Multicultural Children’s Literature

A Critical Issues Approach
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ISBN-13:
9781452212906
Einband:
Ebook
Seiten:
288
Autor:
Ambika G. Gopalakrishnan
eBook Typ:
PDF
Kopierschutz:
Adobe DRM [Hard-DRM]
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.
This book is designed to prepare K-12 preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. It will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.
Preface
Part I: Taking a Critical Issues Approach
1. Introduction to Multicultural Children’s Literature: A Critical Issues Approach
Children’s Literature Defined
Multicultural Children’s Literature
A Brief Historical Overview
Role of Multicultural Children’s Literature in Today’s Schools
Critical Literacy and Multicultural Children’s Literature
Forming Issues Into and Through Critical Literacy Lessons
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 1.1: Forming a Critical Literacy Lesson Using Educational Drama
Examples of Responses to Lesson 1.1
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
2. The Essentials and Foundations of Multicultural Children’s Literature
Tracing a Brief History of Multiculturalism
Multiculturalism to Multicultural Children’s Literature
Multicultural Children’s Literature and Levels of Multiculturalism
Defining Multicultural Children’s Literature
The Need for Multicultural Children’s Literature
Conclusion
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 2.1: Check for Authenticity
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
3. Choosing Books and Reading Critically
Choosing Critical Children’s Books
Reader Response
Reading Aloud and Transactional Theory
Questioning
As the Experts: Authors, Parents, Educators, and Teachers
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 3.1: Change Is Not Easy
Example of Response to Lesson 3.1
Sample Response Lesson 3.2: Negotiating a Deal
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
Part II: Exploring Issues in Multicultural Children’s Literature
4. Responding to Censorship, Book Banning, and Controversies
What is Censorship?
Intellectual Freedom and the First Amendment
Why Are Books Censored?
What Does Censorship Really Do?
What do Authors, Publishers, Teachers, and Parents Say About Censorship?
Useful Resources
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Web Sites of Organizations
Sample Response Lesson 4.1: Censorship
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
5. Gender, Sexuality, and Equity
Gender Roles Portrayed in Children’s Literature
Children’s Reading Preferences
Gender Equity and Finding a Balance
Some Considerations and Recommendations
Children’s Books and Sexuality
Sexuality Portrayed in Children’s Books
Using Children’s Books to Promote Equity and Understanding
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 5.1: Gender Roles
Sample Response Lesson 5.2: Gender and Coming of Age
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
6. Understanding or Justifying Violence
Defining Violence
Justifying Violence in Children’s Books
Steps to Counter Violence in the Media
Gang Violence
Traditional Tales and Violence
Real Life, History, and Violence
Understanding Violence
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 6.1: Violence
Sample Response Lesson 6.2: Violence
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
Part III: Realities in Life and Multicultural Children’s Literature
7. War, Terrorism, Justice, and Freedom
Making Meaning: A Historical Perspective
Making Meaning: A Current Perspective
Making Meaning and Critical Connections
Using Children’s Books to Address War, Terrorism, Justice, and Freedom
Past Depictions
Current Depictions
Reading Authentic Accounts
Finding Resilience in the Face of Adversity
Conclusion
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 7.1: Exploring Issues of War Using Educational Drama
Example of Responses to Lesson 7.1
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
8. Prejudice, Bullying, Abuse, and Other Challenging Situations
Defining and Discussing Challenging Situations
Prejudice
Bullying
Poverty
Abuse
Divorce
Child Labor
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 8.1: Poverty
Sample Response Lesson 8.2: Foster Care
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
9. Disabilities and the Special Child
The Need for Representating Disabilities and Special Needs in Classrooms
The Special Child
Disabilities as a ‘Multicultural’ Group
Children Who Are Health Impaired
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 9.1: Children With Special Needs
Sample Response Lesson 9.2: Children With Special Needs
Selected Annotate Bibliography
References
10. Influences of a Digital World
The Internet, Television, and the Video Industry
Digital Age Literature
Computer Books and Programs
Audiobooks
Reflection Questions for the Teacher
Sample Response Lesson 10.1: tumblebooks.com
Sample Response Lesson 10.2: en.childrenlibrary.org
Selected Annotated Bibliography
References
Glossary
Index
About the Author
About the Contributing Author
Multicultural Children's Literature: A Critical Issues Approach is designed to prepare primary and secondary preservice and inservice teachers to address the social, cultural, and critical issues of our times through the use of multicultural children's books. This book will be used as a core textbook in courses on multicultural children's literature and as a supplement in courses on children's literature and social studies teaching methods. It can also be used as a supplement in courses on literacy, reading, language arts, and multicultural education.

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