ERIC Number: ED361106
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
The Integration of Young Children's Literature with Multicultural, Nonsexist, and Global Education Goals and Themes.
Thompson, Debra S.
Designed to help early childhood and elementary educators in Iowa integrate multicultural, nonsexist, and global (MNG) perspectives into the existing curriculum, this paper discusses issues surrounding their integration and provides two extensive bibliographies of curriculum resources. First, the paper reviews the definition and purposes of MNG education according to the Iowa Department of Education and describes the Department's MNG goals and themes as follows: that students understand themselves and others as cultural beings in a cultural context; that students recognize diversity in the country and the world; that students understand the effect of group membership on values, attitudes, and behaviors; that students understand the dynamics of discrimination, bias, prejudice, and stereotype; and that students demonstrate skills for effective social action. The themes include global interdependence; human resources, values, and culture; the global environment and natural resources; global peace and conflict management; and change and alternative futures. For each goal and theme, the paper provides a summary of a relevant book and a list of creative activities for integrating the book into the curriculum. Finally, the paper includes two bibliographies of MNG resources: a 48-item bibliography organized by the 10 goals and themes, and a 358-item bibliography of works on other cultures organized by country or culture of origin. (BCY)
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Definitions, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Objectives, Educational Resources, Elementary Education, Global Approach, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Sex Fairness, State Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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