ERIC Number: EJ1170633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Multicultural Literature as a Classroom Tool
Osorio, Sandra L.
Multicultural Perspectives, v20 n1 p47-52 2018
Multicultural literature can be found all across classrooms in the United States. I argue it is more important what you do with the literature than just having it in the classroom. Multicultural literature should be seen as a tool. In this article, I will share how I used multicultural literature as a tool to (a) promote or develop an appreciation for diversity, (b) honor students' voices, (c) connect to students' rich linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and (d) promote critical consciousness. Through this process, students were able to build a foundation toward critical consciousness in order to take action against their oppressors.
Descriptors: Multicultural Education, Literature, Reading Materials, Teaching Methods, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Background, Critical Thinking, Critical Reading, Bilingual Education, Reading Instruction, Elementary School Students, Grade 2, Spanish, English, Personal Narratives, Qualitative Research, Action Research
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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