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Event info: Shirley Sommers, director of Center for Urban Education, at (585) 389-2958
Media info: Julie Long, Public Relations, (585) 389-2456
Nazareth College’s Frontier Center for Urban Education is hosting well-known multicultural educator and author Sonia Nieto as she presents Finding Joy in Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds: Reflections from Teachers on Thursday, March 24, from 4:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. in the Arts Center, Studio Theatre A-14. This event is open to the public, and for more information contact, Shirley Sommers, director of Center for Urban Education, at (585) 389-2958. Nazareth College is located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, N.Y., 14618.
Nieto is Professor Emerita of Language, Literacy, and Culture in the School of Education at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. She holds honorary doctorates from Lesley University, DePaul University, Bridgewater State College, and Manhattanville College. She is an internationally renowned scholar and author of numerous books and articles on multicultural education.
Her publications, including Affirming Diversity: the Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education (5th edition, 2008, with co-author Patty Bode), are widely used in teacher preparation and in-service courses throughout the country. Highly regarded as a leader in the field of multicultural and bilingual education, her numerous awards include the Henry T. Trueba Lifetime Achievement Award, the Distinguished Career Award from the American Educational Research Association’s Committee on Scholars of Color in Education, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, and the School of Education Award of Distinction.