Making the Case Featuring Christine 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. Formerly a high school learning disabilities teacher in Seattle, she previously served as a faculty member at Ripon College in Wisconsin and at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, and a visiting professor at Victoria University in New Zealand, San Jose State University, San Francisco State University, and University of Washington, Seattle. She is currently President of the National Association for Multicultural Education, and previously served as Vice President of Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) of the American Educational Research Association. Her research focuses on anti-racist multicultural education and teacher education, and currently she is developing a new area, critical family history. With a team of researchers in Victoria University, New Zealand, she recently completed an evaluation study of a Maori professional development program for secondary schools. Dr. Sleeter has published over 100 articles in journals and edited books, such as Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, Disability Studies Quarterly, Teaching and Teacher Education, and Curriculum Inquiry. Her recent books include Teaching with Vision (with Catherine Cornbleth, Teachers College Press, 2011), Critical Multiculturalism: Theory and Praxis (with Stephen May, Routledge, 2010), and Doing Multicultural Education for Achievement and Equity (with Carl Grant; Routledge, 2007). Her work has been translated into Spanish, Korean, French, and Portuguese. She has been invited to speak in most U.S. states as well as several countries. Awards for her work include the American Educational Research Association Social Justice in Education Award, the Chapman University Paolo Freire Education Project Social Justice Award, the American Educational Research Association Division K Legacy Award, the California State University Monterey Bay President’s Medal, the National Association for Multicultural Education Research Award, and the American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group on Multicultural and Multiethnic Lifetime Achievement Award. You can listen to her talk about race and the opportunity gap in schools for Teaching Tolerance, or watch her speak about critical family history.

Video Link: Critical Family History, Race, & Historical Memory

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