Capstone Project Title
Butler, E. (2020) The importance of multicultural literature in a K-2 classroom. The goal of this project is to answer the question of how can a professional development be created for K-2 teachers that explains the positive impact of creating a culturally competent classroom by using multicultural literature? The project is designed to explain the benefits of having a culturally competent classroom while also giving K-2 teachers tools to recognize culturally authentic, appropriate and asset-minded literature. K-2 teachers will leave the professional development understanding the importance of creating culturally competent classrooms, being able to distinguish between culturally authentic and culturally stereotypical literature, and knowing how to promote critical classroom discussions. The research focuses on relaying the positive benefits of having a culturally responsive classroom through the use of multicultural literature. It discusses the specifics of culturally responsive teaching, in addition to the overall importance of literature in the classroom. Lastly, it explains what to look for when choosing culturally responsive literature
Butler, Emily, "The Importance of Multicultural Literature in a K-2 Elementary Classroom" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 528.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects