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Becoming a Multicultural Educator awarded the 2013 Philip C. Chinn Award by the National Association

Award recipients honored at the 2013 National Association for Multicultural Education Conference



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Los Angeles, CA (November 11, 2013) The National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME) has recently announced that Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action by William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi (published by SAGE) is the 2013 recipient of the Philip C. Chinn Book Award.

"Our hearts and our souls went into writing this text because we believe passionately that teachers need and want to be better trained, to not only educate diverse students, but prepare all students for a global workplace," said the authors. "We wrote the book with the expectation and hope that it would help close the achievement gap as well as provide helpful direction to improve school climate through better understanding of the rich connections between culture and learning." The Philip C. Chinn Book Award is given annually based on a book's ability to foster awareness, acceptance, and affirmation of diversity in society and to contribute to the development of multicultural education.

"Howe and Lisi have created a comprehensive multicultural handbook/guide for pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and other professionals," remarked Dr. Brenda Burrell, NAME Awards Committee Member. "The book holds a wealth of information, has a plethora of sources, hands-on interactive activities and thought-provoking questions. In addition to honoring the history of 'those who brought us this far,' the book serves as a call for action ... now that you know, do something!"

Becoming a Multicultural Educator: Developing Awareness, Gaining Skills, and Taking Action is the core text for pre-service and in-service PK-12 educators in courses on multicultural education and diversity. Responding to the growing need for better training for teachers in how to work with a diverse population, increase academic achievement, and prepare students for a global workplace, authors William A. Howe and Penelope L. Lisi address how teachers can incorporate the knowledge they gain about other cultures into more effective classroom practice.

"William Howe and Penelope Lisi have written a book that provides holistic teaching solutions to address the rich complexities of today's globalized learning environments," said Michele Sordi, Vice President, SAGE Editorial. "SAGE is dedicated to creating strong publishing partnerships with our authors, with the shared aim of improving teaching and learning at a time of transformative change in higher education. We are honored to publish Becoming a Multicultural Educator and are thrilled that it has received the Philip C. Chinn award."

Howe and Lisi were presented the award at the 23rd Annual International NAME Conference which took place November 6th through the 10th in Oakland, California.


SAGE is a leading international publisher of journals, books, and electronic media for academic, educational, and professional markets. Since 1965, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students spanning a wide range of subject areas including business, humanities, social sciences, and science, technology, and medicine. An independent company, SAGE has principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore and Washington DC.

NAME is a non-profit organization that advances and advocates for equity and social justice through multicultural education.

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