184 Glendale Road
Amherst, MA 01002
cell: (413) 221-1559
9/61-6/65 St. John’s University BS, Education, Minor in Spanish
New York City
9/65-6/66 New York University MA, Spanish & Hispanic Literature
Graduate Year in Spain
University of Madrid
9/75-8/79 University of Massachusetts Ed.D.
Amherst, MA Major Areas of Concentration:
Curriculum, Bilingual & Multicultural
Dissertation: Curriculum Decision-Making, the Puerto Rican Family and the Bilingual Child
1980 – present University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Dec 2006 – present Professor Emerita
Language, Literacy, and Culture Concentration
School of Education
1993 – 2005 Professor
Language, Literacy, and Culture
1999 – 2005 Chair, Language, Literacy, and Culture
1989 – 1992 Director
Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform Program
1988 – 1993 Associate Professor
1987 – 1990 Associate Director
Danforth Program in School Leadership
and Coalition for School Improvement
1983 – 1988 Assistant Professor
1980 – 1983 Assistant Professor and Parent/Teacher Trainer
Bilingual Education Service Center (BESC), Title VII
1976 – l978 Teaching Assistant
Bilingual/Bicultural Education Program
1979 – 1980 Massachusetts Department of Education
Lau Coordinator, Bureau of Equal Educational Opportunity
1972 – 1975 Brooklyn College, City University of New York (CUNY)
Instructor and Deputy Chairperson
Department of Puerto Rican Studies
1970 - 1972 New York City Board of Education
P.S. 25, The Bilingual School, Bronx, New York
Summer l971 Supervisor, Summer Day Elementary School
1968 - 1970 Bilingual Teacher
1968 – 1969 Spanish-American Institute, New York City
Teacher of English as a Second Language to Adults
1966 - 1968 New York City Board of Education
Jr. H. S. 278, Brooklyn, New York
English, Spanish and French Teacher, Gr. 6-8
Part-time Academic Employment
January l979 School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT
Instructor, Master of Arts in Teaching Program
Spring l977 Hampshire College, Amherst, MA
Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Social Science
Nieto, Sonia & Bode, Patty (2012, 2008). Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, 5th & 6th eds. New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives, v. 2. New York: Routledge. (More than half of the selections in this second edition of the 2002 book are new).
Nieto, Sonia (2010, 10th Anniversary Edition; 1999, first edition). The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities. New York: Teachers College Press. A 1999 American Educational Studies Association Critics’ Choice Selection.
Chapter 7, in Jana Noel (Ed.), (2012). Classic Edition Sources: Multicultural Education, 3rd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
Chapter 3, in Why Do We Educate? Renewing the Conversation, 107th Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v. 1. Edited by David L. Coulter, John R. Wiens, & Gary D. Fenstermacher (2008, pp. 127-142). Distribution: Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing,
Chapter 7, in Jana Noel (Ed.) (2007). Classic Edition Sources: Multicultural Education, 2nd ed. New York: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
Chapter 6, in Patricia Richard-Amato (2002), Making it Happen: From Interactive to Participatory Language Teaching, 3rd ed, (pp. 480-506) New York: Addison-Wesley/Longman.
Excerpts from Chapter 7, National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, V. 3, n. 2 (Feb 2002). Available at http://www.goodschools.gwu.edu/pubs/book/feb02.html
Nieto, Sonia (2003). What Keeps Teachers Going? NY: Teachers College Press.
Translation into Spanish: Razones del Profesorado Para Seguir con Entusiasmo. Barcelona: Octaedro, 2006.
Translation into Chinese: Psychological Publishing Company, May 2007.
Nieto, Sonia (2002). Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century (a compilation of previously published journal articles and book chapters). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (4th ed. 2004; 3rd ed., 2000; 2nd ed., 1996, 1st ed., 1992). Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, New York: Allyn & Bacon Publishers, 4th ed (published by Longman Publishers, 1st through 3rd eds.)
Translation into Japanese: Akashi Shoten Co, Ltd., 2009, by Haruo Ota
Selection 11, “Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education,” in Craig Kridel (Ed.), Classic Edition Sources: Education, 4th edition (pp. 59-64). Boston: McGraw-Hill.
Chapter 4, in Alan S. Canestrari & Bruce A. Marlowe (Eds.) (2004). Educational Foundations: An Anthology of Critical Readings (pp. 44-63). New York: Sage Publications.
Excerpt from Introduction, in James W. Fraser (2001). The School in the United States: A Documentary History (pp. 332-336). McGraw-Hill.
Chapter 9, in Jana Noel (Ed.) (2000), Sources: Notable Selections in Multicultural Education (pp. 299-307), Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.
Excerpts from Chapters 9 & 10, in Ira Shor & Caroline Pari (Eds.) (1999). Education is Politics: Critical Teaching Across Differences, K-12 (pp. 1-32). Heinemann Publishers.
Chapter 8, in Raising Standards: Journal of the Rochester Teachers Association, 1 (1), Spring/Summer 1993, 39-51.
Chapter 6, in H. Svi Shapiro and David E. Purpel (Eds.) (1992). Critical Social Issues in American Education: Toward the 21st Century (pp. 194-211). NY: Longman Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (Ed.) (2008). Dear Paulo: Letters From Those Who Dare Teach. Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (Ed.) (2005). Why We Teach. New York: Teachers College Press. [Honorable Mention in Education Award, Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards, 2005]
Translation into Chinese: East China Normal University Press, 2008.
Nieto, Sonia (Ed.) (2000). Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Rivera, Ralph & Nieto, Sonia (Eds.) (1993). The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts: Issues, Research, and Policy Implications. Boston: Gastón Institute for Latino Public Policy and Community Development.
SERIES EDITOR: LANGUAGE, CULTURE, AND TEACHING Series, Routledge Publisher (originally Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.)
Books published in the series to date:
Sonia Nieto, Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for a New Century (2002)
Paul Collins, Community Writing (2001)
Tara Goldstein, Teaching and Learning in a Multilingual School (2003)
Vivian Maria Vasquez, Negotiating Critical Literacies with Young Children (2004)
Lawrence N. Berlin, Contextualing College ESL Classroom Praxis (2005)
Carole Edelsky, With Literacy and Justice for All, 3rd ed. (2006)
Mary R. Harmon & Marilyn J. Wilson, Beyond Grammar: Language, Power, and the Classroom (2006)
Ernest Morrell, Critical Literacy and Urban Youth (2008)
Katherine Richardson Bruna & Kimberley Gomez, The Work of Language in Multicultural Classrooms: Talking Science, Writing Science (2009)
Linda A. Spears-Bunton & Rebecca Powell, Toward a Literacy of Promise: Joining the African American Struggle (2009)
Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman, Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors (2009)
Hilary Janks, Literacy and Power (2010)
Sonia Nieto, Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives, 2nd ed (2010)
María Luiza Dantas & Patrick C. Manyak, Home-School Connections in a Multicultural Society: Learning From and With Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Families (2010).
Thandeka K. Chapman & Nikola Hobbel, Social Justice Pedagogy Across the Curriculum: The Practice of Freedom (2010).
Richard Andrews, Re-framing Literacy: Teaching and Learning in English and the Language Arts (2011)
María del Rosario Basterra, Elise Trumbull, & Guillermo Solano-Flores, Cultural Validity in Assessment: Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity (2011)
Sonia Nieto, Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives (2011)
Nieto, Sonia (2011). It’s whom you teach, not just what you teach: Lessons from successful culturally competent teachers. Teachers of Color Magazine, 6 (1), 40-42.
Hawley, Willis & Nieto, Sonia (2010). Another inconvenient truth: Race matters in school improvement. Educational Leadership, 68 (3), 66-71.
Nieto, Sonia (2009). From surviving to thriving. Educational Leadership, 66 (5), 8-13.
Reprint: Friedman, Audrey, A. & Reynolds, Luke (Eds.) (2011). Burned In: Fueling the Fire to Teach (pp. 157-168). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). The color of innovative and sustainable leadership: Learning from teacher leaders. Journal of Educational Change 8 (4), 299-309.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). Testing the limits. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy 4 (1), 23-26.
Rivera-Goba, Migdalia & Nieto, Sonia (2007). Mentoring Latina nurses: A multicultural perspective. Journal of Latinos and Education, 6 (1), 35-53.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Solidarity, courage, and heart: What teacher educators can learn from a new generation of teachers, Intercultural Education, 17 (5), 457-473.
Reprint: Talib, Mirja-Tytti, Loima, Jyrki, Paavola, Heini, & Patrikainen, Sanna (Eds.), (2009). Dialogs on Diversity and Global Education (pp. 65-83). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang.
Nieto, Sonia (2005). Public education in the twentieth century and beyond: High hopes, broken promises, and an uncertain future. Harvard Educational Review, 75 (1), 57-78.
Reprint: Charner-Laird, Megin, Donaldson, Morgaen L., & Hong, Soo (Eds.), (2006). Education Past and Present: Reflections on Research, Policy, and Practice. HER 75th Anniversary Issue. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Review.
Nieto, Sonia (2005). Social justice in hard times: Celebrating the vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Multicultural Perspectives, 7 (1), 3-7.
Nieto, Sonia (2004). Black, White, and us: The meaning of Brown v. Board of Education for Latinos. Multicultural Perspectives, 6, (4), 22-25.
Nieto, Sonia (2004, 2005). Schools for a new majority: The role of teacher education in hard times. The New Educator. Inaugural issue, 26 – 42; and v. 1, n. 1, pp. 27-43.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). Challenging notions of ‘highly qualified teachers’ through work in a teachers’ inquiry group. Journal of Teacher Education, special issue on Teaching from the Heart, 54 (5), 386-398.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). What keeps teachers going? Educational Leadership, 60 (8), 14–18.
Reprint: Scherer, Marge (Ed) (2003). Keeping Good Teachers (pp. 205-212). Washington, DC: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). Profoundly multicultural questions. Educational Leadership, 60 (4), 6 - 10.
Scherer, Marge (Ed.) (2003). The Best of Educational Leadership, 2002-2003.
Miletta, Alexandra & Miletta, Maureen (2008). Classroom Conversations: A Collection of Classics for Parents and Teachers (pp. 233-242). New York: The New Press.
Nieto, Sonia, Gordon, Stephen, & Yearwood, Junia (2002). Teachers’ experiences in a critical inquiry group: A conversation in three voices. Teaching Education 13 (3), 341-355.
Banks, James A., Cookson, Peter, Gay, Geneva, Hawley, Willis D., Irvine, Jacqueline Jordan, Nieto, Sonia, Schofield, Janet Ward, & Stephan, Walter G. (2001). Diversity within unity: Essential principles for teaching and learning in a multicultural society. Phi Delta Kappan, 83 (3), 196-203.
Schultz, Fred (Ed.) (2003). Annual Editions: Multicultural Education, 03/04, 10th edition. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.
Slightly revised version in Social Education, v. 69, n. 1 (2005), pp. 36-40.
Nieto, Sonia (2001). What keeps teachers going in spite of everything? and other thoughts on the future of public education. Journal of Equity and Excellence in Education, 34 (1), 6–15.
Santos Regó, Miguel Anxo & Nieto, Sonia (2000). Multicultural/intercultural teacher education in two contexts: Lessons from the United States and Spain. Journal of Teaching and Teaching Education, 16 (4), 413-427.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Placing equity front and center: Some thoughts on transforming teacher education for a new century. Journal of Teacher Education, 51 (3), 180-187.
Nieto, Sonia & Santos Regó, Miguel Anxo (1997). Formación multi/intercultural del profesorado: Perspectivas de los Estados Unidos y España. Teoría de la Educación, 9, 55-74 (published 1999).
Nieto, Sonia (1999). What does it mean to affirm diversity in our nation’s schools? The School Administrator, 56 (5), 32-34.
Reprint: Noll, James Wm. (Ed.) (2001). Taking sides: Clashing Views on Controversial Educational Issues, 11th ed. (pp. 118-121). Guilford, CT: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill.
Nieto, Sonia (1998). Fact and fiction: Stories of Puerto Ricans in U.S. schools. Harvard Educational Review, 68 (2), 133-163. Special issue on the education of Puerto Ricans.
Afolabi, K. A., et al (2011). Education for a Multicultural Society (pp. 203-232). Cambridge: Harvard Education Review.
Carter, D. J., Flores, S. M., & Reddick, R. J. (Eds.) (2004). Legacies of Brown: Multiracial Perspectives and Realities of Educational Equity (pp. 267–296). Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
Segarra, J. A. & Dobles, R. (Eds.) (1999). learning as a political act: struggles for learning and learning from struggles ( pp. 47-73). Reprint Series #32. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
Nieto, S. (1999). Realidad y ficción: Historias de puertorriqueños en escuelas estadounidenses. Harvard Educational Review, 68 (2), Spanish Edition), 1-34.
Nieto, Sonia (1997). Panelist, Ethnicity and Education Forum: What difference does difference make? Harvard Educational Review, 67 (2), 169-187.
Nieto, Sonia (1997). Writing for real: Exploring and affirming students’ words and worlds. MABE Newsletter (Massachusetts Association for Bilingual Education). Part 1, 18 (2) and Part 2, 18 (3).
Mestre, Lori & Nieto, Sonia (1996). Puerto Rican children’s literature and culture in the public library. Multicultural Review, 5 (2), 26-38.
Reprint: Berman, Sanford & Danky, James P. (Eds.) (1998). Alternative Library Literature, 1996/1997: A Biennial Anthology (pp. 105-115). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.
Nieto, Sonia (1994). Lessons from students on creating a chance to dream. Harvard Educational Review, 64 (4), 392 - 426.
DeShano da Silva, Carol, Huguley, James Philip, Kakli, Zenub, & Rao, Radhika (Eds.) (2007). The Opportunity Gap: Achievement and Inequality in Education (pp. 285-319). Reprint Series #43. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
Plaut, Suzanne & Sharkey, Nancy (Eds.) (2003). Education Policy and Practice: Bridging the Divide (pp. 175 – 211). Reprint Series #37. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
HER Classics Series. Selected as one of twelve “Classic Articles” from the Harvard Educational Review, 1931-2000.
Brizuela, Barbara M. et., al. (Eds.) (2000). Acts of Inquiry in Qualitative Research (pp. 355-387). Reprint Series #34. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
Mintz, Ethan & Yun, John T. (Eds.) (2001). The Complex World of Teaching: Perspectives from Theory and Practice (pp. 377-409). Reprint Series #31. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review, 1999. (Book selected for a Critics’ Choice Award by the American Studies Educational Studies Association, Nov. 2001).
Capella Noya, Gladys, Geismar, Kathryn, & Nicoleau, Guitele (Eds.) (1996). Shifting Histories: Transforming Schools for Social Change (pp. 3-36). Reprint Series #26. Cambridge: Harvard Educational Review.
Working Together Toward Reform, a special volume from the Harvard Educational Review on school reform. Fall, 1996.
Dealing with Diversity: Ensuring Success for Every Student, a special volume from Harvard Educational Review on diversity and learning, Fall 1995.
Nieto, Sonia (1994). What are our children capable of knowing? Educational Forum, 58 (4),
434 – 440.
Nieto, Sonia (1994). Affirmation, solidarity, and critique: Moving beyond tolerance in multicultural education. Multicultural Education, 1 (4), 9-12, 35-38.
Delatorre, W., Rubalcaa, L. A., & Cabello, B. (Eds.) (2004). Education in urban America: A critical perspective. Kendall/Hunt Publications.
Reading the World: Redefining Literature and History Curriculum. A Justice Matters Institute Report from the Multicultural Education Summit convened by the San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, CA, Fall, 1999, pp. 53-65.
Lee, Enid, Menkart, Deborah, & Okazawa-Rey, Margo (Eds.). (1997). Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development (pp. 7-18). Washington, DC: Teaching for Change.
Schultz, Fred (1995). Annual Editions: Multicultural Education, 95/96. 2nd ed. (pp. 63-69); and Schultz, Fred (1996). Annual Editions: Multicultural Education, 96/97, 3rd ed. (pp. 59-65). Guilford, CT: The Dushkin Publishing Group.
Bloome, David & Nieto, Sonia (1989). Children's understanding of basal readers. Theory into Practice, 28 (4), 258-264.
Reprint: Shannon, Patrick (Ed.), (1992). Becoming Political: Readings and Writings in the Politics of Literacy Education (pp. 83-93). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
Nieto, Sonia (1987). Parent involvement in bilingual education: Whose responsibility is it? NABE Journal, 11 (2), 189-201.
Nieto, Sonia (1986). Equity in education: The case for bilingual education, in Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children, l7 (3 & 4), 4-8.
Nieto, Sonia (1986). Past accomplishments, current needs: La lucha continúa. Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children, l7 (2).
Nieto, Sonia (1985). Who's afraid of bilingual parents? The Bilingual Review, l2 (3), 179-189.
Nieto, Sonia (1983). Children's literature on Puerto Rican themes. Part l: The Messages of Fiction; Part 11: Non-fiction. Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children, l4 (l &2).
Nieto, Sonia (forthcoming). Honoring the lives of all children: Identity, culture, and language. In Beverly Falk (Ed.), In Defense of Childhood. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (forthcoming). The BC 44, ethnic studies, and transformative education. In Anaida Colón-Muñíz (Ed.), Personal Stories of the Struggle for Civil Rights in Education: Latino Participants, Researchers, and Writers.
Nieto, Sonia (2011). Critical hope… in spite of it all. In R. Elmore (Ed.), I Used to Think, and Now I Think: Reflections on the Work of School Reform (pp. 127-133). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2011). On learning to tie a hat, and other recollections of becoming biliterate. In María de la Luz Reyes & John Halcón (Eds.). Words Were All We Had: Becoming Biliterate Against the Odds (pp. 15-25). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia & McDonough, Kathy (2011). Placing equity front and center revisited. In Arnetha Ball & Cynthia Tyson (Eds.), Studying diversity in teacher education (pp. 361-382). Washington, DC: American Educational Research Association.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Eating tostones and changing lives. In Tom Wilson, Peter Park & Anaida Colón-Muñíz (Eds), Memories of Paulo (pp. 33-34). Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers.
Irizarry, Jason & Nieto, Sonia (2010). Latino contributions to educational praxis: Abriendo caminos, construyendo puentes. In Enrique G. Murillo, Jr. (Ed.), Handbook of Latinos in Education: Research, Theory, and Practice (pp. 108-123). New York: Routledge.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Letter to my daughter, a teacher. In Mary C. Fehr & Dennis E. Fehr (Eds.). Teach Boldly! Letters to Teachers About Contemporary Issues in Education (pp. 217-221). New York: Peter Lang.
Nieto, Sonia & Bode, Patty (2010). School reform and student learning: A multicultural perspective. In James A. Banks & Cherry A. McGee Banks (Eds.), Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives, 7th rev. ed. (pp. 395-415). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Nieto, Sonia (2009). Diversity education: Lessons for a just world. In Mokubung Nkomo & Saloshna Vandeyar (Eds.), Thinking Diversity, Building Cohesion: A Transnational Dialogue on Education (pp. 17-39). Amsterdam & Pretoria, Rozenberg Publishers and UNISA Press. Also published on Rozenberg website: www.rozenbergps.com
Nieto, Sonia (2009). Multicultural education in the United States: Historical realities, ongoing challenges, and transformative possibilities. In James A. Banks (Ed.). The Routledge International Companion to Multicultural Education (pp. 79-95). New York: Routledge.
Raible, John & Nieto, Sonia (2008). Beyond categories: The complex identities of adolescents. In Michael Sadowski (Ed.), Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education, 2nd ed. (pp. 207-223). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2008). Go beyond niceness: Think critically about what it means to “care” for students of color. In Mica Pollock (Ed.), Everyday Antiracism: Concrete Ways to Successfully Navigate the Relevance of Race in School (pp. 28-31). New York: The New Press.
Nieto, Sonia, Bode, Patty, Kang, Eugenie, & Raible, John (2008). Identity, community, and diversity: Retheorizing multicultural curriculum for the postmodern era. In Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, & JoAnn Phillion (Eds.). Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction (pp. 176-197). Los Angeles: Sage Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia & Johnson, Helen (2008). The sociopolitical context of No Child Left Behind: Hard times and courageous responses. In Helen Johnson and Arthur Salz (Eds.), What is Educational Reform? Pushing Against the Compassionate Conservative Agenda (pp. 15-24). Mahwah, NJ: Routledge.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). Latinos and the elusive quest for equal education. In Juan Flores & Renato Rosaldo (Eds.). Latino Studies Companion (pp. 217-228). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). School reform and student learning: A multicultural perspective. In James A. Banks & Cherry A. McGee Banks (Eds.), Multicultural Education: Issues and Perspectives (pp. 425-443), 6th rev. ed. (3rd rev. ed., 1997; 4th rev. ed., 2001; 5th rev. ed., 2004). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). A Nuyorican in the academy: Lessons learned. In Theodorea Regina Berry & Nathalie D. Mizelle (Eds.), From Oppression to Grace: Women of Color and Their Dilemmas Within the Academy (pp. 244-256). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing.
Nieto, Sonia (2004). Puerto Rican students in U.S. schools: A troubled past and the search for a hopeful future. In James A. Banks & Cherry A. McGee Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education, 2nd ed. (pp. 515-541). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
Raible, John & Nieto, Sonia (2003). Beyond categories: The complex identities of adolescents. In Michael Sadowski (Ed.), Adolescents at School: Perspectives on Youth, Identity, and Education (pp. 145-161). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.
Nieto, S. (2003). Identity, personhood, and Puerto Rican students: Challenging paradigms of assimilation and authenticity. Scholar-Practitioner Quarterly, 1(4), 41-62
Nieto, Sonia & Gordon, Stephen (2002). Adult conversations about unasked questions. In Parker Palmer & Sam Intrator (Eds.), Honoring the Teacher’s Heart: Stories of the Courage to Teach (pp. 64-77). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Gebhard, Meg, Austin, Theresa, Nieto, Sonia & Willett, J. (2002). “You can’t step on someone else’s words”: Preparing all teachers to teach language minority students. In Zeynep Beykont (Ed.), The Power of Culture: Teaching Across Language Difference (pp. 219-243). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Publishing Group.
Nieto, Sonia (2001). We speak in many tongues: Linguistic diversity and multicultural education (revised and updated). In Carlos P. Díaz (Ed.), Multicultural Education for the Twenty-first Century (pp. 152-170). New York: Allyn & Bacon.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Puerto Rican students in U.S. schools: A brief history. In Sonia Nieto (Ed.), Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools (pp. 5-37). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Bringing bilingual education out of the basement and other imperatives for teacher education. In Zeynep Beykont (Ed.), Lifting Every Voice: Pedagogy and Politics of Bilingual Education (pp. 187-207). Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Publishing Group.
Nieto, Sonia (1999). Culturally relevant cases: A personal reflection and implications for teacher education. In Mary A. Lundeberg, Barbara B. Levin, & Helen Harrington (Eds.), Who Learns What From Cases and How? The Research Base for Teaching with Cases (pp. 179-196). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (1999). Critical multicultural education and students’ perspectives. In Stephan May (Ed.), Rethinking Multicultural and Antiracist Education: Towards Critical Multiculturalism (pp. 191-215.). London: Falmer Press.
Reprint: Ladson-Billings, Gloria & Gillborn, David (2004). The RoutledgeFalmer Reader in Multicultural Education (pp 179-200). New York: RoutledgeFalmer.
Nieto, Sonia (1999). “Funny, you don’t look Puerto Rican,” and other musings on developing a philosophical orientation to multicultural education research. In Carl A. Grant (Ed.). Multicultural Research: A Reflective Engagement with Race, Class, Gender, and Sexual Orientation (pp. 145-156). London: Falmer Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1998). On becoming American: An exploratory essay. In William C. Ayers & Janet L. Miller (Eds.), A Light in Dark Times: Maxine Greene and the Unfinished Conversation (pp. 45-57). New York: Teachers College Press.
Reprint: Puerto Ricans in America: PBS Online Commentaries on “Almost a Woman”:http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/masterpiece/americancollection/woman/ei_puertoricans_nieto.html
Nieto, Sonia (1998). From claiming hegemony to sharing space: Creating community in multicultural courses. In Rudolfo Chávez Chávez & James O’Donnell (Eds.), Speaking the Unpleasant: The Politics of Non-Engagement in the Multicultural Education Terrain (pp. 16-31). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1998). Cultural difference and educational change in a sociopolitical context. In Andy Hargreaves, Ann Lieberman, Michael Fullan, & David Hopkins (Eds.), International Handbook of Educational Change (pp. 418-439). The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia & Rolón, Carmen (1997). Preparation and professional development of teachers: A perspective from two Latinas. In Jacqueline Jordan Irvine (Ed.), Critical Knowledge for Diverse Teachers and Learners (pp. 93-128). Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE).
Nieto, Sonia (1997). Diversity: What do teachers need to know? In J. L. Paul, M. Churton, H. Rosselli-Kostoryz, W. C. Morse, K. Marfo, C. Lavely, & D. Thomas (Eds.), Foundations of Special Education: Some of the Knowledge Informing Research and Practice in Special Education (pp. 324-347). Brooks/Cole Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (1997). We have stories to tell: Puerto Ricans in children's books. In Violet J. Harris (Ed.), Using Multiethnic Literature in the K-8 Classroom (pp. 59-93). (1st ed, 1992). Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
Reprint (1st ed.): Rethinking Schools, v. 8, n. 2 (Winter 1993), pp. 3, 20-23.
Nieto, Sonia (1996). “I like making my mind work”: Language minority students and the curriculum. In Catherine E. Walsh (Ed.), Education Reform and Social Change: Multicultural Voices, Struggles, and Visions (pp. 147-163). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Nieto, Sonia (1995). From brown heroes and holidays to assimilationist agendas: Reconsidering the critiques of multicultural education. In Christine E. Sleeter & Peter McLaren (Eds.), Multicultural Education, Critical Pedagogy, and the Politics of Difference (pp. 191-220). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1995). A history of the education of Puerto Rican students in U.S. schools: ‘Losers,’ ‘outsiders,’ or ‘leaders’? In James A. Banks & Cherry McGee Banks (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education (388-411). NY: Macmillan Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (1993). Creating possibilities: Educating Latino students in Massachusetts. In Ralph Rivera & Sonia Nieto (Eds.), The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts: Issues, Research, and Policy Implications (pp. 243-261). Boston: Gastón Institute for Latino Public Policy & Development.
Frau-Ramos, Manuel & Nieto, Sonia (1993). “I was an outsider”: Dropping out among Puerto Rican youths in Holyoke, Massachusetts. In Ralph Rivera & Sonia Nieto (Eds.), The Education of Latino Students in Massachusetts: Issues, Research, and Policy Implications (pp. 147-169). Boston: Gastón Institute for Latino Public Policy and Development.
Nieto, Sonia (1993). Latinos in the United States: Complexities of challenges and opportunities. In Ibero-American Heritage Curriculum: Latinos in the Making of the United States of America, Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow. Albany: New York State Education Department
Nieto, Sonia & Sinclair, Robert (1992). Leadership and the expanded environment for learning. In Bruce G. Barnett, Frank O. McQuarrie, & Cynthia J. Norris (Eds.), The Moral Imperatives of Leadership: A Focus on Human Decency (pp. 39-56). Memphis: National Network for Innovative Principal Preparation.
Nieto, Sonia (1992). We speak in many tongues: Language diversity and multicultural education. In Carlos P. Díaz (Ed.), Multicultural Education for the Twenty-first Century (pp. 112-136). Washington, DC: National Education Association.
Reprint: Ada, Alma Flor & Tinajero, Josefina (Eds.) (1992). The Power of Two Languages: Literacy and Biliteracy for Hispanic Students. (pp. 37-48), NY: McMillan/McGraw Hill Publishing Co.
Nieto, Sonia & Markman, Susan (1988). Equity and curriculum renewal. In Robert L. Sinclair & Sonia Nieto (Eds.), Renewing School Curriculum: Concerns for Equal and Quality Education (pp. 37-44) MA: Coalition for School Improvement.
Nieto, Sonia (1987). Self-affirmation or self-destruction? The image of Puerto Ricans in children's literature written in English. In Asela Rodriguez de Laguna (Ed.), Images and Identities: The Puerto Rican in Two World Contexts (pp. 211-226). NJ: Transaction Publications.
Nieto, Sonia (1987). ¿Auto-afirmación o auto-destrucción? La imagen de los puertorriqueños en la literatura de niños escrita en ingles. In Asela Rodriguez de Laguna (Ed.), Imágenes e identidades: El puertorriqueño en la literatura (pp. 257-272). Río Piedras, PR: Ediciones Huracán.
Nieto, Sonia (1987). Bilingual education and Puerto Rican Studies. In María E. Sánchez & Antonio Stevens-Arroyo (Eds.), Toward a Renaissance of Puerto Rican Studies: Ethnic and Area Studies in University Education (pp. 37-43). Boulder, CO: Social Science Monographs; and Highland Lakes, NJ: Atlantic Research and Publications. Distributed by Columbia University Press.
Issue on National Curriculum Standards, Educational Forum, v. 58, n. 4 (Summer, 1994).
Issue on Bilingual Education, Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children, l7, (3 & 4) (l986).
Issue on Puerto Ricans in Children's Literature and History Texts. Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children, 14 (l &2), 1983.
Nieto, Sonia (August 2010). Language, diversity, and learning: Lessons for education in the 21st century. CAL Digest (newsletter of the Center for Applied Linguistics).
Nieto, Sonia (2002). Language, Culture, and Teaching: Critical Perspectives for Teacher Education. 26th Annual Charles DeGarmo Lecture, 2002 AERA meeting, New Orleans, LA. Published by the Society of Professors of Education.
Marquez, Roberto & Nieto, Sonia (1986). Puerto Rican Literature and Society: A Curriculum for the Secondary School. New York and New Brunswick, NJ: Ford Foundation and Rutgers University.
Sinclair, Robert L. & Nieto, Sonia (Eds.) (1988). Renewing School Curriculum: Concerns for Equal and Quality Education. Amherst, MA: Coalition for School Improvement.
Nieto, Sonia (Senior Editor), Rivera, Melissa & Quiñones, Sandra (Editors) (2010). Charting a new course: Understanding the sociocultural, political, economic and historical context of Latino/a education in the United States. With contributions from Julio Cammarota, Chiara Cannella, Emmanuel Garcia, Maria Gonzalez, Jason Irizarry, Luis Moll, Sonia Nieto, Pedro Pedraza, Beatrix Perez, Harriett Romo, Angela Valenzuela. Synthesis paper funded by the Spencer Foundation. New York: Centro Press, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). Teaching ‘These Children’: Learning From Caring and Courageous Teachers. Distinguished Educators’ Lecture Series. New York: Pace University.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Teaching as Political Work: Learning From Courageous And Caring Teachers. Child Development Occasional Paper Series. New York: Sarah Lawrence College.
Nieto, Sonia & Rolón, Carmen (1995). The preparation and professional development of teachers: A perspective from two Latinas. CULTURES Project, Emory University, Atlanta.
Nieto, Sonia (1994). Diversity: What do teachers need to know? Vision 2000: Florida’s Future for Special Education.
Frau-Ramos, Manuel & Nieto, Sonia (1991). “I was An outsider”: Dropping out among Puerto Rican youths in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Mauricio Gastón Institute for Public Policy and Development, University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Nieto, Sonia (2011). El caso de la educación multicultural en Estados Unidos, ¿qué lecciones hay para la educación intercultural? (The case of multicultural education in the United States: What lessons does it hold for intercultural education?) Paper presented at Congreso de Educación Intercultural: Retos internacionales Ante la Interculturalidad (Intercultural Education Conference: International Challenges to Interculturalism. Universidad de Almería, November 2009.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Language, literacy, and culture: Intersections and implication. In Timothy Shanahan & Flora Rodríguez-Brown (Eds.), 49th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference (pp. 41-60). Chicago: National Reading Conference.
Luria, Harriet Seymour, Deborah M. & Smoke, Trudy (Eds.) (2006). Language and Linguistics in Context: Readings and Applications for Teachers (pp. 315-331). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Pollard, Diane & Welch, Olga (Eds.) (2005). From Center to Margins: The Importance of Self-Definition in Research (pp. 61-85). Albany: State University of New York Press.
Experts’ remarks on vital steps toward educating a diverse nation. In conference proceedings of Multicultural Education: Steps to Practice, Northeast Consortium for Multicultural Education. White Plains, NY, October, 1994.
Nieto, Sonia (1988). Challenges and opportunities: Four sides of the same coin. In Conference proceedings of the Ibero-American Heritage Project International Planning Conference (pp. 117-125), Santillana del Mar, Spain. Albany: New York State Department of Education.
Nieto, Sonia (1987). The social perspective. Conference Proceedings of the Ibero-American Heritage Project International Planning Conference. Sterling Forest, Albany: New York State Department of Education.
Nieto, Sonia (1982). Bilingual education. Conference Proceedings, Eastern Regional Conference on Hispanic Educational Issues: La Próxima Década, Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education.
Nieto, Sonia (2012). Soka Education: Hopeless idealism or a vision worth pursuing? Critical Inquiry in Language Studies, 9 (1&2), 152-156.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Critical Literacy: What Every American Ought to Know by Eugene F. Provenzo. Teachers College Record.
Bode, Patty & Nieto, Sonia (2003). Intergroup Dialogue: Deliberative Democracy in School, College, Community and Workplace. David Schoem & Sylvia Hurtado (Eds.), Teachers College Record 105 (7), 1298-1301.
Nieto, Sonia (1996-97). Latino High School Graduation: Defying the Odds. Harriet D. Romo & Toni Falbo (Eds.). Latino Review of Books, 2 (3), 48-49.
Nieto, Sonia (1996). Brave New Schools: Challenging Cultural Illiteracy through Global Learning Networks. Jim Cummins & Dennis Sayers (Eds.). NABE News, 20 (2), 11-12.
Nieto, Sonia (1994). Bilingual Education: Politics, Practice, Research. M. Beatriz Arias & Ursula Casanova (Eds.) Review of Education/Pedagogy/Cultural Studies, 16 (1), 103-110.
Nieto, Sonia (1993). Review essay, “Multiculturalism in Higher Education: Emerging Literature.” Equity & Excellence in Education, 26 (3), 77-79.
Nieto, Sonia (1992). Pedagogy and the Struggle for Voice: Issues of Language, Power and Schooling for Puerto Ricans. Catherine E. Walsh (Ed.), Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 13 (4), 378-382.
Nieto, Sonia (1986). Barriers to Excellence: Our Children at Risk. National Coalition of Advocates for Students. Excellence and Equity in Education, 22 (4-6), 139-142.
Nieto, Sonia (1985). Open Minds to Equality. Nancy Schneidewind & Ellen Davidson (Eds.). Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 6 (2), 203-204.
Reviews of children’s books with Latino themes in various issues of the Bulletin of the Council on Interracial Books for Children: v. l0, n. 4, 7, 8; v. 11, n. l & 2, 3 & 4; v. l2, n. 3, 7, 8; v. l3, n. 2 & 3.
Nieto, Sonia (2012, April; first published 2008, 3 September). Honoring children’s languages: One simple suggestion. NIUSI-LeadScape blog (http://www.niusileadscape.org)
Nieto, Sonia (2009, September). Blog: A Wise Latina Woman: Reflections on Sonia Sotomayor. Teaching Tolerance webpage (http://www.tolerance.org/blog/wise-latina-woman-reflections-sonia-sotomayor)
Nieto, Sonia (2008). Diversity, access, equity, and learning: Conditions to promote learning and principles for practice. In Janette R. Hill, Bob Fecho, Jenny Penney Oliver, & Talmadge C. Guy, (Eds.). The Intersection of Diversity and Learning: Capturing a Conversation. Based on a two-day conference at the University of Georgia, Athens, http://janette.myweb.uga.edu/diversity/outcomes.html
Nieto, Sonia (2007, May). What’s Next in Public Education? NEA Today. Available http://www.nea.org/neatoday/0705/coverstory1.html
Nieto, Sonia, Felix, Sonie, Gelzinis, Karen (2002). A life of teaching: Reflections from teachers in an inquiry group. Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, University of Pennsylvania. http://www.urbanedjournal.org/articles/article0005.html
Nieto, Sonia (2002, February). Excerpt from Chapter 7, The Light in Their Eyes for Bookmark, monthly electronic newsletter of the National Clearinghouse for Comprehensive School Reform, http://www.goodschools.gwu.edu/pubs/book/feb02.html
Nieto, Sonia (2011). Speaking truth to power in educational research. Solicited essay for 2012 AERA Conference theme, “Non Satis Scire: To Know is Not Enough”: www.aera.org
Nieto, Sonia (2011). The unlikely professor. In Angela Carrasquillo (Ed.), Between Puerto Rico and New York: A Latina Professor’s Journey (pp. xiv-xv). Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications.
Nieto, Sonia (2011). Reflections on urban education: Critical insights. In Valerie Kinloch (Ed), Urban Literacies: Critical Perspectives on Language, Learning, and Community (pp. 195-198). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Foreword. In Robert Lake (Ed.), Dear Maxine: Letters From the Unfinished Conversation (pp. ix-xi). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). A grain of humility in an age of hubris. Educational Leadership, 68 (4), 74.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Foreword. In Bill Ayers, To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher, 3rd ed (pp. ix-x). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Afterword. In Rich Milner (Ed.), Culture, Curriculum, and Identity in Education (pp. 223-229). Palgrave Macmilllan.
Nieto, Sonia (2010). Definitions of “Cultural Identities” and “Diversity.” In Craig Kridel (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Sage Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). Fad or necessity? A scholar makes the case for multicultural education. The Women’s Times (Berkshire Region, Massachusetts), 14 (7), 4-5.
Nieto, Sonia (2007). Foreword. In Gerald Campano, Immigrant Students and Literacy: Reading, Writing, and Remembering. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Stances on multilingual and multicultural education: The limitations of labels. Language Arts, 84 (2), 171.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Foreword. In Mary Cowhey, Black Ants and Buddhists: Thinking Critically and Teaching Differently in the Primary Grades. Portland, ME: Stenhouse Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (1999, 1st ed; 2006, 2nd ed). Foreword. In Gary Howard, We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know: White Teachers, Multiracial Schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2006). Thoughts on the 20th anniversary of Rethinking Schools. Rethinking Schools, 20 (3), 9.
Nieto, Sonia (2005). Afterword – A project of hope: Defining a new agenda for Latino education in the 21st century. In Pedro Pedraza & Melissa Rivera (Eds.), Latino/a Education: An Agenda for Research and Advocacy (pp. 459-466). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (2nd ed, 1998, 3rd ed. 2004). Foreword. In Patricia Ramsey, Teaching and Learning in a Diverse World: Multicultural Education for Young Children. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2004). Prólogo. In Teresa Aguado Odina, Pedagogía Intercultural. Madrid: McGraw-Hill.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). Response to the poem “I Remember” by Lydia Cortés. In Sam Intrator & Megan Scribner (Eds.), Teaching With Fire (38-39). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). Afterword. In Stuart Greene & Dawn Abt-Perkins (Eds.), Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Cultural Understanding (pp. 201 – 205). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2003). Preface. In Linda Christensen & Stan Karp (Eds.). Rethinking School Reform. WI: Rethinking Schools.
Nieto, Sonia (2002). Foreword. In Nilda Flores-Gonzalez, School Kids, Street Kids: Identity Development in Latino Students. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (2001). Foreword. Narratives, 6 (1), p. 9. Special issue: Whose Social Justice? Overcoming Barriers to Educational Equity and Excellence.
Nieto, Sonia (2001). On creative extremism. Rethinking Schools, 15 (1), 13.
Nieto, Sonia (2001). Foreword. In María de la Luz Reyes & John Halcón (Eds.). The Best for Our Children: Latina/o Voices on Literacy. New York: Teachers College Press.
Martínez Estrada, Christelle, Ladson-Billings, Gloria, Lam, Diana, Lipman, Pauline, Mahiri, Jabari, Nieto, Sonia, Gordon Nembhard, Jessica, & Ooka Pang, Valerie (2000). The Promise of Urban Schools (prepared by the Annenberg Institute Senior Fellows in Urban Education). Providence, RI: Annenberg Institute for School Reform.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Foreword. In Carolyn O’Grady, (Ed.). Integrating Service Learning and Multicultural Education in Colleges and Universities. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Nieto, Sonia (2000). Response – A gesture toward justice: Small schools and the promise of equal education. In William Ayers (Ed.), Simple Justice: The Small Schools Revolution and the Fight for Fairness in Our Schools (pp. 13-17). New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1999). Foreword. In Sarah Warshauer Freedman, Elizabeth Radin Simons, Julie Shalhope Kalnin, Alex, Casareno, and the M-CLASS Teams. Inside City Schools: Investigating Literacy in Multicultural Classrooms. New York: Teachers College Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1998). Foreword. A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE Institute Anti-Bias Study Guide. Washington, DC: Anti-Defamation League.
Nieto, Sonia (1998). Foreword. In Arlette Willis (Ed.), Teaching and Using Multicultural Literature in Grades 9-12. Norwood, MA: Christopher-Gordon Publishers.
Nieto, Sonia (1997). Introduction to Chapter 6, “Newcomers Establishing Roots.” In Daphne Muse (Ed.), The New Press Guide to Multicultural Resources for Young Readers (p. 439). New York: The New Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1997). Definition of “Puerto Rican Studies.” In Carl A. Grant and Gloria Ladson-Billings (Eds.), Dictionary of Multicultural Education (pp. 225-226). Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press.
Nieto, Sonia (1996). Foreword. Through Students’ Eyes: Combating Racism in United States Schools, by Karen B. McLean Donaldson. New York: Bergin & Garvey.
Contributor and member, Multicultural Booklist Committee. Kaleidoscope: A Multicultural Booklist for Grades K-8. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1994.
Presentations at National Conferences (selected)
(Please note: for presentations at annual AERA conferences, see Addendum)
Keynote speaker, Great Teachers for Our City Schools Annual Conference, Denver, CO, April 2012
“Letters to Paulo: Drawing Inspiritation for Teaching and for Life,” Annual Conference of the National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL, November 2011
Panel on Teacher Collaboration, National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL, November 2011
“Multicultural Teaching Stories” (with Patty Bode), Annual conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education, Las Vegas, NE, November 2010
Keynote speaker, Mt. Holyoke College Alumna Conference on Teaching, Learning, Leading, South Hadley, MA, October 2008
Keynote speaker, National Education Association Joint Conference on Concerns of Minorities and Women, Washington, DC, June 2008
Keynote speaker, Pedagogy and Theater of the Oppressed Annual Conference, Omaha, NE, May 2008
Keynote speaker, National Center on Urban School Transformation (NCUST), San Diego, CA, May 2008
Keynote speaker, National Writing Project Annual Spring Meeting, Washington, DC, April 2008
Keynote speaker, National Urban Alliance Conference, Albany, NY, March 2008.
Keynote speaker, Annual New Teacher Center Symposium, San Jose, CA, February 2008
Keynote speaker, Annual conference of the National Staff Development Council, Dallas, TX, December 2007
Co-Keynote speaker, Annual conference of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME), Baltimore, MD, November 2007
Keynote speaker, Annual conference of the National Congress of Puerto Rican Women, Orange, CA, November 2007
Keynote Speaker, Teaching for Intelligence/Achieve to Believe Conference, National Urban Alliance, Birmingham, AL, April 2007 and Albany, NY, March 2008
Keynote Speaker, Transforming Teaching to Benefit All Students, Annual conference of the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt), Washington, DC, February 2007
Keynote Speaker, International Summit on Leadership for Sustainable Innovation, Boston, MA, November 2006
Keynote Speaker, New Educator Conference, New York City, October 2006
Speaker, National Conference on the Intersection of Diversity and Learning, University of Georgia, May 2006
Panel, Askwith Education Forum, Harvard Educational Review 75th Anniversary Commemoration. Cambridge, MA, March 2006
Keynote Speaker, National Conference of Teachers of English Annual Research Assembly, Chicago, IL, February 2006
Panelist, “Transformative Resistance in Urban Communities: Combating the Culture of Poverty Thesis,” American Anthropological Association Annual Conference, Washington, DC, December 2005
Keynote Panelist, Annual conference of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE), San Antonio, TX, January 2005
Panelist, “Doing Critical Literacy in Hard Times.” Annual NCTE conference, Atlanta, GA, November 2002
Discussant, “Haciendo Patria through Community Education and Participatory Research: The Centro/El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice Collaborative.” Annual Puerto Rican Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL, October 2002
Panelist, International Human Rights in Education. Annual NAME conference, Washington, DC, November 2002
Panelist, Second-Class Citizens in ‘Our’ Democracy conference, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, November 2001
Keynote speaker, Annual Florida Association for Multicultural Education (FAME) conference, Tampa, FL, March 2001
Women’s Breakfast Speaker, Annual People of Color Conference, National Association of Independent Schools, Nashville, TN, December 2000
Panel, Writing for Publication, Annual NAME conference, Orlando, FL, November 2000
Chair of panel, “Puerto Rican Students in U.S. Schools.” Biannual PRSA conference, Amherst, MA, October 2000
Keynote speaker, annual meeting of National Reading Conference (NRC), Orlando, FL, December 1999
Panelist, “‘No One Model American’ Revisited.” Annual NAME conference, San Diego, CA, November 1999
Keynote speaker, First National REACH (Respecting Ethnic and Cultural Heritage) Conference, South Padre Island, TX, April 1999
Keynote speaker, Annual meeting of the Association for Teacher Education (ATE), Chicago, IL, February 1999
Panelist, Town Meeting. Annual NAME conference, St. Louis, MO, October 1998
Panelist, Commencement Forum. “100 Years of Teacher Education at Brown.” Providence, RI, Brown University, May 1998
Panelist, “Integrating Socio-cultural Experiences of Students into Teaching and Learning to Improve Academic Achievement.” Annual Conference of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium, College Park, MD, May 1998
Panelist, “Teaching to Excellence and Equity: New Directions in Teacher Recruitment, Preparation, and Development.” Second Annual Claiborne Pell Education Policy Seminar, Brown University, Providence, RI, February 1998
Panelist, “Marginalization or Inclusion? Language Diversity Issues in Multicultural Education.” Annual NAME conference, Minneapolis, MN, October 1996
Plenary panel speaker, “Constructing a Discipline: The Role of the First Handbook of Research on Multicultural Education.” Annual NAME conference, Washington, DC, February 1995
Speaker, Understanding Language as a Foundation for Curriculum and Instruction: Impact Conference II. Annual NCTE conference, Orlando, FL, November 1994
Plenary speaker, “Toward a Latino-Puerto Rican Education Agenda.” First PRSA conference, Beyond Survival: New Directions in Puerto Rican Studies. Boston, MA, September/October 1994
Keynote speaker, “The Role of Culture in the Bilingual/Multicultural Classroom.” Personnel Training Alliance Quarterly Meeting, TDI Institute, Los Angeles, CA, February 1994
Keynote speaker, “Moving Beyond Tolerance in Multicultural Education.” Annual NAME conference, Detroit, MI, February 1994
Major speaker, “Listening to Voices of Language Minority Students to Influence School Reform,” NABE annual conference, Los Angeles, CA., February 1994
Keynote speaker, People of Color Conference, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), St. Paul, MN, December 1993
Speaker, Harvard Principals’ Center Conference, Detracking: An Opportunity for Honoring Diversity, Cambridge, MA, October 1993
Panelist, “Culturally Inclusive Curriculum.” First Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Threads of Diversity: The Fabric of Unity. Washington, DC, September – October 1993
Participant, “What Works with Youth?” Conference, sponsored by the M.I.T. Community Fellows Program and the Wingspread Conference Center, Racine, WI, March 1993
Chair of panel, “Multicultural Education in Independent Schools: Challenging the Canon from Within.” Annual NAME Conference, Orlando, FL, February 1992
Chair, panel on Bilingual Education, XIII Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, Amherst, MA, April 1992
Panelist, “Diversity, Commonality, and Multicultural Education: Five Perspectives.” Annual Conference of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) Human Rights Committee, Memphis, TN, October 1992
Education Panel, National Conference in Support of the African National Congress and Other Democratic Forces for a New South Africa, Riverside Church, New York, November 1999
Panelist, “Education for the Puerto Rican Community.” Biannual Conference of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, New York City, May 1991
Panelist, “Opening New Doors to Literacy: Freeing Marginal Students to Succeed.” Annual NCTE Conference, Seattle, WA, November 1991
Panelist, “Multiculturalism in the Schools: The Challenge to Teachers.” Institute in Honor of Paulo Freire's 70th Birthday, New School for Social Research, New York City, December 1991
Panelist, “The Role of the Principal in Student Learning.” American Association of School Administrators (AASA) Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, March 1989
Panelist, “The English Only Movement.” Biannual conference of the National Congress for Puerto Rican Rights, Boston, MA, May 1989
Respondent on symposium “Multicultural Education: Current Status and Future Directions.” Annual AERA conference, New Orleans, LA, April l988
Respondent on panel “The Re-emergence of Deficit Theories.” Annual NCTE conference, St. Louis, MO, November l988
Presenter, Conference of the National Task Force on the Training of Principals, sponsored by the National Network for School Renewal, Salt Lake City, UT, June l987
Panelist, “Issues Surrounding Multicultural Curriculum in the Independent School Setting.” NAIS Annual Multicultural Conference, Wellesley College, MA, June l987
Panelist, “Images of Puerto Ricans in Children's Books.” Annual American Library Association Conference, New York City, June l986
Panelist, “Images of Blacks and Latinos in Children's Books” (with Rudine Sims). Second annual Everychild National Conference, New York City, July 1985
Presenter on panel at the National Conference on Education in Cuba, Roxbury Community College, Boston, January l981
Presenter, Annual International Conference on Bilingual/Bicultural Education, New York City, May 1974
Panelist, Second Annual Bilingual Education Conference, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City, June 1971
Presentations at International Conferences
Keynote speaker, Challenges to Interculturalism. Conference on Intercultural Education. Almería, Spain, November 2009
Diversity and Global Education Conference, University of Helsinki, Finland, April 2008
Defining Social Justice Education for New Times and New Contexts, University of Oslo, Norway, April 2008
Keynote speaker, International Conference on Intercultural Education, Teacher Training, and School Practice, Madrid, Spain, March 2006
Speaker, “Bilingual Education in the United States: Current Trends and Future Directions.” U.S. Embassy Cultural Center, Madrid, Spain, April 1990
Participant and curriculum consultant, Third annual meeting of the International Ibero-American Heritage Project, San Germán, Puerto Rico, November 1989
“Challenges and Opportunities.” Second International Planning Conference of The Ibero-American Heritage Project, Latinos in the Making of the United States of America: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Santillana del Mar, Spain, October l988
“Puerto Ricans, Adult Education, and the U.S. Educational System.” Conference of the International League for Social Commitment in Adult Education, Gothenberg and Stockholm, Sweden, July l985
Chapman University, College of Educational Studies, Orange, CA, May 2011
Bard College, MAT Commencement, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, June 2012
Invited and Endowed Lectures
◊ Mills College School of Education 2012 Speakers Series: Preparing Teachers in a Racist World, Sponsored by the Center for Partnerships in Urban Education, Oakland, CA, April 2012
◊ Diversity in Education and the World Ahead Graduate Colloquium, Florida International University, Miami, FL, January 2012
◊ Libra Scholars Lecture, University of Southern Maine, Portland, June 2010
◊ Race in the Academy Speakers’ Series, University of Pennsylvania, February 2010
◊ Candid Conversations Series, Harvard University Graduate School of Education, February 2008
◊ Presidential Lecture, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX, December 2007
◊ Latino Convocation, Brown University, April 2007
◊ Race, Culture, Identity, and Achievement Series (collaboration among Lesley University, Northeastern University, Simmons College. Wheelock College, the Boston Children’s Museum, and the Schott Foundation), February 2007
◊ Pace University, Distinguished Lecture Series, New York City, February 2006
◊ Riall Lecture, Salisbury University, Maryland, October 2006
◊ Annual Longfellow Lecture, Sarah Lawrence College, April 2006
◊ Annual Lecture on Race and Education, Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, April 2006
◊ Lingo Lecture, Washburn University, March 2006
◊ 46th Charles W. Hunt Memorial Lecture, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), San Diego, CA, January 2006
◊ 2005 Carter Lecture, Trinity University, San Antonio, TX, September 2005
◊ Distinguished Lecture, Annual conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), New Orleans, LA, March 2004.
◊ Twenty-ninth Annual Robert and Augusta Finkelstein Memorial Lecture, University of Rhode Island, November 2004
◊ The President’s Distinguished Lecture Series, University of Vermont, Burlington, November 2004
◊ Visiting Scholar in Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison, January 2004
◊ Excellence in Education Seminar Series, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT, March 2004
◊ Annual Miller Lecture, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, March 2004
◊ Annual Couper Lecture, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, May 2004
◊ Commencement Speaker, Bridgewater State College, May 2004
◊ Urban Education Lecture Series, Barnard College, New York City, March 2003
◊ Annual Beckman Lecture, Wells College, Aurora, New York, September 2003
◊ Annual Sherry Vaughn Distinguished Lecture in Education, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA, October 2003
◊ Speaker Series, “Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration,” Ph.D. Program in Urban Education, CUNY Graduate Center, December 2003
◊ Lowell Lecture Series, Simmons College, Boston, MA, March 2002
◊ Annual Charles De Garmo Lecture, Society of Professors of Education, Annual AERA International conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2002
◊ Sidore Lecture, Keene State College, Keene, NH, October 2002
◊ International Scholars Forum, Hofstra University, October 2002
◊ Urban Academy Speaker, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA, November 2002
◊ Generations of Excellence Lecture Series, Wheelock College, Boston, February 2001
◊ Crossing Borders Series, University of Maryland, February 2001
◊ Annual Creekmore Symposium Speaker, Rice University, March 2001
◊ Annual Corbally Lecturer, University of Washington, April 2001
◊ Dora Helen Skypek Lecture, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, September 2001
◊ Guest Lecture Series, Westfield State College, September 2001
◊ New Faces/New Knowledge Diversity in Academe Series, Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI, October 2001
◊ Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series, University of Massachusetts, October 2000
◊ Annual Virginia Biggy Lecture, University of Massachusetts at Lowell, April 1999
◊ Leslie Phillips Forum Speaker, Holyoke Community College, November 1999
◊ Distinguished Scholar, Annual Diversity 2000 Council, Kean University, October 1999
◊ Annual Urban Education Forum Lecture, School of Education, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, September 1999
◊ Annual Diversity Lecture, Anderssen Schools, Minneapolis, MN and the Minneapolis Public Schools, November 1997
◊ Gordon S. Bodek Lecture Series Speaker, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1995
◊ Otelia Cromwell Day Lecture, Smith College, Northampton, MA, March 1994
Papers Presented (selected)
“Diversity Education: Lessons for a Just World.” Keynote address, Colloquium on Race, Diversity, and Social Cohesion, University of Pretoria, South Africa, July 2006
“A Life of Teaching: Reflections from Teachers in an Inquiry Group” (with Karen Gelzinis and Junia Yearwood). Annual Fair and Share Conference of the Development and Dissemination Schools Initiative and the Big Apple Schools, New York, June 2002
“What Keeps Teachers Going in Spite of Everything? A Conversation in Three Voices” (with Stephen Gordon and Junia Yearwood). 23rd Annual Ethnography in Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, March 2002
“Identity, Personhood, and Puerto Rican Students: Challenging Paradigms of Assimilation and Authenticity.” Annual AERA conference, Montreal, Canada, April 1999
“Bringing Bilingual Education out of the Basement, and Other Imperatives for Teacher Education.” Bilingual Education Works: Linking Research and Practice in Schools Symposium. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, October 1998
“Images of Puerto Ricans: A Perspective on Culture, Gender, and Class.” Multicultural Perspectives in Child Development Conference at Glassboro State College, NJ, January l988
“The Social Perspective.” First International Planning Conference of The Ibero-American Heritage Project, Latinos in the Making of the United States of America: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, Sterling Forest, NY, October l987
“The Politics of Bilingual Education.” Annual convention of the American Studies Association (ASA), NY, November l987
“Latinos in the U.S. Educational System: A Critical Appraisal.” Latinos in the United States: Past Roots and Present Diversity Conference. Brown University, Providence, RI, April l985
“Who's Afraid of Bilingual Parents?” Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism National Conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, November l984
“Self-Affirmation or Self-destruction? The Image of Puerto Ricans in Children's Literature Written in English.” Images and Identities: The Puerto Rican in Literature national conference, Rutgers University, April l983
“The Puerto Rican Child in Books.” Annual NABE conference, San Antonio, TX, April l983
“Puerto Rican Studies and Bilingual Education.” A Renaissance of Puerto Rican Studies: An Agenda for the '80s" national conference. Brooklyn College, NY, April l981
“Curriculum Decision-Making: The Puerto Rican Family and the Bilingual Child.” Annual NABE conference, Anaheim, CA, April l980
“Developing Curriculum for the Bilingual Classroom: Toward Defining the Role of the Teacher.” Symposium on Spanish and Portuguese Bilingualism, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, November l977
“¿Qué pasa aquí? A Look into the Education of Hispanics in the United States.” Amherst Community Forum, Amherst, MA, November l977