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Sonia Nieto, Ph. D. (University of Massachusetts)
Affirming Diversity: Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective"
October 7, 2004

What 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.

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