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ERIC Number: EJ776628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jan
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 48
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Santa Stories: Children's Inquiry about Race during Picturebook Read-Alouds
Copenhaver-Johnson, Jeane F.; Bowman, Joy T.; Johnson, Angela C.
Language Arts, v84 n3 p234-244 Jan 2007
Two first-grade teachers and a university researcher study children's inquiry-oriented responses to literature to better understand how children's experiences during read-alouds (and in related, later conversations) help them enlist others in their efforts to make sense of race. The authors argue teachers should be making spaces for children's curiosities about race, and teachers should be inquirers alongside children as they make meaning of complex issues of diversity. (Contains 1 figure and a list of children's books and media cited.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A