Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series Discusses Culturally Responsive Education

August 2, 2013  | 1 min read

Sonia Nieto, educator, researcher, writer, and teacher, presented on culturally responsible education on May 1 for the Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology.

Nieto, a leading authority in the field of multiculturalism and Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture at the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, addressed “what it takes” to be culturally responsive by highlighting her latest research with educators from around the nation.

Nieto has taught students from elementary school through doctoral studies and her research focuses on multicultural education, teacher education, and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and other students of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She has written many journal articles

and book chapters and several books on these topics, including most recently, Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (with Patty Bode, 2012, 6th ed.), The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities (2010, 2nd ed.), and Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (2010, 2nd ed.).

Watch the presentation: