Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward Professional Agency
April 2003, Jossey-Bass
1. Introduction: Planting Seeds to Harvest Fruits (Geneva Gay).
2. We Make the Road by Walking (John Ambrosio).
3. Crystallizing My Multicultural Education Core (Carolyn W. Jackson).
4. Conversations with Transformative Encounters (Audra L. Gray).
5. Making and Breaking Ethnic Masks (Jeannine E. Dingus).
6. Steppin’ Up and Representin’ (Kipchoge N. Kirkland).
7. Clearing Pathways for Children to Go Forth (S. Purcell Woodard).
8. Professional Actions Echo Personal Experiences (Chia-lin Huang).
9. Unifying Mind and Soul Through Cultural Knowledge and Self-Education (Patricia Espiritu Halagao).
10 Hanging Out with Ethnic Others (Mei-ying Chen).
11 Footsteps in the Dancing Zone (Mary Stone Hanley).
12 From Color Blindness to Cultural Vision (Laura Kay Neuwirth).
13 Navigating Marginality: Searching for My Own Truth (Yukari Takimoto Amos).
14 Teaching Them Through Who They Are (Terri L. Hackett).
— Christine Sleeter, California State University, Monterey Bay
"This book captures the struggle to become multicultural
educators in a complex global society. The unique collection of
voices and styles will be fascinating reading for students,
teachers, and scholars alike."
— Marilyn Cochran-Smith, professor of education, Lynch School of Education and editor, Journal of Teacher Education
"Becoming Multicultural Educators: Personal Journey Toward
Professional Agency offers a glimpse at the personal and
professional paths--sometimes bumpy, often unpredictable, always
edifying--associated with becoming effective multicultural
teachers. Stories provided herein remind us that teaching AND
multicultural competence are, in fact, always acts of "becoming."
It is a spiritual offering to rea ders which, if we listen, fosters
compassion, illuminates wisdom, and validates the service of those
engaged in the critical work of educating for diversity and
— Francisco Rios, professor and department chair educational studies, University of Wyoming and senior associate editor, Multicultural Perspectives
"All teachers along the professional development continuum, but
especially beginning teachers, who want to develop and sustain
caring learning communities for all students will benefit from
Becoming Multicultural Educators. The authors provide an
invitational and substantive introduction to the theory and
practice of multicultural education."
— Ceola Ross Baber, associate dean for teacher education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
"Exceptional and insightful book for teachers, counselors, and
administrators about the personal and professional transformations
that we all must go through in order to become caring,
multicultural educators for all students. A must read."
— Valerie Ooka Pang, professor of education, San Diego State University
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