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ERIC Number: EJ783617
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Perspective-Taking as Transformative Practice in Teaching Multicultural Literature to White Students
Thein, Amanda Haertling; Beach, Richard; Parks, Daryl
English Journal, v97 n2 p54-60 Nov 2007
Amanda Haertling Thein, Richard Beach, and Daryl Parks explore the subtle yet powerful changes that transpire when white students encounter multicultural literature and experience tensions between their beliefs and those that appear in the texts. As students mediate the tensions, they become more critically aware of their beliefs and may be more willing to "try on" alternative perspectives or even amend their original beliefs.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A