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National Multicultural Education Expert Opens Discussions in High School, on DU Campus

As part of its Sizemore Urban Education Initiative, Duquesne University's School of Education will host nationally known multicultural educator Dr. Sonia Nieto in a visit to Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 18, and Friday, Oct. 19.

Nieto, a recognized expert in teacher preparation and multicultural education will meet with about 20 junior and senior Pittsburgh Public School students at Brashear High School. After 20 years at Langley High School, the district's teaching academy magnet moved to Brashear this year.

The program is geared to students who are interested in teaching, offering introductory and exploratory programs that help students to develop wide-ranging skills. Through their participation, these students are involved in Duquesne's Sizemore Pipeline program, which provides access to School of Education faculty members and speakers as they consider the possibility of their future in teaching.

Nieto, the author of What Keeps Teachers Going and the editor of Why We Teach, has received many honors for her work in advocacy and activism, including the 2008 Social Justice Education Award from the American Educational Research Association and the 1997 Multicultural Educator of the Year Award from the National Association for Multicultural Education.

She will spend time with Duquesne faculty, staff and students on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Room 108 of Canevin Hall.

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