ERIC Number: EJ636824
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Making Meaning of Cultural Depictions: Using Lois Lowry's "The Giver" To Reconsider What Is "Multicultural" about Literature.
Journal of Children's Literature, v27 n1 p13-22 Spr 2001
Describes the various definitions, characteristics, and aims that educators and researchers have considered when promoting the use of multicultural literature in classrooms. Considers the kinds of knowledge and understanding that adolescent students attain when they read such literature. Proposes a different way of understanding the term "multicultural literature" and the knowledge that adolescent students gain when they read such works. (SG)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Instructional Improvement, Literature Appreciation, Multicultural Education, Reader Response, Reading Instruction, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes
Published by the Children's Literature Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English, Evelyn Freeman, co-editor, School of Teaching and Learning, The Ohio State University, 333 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St, Columbus, OH 43210.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Theme: A Multicultural Perspective on Children and Their Literature.