ERIC Number: ED435991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for a Tolerant World, Grades K-6: Essays and Resources.
Robertson, Judith P., Ed.
This book presents essays and resources that address crucial questions regarding how children should learn about genocide and intolerance and the literature used in teaching these topics. Part 1 (Guidelines on Teaching about Genocide and Intolerance through Language Arts/English Studies Education) includes the following 2 essays: "Editor's Introduction: On Constructing Memory and Hope in Childhood" (Judith P. Robertson); and "General Guidelines for Teaching about Intolerance and Genocide" (Grace M. Caporino and Rose A. Rudnitski). Part 2 (Learning about Intolerance and Genocide: Questions of Pedagogy) includes 12 essays: "Defining Genocide: Words Do Matter" (Samuel Totten); "A Letter to My Children: Historical Memory and the Silences of Childhood" (Timothy J. Stanley); "To Know Me, Read My Story. To Respect Me, Read It Well" (Yeuk Yi Pang); "Life Ties: Disrupting Anthropocentrism in Language Arts Education" (Anne C. Bell and Constance L. Russell); "Inviting/Supporting Critical Praxis through Picture Books: 'Possibility' in Monica Hughes's 'A Handful of Seeds'" (Christine D. Connelly); "Re-Reading the Bad Guys: Sixth Graders' Understanding of Nazi Soldiers in 'Number the Stars'" (April D. Nauman); "Tolerance and Intolerance for African American Children and Families: Lessons from the Movie 'Crooklyn'" (Michelle R. Dunlap); "Educating beyond Tolerance: Reading Media Images of the 'Hijab'" (Sharon Todd); "Nightmare Issues: Children's Responses to Racism and Genocide in Literature" (Vicki Zack); "Daniel Pinkwater's 'Wingman': Exploring Conflict-Resolution Strategies through Multiethnic Literature" (Belinda Yun-Ying Louie and Douglas H. Louie); "Rights, Respect, and Responsibility: Toward a Theory of Action in Two Bilingual (Spanish/English) Classrooms" (Beth Yeager, Irene Pattenaude, Maria E. Franquiz, and Louise B. Jennings); and "Classroom Conversations: Young Children Discuss Fairness and Justice, Intolerance and Prejudice" (Debbie Miller and Anne K. Goudvis). Part 3 (On Facing Uncertainty in Teaching) includes the following 4 chapters: "South African Teachers' and Students' Resiliency in Combating Apartheid Violence" (P. J. Nomathemba Seme); "Teaching Risky Stories: Remembering Mass Destruction through Children's Literature" (Roger I. Simon and Wendy Armitage Simon); "Teaching about Worlds of Hurt through Encounters with Literature: Reflections on a Pedagogy" (Judith P. Robertson); and "'Dimensions of a Lonely Discovery': Anne Frank and the Question of Pedagogy" (Deborah P. Britzman). Part 4 (Additional Resources) includes the following 6 chapters: "Uncloseting the Classroom Library: An Annotated Bibliography of Teacher Resources" (Sarah-Hope Parmeter); "Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Who Is the Fairest One of All? Using Children's Literature to Teach about Aging" (Dona J. Helmer); "African American Resources" (Joseph A. Hawkins, Jr. and Glenda K. Valentine); "How Long Will Dennis Still Be a Menace? Teacher Resources for Deregulating Gender Roles in Elementary Classrooms" (Judith P. Robertson and Bernard W. Andrews); "From Cupboard to Classroom: First Nations Resources" (Elspeth Ross); and "What Should They Read, and When Should They Read It? A Selective Review of Holocaust Literature for Students in Grades 2 through 6" (Karen Shawn). (EF)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Childrens Literature, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Cultural Differences, Elementary Education, English Curriculum, Genocide, Intergroup Relations, Racial Differences, Reader Response, Social Attitudes, World Problems
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
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Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.