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ERIC Number: EJ1119238
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1521-7779
Creating Diverse Classroom Literature Collections Using Rudine Sims Bishop's Conceptual Metaphors and Analytical Frameworks as Guides. Master Teacher
Moller, Karla J.
Journal of Children's Literature, v42 n2 p64-74 Fall 2016
For the author's final Master Teacher article, she wishes to pay tribute to a scholar whose work in the field of children's literature has inspired her for years. Throughout her long and distinguished career, Rudine Sims Bishop, professor emerita from The Ohio State University, has shared extensive knowledge and numerous insights on issues related to diversity and authenticity in students' access to literature that will continue to guide the next generation of scholars. Her groundbreaking study of African American literature (e.g., Sims, 1982, 1983) led to equally influential research on multicultural literature by and featuring other underrepresented groups (e.g., Bishop, 1992a, 1992b; Cai & Bishop, 1994). In this article, the author provides a brief overview of her literature research focus. Then, she discusses in more depth two key contributions that are particularly salient to the creation of diverse and balanced classroom libraries and to the use of this literature in classrooms today. The author closes with some picturebook examples that illustrate the continued application of Bishop's contributions in 2016 (and beyond).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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