Book Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults  Reflections on Critical Issues

Download or read Multicultural Literature for Children and Young Adults Reflections on Critical Issues PDF, written by Mingshui Cai and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002-10-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There is much discussion of multiculturalism in education. This is especially true of multicultural literature for children and young adults. The rise of multicultural literature is a political rather than a literary movement; it is a movement to claim space in literature and in education for historically marginalized social groups rather than one to renovate the craft of literature itself. Multicultural literature has been closely bound with the cause of multiculturalism in general and thus has been confronted with resistance from conservatives. This book discusses many of the controversial issues surrounding multicultural literature for children and young adults. The volume begins with a look at some of the foundational and theoretical issues related to multicultural literature. The second part of the book addresses issues related to the creation and critique of multicultural literature, including the authorship of such works and the role of the reader in determining whether or not a work is multicultural. The third looks at the place of multicultural literature in the education of children and young adults. Throughout its discussion, the book makes extensive references to a large body of multicultural fiction and provides a thorough review of research on this important topic.

Book Racism in Contemporary African American Children   s and Young Adult Literature

Download or read Racism in Contemporary African American Children s and Young Adult Literature PDF, written by Suriyan Panlay and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-25 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Applying critical race theory to contemporary African American children’s and young adult literature, this book explores one key racial issue that has been overlooked both in race studies and literary scholarship—internalised racism. By systematically examining the issue of internalised racism and its detrimental psychological effects, particularly towards the young and vulnerable, this book defamiliarises the very racial issue that otherwise has become normalised in American racial discourse, reaffirming the relevance of race, racism, and racialisation in contemporary America. Through readings of works by Jacqueline Woodson, Sharon G. Flake, Tanita S. Davis, Sapphire, Rosa Guy, and Nikki Grimes, Suriyan Panlay develops a new critical discourse on internalised racism by studying its effects on marginalised children, its manifestations, and the fictional narrative strategies that can be used to regain and reclaim a sense of self.

Book Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools

Download or read Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools PDF, written by KaaVonia Hinton and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2007 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides information on multicultural materials and their use in the secondary school classroom.

Book Embracing  Evaluating  and Examining African American Children s and Young Adult Literature

Download or read Embracing Evaluating and Examining African American Children s and Young Adult Literature PDF, written by Wanda M. Brooks and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2008 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays look at African American literature for children and young adults, providing textual analysis, discussing theories and research, and covering pedagogical issues.

Book Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature

Download or read Handbook of Research on Children s and Young Adult Literature PDF, written by Shelby Wolf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2011-04-27 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This landmark volume is the first to bring together leading scholarship on children’s and young adult literature from three intersecting disciplines: Education, English, and Library and Information Science. Distinguished by its multidisciplinary approach, it describes and analyzes the different aspects of literary reading, texts, and contexts to illuminate how the book is transformed within and across different academic figurations of reading and interpreting children’s literature. Part one considers perspectives on readers and reading literature in home, school, library, and community settings. Part two introduces analytic frames for studying young adult novels, picturebooks, indigenous literature, graphic novels, and other genres. Chapters include commentary on literary experiences and creative production from renowned authors and illustrators. Part three focuses on the social contexts of literary study, with chapters on censorship, awards, marketing, and literary museums. The singular contribution of this Handbook is to lay the groundwork for colleagues across disciplines to redraw the map of their separately figured worlds, thus to enlarge the scope of scholarship and dialogue as well as push ahead into uncharted territory.

Book Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States

Download or read Multicultural and Ethnic Children s Literature in the United States PDF, written by Donna L. Gilton and published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. This book was released on 2020 with total page 408 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "This second edition of Multicultural and Ethnic Children's Literature in the United States describes the history and characteristics of ethnic and multicultural children's literature in the U.S. and elsewhere, elaborating on people, businesses, and organizations that create, disseminate, promote, critique, and collect these materials"--

Book Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children s Literature

Download or read Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children s Literature PDF, written by Maria José Botelho and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-05-07 with total page 376 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Children’s literature is a contested terrain, as is multicultural education. Taken together, they pose a formidable challenge to both classroom teachers and academics.... Rather than deny the inherent conflicts and tensions in the field, in Critical Multicultural Analysis of Children’s Literature: Mirrors, Windows, and Doors, Maria José Botelho and Masha Kabakow Rudman confront, deconstruct, and reconstruct these terrains by proposing a reframing of the field.... Surely all of us – children, teachers, and academics – can benefit from this more expansive understanding of what it means to read books." Sonia Nieto, From the Foreword Critical multicultural analysis provides a philosophical shift for teaching literature, constructing curriculum, and taking up issues of diversity and social justice. It problematizes children’s literature, offers a way of reading power, explores the complex web of sociopolitical relations, and deconstructs taken-for-granted assumptions about language, meaning, reading, and literature: it is literary study as sociopolitical change. Bringing a critical lens to the study of multiculturalism in children’s literature, this book prepares teachers, teacher educators, and researchers of children’s literature to analyze the ideological dimensions of reading and studying literature. Each chapter includes recommendations for classroom application, classroom research, and further reading. Helpful end-of-book appendixes include a list of children’s book awards, lists of publishers, diagrams of the power continuum and the theoretical framework of critical multicultural analysis, and lists of selected children’s literature journals and online resources.

Book A Picture Book Primer  Understanding and Using Picture Books

Download or read A Picture Book Primer Understanding and Using Picture Books PDF, written by Denise I. Matulka and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-09-30 with total page 328 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Everything you want to know about picture books can be found in this simple and straightforward guide. After defining the picture book and describing its history and technological evolution, the author helps you better understand and appreciate picture books by describing how they're made-their anatomy, types of illustration, layouts, design elements, and typography-various types of picture books (genres, formats, styles), how picture books work (the art of the story), and how they relate to child development and literacy. Picture book reviews, building a collection, using picture books with various age groups, and issues such as multicultural literature, classics, and controversial titles are some of the other topics covered.

Book Edinburgh Companion to Children s Literature

Download or read Edinburgh Companion to Children s Literature PDF, written by Clementine Beauvais and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2018-02-16 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Introduces you to the promises and problems of Charles Taylor's thought in major contemporary debates

Book Reading Development and Difficulties in Monolingual and Bilingual Chinese Children

Download or read Reading Development and Difficulties in Monolingual and Bilingual Chinese Children PDF, written by Xi Chen and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2013-11-04 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume explores Chinese reading development, focusing on children in Chinese societies and bilingual Chinese-speaking children in Western societies. The book is structured around four themes: psycholinguistic study of reading, reading disability, bilingual and biliteracy development, and Chinese children’s literature. It discusses issues that are pertinent to improving language and literacy development, and complex cognitive, linguistic, and socio-cultural factors that underlie language and literacy development. In addition, the book identifies instructional practices that can enhance literacy development and academic achievement. This volume offers an integrative framework of Chinese reading, and deepens our understanding of the intricate processes that underlie Chinese children’s literacy development. It promotes research in reading Chinese and celebrates the distinguished and longstanding career of Richard C. Anderson.

Book Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children

Download or read Multicultural Literature for Latino Bilingual Children PDF, written by Ellen Riojas Clark and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2015-11-25 with total page 350 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents theoretical, research based, and classroom practices that explore the use of multicultural children’s literature to support the linguistic, academic, and psychological development of Latino children in the process of becoming bilingual and acquiring English. The contributions cover a broad spectrum of issues related to the effective use of children’s literature with Bilingual Learners (BL), including identity development, critical pedagogy, biliteracy development, and holistic literacy instruction.

Book Asian Children   s Literature and Film in a Global Age

Download or read Asian Children s Literature and Film in a Global Age PDF, written by Bernard Wilson and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2020-03-06 with total page 398 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume provides a key analysis of Asian children’s literature and film and creates a dialogue between East and West and between the cultures from which they emerge, within the complex symbiosis of their local, national and transnational frameworks. In terms of location and content the book embraces a broad scope, including contributions related to the Asian-American diaspora, China, India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Taiwan. Individually and collectively, these essays broach crucial questions: What elements of Asian literature and film make them distinctive, both within their own specific culture and within the broader Asian area? What aspects link them to these genres in other parts of the world? How have they represented and shaped the societies and cultures they inhabit? What moral codes do they address, underpin, or contest? The volume provides further voice to the increasingly diverse and fascinating output of the region and emphasises the importance of Asian art forms as depictions of specific cultures but also of their connection to broader themes in children’s texts, and scholarship within this field.

Book Little Red Readings

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  • Author : Angela E. Hubler
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release : 2014-04-29
  • ISBN : 1626741565
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read Little Red Readings PDF, written by Angela E. Hubler and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2014-04-29 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A significant body of scholarship examines the production of children’s literature by women and minorities, as well as the representation of gender, race, and sexuality. But few scholars have previously analyzed class in children’s literature. This definitive collection remedies that by defining and exemplifying historical materialist approaches to children’s literature. The introduction of Little Red Readings lucidly discusses characteristics of historical materialism, the methodological approach to the study of literature and culture first outlined by Karl Marx, defining key concepts and analyzing factors that have marginalized this tradition, particularly in the United States. The thirteen essays here analyze a wide range of texts—from children’s bibles to Mary Poppins to The Hunger Games—using concepts in historical materialism from class struggle to the commodity. Essayists apply the work of Marxist theorists such as Ernst Bloch and Fredric Jameson to children’s literature and film. Others examine the work of leftist writers in India, Germany, England, and the United States. The authors argue that historical materialist methodology is critical to the study of children’s literature, as children often suffer most from inequality. Some of the critics in this collection reveal the ways that literature for children often functions to naturalize capitalist economic and social relations. Other critics champion literature that reveals to readers the construction of social reality and point to texts that enable an understanding of the role ordinary people might play in creating a more just future. The collection adds substantially to our understanding of the political and class character of children’s literature worldwide, and contributes to the development of a radical history of children’s literature.

Book Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education

Download or read Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education PDF, written by James A. Banks and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2012-05-17 with total page 2600 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The diversity education literature, both nationally and internationally, is broad and diffuse. Consequently, there needs to be a systematic and logical way to organize and present the state of research for students and professionals. American citizens need to understand the dynamics of their increasingly diverse communities and institutions and the global world in which we live, work, and lead. With continually evolving information on diversity policies, practices, and programs, it is important to have one place where students, scholars, teachers, and policymakers can examine and explore research, policy, and practice issues and find answers to important questions about how diversity in U.S. education—enriched with theories, research and practices in other nations—are explained and communicated, and how they affect institutional change at both the K-12 and postsecondary levels. With about 700 signed entries with cross-references and recommended readings, the Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education (4 volumes, in both print and electronic formats) will present research and statistics, case studies, and best practices, policies, and programs at pre- and postsecondary levels. Diversity is a worldwide phenomenon, and while most of the entries in the Encyclopedia will focus on the United States, diversity issues and developments in nations around the world, including the United States, are intricately connected. Consequently, to illuminate the many aspects of diversity, this volume will contain entries from different nations in the world in order to illuminate the myriad aspects of diversity. From A-to-Z, this Encyclopedia will cover the full spectrum of diversity issues, including race, class, gender, religion, language, exceptionality, and the global dimensions of diversity as they relate to education. This four-volume reference work will be the definitive reference for diversity issues in education in the United States and the world.

Book Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue

Download or read Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue PDF, written by Barbara Slater Stern and published by IAP. This book was released on 2009-10-01 with total page 337 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue is the journal of the American Association of Teaching and Curriculum (AATC). An important historical event in the development of organizations dealing with the scholarly field of teaching and curriculum was the founding of the AATC on October 1, 1993. The members of the AATC believed that the time was long overdue to recognize teaching and curriculum as a basic field of scholarly study, to constitute a national learned society for the scholarly field of teaching and curriculum (teaching is the more inclusive concept; curriculum is an integral part of teaching-the "what to teach" aspect). Since it's founding AATC has produced scholarship in teaching and curriculum and serves the general public through its conferences, journals, and the interaction of its members. The purpose of the organization was originally defined in Article 1, Section 2 of the AATC Constitution: "To promote the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum; all analytical and interpretive approaches that are appropriate for the scholarly study of teaching and curriculum shall be encouraged." Curriculum and Teaching Dialogue seeks to fulfill that mission.

Book Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners

Download or read Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners PDF, written by Onchwari, Grace and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2017-10-31 with total page 491 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the schools of today, English learners are the fastest-growing segment of the student population. As such, it is increasingly imperative to educate these students properly, while still practicing inclusion for overall student success. The Handbook of Research on Pedagogies and Cultural Considerations for Young English Language Learners is an authoritative research publication on research-based, theoretical frameworks and best practices for teaching young English language learners. Featuring exhaustive coverage on a variety of topics and perspectives such as co-teaching, inclusion, and social awareness, this publication is ideally designed for academicians, researchers, and students seeking current research on the examination of how diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences contribute to curriculum and pedagogy for bilingual young learners.

Book Handbook of Research on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre Service Professionals

Download or read Handbook of Research on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre Service Professionals PDF, written by Hartsfield, Danielle E. and published by IGI Global. This book was released on 2021-06-25 with total page 727 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Perspectives and identity are typically reinforced at a young age, giving teachers the responsibility of selecting reading material that could potentially change how the child sees the world. This is the importance of sharing diverse literature with today’s children and young adults, which introduces them to texts that deal with religion, gender identities, racial identities, socioeconomic conditions, etc. Teachers and librarians play significant roles in placing diverse books in the hands of young readers. However, to achieve the goal of increasing young people’s access to diverse books, educators and librarians must receive quality instruction on this topic within their university preparation programs. The Handbook of Research on Teaching Diverse Youth Literature to Pre-Service Professionals is a comprehensive reference source that curates promising practices that teachers and librarians are currently applying to prepare aspiring teachers and librarians for sharing and teaching diverse youth literature. Given the importance of sharing diverse books with today’s young people, university educators must be aware of engaging and effective methods for teaching diverse literature to pre-service teachers and librarians. Covering topics such as syllabus development, diversity, social justice, and activity planning, this text is essential for university-level teacher educators, library educators who prepare pre-service teachers and librarians, university educators, faculty, adjunct instructors, researchers, and students.