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Social Studies for Social Justice - Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom (Paperback): Rahima Carol Wade Social Studies for Social Justice - Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom (Paperback)
Rahima Carol Wade; Foreword by Sonia Nieto
R767 R656 Discovery Miles 6 560 Save R111 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Dedication to social justice teaching is important, yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource: (1) examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice; (2) focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face; (3) offers classroom activities and "Reflection Exercises" and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed; and (4) includes a list of children's literature books, curriculum materials, and websites.

The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts - Issues, Research, and Policy Implications (Paperback): Ralph Rivera, Sonia... The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts - Issues, Research, and Policy Implications (Paperback)
Ralph Rivera, Sonia Nieto
R706 R523 Discovery Miles 5 230 Save R183 (26%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Following its rapid growth over the past twenty years, the Latino population of Massachusetts is now the largest racial and ethnic minority group in the state. It is also one of the poorest. During the Massachusetts Miracle of the 1980s, the Latino poverty rate in the commonwealth was twice that of blacks and six times that of whites. And with Latino children dropping out of school at a rate three times that of white children, the economic future of these young adults is bleak indeed. Unlike blacks--who are concentrated in Boston--Latinos are dispersed geographically throughout the state. This distribution, combined with their limited economic and political power, has made Latinos victims of public indifference and neglect. This volume and its companion, Latino Poverty and Economic Development in Massachusetts, edited by Edwin Melendez and Miren Uriarte, are designed to educate policymakers and other concerned individuals about the particular needs of Latinos in Massachusetts. They address issues of education and economic development and suggest strategies to facilitate Latino empowerment in ways that preserve ethnic identity, language, and cultural expression.

Teaching - A Life's Work-A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (Paperback): Sonia Nieto, Alicia Lopez Teaching - A Life's Work-A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto, Alicia Lopez
R836 R689 Discovery Miles 6 890 Save R147 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Nieto and Lopez document their reasons for becoming teachers and share some of the most important lessons they have learned along the way. Using journals, blogs, current writings, and their research, they explore how their views on curriculum, pedagogy, and the field of education itself have evolved over the years.

Why We Teach (Paperback): Sonia Nieto Why We Teach (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R812 R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Save R124 (15%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why teach? Listen to the voices of both veteran and new teachers as they share their most heartfelt and thoughtful replies to this simple but important question. Sonia Nieto, a distinguished teacher and bestselling author, has gathered the insights and inspirations of K-12 classroom teachers as they examine how and why they find purpose and value in the work they do. The teachers in this book, like so many across the country, do the kind of work that may not grab headlines but is far more important than even the highest test score: These teachers listen closely to their students. They share in their students' struggles and successes. They create a classroom climate that encourages growth, direction, and purpose. They help students develop into thoughtful, engaged citizens. The teachers in this book show us the kinds of learning that really matter, and the kinds of lessons that students can take with them for their entire lives. This inspirational book focuses on the quintessential values of teaching, challenges current notions that focus on only accountability, testing, and standardization, and provide a compelling message of hope for public education.

Why We Teach (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto Why We Teach (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto
R1,435 R1,178 Discovery Miles 11 780 Save R257 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why teach? Listen to the voices of both veteran and new teachers as they share their most heartfelt and thoughtful replies to this simple but important question. Sonia Nieto, a distinguished teacher in her own right, has gathered the insights and inspirations of K-12 classroom teachers as they examine how and why they find purpose and value in the work they do. The teachers in this book, like so many across the country, do the kind of work that may not grab headlines but is far more important than even the highest test score: These teachers listen closely to their students. They share in their students' struggles and successes. They create a classroom climate that encourages growth, direction, and purpose. They help students develop into thoughtful, engaged citizens. The teachers in this book show us the kinds of learning that really matter, and the kinds of lessons that students can take with them for their entire lives. This inspirational book focuses on the quintessential values of teaching, challenges current notions that focus on only accountability, testing, and standardization, and provide a compelling message of hope for public education.

What Keeps Teachers Going? (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto What Keeps Teachers Going? (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto
R1,331 R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Save R239 (18%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

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. Teaching as Evolution Teaching as Autobiography Teaching as Love Teaching as Hope and Possibility Teaching as Anger and Desperation Teaching as Intellectual Work Teaching as Democratic Practice Teaching as Shaping Futures Final Thoughts: What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything?

Brooklyn Dreams - My Life in Public Education (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto Brooklyn Dreams - My Life in Public Education (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto
R1,597 R1,407 Discovery Miles 14 070 Save R190 (12%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Brooklyn Dreams, Sonia Nieto-one of the leading authors and teachers in the field of multicultural education-looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how they reflect and illuminate the themes of her life's work. Nieto offers a poignant account of her childhood and the complexities of navigating the boundaries between the rich culture of her working-class Puerto Rican family and the world of school. Brooklyn Dreams also chronicles her experiences as a fledgling teacher at the first bilingual public school in New York City-in the midst of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville strike-and the heady days of activism during the founding of the bilingual education program at Brooklyn College and later in establishing and running an alternative multicultural school in Amherst, Massachusetts. Along the way, Nieto reflects on the ideas and individuals who influenced her work, from Jonathan Kozol to Paulo Freire, and talks frankly about the limits of activism, the failures of school reform, and the joys and challenges of working with preservice and in-service educators to deepen their appreciation of diversity. Brooklyn Dreams is an intimate account of an educator's life lived with zest, generosity, and warmth.

Why We Teach Now (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto Why We Teach Now (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto
R1,799 R1,462 Discovery Miles 14 620 Save R337 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Why We Teach Now dares to challenge current notions of what it means to be a "highly qualified teacher" a 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, Nieto gives 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.

Teaching, A Life's Work - A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto, Alicia LA(3)pez Teaching, A Life's Work - A Mother-Daughter Dialogue (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto, Alicia LA(3)pez
R1,634 R1,418 Discovery Miles 14 180 Save R216 (13%) Out of stock

A must-read for new teachers and seasoned practitioners, this unique book presents Sonia Nieto and Alicia Lopez, mother and daughter writing about the trajectories, vision, and values that brought them to teaching, including the ups and downs they have experienced and the reasons why they have stubbornly remained in one of the oldest, most difficult, and most rewarding of professions. Drawing on their extensive experience as educators in school and university classrooms, they reflect on what it means to teach young people, prospective teachers, and future academics in our complex, dynamic, and multicultural society. Teaching, A Life's Work is at once theoretical and practical, reflective and critical, personal, professional, and political. Nieto and Lopez document their reasons for becoming teachers and share some of the most important lessons they have learned along the way. Using journals, blogs, current writings, and their research, they explore how their views on curriculum, pedagogy, and the field of education itself have evolved over the years.Book Features: Experiences and insights from elementary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Ideas from authors who have been at the forefront of progressive movements in public and private education in the United States. An accessible text that includes both theoretical concepts about teaching and practical examples of curriculum and pedagogy. A chapter based on a dialogue similar to the "talking book" created by Ira Shor and Paulo Freire (1987).

We Can't Teach What We Don't Know - White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Hardcover): Gary R. Howard, Sonia Nieto,... We Can't Teach What We Don't Know - White Teachers, Multiracial Schools (Hardcover)
Gary R. Howard, Sonia Nieto, James A. Banks
R1,631 R1,225 Discovery Miles 12 250 Save R406 (25%) Out of stock

For author Gary Howard, the issues and passions that sparked the writing of the First Edition of this now classic work are as intense today as they were then. In the Third Edition, Howard reviews the progress we have made in the interim (for example, the first Black president in the White House), as well as the lack of progress (the gutting of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, the epidemic of Black youth killed by police, and the persistence of race-based educational disparities). Making a case for the "fierce urgency of now," this new edition deepens the discussion of race and social justice in education with new and updated material. Aligned with our nation's ever more diverse student population, it speaks to what good teachers know, what they do, and how they embrace culturally responsive teaching. This essential text is widely used in teacher preparation courses and for in-service professional development.New for the Third Edition: A revised Introduction that places the book in the context of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 march on Washington. An updated analysis of White social dominance, bringing in Critical Race Theory and reflecting on the racist reaction to the election of our first Black President. More detail to the White Identity Orientations model, bringing in the personal life experiences of several contemporary White racial-justice activists. A new section, "The Whiteness of School Reform," demonstrating how White social dominance drives much of the corporate school reform movement. A richer discussion of the seven principles for Culturally Responsive Teaching, drawing lessons from the author's transformative work with school districts throughout the country. An expanded Reflection and Discussion Guide authored by two educators who have been using the book in professional development sessions for many years.

Race, Culture, and Politics in Education - A Global Journey From South Africa (Hardcover): Kogila Moodley, Sonia Nieto, James... Race, Culture, and Politics in Education - A Global Journey From South Africa (Hardcover)
Kogila Moodley, Sonia Nieto, James A. Banks
R2,178 Discovery Miles 21 780 Out of stock

This autobiographical volume will foster a deeper understanding of racism, discrimination, and inequality in all its subtleties. Through storytelling, framed within the life journey of a South African sociologist of Indian ancestry, this book examines how marginalized communities lived with, fought, and braved racial engineering under apartheid. Moodley shares her experiences of living, studying, and teaching race, ethnicity, identity, nationalism, and critical multiculturalism in five countries: South Africa, the United States, Germany, Egypt, and Canada. Everyday experiences are blended with academic interpretations, so readers gain insights from what is in part memoir and in other parts educational lessons drawn from numerous micro experiences. Subjects range from indentured labor to expropriation, the influences of Gandhi and Mandela, anti-Semitism in Europe to welfare colonialism in Canada, sectarianism in the Middle East to strategies for combatting bigotry in America. Book Features: Presents autobiographical material buttressed by strong theoretically driven social science research findings. Connects personal, cultural, and political landscapes to promote a global political literacy. Sketches subjects such as indigeneity (First Nations in Canada), memorialization in Germany (Holocaust), and sectarianism in the Middle East. Assesses the impact of role models and leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. Examines how past injustices can be addressed both symbolically and materially.

Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 2nd New edition): Sonia Nieto Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
Sonia Nieto
R2,730 R2,378 Discovery Miles 23 780 Save R352 (13%) Out of stock

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.

Race, Culture, and Politics in Education - A Global Journey From South Africa (Paperback): Kogila Moodley, Sonia Nieto, James... Race, Culture, and Politics in Education - A Global Journey From South Africa (Paperback)
Kogila Moodley, Sonia Nieto, James A. Banks
R782 Discovery Miles 7 820 Out of stock

This autobiographical volume will foster a deeper understanding of racism, discrimination, and inequality in all its subtleties. Through storytelling, framed within the life journey of a South African sociologist of Indian ancestry, this book examines how marginalized communities lived with, fought, and braved racial engineering under apartheid. Moodley shares her experiences of living, studying, and teaching race, ethnicity, identity, nationalism, and critical multiculturalism in five countries: South Africa, the United States, Germany, Egypt, and Canada. Everyday experiences are blended with academic interpretations, so readers gain insights from what is in part memoir and in other parts educational lessons drawn from numerous micro experiences. Subjects range from indentured labor to expropriation, the influences of Gandhi and Mandela, anti-Semitism in Europe to welfare colonialism in Canada, sectarianism in the Middle East to strategies for combatting bigotry in America. Book Features: Presents autobiographical material buttressed by strong theoretically driven social science research findings. Connects personal, cultural, and political landscapes to promote a global political literacy. Sketches subjects such as indigeneity (First Nations in Canada), memorialization in Germany (Holocaust), and sectarianism in the Middle East. Assesses the impact of role models and leaders, such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi. Examines how past injustices can be addressed both symbolically and materially.

Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds - Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Practices in U.S. Classrooms... Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds - Culturally Responsive and Socially Just Practices in U.S. Classrooms (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Out of stock

""While no check-list of attitudes, dispositions, behaviors, or actions can define what thriving teachers look like, the teachers interviewed here give us powerful examples of what it takes to face their profession with courage, their content with enthusiasm, and their students with love." "-Sonia Nieto

One in four public school students in the U.S. now speaks a language other than English at home, and the number of emergent bilingual and immigrant children in our schools continues to grow daily. What does it mean to be a teacher today, when students are more diverse in language, culture, race, and social class than ever before? What does it take to thrive, when the demands of teaching have never been greater? Sonia Nieto found and interviewed 22 teachers of varying backgrounds and school settings who help answer the question of what effective, culturally responsive teaching looks like in the real world. Their stories of success, failure, frustration and hope will resonate with everyone who has struggled to meet the needs of diverse students in our current sociopolitical context.

Nieto explores the common themes that arose throughout the interviews, of teaching with a social justice perspective, the moral dimensions of teaching, advocating for students, and challenging the status quo. She raises a persuasive argument that teaching is an ethical endeavor, that we must honor students' identities and believe in their futures, and that ultimately teaching is an act of love. The stories of Nieto's passionate teachers will inspire and motivate you to find joy in teaching students of diverse backgrounds. Read a sample chapter

Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 3rd New edition): Sonia Nieto Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Hardcover, 3rd New edition)
Sonia Nieto
R2,635 Discovery Miles 26 350 Out of stock

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, 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. Designed for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses, each chapter includes critical questions, classroom activities, and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Language, Culture, and Teaching * explores how language and culture are connected to teaching and learning in educational settings; * examines the sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts of language and culture to understand how these contexts may affect student learning and achievement; * analyzes the implications of linguistic and cultural diversity for classroom practices, school reform, and educational equity; * encourages practicing and preservice teachers to reflect critically on their classroom practices, as well as on larger institutional policies related to linguistic and cultural diversity based on the above understandings; and * motivates teachers to understand their ethical and political responsibilities to work, together with their students, colleagues, and families, for more socially just classrooms, schools, and society. Changes in the Third Edition: This edition includes new and updated chapters, section introductions, critical questions, classroom and community activities, and resources, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in the U.S. and beyond. The new chapters reflect Nieto's current thinking about the profession and society, especially about changes in the teaching profession, both positive and negative, since the publication of the second edition of this text.

Immigrant Students and Literacy - Reading, Writing, and Remembering (Paperback): Gerald Campano Immigrant Students and Literacy - Reading, Writing, and Remembering (Paperback)
Gerald Campano; Foreword by Sonia Nieto
R541 R495 Discovery Miles 4 950 Save R46 (9%) Out of stock

This powerful book demonstrates how culturally responsive teaching can make learning come alive. Drawing on his experience as a fifth-grade teacher in a multiethnic school where children spoke over 14 different home languages, the author reveals how he created a language arts curriculum from the students' own rich cultural resources, narratives, and identities. Illustrating the challenges and possibilities of teaching and learning in a large urban school, this book: documents how a culturally engaged pedagogy improved student achievement and increased standardized test scores; examines the literacy practices of children from immigrant, migrant, and refugee backgrounds, and includes powerful examples of their voices and writing; and provides an invaluable model of reflective practice, including a wide array of student-centered strategies, to generate powerful learning experiences. It also demonstrates a way for teachers to tap into the various forms of literacy students practice beyond the borders of the classroom.

Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd New edition): Sonia Nieto Language, Culture, and Teaching - Critical Perspectives (Paperback, 3rd New edition)
Sonia Nieto
R925 R829 Discovery Miles 8 290 Save R96 (10%) Out of stock

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, 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. Designed for upper-undergraduate and graduate-level students and professional development courses, each chapter includes critical questions, classroom activities, and community activities suggesting projects beyond the classroom context. Language, Culture, and Teaching * explores how language and culture are connected to teaching and learning in educational settings; * examines the sociocultural and sociopolitical contexts of language and culture to understand how these contexts may affect student learning and achievement; * analyzes the implications of linguistic and cultural diversity for classroom practices, school reform, and educational equity; * encourages practicing and preservice teachers to reflect critically on their classroom practices, as well as on larger institutional policies related to linguistic and cultural diversity based on the above understandings; and * motivates teachers to understand their ethical and political responsibilities to work, together with their students, colleagues, and families, for more socially just classrooms, schools, and society. Changes in the Third Edition: This edition includes new and updated chapters, section introductions, critical questions, classroom and community activities, and resources, bringing it up-to-date in terms of recent educational policy issues and demographic changes in the U.S. and beyond. The new chapters reflect Nieto's current thinking about the profession and society, especially about changes in the teaching profession, both positive and negative, since the publication of the second edition of this text.

Why We Teach Now (Paperback): Sonia Nieto Why We Teach Now (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R737 Discovery Miles 7 370 Out of stock

Why We Teach Now dares to challenge current notions of what it means to be a "highly qualified teacher" a 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, Nieto gives 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.

What Keeps Teachers Going? (Paperback): Sonia Nieto What Keeps Teachers Going? (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R511 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R41 (8%) Out of stock

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. Teaching as Evolution Teaching as Autobiography Teaching as Love Teaching as Hope and Possibility Teaching as Anger and Desperation Teaching as Intellectual Work Teaching as Democratic Practice Teaching as Shaping Futures Final Thoughts: What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything?

Growing Critically Conscious Teachers - A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (Paperback): Angela... Growing Critically Conscious Teachers - A Social Justice Curriculum for Educators of Latino/a Youth (Paperback)
Angela Valenzuela, Sonia Nieto
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Out of stock

To meet the needs of the fast growing numbers of Latino/a English learners, this volume presents an approach to secondary education teacher preparation based on the work of the National Latino/a Education Research and Policy Project (NLERAP). Renowned scholar and educator Angela Valenzuela, together with an impressive roster of contributors, provides a critical framework for educating culturally responsive teachers. They examine the knowledge, skills, and predisposition required for higher education institutions to create curricula for educating Latino/a children, children of color, and language minority youth. Growing Critically Conscious Teachers illuminates why growing our own teachers makes sense as an approach for not only addressing the achievement gap, but for also enhancing the well-being of our communities as a whole.

Brooklyn Dreams - My Life in Public Education (Paperback): Sonia Nieto Brooklyn Dreams - My Life in Public Education (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R722 Discovery Miles 7 220 Out of stock

In Brooklyn Dreams, Sonia Nieto-one of the leading authors and teachers in the field of multicultural education-looks back on her formative experiences as a student, activist, and educator, and shows how they reflect and illuminate the themes of her life's work. Nieto offers a poignant account of her childhood and the complexities of navigating the boundaries between the rich culture of her working-class Puerto Rican family and the world of school. Brooklyn Dreams also chronicles her experiences as a fledgling teacher at the first bilingual public school in New York City-in the midst of the Ocean Hill-Brownsville strike-and the heady days of activism during the founding of the bilingual education program at Brooklyn College and later in establishing and running an alternative multicultural school in Amherst, Massachusetts. Along the way, Nieto reflects on the ideas and individuals who influenced her work, from Jonathan Kozol to Paulo Freire, and talks frankly about the limits of activism, the failures of school reform, and the joys and challenges of working with preservice and in-service educators to deepen their appreciation of diversity. Brooklyn Dreams is an intimate account of an educator's life lived with zest, generosity, and warmth.

The Light in Their Eyes - Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (Paperback, 10th anniversary ed): Sonia Nieto The Light in Their Eyes - Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (Paperback, 10th anniversary ed)
Sonia Nieto
R602 R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Save R51 (8%) Out of stock

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. It considers recent theories, policies, and practices about the variability in student learning and culturally responsive pedagogy and examines the importance of student and teacher voice in research and practice. It also provides an update, in their own words, on former students whose journal entries were included in the first edition.

Affirming Diversity - The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (Paperback, 7th edition): Sonia Nieto, Patty Bode Affirming Diversity - The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (Paperback, 7th edition)
Sonia Nieto, Patty Bode
R1,072 Discovery Miles 10 720 Out of stock

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.

Dear Paulo - Letters from Those Who Dare Teach (Paperback): Sonia Nieto Dear Paulo - Letters from Those Who Dare Teach (Paperback)
Sonia Nieto
R986 Discovery Miles 9 860 Out of stock

Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection, accompanied by photographs of Freire with some of the letter writers, is both a loving memorial and a call to action to work for social justice, praxis, and democracy, ideals envisioned and brilliantly articulated by Paulo.

Dear Paulo - Letters from Those Who Dare Teach (Hardcover): Sonia Nieto Dear Paulo - Letters from Those Who Dare Teach (Hardcover)
Sonia Nieto
R3,494 Discovery Miles 34 940 Out of stock

Dear Paulo: Letters from Those Who Dare Teach is a heartfelt response from teachers, academics, and community workers to the work of the internationally renowned educator and author Paulo Freire. From newly minted teachers terrified of facing their first day in the classroom to seasoned academics whose work has largely been inspired by Freire, this collection, accompanied by photographs of Freire with some of the letter writers, is both a loving memorial and a call to action to work for social justice, praxis, and democracy, ideals envisioned and brilliantly articulated by Paulo.

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