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ERIC Number: EJ1200932
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0561
"And He Could Wear a Dress?": A Preschool Transformative Book Conversation
Quast, Erin
Reading Teacher, v72 n4 p445-451 Jan-Feb 2019
How might literature be shared with students for transformative purposes? Literature has the power to shape students' worldviews through the exploration of diverse human experiences, but how students engage with diverse characters is important to reaching transformative goals. The author identified teachers' pedagogical moves within a preschool conversation on gender around the picture book "My Princess Boy" by Cheryl Kilodavis. Noticing how gender normativity manifested in the classroom, teachers used the book to open the conversation on gender, honor students' sensemaking, and complicate gender norms through responsive listening. Using examples of teacher-student interactions across the preschool book conversation, practical suggestions are provided for teachers to facilitate transformative dialogue when sharing diverse texts with young students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education; Early Childhood Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A