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ERIC Number: EJ1110817
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2374-7404
Beginning the Dialogue: Talking about Literature in the Teaching of Multicultural Education
Sennette, Jennifer Dyer; Pizzoli, Tamara; Morton, Tami
Texas Journal of Literacy Education, v1 n1 p22-28 2013
In higher education, multicultural education courses are often required in teacher education programs. Instructors feel a great deal of responsibility to effectively expose students to relevant issues regarding the increasingly diverse society in which we live. In this study, the instructors incorporate book discussion groups within their multicultural education course. Based on the needs evidenced by students' verbal and written commentary, the instructors identified meaningful texts that provided pedagogical strategies, allowed opportunity for students to examine their past education and family history, as well as fully described the classroom settings in which educators teach. With the increased involvement of students in the selection of meaningful texts used to guide book discussion groups, the instructors found that a greater level of connection, clarity, and understanding regarding varying cultures and diverse learners was realized by all.
Texas Journal of Literacy Education. Sam Houston State University, 1908 Bobby Marks Drive Box 2119, Huntsville, TX 77341. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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