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Multicultural children's literature : a critical issues approach, Ambika Gopalakrishnan

Label
Multicultural children's literature : a critical issues approach
Title
Multicultural children's literature
Title remainder
a critical issues approach
Statement of responsibility
Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Written in an engaging style, this comprehensive text prepares K-12 teachers to address a wide range of contemporary social issues--such as violence, gender, war, terrorism, child labor, censorship, and disabilities--through multicultural children's literature. Each chapter includes sample lesson plans designed to encourage critical and creative thinking at the elementary and secondary levels and an annotated bibliography that makes it easy for teachers and librarians to choose books that address specific issues. Key features: the evolution of multicultural children's literature is described, including controversies surrounding this material; reflection questions for the teacher provide readers with practical techniques they can use in preparing lessons; sample response lessons demonstrate how to address critical issues using multicultural literature in K-12 classrooms; and an annotated bibliography at the end of each chapter lists multicultural children's books that relate to topics presented in the text
  • From the Publisher: 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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gopalakrishnan, Ambika
Dewey number
809/.89282
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1009.5.M84
LC item number
G67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children's literature
  • Multicultural education
  • Children's literature
  • Young adult literature
  • Multiculturalism in literature
Label
Multicultural children's literature : a critical issues approach, Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to multicultural children's literature : A critical issues approach -- The essentials and foundations of multicultural children's literature -- Choosing books and reading critically -- Responding to censorship, book banning, and controversies -- Gender, sexuality, and equity -- Understanding or justifying violence -- War, terrorism, justice, freedom -- Prejudice, bullying, abuse, and other challenging situations -- Disabilities and the special child -- Influences of a digital world
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Taking A Critical Issues Approach -- 1: Introduction to multicultural children's literature: a critical issues approach -- Children's literature defined -- Multicultural children's literature -- 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 -- Creating a "web of significance" -- 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: Essentials and foundations of multicultural children's literature -- Tracing a brief history of multiculturalism -- Multiculturalism to multicultural children's literature -- Evolution of multicultural children's literature -- Before and after the Civil Rights Movement -- Multicultural children's literature and levels of multiculturalism -- Defining multicultural children's literature -- Melting pot books -- Socially conscious books -- Culturally conscious books -- Need for multicultural children's literature -- Equal representation and validation -- Cultural authenticity -- Cultural authenticity: whose perspective? -- Insider and outsider perspectives -- 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 -- Traditional read-aloud -- Reader response -- Reading aloud and transactional theory -- Critical read-aloud -- Questioning -- Functions of questioning -- Ask 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 2: Exploring Issues In Multicultural Children's Literature -- 4: Responding to censorship, book banning, and controversies -- What is censorship? -- Book banning, book challenge, and censorship -- Intellectual freedom and the First Amendment -- Types of censorship -- Why are books censored? -- Literature suppressed on political grounds -- Literature suppressed on social grounds -- Literature suppressed on religious grounds -- Literature suppressed on sexual grounds -- Literature suppressed on other grounds -- What does censorship really do? -- What do authors, publishers, teachers, and parents say about censorship? -- Useful resources -- Organizations -- Formats and guides -- 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 -- Gay and lesbian families addressed 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 -- Popular images in media -- Movies and television -- Video games -- 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 3: 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 -- Freedom -- Justice -- War and terrorism -- 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 -- Examples 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 -- Physical and emotional abuse -- Drug and alcohol abuse -- Divorce -- Abandonment -- 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 -- Need for representing disabilities and special needs in classrooms -- Special child -- Lived realities -- 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 -- Internet, television, and the video industry -- Digital age literature -- TumbleBooks -- ICDL books -- Computer books and programs -- Accelerated reader -- Magic School Bus -- Dr Suess -- Audiobooks -- Reflection questions for the teacher -- Sample Response Lesson 10-1: http://www.tumblebooks.com -- Sample Response Lesson 10-2: http://en.childrenslibrary.org -- Selected annotated bibliography -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- About the author -- About the contributing author
Control code
457772981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781412955225
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009043896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)457772981
Label
Multicultural children's literature : a critical issues approach, Ambika Gopalakrishnan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction to multicultural children's literature : A critical issues approach -- The essentials and foundations of multicultural children's literature -- Choosing books and reading critically -- Responding to censorship, book banning, and controversies -- Gender, sexuality, and equity -- Understanding or justifying violence -- War, terrorism, justice, freedom -- Prejudice, bullying, abuse, and other challenging situations -- Disabilities and the special child -- Influences of a digital world
  • Preface -- Acknowledgments -- Part 1: Taking A Critical Issues Approach -- 1: Introduction to multicultural children's literature: a critical issues approach -- Children's literature defined -- Multicultural children's literature -- 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 -- Creating a "web of significance" -- 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: Essentials and foundations of multicultural children's literature -- Tracing a brief history of multiculturalism -- Multiculturalism to multicultural children's literature -- Evolution of multicultural children's literature -- Before and after the Civil Rights Movement -- Multicultural children's literature and levels of multiculturalism -- Defining multicultural children's literature -- Melting pot books -- Socially conscious books -- Culturally conscious books -- Need for multicultural children's literature -- Equal representation and validation -- Cultural authenticity -- Cultural authenticity: whose perspective? -- Insider and outsider perspectives -- 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 -- Traditional read-aloud -- Reader response -- Reading aloud and transactional theory -- Critical read-aloud -- Questioning -- Functions of questioning -- Ask 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 2: Exploring Issues In Multicultural Children's Literature -- 4: Responding to censorship, book banning, and controversies -- What is censorship? -- Book banning, book challenge, and censorship -- Intellectual freedom and the First Amendment -- Types of censorship -- Why are books censored? -- Literature suppressed on political grounds -- Literature suppressed on social grounds -- Literature suppressed on religious grounds -- Literature suppressed on sexual grounds -- Literature suppressed on other grounds -- What does censorship really do? -- What do authors, publishers, teachers, and parents say about censorship? -- Useful resources -- Organizations -- Formats and guides -- 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 -- Gay and lesbian families addressed 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 -- Popular images in media -- Movies and television -- Video games -- 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 3: 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 -- Freedom -- Justice -- War and terrorism -- 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 -- Examples 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 -- Physical and emotional abuse -- Drug and alcohol abuse -- Divorce -- Abandonment -- 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 -- Need for representing disabilities and special needs in classrooms -- Special child -- Lived realities -- 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 -- Internet, television, and the video industry -- Digital age literature -- TumbleBooks -- ICDL books -- Computer books and programs -- Accelerated reader -- Magic School Bus -- Dr Suess -- Audiobooks -- Reflection questions for the teacher -- Sample Response Lesson 10-1: http://www.tumblebooks.com -- Sample Response Lesson 10-2: http://en.childrenslibrary.org -- Selected annotated bibliography -- References -- Glossary -- Index -- About the author -- About the contributing author
Control code
457772981
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xix, 265 pages
Isbn
9781412955225
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009043896
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)457772981

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