Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (Language, Culture, and Teaching Series 2nd Revised edition)

Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (Language, Culture, and Teaching Series 2nd Revised edition)

By: Sonia Nieto (author)Hardback

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Distinguished multiculturalist Sonia Nieto speaks directly to current and future teachers in this thoughtful integration of a selection of her key writings with creative pedagogical features. Offering information, insights, and motivation to teach students of diverse cultural, racial, and linguistic backgrounds, this text is intended for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses. Examples are included throughout to illustrate real-life dilemmas about diversity that teachers face in their own classrooms; ideas about how language, culture, and teaching are linked; and ways to engage with these ideas through reflection and collaborative inquiry. Each chapter includes critical questions; classroom activities; and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Over half of the chapters are new to this edition, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in our society.

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Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture, School of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst.


Preface Introduction: Language, Literacy, and Culture: Intersections and Implications Part I: Setting the Groundwork Chapter 1: What is the Purpose of Schools? Reflections on Education in an Age of Functionalism Chapter 2: The Limitations of Labels Chapter 3: Understanding Multicultural Education in a Sociopolitical Context (with Patty Bode) Chapter 4: Multicultural Education and School Reform (with Patty Bode) Chapter 5: Public Education in the Twentieth Century and Beyond: High Hopes, Broken Promises, and an Uncertain Future Chapter 6: We Speak in Many Tongues: Language Diversity and Multicultural Education Part II: Identity and Belonging Chapter 7: Culture and Learning Chapter 8: Lessons from Students on Creating a Chance to Dream Chapter 9: Beyond Categories: The Complex Identities of Adolescents (with John Raible) Part III: Becoming Critical Teachers Chapter 10: Profoundly Multicultural Questions Chapter 11: Solidarity, Courage, and Heart: Learning from a New Generation of Teachers Part IV: Praxis in the Classroom Chapter 12: Affirmation, Solidarity, and Critique: Moving Beyond Tolerance in Multicultural Education Chapter 13: Nice is Not Enough: Defining Caring for Students of Color Chapter 14: What Does it Mean to Affirm Diversity in Our Nation's Schools? Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 06/10/2009
  • ISBN13: 9780415999687
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 296
  • ID: 9780415999687
  • weight: 521
  • ISBN10: 0415999685
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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