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ERIC Number: EJ1068346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Integrating Diversity and Cultural Education into Literacy
Pan, Pamela
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v2 n1 p19-31 Mar 2006
The integration of diversity and cultural education is a journey of discovery and empowerment. There will be many unexpected and emotion-laden encounters, but it is a journey important for everyone, minority as well as white students, to undertake. It takes every citizen of this country to take actions against racial prejudice and discrimination for such things to be eliminated and diversity to be truly regarded as a treasure. Educators bear the responsibility and prerogative of helping to shape students' understanding and perception of diversity. Literacy is a tool through which these goals can be reached. Integration of diversity into literacy instruction makes literacy a path to empowerment. In the journey, students become not only better readers, writers, thinkers, but also more active and conscientious participants in democracy.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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