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ERIC Number: ED356489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 6
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Middle School Multi-Cultural Literature.
Ediger, Marlow
Pupils need to experience a quality literature program which stresses diverse cultures. A major goal of a quality multi-cultural literature program is to develop within pupils feelings of empathy, acceptance, understanding, and the wish to interact with persons whose value systems, beliefs, and thought might well differ from others in society. In a unit on Multi-cultural Literature (taught by a student teacher), pupils discussed in depth the contents of readings; presented oral reports that truly captured the interests of learners; and developed drawings, mural, and tape recordings based on readings. Numerous other pupils presented interesting means of reporting on content read in a trade book of their own choosing, including creative dramatics presentations, a formal dramatization, and a pantomime. As pupils study and achieve in a multi-cultural literature curriculum, they increase skills in word recognition, in comprehension especially in higher levels of cognition, and in attitudes. (RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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