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ERIC Number: EJ724886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1725
Bridging the Cultural Gap by Teaching Multicultural Literature
Dong, Yu Ren
Educational Forum, The, v69 n4 p367-382 Sum 2005
As multicultural literature has made its way into the English curriculum, it has challenged teachers' thinking about curriculum and instruction and urged them to expand their teaching repertoire to include a cultural-response approach to literature instruction. This article reports on a group of secondary English teachers' exploration and reflection on their learning and teaching of multicultural literature. The author argues that teachers must increase their own cultural knowledge and develop their sensitivity and teaching skills to promote cross-cultural understanding and use multicultural literature to validate expressions of cultural knowledge, perspectives, and differences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York