ERIC Number: ED213043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Multi-Ethnic Literature: Help for the English Teacher. Tips on Selecting and Teaching Works by: Jewish Americans, Chinese Americans, Native Americans, and Black Americans.
Matthews, Dorothy, Ed.
Illinois English Bulletin, v69 n3 Spr 1982
The seven articles in this journal issue provide suggestions for teaching multiethnic literature at the high school and college levels. The articles contain the following: (1) a discussion of pluralism and literature in the United States; (2) an analysis of Chinese and Chinese American literature; (3) a review of problems faced by teachers of native American literature and a description of a course in native American literature for secondary school students; (4) a description of a course in minority literature, with emphasis on the native American unit; (5) suggestions for teaching ethnic literature through themes, such as values and the family; (6) an explanation of how newspaper articles were used to show students how Richard Wright used facts in creating his fictional character Bigger Thomas; and (7) suggested guidelines for teachers of ethnic literature to use in selecting materials and in clarifying their values and those of their students. (FL)
Descriptors: American Indian Literature, Black Literature, Chinese Culture, Cultural Awareness, Higher Education, Jews, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education, Secondary Education, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, United States Literature
Illinois Association of Teachers of English, University of Illinois, 608 S. Wright, Urbana, IL 61801 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Association of Teachers of English, Urbana.
Note: The Illinois Association of Teachers of English is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.