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Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference
     

Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference

by Suzanne M. Miller, Barbara McCaskill
 

ISBN-10: 0791416453

ISBN-13: 9780791416457

Pub. Date: 10/01/1993

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Does literature serve a humanizing function? Can it achieve social transformation? What roes does literature play for defining self, creating community, and achieving global perspective? This is the first book to thoroughly explore the methods by which educators, creative writers, and policymakers have constructed workable models of teaching literature in

Overview

Does literature serve a humanizing function? Can it achieve social transformation? What roes does literature play for defining self, creating community, and achieving global perspective? This is the first book to thoroughly explore the methods by which educators, creative writers, and policymakers have constructed workable models of teaching literature in multicultural classrooms.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791416457
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Series:
SUNY series, Literacy, Culture, and Learning: Theory and Practice Series
Pages:
300

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction Multicultural Literature and Literacies: Making Space for Difference

Suzanne M. Miller and Barbara McCaskill

Part I Defining Difference: Perspectives on Writing Literature

1. Seeing and Listening: A Poet's Literacies

Ron Welburn

2. Liberation Literacy: Literacy and Empowerment in Marginalized American Texts

Valerie Babb

3. Literacy, Literature, and the Liberation of the American Bluesvilles: (On Writing Our World into Being)

Reggie Young

4. A Stamp on the Envelope Upside Down Means Love; or, Literature and Literacy in the Multicultural Classroom

Barbara McCaskill

Part II Making Space: Perspectives on Writing Policy

5. The Ideology of Canons and Cultural Concerns in the Literature Curriculum

Alan C. Purves

6. Finding a Common Ground: Integrating Texts and Traditions

Suzanne K. Sutherland

7. Multicultural Literacy and Literature: The Perspective of School Policy

Gregory A. Morris

8. Reading against the Cultural Grain

Phillip C. Gonzales

9. Some Notes on the Canon and Multiculturalism

Catharine R. Stimpson

Part III Making Space for Difference: Perspectives on Teaching

10. Multicultural Literacy and Literature: The Teacher's Perspective

Violet J. Harris

11. Questions of Pedagogy and Multiculturalism

Alpana Sharma Knippling

12. Multicultural Literacy in a Middle School Writing Workshop

Hasna Muhammad

13. Literature about Asians and Asian Americans: Implications for Elementary Classrooms

Junko Yokota

14. Why a Dialogic Pedagogy? Making Space for Possible Worlds

Suzanne M. Miller

Appendix: Selected Resources for Multicultural Education Expanded, Researched, and Annotated by
Kathleen Sims

About the Editors

Contributors

Index

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