ERIC Number: EJ714449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jun-22
Reference Count: 71
Teaching Religious Diversity through Children's Literature
Green, Connie; Oldendorf, Sandra
Childhood Education, v81 n4 p209 Sum 2005
The purposes of this article are to: Give a historical perspective on religious diversity in the United States; Develop a rationale for teachers and children to learn about religious pluralism; Provide basic information, resources for teachers, and appropriate children's literature about major religious groups; Explore developmentally appropriate and unobjectionable ways of introducing children to traditions and practices of various faiths through children's literature; And provide a selected bibliography of children's books on religious diversity.
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Cultural Awareness, Religious Education, Religion Studies, Consciousness Raising, Religious Cultural Groups, Childrens Literature, American Indian Culture
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States