Center Events: Speaker Series
Sonia Nieto, Ph. D.
(University of Massachusetts)
Affirming Diversity: Teaching with a
October 7, 2004
does it mean to teach with a multicultural perspective? What do teachers and
other educators need to know and be able to do to reach all students of all
backgrounds? In this talk, Dr. Nieto will explore these issues and more by
providing insights from her writing and research on multicultural education.
Dr. Nieto is a researcher, author, teacher
and teacher educator. She is currently Professor of Language, Literacy, and
Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts at
Amherst. Her interests include multicultural education, the education of
Latinos, immigrants, and other culturally and linguistically diverse
students, and Puerto Rican children’s literature.
Among the awards she has received for her
advocacy and activism, are the Human and Civil Rights Award from the
Massachusetts Teachers Association (1989), the 1995 Drylongso Award for
Anti-Racist Activists for Community Change in Boston, the 1996 Teacher of
the Year Award from the Hispanic Educators of Massachusetts, and the 1997
Multicultural Educator of the Year Award from NAME, the National Association
for Multicultural Education.