Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Multicultural education; Ethnicity in literature--Study and teaching (Elementary);
This journal article explores the significance of the early implementation of multicultural literature in young children's lives. As young children prepare for the transition from home culture to school culture, problems may occur, such as cultural conflict, if both minority and majority children are not prepared for the school's diverse population. By incorporating multicultural literature experiences, both educators and parents can help to raise the awareness and appreciation of cultural diversity.
In addition to becoming more aware of cultural diversity, children will also learn tolerance of children of another ethnic background. If young children are involved with multicultural literacy activities at home and school, they will grow to appreciate and accept cultural differences. Consequently, educators and parents will be able to work together to bridge the cultural gap between home and school.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1997 Anne Chanco Lewis
Lewis, Anne Chanco, "Bridging the cultural gap between home and school" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1085.