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Parish, Thomas S.; Mahoney, Shay – Education, 2006
Our nations' classrooms appear to be in trouble, with many students complaining that they feel alienated and many teachers saying that they are overwhelmed. Hence, these classrooms seem to be more like "battlegrounds," than "connecting places." Since it may be very counterproductive to maintain this type of an atmosphere within our classrooms, the…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Student Motivation
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Wan, Guofang – Education, 2006
This paper addresses the issue of diversity and tolerance in the classroom by using multicultural children's literature with a thematic approach. With a review of the related studies on the topic, it points out that the understanding, respect and appreciation of various cultures are imperative for us to live peacefully as global citizens, and the…
Descriptors: Thematic Approach, Childrens Literature, Cultural Pluralism, Social Values