ERIC Number: ED177048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Selecting Children's Books with Multicultural Perspective.
Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.
This guide, comprised of three lessons, is designed to train teachers to select children's books with a multicultural perspective. The preliminary lesson introduces and describes the learning unit and states the objectives. Objectives are to understand the importance of judging books for their inclusion of minority culture experience based on current research, to understand the importance of including materials relevant to the experience and culture of people of many cultures in all classrooms, and to develop skills in analyzing the illustrations and written content of children's books in terms of the perspective of different cultures. Lesson I presents guidelines, exercises, and worksheets for analyzing illustrations. Cartoons and illustrations are included. In Lesson II participants analyze a child's book for its similarities to and differences from their own personal experiences and from the perspective of a particular culture. The example provided focuses on a black perspective. Teachers read an article, classify the information into cultural group categories, and participate in group discussions about the article. Also, the participant uses an assessment instrument to analyze the written content of children's books. An article, Black Perspective in Books for Children, and an example of a written content analysis of a book are included in appendices. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, CA.