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ERIC Number: EJ1059659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
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The Cultural Voices of Children's Literature: Web Site Supported Instruction to Unify Theme and Content for Curricular Applications
Brakas, Nora Jachym; Pittman-Smith, Sally
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v15 p3-23 Spr 2005
We present a fundamentally new coding procedure and a two-dimensional Curriculum Tool that reclassifies culturally diverse storybooks for the purpose of teaching cultural understanding. The reclassification results in 9 "cultural voices"--the joining of a book theme and its complexity of cultural content--used as the basis of various teaching approaches linked to the National Standards for the Social Studies and the English Language Arts. Using a formal content analysis, 85 books were analyzed, coded and categorized. Our web site, www.academic.marist.edu/culturalvoices, complements our work and was designed for professional growth and collaboration.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail: tlalspectrum@mville.edu; Web site: http://www.nysreading.org/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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