Using multicultural literature in the classroom is one way to build momentum in a student’s academic success the student population in the united states will continue to grow more diverse in the next two. The challenge for classroom teachers is knowing how to recognize good multicultural problems in seleeting and eualuating appropriate literature books and select them for use in their classrooms. My students gain intellectual exposure and analytical skills through the study of multicultural literature, while also gaining cultural exposure and experience in diverse communities classroom and experiential learning. Literature overview: diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness for thus, boys may be challenged to use critical thinking skills in the classroom to a. For younger students, multicultural literature offers a means to bring the importance of multicultural education into the classroom reading a picture book ,such as “ jambo means hello , a swahili counting book by muriel feelings, is a great way to introduce a foreign culture.
Multicultural literature belongs in every classroom and library -- on the shelves and in the hands of children, librarians, and teachers the challenge for librarians, teachers and others is identifying authentic, reliable books by and about people of color and first/native nations. This article investigates classroom teachers' practices in an effort to discover the extent to which multicultural literature is integrated within the curriculum one major finding from this study is that although many teachers advocate the inclusion of diverse works, the practice of teaching from a dynamic and diverse literature program does . When paired with extension activities, quality multicultural literature teaches kids about the world beyond our communities while sharpening their critical thinking skills here are five concrete ways that teachers can use literature to get their kids excited about reading as they learn about the world.
Along with promoting acceptance and preparing students to be global citizens, the use of multicultural children's literature in the classroom greatly enables students, especially english language learners, to connect with the curriculum and succeed in elementary classrooms. The role of multicultural literature appropriate content is one of the major elements of multicultural/diverse perspective instruction (banks, 1990) literature, a major carrier of content, is a powerful medium for understanding the world. A collection of teachers give us a glimpse into their multicultural classrooms backgrounds and experiences to the classroom as a school we celebrate many different festivals from around the . Slideshare - how to incorporate multicultural literature into the early childhood classroom 1 how to incorporate multicultural literature into the early childhood classroom staff development plan we propose to implement a staff development workshop that promotes the recognitionof all cultures by using appropriate multicultural children’s literature in 21st century classrooms.
Multicultural children’s literature in the elementary classroom by mei-yu lu when i was a child the teacher read, 'once upon a time, there were five chinese brothers and they all looked exactly alike'cautiously the pairs of eyes stole a quick glance back. Multicultural picture books for the classroom children, multicultural, picture-books 8 likes like lists are re-scored approximately every 5 minutes. Rowan university rowan digital works theses and dissertations 8-30-2011 using multicultural literature in the classroom to encourage tolerance and respect. Multicultural values and concepts in the classroom in order to benefit all students many researchers in the past few years have addressed the following issues regarding multicultural education and this literature review.
The purpose of this research study was to determine what happens when multicultural children's literature is used to supplement the kindergarten curriculum over the course of four weeks, students were read eight books about diverse cultures during centers and during circle time. Why teach multicultural literature i remain deeply disheartened by what i often experience in the classroom -- the defensive rage when the dominant culture is attacked, the savior complex . This paper will focus on the scholarly literature to show what multiculturalism should become, ie a example of current issues in the multicultural classroom 2 . Multicultural education is about more than a classroom with varied skin color – it includes careful examination of the neighborhoods, parenting styles and general experiences that shape each and every k-12 student.
To integrate multicultural education in your classroom and your school, you can: integrate a diverse reading list that demonstrates the universal human experience across cultures encourage community participation and social activism. Multicultural literature in the classroom i am the author of six books on teaching children's literature in the classroom hundred of teachers have used these . [to read about one high school teacher's use of multicultural literature in the classroom, commercial use as long as credit is given to colorín colorado and the .
Multicultural education, in the most general sense, is an approach to teaching that values diversity in the classroom and in content this includes diverse educational methods and perspectives that regard the cultural differences of educators, students, and ethnicities. Multicultural literature using multi-ethnic literature offers all students a way to develop an multicultural literature in the classroom. Teaching and using multicultural literature in the classroom is very important for teacher to encourage students to read books that are culturally diverse.