ERIC Number: ED179426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
In Search of Ethnic Diversity: Multicultural Experiences Through Literature. A Mini-Course. Trainer's Manual.
The document presents a minicourse exploring multiethnicity in children's books and literature, introducing book selection aids, and emphasizing procedures for incorporating ethnic literature into the regular curriculum. The objective is to familiarize upper elementary and junior high teachers with resources and materials appropriate for making students aware of the multiethnic characteristics of American society. Lesson plans are offered for eight lecture/discussion sessions and a field-based project requiring the design of a two-week literature unit which includes examples of ethnic literature. Topics are entitled "Out of the Melting Pot and Toward Ethnic Diversity,""Definition of Ethnic Literature,""Values of Teaching Ethnic Literature,""How to Judge a Book: Theory,""How to Judge a Book: Practice,""Selected Resources for Teaching Ethnic Studies," and "Selected Models for Including Ethnic Literature in the Curriculum." Appendices include lists of book selection aids, resources for the adolescent, books about the black experience and the American Indian, ways to build appreciation and standards in literature, ways to analyze books for racism and sexism, studies of folk tales, how to judge a book, and two model unit plans for teaching literature. Transparencies and nonreproducible handouts from the appendices may be obtained from Dr. Manna at the University of Maine at Farmington. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Farmington.
Note: Several non reproducible handouts were removed from the appendices; Not available from EDRS in paper copy due to light and broken ink throughout much of the original