1. In your own words, why is it important that educators understand multicultural literature and teach multicultural literature to their students? Please include at least 3 reasons, using evidence from the course readings. A. As Addressed in the book Multicultural Issues and Literacy achievement by the author AU in the chapter Importance of higher-level thinking, The desire and yeast for literacy achievement in the globe has been on the uphill and to reach it by the students they need support, And more often this support has to be extended by the educators. The reason I believe the educators to be the medium of support is they’re the first point of contact for a student on the journey of learning. And educators need to be aware of the diverse background’s students come from in the class and should not judge on any basis and prepare them in achieving milestones on their journey of literacy achievement Conclusion for why educators required to teach multicultural literature to the students. a. Multicultural education will lead to appreciating the differences of society, by teaching it to their students both the educators and students contribute to a harmonious society b. By learning about different cultures, the students tend to develop the view of the diversity in which they’re part of and tend to acknowledge each other and develop a respect for selves. c. On the journey of learning Multicultural Literature as students develop their own perception of this world by learning about different cultural heritages and diversity, leads to personal development as the more student learns he starts more emphasizing towards the world and be optimistic towards the life. 2. What is your opinion on Norton’s (2013) Five-Phase Approach for the Study of Multicultural Literature? Do you think this approach is a useful way to learn more about culture? Why or why not? Should educators teach their students this approach in the classroom? Why or why not?
- Spring '08