Education expert, author Sonia Nieto to speak at CUC on Oct. 6
Sept. 19, 2011— Renowned educator, multicultural expert and author Sonia Nieto will discuss “Teaching with a Multicultural Perspective: Working to Close Learning Gaps” at Concordia University Chicago’s Chapel of Our Lord Oct. 6.
Illustrating why the current educational and sociopolitical contexts calls for teachers to develop a multicultural perspective, Nieto’s lecture will begin at 7 p.m., as part of Concordia’s Faculty Growth and Development Program Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the public. Free, handicapped-accessible parking is available in the visitors’ lot north of the University parking structure off Bonnie Brae Street.
Professor emeritus of education at the University of Massachusetts, Nieto has also taught students from elementary through doctoral levels. She has authored several books including Affirming Diversity: The Sociopolitical Context of Multicultural Education, The Light in Their Eyes: Creating Multicultural Learning Communities and What Keeps Teachers Going?
Nieto serves on several regional and national advisory boards that focus on education equity and social justice. Awarded four honorary doctorates, she has also received many academic and community awards for her scholarship, teaching and advocacy.
Gregory Michie, Professor of Foundations, Social Policy and Research
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Concordia University Chicago
708-209-3025 or Gregory.Michie@CUChicago.edu
About Concordia University Chicago
Concordia University Chicago is a liberal arts-based Christian university in the Lutheran tradition. Through its College of Arts and Sciences, College of Business, College of Education, and College of Graduate and Innovative Programs, Concordia offers more than 100 areas of study in small classes taught by professors who are passionate about teaching and student success.
With more than 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Concordia University Chicago is located in River Forest, 10 miles west of downtown Chicago. Learn more at www.CUChicago.edu.