Introduction: Language, Literacy, and Culture: Aha! Moments in Personal and Sociopolitical Understanding Part I: Setting the Groundwork Chapter 1: What is the Purpose of Schools? Reflections on Education in an Age of Functionalism Chapter 2: Multicultural Education and School Reform Chapter 3: Revisiting the High Hopes and Broken Promises of Public Education: Still an Uncertain Future Part II: Identity, Learning, and Belonging Chapter 4: Culture and Learning Chapter 5: Lessons from Students on Creating a Chance to Dream Chapter 6: The BC 44, Ethnic Studies, and Transformative Education Part III: Developing a Critical Stance Chapter 7: Profoundly Multicultural Questions Chapter 8: Affirmation, Solidarity, and Critique: Moving Beyond Tolerance in Multicultural Education Chapter 9: Becoming Sociocultural Mediators: What All Educators Can Learn from Bilingual and ESL Teachers Part IV: Praxis, Hope. And the Future Chapter 10: Nice is Not Enough: Defining Caring for Students of Color Chapter 11: Doing Their Part: Teachers as Leaders in Multicultural Education Chapter 12: Critical Hope... In Spite of it All
Sonia Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy and Culture at the College of Education, University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA.