ERIC Number: ED150562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Multiethnic Dimensions of Reading.
Garcia, Ricardo L.
This document proposes integrating multi-ethnic education and reading education in order to reach their combined basic goals, ethnic literacy and pluralistic socialization. Three guidelines are offered to assist in this integration process. First, reading materials and instruction should reflect the ethnic diversity of the United States. This goal requires reading materials permeated with multi-ethnic themes and experiences, and instruction that accommodates the different cognitive styles of minority students. Second, reading instruction and materials should exhibit the linguistic diversity of the United States; standard English should be taught as an alternative dialect necessary for communication in this country. Finally, reading teachers should be cognizant of their personal biases toward ethnic minority students. The report concludes with a list of basic multi-ethnic resources for reading and language arts teachers. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (11th, Denver, Colorado, February 10-11, 1978)