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Moving Beyond Black and White: Recommendations for Using Multicultural Children’s Literature in Early Childhood Classrooms

 Terry Husband is an assistant professor of Early Childhood Education at Illinois State University.  He teaches courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels related to literacy instruction, assessment, and issues of diversity in schools.   812 more words


If you’re interested in diversity in children’s media either as a parent or early childhood professional, then you may be aware of the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign.  The mission of this campaign is “to address the lack of diverse, non-majority narratives in children’s literature,” and it is “committed to the ideal that embracing diversity will lead to acceptance, empathy, and ultimately equality.”  Since its initiation in 2014, it has helped to bridge the conversation between multiple parties in the children’s print industry to create change. 401 more words


Connecting Multicultural Education and Multiliteracies

by Thomas DeVere Wolsey

During the last year, Dr. Diane Lapp and I had the opportunity to work with several prominent thought-leaders to explore how multiple literacies and multicultural education intersect and promote greater learning and understanding amongst our students. 306 more words


Shortening the distance between myself and others: how meritocracy and individualism make that impossible

One the most important refrains I remember hearing but ignoring in high school was, “It’s not all about you!” Of course, no one literally believes the world revolves around them, but the demands of American culture (to get good grades, to get into college, to land a stable job) do very little to challenge the selfishness required to succeed. 1,560 more words

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The Myth of Meritocracy and Why White Mark Has No Culture

It is quite possible that the issue of institutionalized racism stems not from an active prejudice against the other, but rather a passive obsession of one’s self. 1,349 more words


Creating Smooth Transitions For New Students

Rubin is worn out both from yesterday’s move into his family’s new apartment and from worrying all night about not knowing anyone at his new school. 962 more words

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