Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Ethnicity--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Iowa; Multicultural education--Iowa; Children's literature--Study and teaching (Elementary)--Iowa;
There is considerable confusion in today’s society when it comes to talking about race. In result to this, race talk in schools can be overseen with challenges, leading to problematic conversations, disconnection, and ultimately student disengagement. This study is used by two Elementary educators one an Asian, the other a Caucasian - found in the Midwest, showing how teachers can break that uncomfortable barrier of the topic about race and navigate conversations through multicultural children’s literature books. The study demonstrated how to choose the most effective multicultural children’s literature to share to a classroom of students and how beneficial it can be to use art as a tool to express one’s self. The results of the study revealed that the two educators steered through unexpected dilemmas through strategic temporary alignments of children’s books and art projects, but found in both groups of children, silence was not an option.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Sarah E. Montgomery
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©2021 Kaley Bailey, Maiya Duthoo-Wolpert
Bailey, Kaley and Duthoo-Wolpert, Maiya, "Teaching race through multicultural children's literature" (2021). Graduate Research Papers. 1872.