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Title:Cultivating Cultural Competence: Context, Culture, and Technology of a Global Reading Challenge
Author(s):Dresang, Eliza T.; Patin, Beth; Kotrla, Bowie
Subject(s):multicultural youth literature
cultural competence
digital youth
international youth library
global reading
Abstract:Underlying Jella Lepman's founding of the International Youth Library In Munich, Germany in 1949, is the firm belief that reading high quality, culturally specific literature can lead young readers to gain cultural competence. However, there is little systematic research upon which this assertion can be based. This research study, in the preliminary and early results stage, is designed to help fill this evidence gap. The content, culture, and technology in this study that have the potential to break down global walls are explained. Focus was on a convenience sample of 9 and 10 year old readers at 12 urban schools who participate in a Global Reading Challenge at their school, regional, and district level based on twelve culturally specific books. The researchers employed a pre-post test mixed methods design with qualitative methods (interview) based on quantitative methods (survey) and used three models of cultural competence to analyze the data.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Dresang, E. T., Patin, B., & Kotrla, B. (2014). Cultivating Cultural Competence: Context, Culture, and Technology of a Global Reading Challenge. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 643 - 648). doi:10.9776/14304
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Other Identifier(s):304
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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