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Preservice teachers’ “revelations and connections”: Fostering deep conversations while reading multicultural literature.
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  • AnnMarie Alberton Gunn
  • Susan V. Bennett
  • Cynthia B. Leung, University of South Florida St. Petersburg
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AnnMarie Alberton Gunn

Cynthia B. Leung

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
2014
Abstract
We investigated strategies that a literacy teacher educator used to develop preservice teachers’ culturally responsive pedagogy. This study focused on (a) implementation of literature circles, (b) preservice teachers’ (n= 29) reading and analysis of multicultural children’s literature, (c) preservice teachers’ reader response reflective journals (RRRJ), and (d) reading comprehension strategies. We analyzed interviews with the professor and RRRJ (87 responses) as well as the course syllabus, reader response guidelines, and course evaluations to understand the lived experiences of the participants. We found preservice teachers recognize the benefits of literature circles and the utilization of RRRJ to develop an understanding of reading comprehension strategies and ways to talk about culture.
Language
en_US
Publisher
University of Mississippi. School of Education
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Gunn, A. A., Bennett, S.V., & Leung, C. B. (2014). Preservice teachers’ “revelations and connections”: Fostering deep conversations while reading multicultural literature. Journal of Contemporary Research in Education, 3(1&2), 37-52.