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ERIC Number: EJ855484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0305-764X
Beyond "Shrek": Fairy Tale Magic in the Multicultural Classroom
Sturgess, Janet; Locke, Terry
Cambridge Journal of Education, v39 n3 p379-402 Sep 2009
This article draws on a recent research project in New Zealand on teaching literature in the multicultural classroom. Its focus is on how one teacher-researcher used the cultural and linguistic diversity of a junior, secondary English class as a resource in the development of her programme. It details a sequence of activities designed for a unit of work on the critical reading and composition of fairy tales, viewed as a popular genre across all cultures, and the impact of these activities on student participants. A range of pedagogical strategies are identified as successful: viewing cultural and linguistic diversity as a resource, empowering students to contest textual meaning, modeling, task-based inquiry and whole-class activity. (Contains 3 tables and 12 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand