Teaching as Political Work

Dr. Sonia Nieto

Dr. Sonia Nieto will deliver the Sarah Lawrence College Child Development Institute’s 2006 Longfellow Lecture “Teaching as Political Work: Courageous and Caring Teachers” on Friday, April 28 at 4:30 p.m. in Reisinger Concert Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public. For reservations and additional information please call 914-395-2412.

Researcher, teacher, lecturer, and writer, Sonia Nieto is professor of language, literacy and culture in the School of Education, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her research focuses on multicultural education and the education of Latinos, immigrants, and students of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

Nieto is the author of Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities, What Keeps Teachers Going, and most recently an edited volume titled Why We Teach.

In 2005, Nieto was named Outstanding Educator by the National Council of Teachers of English; in 2003, she was named to the Críticas Journal Hall of Fame as the Spanish-Language Community Advocate of the Year.

Through its outreach to teachers, parents, administrators and child development professionals, the Child Development Institute provides a forum for discussion of issues in education.