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Narrative and Experience in Multicultural Education explores the untapped potential that narrative and experiential approaches have for understanding multicultural issues in education. The research featured in the book reflects an exciting new way of thinking about human experience. The studies focus on the lives of students, teachers, parents, and communities, highlighting experiences seldom discussed in the literature. Most importantly, the work emphasizes the understanding of experience and transforming this understanding into social and educational significance.

Being Educated in the Absence of Multiculturalism
Being educated in the absence of multiculturalism
AlmaRubal-Lopez and AngelaAnselmo
Autobiographical Introduction

We have recently coauthored a book titled On Becoming Nuyoricans, which takes a very personal look at our experiences growing up in the South Bronx and describes how we negotiated an often hostile, racist, and confusing environment. Both of us are currently faculty members of the City University of New York, and we both have attained doctorates in bilingual developmental psychology (a doctorate in developmental psychology with an added concentration in bilingualism, sociolinguistics, and applied linguistics). Alma is a professor in the School of Education at Brooklyn College. She is also the program head of the Bilingual Teacher Program in Childhood Education and the undergraduate deputy chair. Alma's writings ...

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