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ERIC Number: EJ774539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
Encouraging Ethical Respect through Multicultural Literature
Levin, Fran
Reading Teacher, v61 n1 p101-104 Sep 2007
Multicultural literature can be a very powerful tool for helping children to better understand the world in which all of us live. Such literature has the potential to foster ethical respect for others and show children the commonality inherent in all people (Levin, Smith, & Strickland, 2003). More than just identifying with the characters in these texts, ethical respect means empathizing with their situations and examining and reflecting on what it means to live their lives, respecting the reasons for their decisions and leaving one's biases behind. Ethical respect broadens cultural understanding and acceptance of a character's humanity (Levin et al., 2003). This author reviews numerous works of multicultural literature that encourage ethical respect and understanding of others. (Contains a list of literature cited within this article.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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