Language, Culture, and Teaching

Language, Culture, and Teaching

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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.We can all agree that these skills are absolutely essential in good teaching. But I want to propose an additional set of qualities, dispositions, values and sensibilities based on my analysis of the a€œWhy We Teacha€ teachersa#39; essays that cananbsp;...

Title:Language, Culture, and Teaching
Author:Sonia Nieto
Publisher:Routledge - 2009-09-10


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