Graduation Year

2012

Location

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

14-4-2012 9:00 AM

End Date

14-4-2012 10:00 AM

Description

In this study I examined multicultural education and global education. Today, children live in a global society, thus it is necessary to provide them with meaningful learning experiences that familiarize the belief systems, values, and history of cultures and countries from around the world. A review of literature explores implications and effects that the curriculum had on students and its practical uses in everyday instruction. My focus of the study evolved to encompass the use of children’s literature as an instructional tool for global education. I discovered the crucial role that children’s literature plays in a student’s emotional, social and academic development. This genre of Children’s literature helps students make tangible sense of unfamiliar global concepts through stories and illustrations that generate classroom discussion, serve as a safe setting for the exploration of social and moral issues, and allow students to picture the world from the perspective of another.

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Global Education Through Children's Literature

Lower Level, Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

In this study I examined multicultural education and global education. Today, children live in a global society, thus it is necessary to provide them with meaningful learning experiences that familiarize the belief systems, values, and history of cultures and countries from around the world. A review of literature explores implications and effects that the curriculum had on students and its practical uses in everyday instruction. My focus of the study evolved to encompass the use of children’s literature as an instructional tool for global education. I discovered the crucial role that children’s literature plays in a student’s emotional, social and academic development. This genre of Children’s literature helps students make tangible sense of unfamiliar global concepts through stories and illustrations that generate classroom discussion, serve as a safe setting for the exploration of social and moral issues, and allow students to picture the world from the perspective of another.