Reading diversity through Canadian picture books : preservice teachers explore issues of identity, ideology, and pedagogy
- Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 
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- x, 222 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
LB1044.9 .P49 R43 2013
- Unknown LB1044.9 .P49 R43 2013
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-212) and index.
- List of Figures Author Biographies Introduction: Ingrid Johnston (University of Alberta, Secondary Education) & Joyce Bainbridge (University of Alberta, Education) Chapter One: Picture Books and Pedagogy: From Possibilities to Practice. Joyce Bainbridge (University of Alberta, Education) & Beverley Brenna (University of Saskatchewan, Education) Chapter Two: Who Does this Text Think I am? Exploring Questions of Subjectivity through Diverse Picture Books. Ingrid Johnston (University of Alberta, Secondary Education) & Farha Shariff (University of Alberta, Secondary Education): Chapter Three: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Cultural, Social, and Political Issues in the Canadian West. Lynne Wiltse (University of Alberta, Elementary Education) Chapter Four: Prairie Spaces Recreated: Aboriginal Education and Canadian Picture Books. Angela Ward (University of Saskatchewan, Education) Chapter Five Imagining the Possibilities: The Pedagogical Potential of Diverse Canadian Picture Books. Mary Clare Courtland (Lakehead University, Education) & Ismel GonzI--lez (Lakehead University, Languages) Chapter Six: Very Far Away: Traversing the Distance between Imagination and Actualization. Teresa Strong-Wilson (McGill University, Integrated Studies in Education) & Heather Phipps (McGill University, Integrated Studies in Education) Chapter Seven: Connecting Visual Literacy and Cultural Awareness Through Picture Book Illustrations Anne Burke (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Education) Chapter Eight: Generative Ways to Promote Political Activity and Social Change with Picture Books. Roberta Hammett (Memorial University of Newfoundland, Education) Afterword: Ingrid Johnston (University of Alberta, Secondary Education) & Joyce Bainbridge (University of Alberta, Education) Appendix A: Course Data Sources Appendix B: List of Picture Books Used in the Research Project References.
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- What is the value of picture books in educating a diverse society? This collection of original essays explores how preservice teachers from faculties of education across Canada engage with issues of diversity and national identity as represented in children's picture books. Based on research drawn from education courses and student teaching experiences, the book illustrates new and culturally relevant approaches to curricula that meet the needs of increasingly diverse student bodies. The volume focuses on picture books as a central body of texts, drawing on recent reading theory and exploring the implications of bringing the works into school classrooms. Together, the essays offer a unique cross-Canada perspective on how picture books can help students and teachers explore identities, uncover personal and national histories, and locate a sense of place.
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- edited by Ingrid Johnston and Joyce Bainbridge.