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ERIC Number: EJ1226779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0042-0859
Using Multicultural Picture Books to Promote Racial Justice in Urban Early Childhood Literacy Classrooms
Husband, Terry
Urban Education, v54 n8 p1058-1084 Oct 2019
Recent census data indicate that student populations in U.S. classrooms continue to become increasingly racially diverse. Despite these changes, many early childhood teachers remain reluctant to teach children about race and racial justice. In this article, I argue that multicultural picture books can and should be used to promote racial awareness and racial justice among young children. I discuss reasons why early childhood teachers should abandon colorblind approaches to race and racism in their classrooms. Then, I provide a framework of multiple approaches to teaching children about race through multicultural picture books. Practical considerations are presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A