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ERIC Number: ED441240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 40
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Multiethnic Children's Literature: Its Need for a Permanent Place in the Children's Literary Canon.
Carpenter, Lakesha Marshay
This literature review emphasizes teaching from a multicultural perspective with a focus on integrating multiethnic literature into the core curriculum. Multiethnic literature has been defined as literature dealing with peoples of diverse backgrounds within the United States, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans. The review proposes how multiethnic literature can be used in the multicultural classroom to affirm one's cultural identity, teach respect for other cultures, and provide social confidence. Unfortunately, culturally conscious literature about people of diverse backgrounds generally lies outside the literary canon, so this literature review establishes the need for a permanent place for multiethnic literature in the formerly almost exclusively European-based children's literary canon. (Contains 50 references. Appendixes contain a chart of 32 works of multiethnic children's literature and guidelines for using multiethnic literature.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses
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Language: English
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