ECE 102 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Karen Ackerman

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Published on 10 Sep 2017
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Stereotypes in Children’s Literature
Common stereotypes are harmful and show up as underlying themes in children’s
books
Look for books which reflect students, their situations, environment, and
diversity (“invisible” groups)
Variety of families, gender roles, economic status, lifestyles, etc.
You teach what you know, the more you know the better teacher you’ll be
Why are certain groups omitted from classrooms?
Often unintentional
Implications are overlooked
Insecurity
Sends message of irrelevance or unimportance
Song and Dance Man Karen Ackerman
Colorful illustrations
Good to see elderly man being active
Grandma cooks while Grandpa entertains
Little girl wears heels and pink overalls
Boys can dance
Brynn Welch Missing Adventures: Diversity and Children’s Literature (TED
Talk)
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