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ERIC Number: EJ821735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-1521-0960
"Um, They Weren't Thinking about Their Thinking": Children's Talk about Issues of Oppression
Fain, Jeanne Gilliam
Multicultural Perspectives, v10 n4 p201-208 Oct 2008
This article presents first and second grade children's talk about issues of language diversity and culture. Children focus on the issue of oppression and initially examine oppressors in their talk within literature circles across a year in a Sheltered English Immersion classroom. Drawing on a critical literacy framework and anti-bias perspective, the article offers an examination into how young bilingual children grapple with critical issues connected to multicultural children's literature in the classroom. The article ends with some consideration regarding assisting young children to become advocates for issues of social justice. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A