a corporate culture to increase worker efficiency. Substantive updates and revisions are made throughout all other chapters

Open Minds to Equality

A Sourcebook of Learning Activities to Affirm Diversity and Promote Equity

Author: Nancy Schniedewind,Ellen Davidson

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961323

Category: Education

Page: 397

View: 665

An educator's sourcebook of activities to help students understand and change inequalities based on race, gender, class, age, language, sexual orientation, physical/mental ability, and religion. The activities also promote respect for diversity and interpersonal equality among students, fostering a classroom that is participatory, cooperative, and democratic. Learning activities are sequencedto build awareness and understanding. First, students develop skills for building trust, communication, and collaboration. Second, they learn to recognize stereotypes and discrimination and explore their presence in people's lives and in institutions. Finally, students create changes, gaining self-confidence and experiencing collective responsibility. This book is an essential resource for teachers, leaders in professional development, and curriculum specialists.

Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society

Beyond Linguistic Apartheid

Author: Pierre Orelus

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135941971

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 9496

Language is perhaps the most common issue that surfaces in debates over school reform, and plays a vital role in virtually everything we are involved. This edited volume explores linguistic apartheid, or the disappearance of certain languages through cultural genocide by dominant European colonizers and American neoconservative groups. These groups have historically imposed hegemonic languages, such as English and French, on colonized people at the expense of the native languages of the latter. The book traces this form of apartheid from the colonial era to the English-only movement in the United States, and proposes alternative ways to counter linguistic apartheid that minority groups and students have faced in schools and society at large. Contributors to this volume provide a historical overview of the way many languages labeled as inferior, minority, or simply savage have been attacked and pushed to the margins, discriminating against and attempting to silence the voice of those who spoke and continue to speak these languages. Further, they demonstrate the way and the extent to which such actions have affected the cultural life, learning process, identity, and the subjective and material conditions of linguistically and historically marginalized groups, including students.

Diversity and Education

A Critical Multicultural Approach

Author: Michael Vavrus

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807773433

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 4555

In his new book, Michael Vavrus helps readers better understand why issues of diversity and difference are so highly contested in the United States and across the globe. Vavrus incorporates specific education examples throughout the text to examine six contested areas: race and ethnicity; socioeconomic class and culture; multicultural and ethnic studies; language; religion; and sexuality and gender. In each of these areas, the author explores how contrasting worldviews found in social conservatism, liberal multiculturalism, and critical multiculturalism influence our understandings about difference and diversity and the education policies we develop as a result. Diversity and Education is designed to help educators move beyond the “how can they believe that?” knee-jerk reaction toward a more informed, strategic understanding of belief systems and political affiliations. Book Features: Brings a contemporary, 21st–century perspective to differing political orientations toward diversity and education. Examines outcomes of diversity debates on children of color, the poor, immigrants, women, and sexual and religious minorities. Uses critical pedagogy with a historical and political economy lens to explain current diversity issues in education. Critiques the diversity stance of new national teacher education standards from the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation. “Diversity and Education can not only help us have conversations about racism, institutionalizedoppression, and cultural fear, it can also offer an intervention that can movereaders towards a deeper critical consciousness about diversity and multicultural education in their own lives.” —From the Foreword by Wayne Au, associate professor at the University of Washington, Bothell, and an editor for Rethinking Schools “Few education scholars have offered as potent and cogent a political and economic analysis of multicultural education and diversity as Professor Michael Vavrus has in his new book. His critique of neoliberalism via critical pedagogy and his advocacy of social justice education are timely and praiseworthy.” —Ramin Farahmandpur, professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University “Diversity and Education is a must-read for anyone concerned about why so many policies claiming to ‘help’ diverse students fail, and what alternatives exist. Vavrus clearly believes in the power of teachers who are well-educated critical thinkers. In this lucid and compelling text, he skillfully applies a highly useful framework to unpack historical and contemporary debates about core concepts underlying multiple struggles for education and rights.” —Christine Sleeter, professor emerita, California State University, Monterey Bay

Building on Student Diversity

Profiles and Activities

Author: Joy R. Cowdery,Linda Ingling,Linda E. Morrow,Vicki A. Wilson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412936934

Category: Education

Page: 230

View: 8432

Addressed to teachers learning about children with diverse backgrounds and abilities, offers a set of biographies and simulated files of six students at three educational levels and practical activities that can be used with the biographies and files to s

Braided Lives

An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing

Author: Minnesota Humanities Commission

Publisher: St. Paul : Minnesota Humanities Commission : Minnesota Council of Teachers of English

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 287

View: 8052

Contains short stories and poems by such authors as Louise Erdrich, Nicholasa Mohr, Nikki Giovanni, and Maxine Hong Kingston. "This anthology brings together the vivid stories and poems of Native American, Hispanic American, African American, and Asian American writers. It was created by Minnesota teachers, for teachers and students in Minnesota high schools. They were assisted in their work by scholars, writers, the staff of the Minnesota Humanities Commission, and the officers of the Minnesota Council of Teachers of English ..."

Voices of diversity

stories, activities, and resources for the multicultural classroom

Author: Lori Langer de Ramirez

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131178861

Category: Education

Page: 203

View: 1694

Voices of Diversity: Stories, Activities, and Resoures for the Multicultural Classroomoffers 20 engaging, first-person narratives about school experiences by students, teachers, and parents. They focus on race and ethnicity, learning styles, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, linguistic diversity, gender and gender roles, learning abilities and special needs, and physical abilities. Questions, projects, and activities help teachers synthesize these issues in ways meaningful to their own classroom practice

Becoming an Art Teacher

Author: Jane K. Bates

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534522391

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 4259

This book introduces the student to the field of teaching, discusses theory and practice of Art Education, and synthesizes and prepares students to make the transition from student to Art teacher. It presents art education as an integration of philosophy, history, theory, and practice. Bates illustrates how to apply theory to practice as an art educator. Models, methods, and experiences are provided to enlighten, inspire, and amuse. BECOMING AN ART TEACHER is a refreshing approach to art methods.

Education and Social Change

Contours in the History of American Schooling

Author: John L. Rury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131749735X

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 1745

This brief, interpretive history of American schooling focuses on the evolving relationship between education and social change. Like its predecessors, this new edition adopts a thematic approach, investigating the impact of social forces such as industrialization, urbanization, immigration, globalization, and cultural conflict on the development of schools and other educational institutions. It also examines the various ways that schools have contributed to social change, particularly in enhancing the status and accomplishments of certain social groups and not others. Detailed accounts of the experiences of women and minority groups in American history consider how their lives have been affected by education, while "Focal Point" sections within each chapter allow the reader to hone in on key moments in history and their relevance within the broader scope of American schooling from the colonial era to the present. This new edition has been comprehensively updated and edited for greater readability and clarity. It offers a revised final chapter, updated to include recent change in education politics and policy, in particular the decline of No Child Left Behind and the impact of the Common Core and movements against it. Further additions include enhanced coverage of colonial and early post-colonial American schooling, added materials on persistent issues such as race in education, an updated discussion of the GED program, and a closer look at the role of technology in schools. With its nuanced treatment of both historical and contemporary factors influencing the modern school system, this book remains an excellent resource for investigating and critiquing the social, economic, and cultural development of American education.

Bilingual and ESL Classrooms

Teaching in Multicultural Contexts

Author: Carlos J. Ovando,Mary Carol Combs

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475823134

Category: Education

Page: 560

View: 2121

This classic text integrates theory and practice to provide comprehensive coverage of bilingual and ESL education.

Why We Teach Now

Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807773611

Category: Education

Page: 289

View: 6222

Why We Teach Now dares to challenge current notions of what it means to be a “highly qualified teacher” á la No Child Left Behind, and demonstrates the depth of commitment and care teachers bring to their work with students, families, and communities. This sequel to Nieto’s popular book, Why We Teach, features powerful stories of classroom teachers from across the country as they give witness to their hopes and struggles to teach our nation’s children. Why We Teach Now offers us the voices of teachers like 42-year veteran Mary Ginley, who wonders, “Why would anyone with any brains and imagination ever want to be a teacher?” Who then answers her own question affirmatively, “It’s because somehow, even today, even with all the insanity, all the rules, all the poorly designed textbooks, all the directives to teach to the test, there are kids out there who need good teachers.” At a time when politicians, policymakers, and philanthropists are quick to denigrate teachers’ work and arrogantly speak for the profession,Why We Teach Now offers teachers the room and respect to speak for themselves. Once again, Nietogives teachers and those who care about education the inspiration and energy to embrace their role as advocates—a role that is vital not only for the well-being of students but also for the future of the profession and our nation. Praise for Why We Teach: “These pieces reveal the passion and hope that keep people in the classroom. Inspiration and information, Why We Teach raises our understanding of the dedication that fuels people's commitment to this profession.” —Rethinking Schools “This collection of essays written by teachers from across the country demonstrates exactly why there is hope for our public schools. Their words reveal why--in spite of bureaucracy and low pay—they continue to teach. This book should be required reading for college students planning to enter the profession. Teachers already in the classroom, whether for five years or twenty-five, will be encouraged and inspired.” —VOYA

Culturally Responsive Teaching

Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Geneva Gay

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 080777670X

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 1395

Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today’s diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students’ own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses. A Choice Magazine recommended title. “Inspiring! A book every teacher should read. As one of the founders of the field of multicultural education, Gay has updated her exceptional resource for teachers.” —Valerie Ooka Pang, San Diego State University “Gay clearly explains how culturally responsive teaching can be used to dramatically influence the academic achievement of students of color and other marginalized students.” —Carl A. Grant, University of Wisconsin at Madison (of previous edition) “A comprehensive account of the important role that culture plays in the teaching and learning process.” —Urban Education (of previous edition)

Multicultural Education

From Theory to Practice

Author: Hasan Arslan,Georgeta Raţă

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443849960

Category: Education

Page: 470

View: 6371

Multicultural education is a set of strategies and materials in education, developed to assist teachers in promoting democracy while responding to the many issues created by the rapidly changing demographics of their students. Multicultural education means to ensure the highest levels of academic achievement for all students: it helps students develop a positive self-concept by providing knowledge about the histories, cultures, and contributions of diversity groups. Multicultural Education: From Theory to Practice – which includes the contributions of academics and researchers from two continents and 14 culturally-challenged countries – aims to provide a platform for multicultural education researchers to present new research and developments in the area. The contributors to the book approach the foundations of multicultural education, the political context of multicultural education, classroom practices in multicultural education, and language education in a multicultural context. This volume will appeal to a wide range of academic readership, including educators, researchers, social students, teacher trainers, and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a multicultural context.

Rethinking Multicultural Education

Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice

Author: Wayne Au

Publisher: Rethinking Schools

ISBN: 0942961420

Category: Education

Page: 385

View: 8553

Moving beyond a simplistic focus on heroes and holidays, foods and festivals, Rethinking Multicultural Education demonstrates a powerful vision of anti-racist social justice education. Practical, rich in story, and analytically sharp, Rethinking Multicultural Education reclaims multicultural education as part of a larger struggle for justice and against racism, colonization, and cultural oppression-in schools and society. The book features 40 chapters, split into 4 sections: Anti-Racist Orientations; Language, Culture, and Power; Transnational Identities; Multicultural Classrooms; and Confronting Racism in the Classroom. Winner of the 2010 Skipping Stones Honor Award.

Multicultural Education

Issues and Perspectives

Author: James A. Banks,Cherry A. McGee Banks

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470483288

Category: Education

Page: 462

View: 1147

Multicultural Education is a reader for educators that consists of articles written by the top scholars in the field. It helps them understand the concepts, paradigms, and explanations needed to become more effective practitioners in culturally, racially and language diverse classrooms. Each chapter now incorporates new theoretical, conceptual, and research developments in the field. A new chapter focuses on gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender issues. Every statistical table, figure, and chart has also been updated to present the most current information. Educators will gain insight that they’ll be able to apply in the classroom.

What Keeps Teachers Going?

Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774987

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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“This moving and important book has reminded me of why I have stayed in public school teaching for over 40 years. It is an inspiration to experienced educators, beginning teachers, and all of us who care about equity and the importance of every child’s life.” —Herbert Kohl, Director, Institute for Social Justice and Education, University of San Francisco What helps great public school teachers persevere—in spite of everything? Sonia Nieto, a renowned teacher educator, takes a close look at what can be learned from veteran teachers who not only continue to teach but also manage to remain enthusiastic about it. This inspirational volume provides much-needed advice on how some urban teachers are solving the everyday challenges of student learning. Nieto collaborates with experienced teachers in urban schools who are especially effective working with students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds—students who are among the most marginalized in our public schools. Offering an alternative vision of what’s important in teaching and learning, Nieto concludes with an urgent call to advance new national priorities for public education.

The Light in Their Eyes

Creating Multicultural Learning Communities

Author: Sonia Nieto

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807773131

Category: Education

Page: 273

View: 418

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 environment—our 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. Considers recent theories, policies, and practices about the variability in student learning and culturally responsive pedagogy. Examines the importance of student and teacher voice in research and practice. Provides an update, in their own words, on former students whose journal entries were included in the first edition. “In search of a critical community, Sonia Nieto combines respect for what children bring to school with a desire to awaken each one and tap into their passion for learning. This classic work radiates with the sensitivity Sonia Nieto is known for in all her work.” —Maxine Greene, Professor Emerita, Teachers College, Columbia University Praise for the First Edition! "A spirited, provocative defense of multicultural education." —Choice "In this important and thought-provoking book, Sonia Nieto reaffirms her reputation as one of the leading theorists in multicultural education." —Rethinking Schools "Perhaps once every 5 years, one is fortunate enough to read a scholarly book that is as hard to put down as a good novel, yet is brimming with profound insights on virtually every page. Nieto has written such a book." —TESOL Quarterly "Offers a comprehensive and convincing argument for multicultural education." —Harvard Education Review "For educators in a multicultural program, and for veteran and novice teachers, Nieto’s book would be invaluable." —Childhood Education Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita at theUniversity of Massachusetts, Amherst. She is the author of the bestselling books Why We Teach and What Keeps Teachers Going?