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Multicultural Education Scholars Speak Out: Guest Dr. Christine E. Sleeter

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In celebration of the 20th Anniversary NAME Conference that was held Nov. 3 - 6, 2010 the "Real Life" Radio Show will host several post interviews featuring education reform luminaries that have been long time members of NAME. This segment features Dr. Christine E. Sleeter. Christine E. Sleeter, PhD. (University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1982) is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. She is the current President of the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). She is past Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Education Research Association (AERA). Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and multicultural teacher education, and currently she is developing a new area, critical family history. Dr. Sleeter has authored, co-authored and/or served as editor for numerous books such as, Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis (2010), Making Choices for Multicultural Education: Five Approaches to Race, Class and Gender, 6th ed. (2009), Turning on Learning, 5th ed. (2007), Facing Accountability in Education: Democracy and Equity at Risk (2007), Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity (2005). Our interview with Dr. Sleeter will focus on her new position as NAME President and the 2010 conference theme "Empowering Children and Youth: Equity, Multicultural Responsive Teaching and Achievement Gaps."