The content areas that get most attention in an elementary classroom include mathematics and English/Language Arts (ELA), and little time is devoted to other content areas like social studies. Preservice elementary teachers can learn to maximize instructional time by integrating social studies content in the ELA block. Using counternarratives, preservice teachers can learn to use children’s literature to teach multiple perspectives to the dominant narrative in the textbooks. This article shares strategies to present counternarratives and examples of children’s literature that can be used in an elementary classroom.
"Utilizing Counter Narratives to Develop Culturally Sustaining, Critically Conscious Preservice Teacher Practitioners,"
Essays in Education: Vol. 28:
2, Article 1.
Available at: https://openriver.winona.edu/eie/vol28/iss2/1
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