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14619 • Multicultural Issues in Children’s Literacy-Cullowhee

Designed for teachers in grades 4–8.

Our public schools are encountering a multicultural diversity challenge. Minority students (and all students) need to see positive verbal and visual images of children like themselves in the books they read. When children see themselves in books they are motivated to read more books and read more often. It can increase self-esteem and make them feel part of the larger society. Reading literature about people from other cultures can increase sensitivity to those who are different from themselves, improve their knowledge of the world, and help them realize that although people have many differences, they also share many similarities. Learn to identify and evaluate books and online literacy resources that you can use to build a positive multicultural classroom. Become familiar with grants and other sources you can use to acquire multicultural resources. We also will explore strategies for involving parents in multicultural literacy programs.

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  • NCCAT Teacher Services
    276 NCCAT Drive
    Cullowhee, NC
    28723
  • registrar@nccat.org
  • 828-293-5202
    800-922-0482 (NC only)
    828-293-3740 Fax
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