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Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action Paperback – January 9, 2013

ISBN-13: 978-1412998055 ISBN-10: 1412998050 Edition: 1ST

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1ST edition (January 9, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1412998050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1412998055
  • Product Dimensions: 9.9 x 8 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #215,101 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"I think the organization of the content and related topics is strong. I also think the varied pedagogical features component has the potential to engage students in a manner not generally found in texts of this nature." (Jose Cintron)

"I would definitely consider adopting this textbook in my class because of the pedagogical features such as, vignettes, profiles in multicultural education, case studies, and activities and assignments. The chapters are well chosen. Each chapter opens the window to the cocncepts that are carefully and meaningfully covered throughout the textbook." (Sagini Keengwe)

"I was very impressed by this text. The author did an excellent job in making the information releveant and understandable to a student." (Jamie Berry)

"I believe this text would be a valuable resource for Education professors teaching diversity courses as part of teacher preparation programs. The activities, exercises, journaling, applications, etc. are awesome!" (Sherry Green)

"I am so pleased with the chapter topics. They cover all of the information I currently cover and more in a very sequential and organized manner. I like the assessments, activities, and opportunities for journaling provided with each chapter. The profiles are an asset to the book, as well. They give students and instructors a good look at individuals in the field that are making significant contributions. Students and instructors may follow up on these individuals to learn more about their work and get additional ideas, strategies, and relevant information." (Jamia Thomas Richmond)

"It is a great resource for teacher educators and pre-service teachers. The concepts are well explained and at a level that undergraduate students can understand. Hopefully it will guide them in their educational pilgrimage in becoming effective multiculturalist educators." (Carmen Sanjurjo)

"I liked the writing style and the approach the text took to the topic. I also liked the practical application of text. Case studies, activities, lesson plans, and journaling were an added bonus to accompany the text." (Schrika Shell)

"I am very likely to adopt this text. I found it very easy to read and wanted to read more. Love it compared to the text I’m currently using." (Alaric Williams)

About the Author

William A. Howe (Ed.D. Teachers College/Columbia University) is the education consultant for Multicultural Education and Gender Equity at the Connecticut State Department of Education. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of Connecticut, Albertus Magnus College, Quinnipiac University; and past President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Howe has given over 400 workshops, lectures, and keynotes on diversity, multicultural education and organizational development. He is a regular presenter at state and national conferences and has appeared on both radio and television on diversity issues. He is a member of the editorial board of Multicultural Perspectives, the official journal of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Howe is the Chair of the Connecticut Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission.

Penelope L. Lisi is Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Central Connecticut State University and has been on the faculty since 1994. She teaches courses at the masters, 6th year certification, and doctoral levels in leadership for teaching and learning. Her research interests focus on leadership for school improvement and building learning environments that value diverse learner needs. For a number of years, she has taught graduate courses at Sam Sharpe Teachers College in Montego Bay, Jamaica, and with the Teachers College of New Jersey in their masters degree program in Palma, Mallorca. She presents regularly at national and international conferences and has served as Editor of Multicultural Perspectives, the official scholarly publication of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), since 1998.

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Becoming a Multicultural Educator awarded the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Award by the National Association of Multicultural Education. This text is SAGE's #1 best-selling first edition textbook in 2013.

Award Recipients honored at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education Conference

Los Angeles, CA (November 11, 2013) The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has recently announced that Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action by William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi (published by SAGE) is the 2013 recipient of the Philip C. Chinn Book Award.

"Our hearts and our souls went into writing this text because we believe passionately that teachers need and want to be better trained, to not only educate diverse students, but prepare all students for a global workplace," said the authors. "We wrote the book with the expectation and hope that it would help close the achievement gap as well as provide helpful direction to improve school climate through better understanding of the rich connections between culture and learning."

The Philip C. Chinn Book Award is given annually based on a book's ability to foster awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society and to contribute to the development of multicultural education.

"Howe and Lisi have created a comprehensive multicultural handbook/guide for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and other professionals," remarked Dr. Brenda Burrell, NAME Awards Committee Member. "The book holds a wealth of information, has a plethora of sources, hands-on interactive activities and thought-provoking questions. In addition to honoring the history of 'those who brought us this far,' the book serves as a call for action ... now that you know, do something!"


Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action is the core text for pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators in courses on multicultural education and diversity. Responding to the growing need for better training for teachers in how to work with a diverse population, increase academic achievement, and prepare students for a global workplace, authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi address how teachers can incorporate the knowledge they gain about other cultures into more effective classroom practice.


"William Howe and Penelope Lisi have written a book that provides holistic teaching solutions to address the rich complexities of today's globalized learning environments," said Michele Sordi, Vice President, SAGE Editorial. "SAGE is dedicated to creating strong publishing partnerships with our authors, with the shared aim of improving teaching and learning at a time of transformative change in higher education. We are honored to publish Becoming a Multicultural Educator and are thrilled that it has received the Philip C. Chinn award."



Howe and Lisi were presented the award at the 23rd Annual International NAME Conference which took place November 6th through the 10th in Oakland, California.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Karen Simms-Tolson on September 5, 2014
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This text is a much-needed addition to the growing field of Multicultural Education. My students have fully embraced "Becoming a Multicultural Educator" as a guide that enhances their personal comprehension, as well as provides stimulation for furthering professional discovery.

The topical organization of this text is carefully constructed. As a textbook, "Becoming a Multicultural Educator," offers meaningful, insightful, and logical information that spans all levels of teacher preparation. The context of the book contains a great deal of substantive material, and it is presented in a way that promotes understanding for sometimes difficult concepts. In using this text I have also found the suggested applications and activities, student study sites, discussion sections, case studies, support and summary information invaluable when assisting students in clarifying perspectives, and attaining various learning objectives. The subject matter in is highly relevant, and motivates continual renewal and awareness for the user.
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