ERIC Number: ED345415
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Learning about Minority Cultures and Improving Reading Skills through the Use of Good Literature.
Glimps, Blanche Eloise Jackson; Ashton, Beverly C.
This paper describes the development and implementation of a culture-based literature program to improve the reading skills and understanding of minority cultures in students with mild disabilities. Steps in developing such a whole language approach program include: (1) identifying the cultural groups to be studied; (2) choosing both fiction and non-fiction books which reflect the groups in a realistic manner; (3) self education by the teacher on the cultures of the groups to be studied; (4) and application of appropriate reading activities involving assessing students' prior knowledge, guiding student reading, and evaluating attitude changes. (Seven references) (DB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Council for Exceptional Children (70th, Baltimore, MD, April 13-17, 1992).