a. I would assist my (c) In your class, there is a student who has a visible disability. Using what you know of diversity in children’s literature, how can you create a culture of tolerance and acceptance for your students? a. The school experiences for students who has visual disabilities can be both positively or negatively influenced by attitudes and behaviors of their classmates or other students of the school, along with the staff and general school policies. Depending on experiences, some children feel uncomfortable when presented with an opportunity to interact with someone who is different than them. Interaction with diverse literature can help students because it provides a portrayal of diversity in a natural way that can provide realistic images while inspiring discussion among the class. In my class I would make sure to incorporate as many fictional and informational books as possible because they aid student understanding of other cultures by providing a perspective from that different culture in a natural way which creates a harmonious classroom. These genres of books can also evoke emotions which help students who
might look at disabilities with an unaccepting attitude and open the door for them to understand and gain a tolerance for students with a visible disability. Part III: Theoretical Approaches (a) Describe the major theoretical approaches to literature that we have discussed. As a bonus, please also add the ecological systems theory. 1. Cognitive-constructivist theories influence literature by providing text that expand on the reader’s previous knowledge and experiences. Teachers who apply cognitive-constructivist theories are aware of the different backgrounds, experiences, and purposes that each of their students bring to the table. To build strong understandings of literature during the reading process, students are given time to think about what they already know and then form connections with the new literature. In the classroom, teachers have students engage in
You've reached the end of your free preview.
Want to read all 5 pages?
- Fall '12
- Literary Theory, Reader-response criticism