Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century, Second Edition / Edition 2

Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Sonia Nieto
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415999685

ISBN-13: 9780415999687

Pub. Date: 08/27/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415999687
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/27/2009
Series:
Language, Culture, and Teaching Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
0.60(w) x 0.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

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

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