ERIC Number: EJ704372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun-1
Using International Literature to Enhance the Curriculum
Clark, Ruth Cox; White, Maureen; Bluemel, Nancy
Teacher Librarian, v31 n5 p12 Jun 2004
In the last decade a great deal of emphasis has been placed on integrating multicultural literature into the PreK curriculum. Due to the importance placed on the availability of literature about different ethnic groups within the United States, many quality multicultural picture books, novels and information books have been published in the US for the PreK-12 audience. Less emphasis has been placed on international literature, which Tomlinson and Lynch-Brown define as literature "originally published for the children in a country other than the United States in a language of that country and later published in the United States" (2002, pp. 199-200). International literature, therefore, does not include books about other countries written by American authors. For the purposes of this article international literature includes: (1) books originally written in English by authors in countries such as New Zealand, England, Australia or Canada, then published or distributed in the US; and (2) books first published in a foreign language, then translated and published in the US.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Novels, Teaching Methods, Picture Books, Childrens Literature, Translation, English, Second Languages
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