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.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Setting the Stage
Chapter 1 Understanding the Sociopolitical context of Schooling
Chapter 2 Defining Multicultural Education for School Reform
Part 2: Developing a Conceptual Framework for Multicultural Education
Chapter 3 Racism, Discrimination, and Expectations of Students’ Achievement
Chapter 4 Structural and Organizational Issues in Classrooms and Schools
Chapter 5 Culture, Identity, and Learning
Chapter 6 Linguistic Diversity in U.S. Classrooms
Chapter 7 Understanding Student Learning and School Achievement
Part 3: Implications of Diversity for Teaching and Learning in a Multicultural Society
Chapter 8 Learning from Students
Chapter 9 Adapting Curriculum for Multicultural Classrooms
Chapter 10 Affirming Diversity: Implications for Teachers, Schools, and Families and Communities