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ERIC Number: EJ1059352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Building Intercultural Understandings through Global Literature
Martens, Prisca; Martens, Ray; Doyle, Michelle Hassay; Loomis, Jenna; Fuhrman, Laura; Furnari, Christie; Soper, Elizabeth; Stout, Robbie
Reading Teacher, v68 n8 p609-617 May 2015
In this article the authors share how they use global literature picturebooks with pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, and first grade children in the context of A Curriculum That is International to develop the children's intercultural understandings. The picturebooks, shared through read alouds, individual and partner reading, and browsing, is focused particularly on children's personal identities as cultural beings and their identifying issues for which they take action to make the world a better place. In addition, the illustrations are discussed to develop the children's understandings of creating meaning through art. The authors argue that by through experiences with global literature children develop richer understandings of themselves as complex cultural beings and a perception of themselves as capable problem-solvers who identify issues and take action to solve them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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