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Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

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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 her new co-author, 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 cas 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 her new co-author, 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, the fifth edition examines the lives of 19 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. Added pedagogy in the form of new tables, figures, and art and an attractive new design makes the text more lively and intuitive.


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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 her new co-author, 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 cas 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 her new co-author, 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, the fifth edition examines the lives of 19 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. Added pedagogy in the form of new tables, figures, and art and an attractive new design makes the text more lively and intuitive.

30 review for Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education

  1. 5 out of 5

    Fquerido

    I read this for a graduate class and thought that the perspective was very one-sided. I was not AT ALL surprised when I turned to the author profiles and saw where they live/work.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Athalia Stoneback

    I loved this book. It was amazing to realize how biased American schools can be, toward white students. The only thing I didn't like was it appeared Nieto assumed that whenever a female case study expressed a desire to have a traditionally female career, it was because she didn't know of any other possibilities. Maybe I'm the one assuming that this is the case, i.e., maybe those girls didn't know of other options, but if not, I don't think Nieto should have projected what she thought onto these I loved this book. It was amazing to realize how biased American schools can be, toward white students. The only thing I didn't like was it appeared Nieto assumed that whenever a female case study expressed a desire to have a traditionally female career, it was because she didn't know of any other possibilities. Maybe I'm the one assuming that this is the case, i.e., maybe those girls didn't know of other options, but if not, I don't think Nieto should have projected what she thought onto these girls without asking them what they really thought. That aside though, this is a great book and I highly recommend it to educators and students alike.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Stacy

    Dr. Nieto has a powerful way of sharing her view of the world and helping to bring the heart back into teaching.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Henry Alvarado

    This is a great read for educators. How will you handle diversity?

  5. 4 out of 5

    Nicholas

    Chapter by Chapter Nieto addresses different issues of multicultural education, then follows with case studies and analyses to illustrate those issues. Overall a well written book. The case studies are the strong point.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Mel

    Great resource for educators.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Terri

    This is a very useful textbook- the research is all top-notch, her approach to the topic was incredibly well-informed, and the student stories she used to illustrate each chapter were moving and interesting. However, for such an engaging topic, this textbook is very dry. The separation between student stories and research make reading about the research a chore. Attention needs to be paid to how it is used in a classroom setting. If I could, I'd give 3.7 stars. This is a very useful textbook- the research is all top-notch, her approach to the topic was incredibly well-informed, and the student stories she used to illustrate each chapter were moving and interesting. However, for such an engaging topic, this textbook is very dry. The separation between student stories and research make reading about the research a chore. Attention needs to be paid to how it is used in a classroom setting. If I could, I'd give 3.7 stars.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Layla Mayville

    Patty Bode, my professor from the SMFA MAT program, helped write this book and is a must read for anyone going into the teaching field. I also have to brag a little since one of my art lessons was used for a chapter heading illustration. There is a wealth of information regarding diversity in the classroom. It also paints a realistic portrait of what our schools lack and how many students of other cultures are drowning in the American school systems.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Carrie

    Pretty good. Lots of great lesson ideas and a great way to see my student's perspective. It can be a little over the top in terms of social justice at times, but still worth keeping for future reference. Pretty good. Lots of great lesson ideas and a great way to see my student's perspective. It can be a little over the top in terms of social justice at times, but still worth keeping for future reference.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

    Fairly good analysis on diversity in education.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Matt

    Classic introductory piece to issues around multicultural education...

  12. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    This text book cost way too much for what I got from it. It did however help me find primary sources that it referenced and for that I was appreciative.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Robin

    It's a textbook...and it reads like a textbook. I sometimes felt like I needed a dictionary or an e-book version of this book would have been easier to read.... It was ok. It's a textbook...and it reads like a textbook. I sometimes felt like I needed a dictionary or an e-book version of this book would have been easier to read.... It was ok.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Lemaster

    Just started this for my Equity and Diversity class. I thought I'd add it because it looks really good. Just started this for my Equity and Diversity class. I thought I'd add it because it looks really good.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jenna

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  17. 4 out of 5

    Karime

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cathrine Savino

  19. 5 out of 5

    Kari Heistad

  20. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

  21. 5 out of 5

    Amy Yam

  22. 4 out of 5

    Nikki Slaughter

  23. 4 out of 5

    Patricia Olson

  24. 4 out of 5

    Andrew

  25. 5 out of 5

    Theresa L. Reali

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jamila Walker

  27. 4 out of 5

    Corey Quick

  28. 5 out of 5

    Despina

  29. 5 out of 5

    Heather

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tahna

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