Affirming Diversity

Affirming Diversity


  • Author : Sonia Nieto
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 472
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105123258134


Affirming Diversity Book Description :

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.

Affirming Diversity

Affirming Diversity


  • Author : Sonia Nieto
  • Publisher : Allyn & Bacon
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 013136734X


Affirming Diversity Book Description :

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.

Affirming Diversity

Affirming Diversity


  • Author : Sonia Nieto
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1996-01
  • Genre: Classroom environment
  • Pages : 422
  • ISBN 10 : 0801314208


Affirming Diversity Book Description :

Grade level: k, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, p, e, i, s, t.

Affirming Diversity Through Democratic Conversations

Affirming Diversity Through Democratic Conversations


  • Author : Victoria R. Fu
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015045680520


Affirming Diversity Through Democratic Conversations Book Description :

This collection of essays and personal reflections is written from a social constructivist perspective and proposes practices that promote democratic conversations regarding diversity by creating opportunities to share personal stories and to listen to other people's stories. It examines policies and practices that can either empower or stifle understanding in different situations and presents stories to serve as catalysts to promote democratic conversations and multicultural understanding in various contexts. Focuses on feminist and micro-interaction issues. Features authentic stories told in the author's own voice which paints a picture that is sometimes challenging, sometimes difficult to hear, but always meant to stimulate conversations with self and others to deconstruct and reconstruct personal notions of diversity. Presents information from a social constructivist view to support the belief that affirming diversity is an ongoing process of evaluating and reconstructing knowledge through social discourse and interactions. Addresses important questions such as "How can we build bridges and connections without being able to talk across differences?" and "How can we affirm diversity when selected views are allowed to be voiced, while others are silenced?" For educators, counselors, and social workers.

Multicultural Literature and Response

Multicultural Literature and Response


  • Author : Lynn Atkinson Smolen
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 453
  • ISBN 10 : 9781598844740


Multicultural Literature and Response Book Description :

All students need access to books in which they can see themselves--not just their physical appearance, but their culture and language, as well. "Multicultural Literature and Response: Affirming Diverse Voices" was written to help teachers and librarians find and use the best multicultural books in the service of reading comprehension and more. Underscoring the necessity of selecting quality literature that authentically, sensitively, and accurately portrays different groups, the book defines multicultural literature and provides a strong argument for its importance in schools and libraries. Expert contributors guide users to multicultural authors and illustrators who portrays U.S. ethnic and cultural groups, and they suggest ways to integrate this literature with writing, fluency development, storytelling, and audiovisuals. Extensive lists of books and websites that feature multicultural literature, as well as of authors, illustrators, and publishers of multicultural literature, make it easy to include such works in programs across the curriculum.

Practicing Multiculturalism
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Practicing Multiculturalism


  • Author : Timothy B. Smith
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 341
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056882908


Practicing Multiculturalism Book Description :

?Practicing Multiculturalism? facilitates effective multicultural practice by helping the reader internalize the principles of multiculturalism. This book represents a wide variety of perspectives, and focuses on the internalization of multicultural principles. ?Practicing Multiculturalism? discusses emotional reactions in multicultural scenarios, values and assumptions, and power, priviledge, and contextual factors that impact multicultural practice. Unique content includes chapters devoted to spiritual and religious diversity (including Islam), activism and organizational multicultural competence, classism, an overview of the multicultural movement in mental health including past acheivements and current controversies, children's issues in a family context, international students and immigrants, and an ecological/contextual approach to assessment and treatment.

Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society

Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society


  • Author : Pierre Orelus
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-01-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135941970


Affirming Language Diversity in Schools and Society Book Description :

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.