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Opening the Dialogue: Using Culture as a Tool in Teaching Young African American Children

Relates how the author, a White teacher, discovered how to teach her African American students by learning to understand their culture. Discusses how she became aware of the cultural discontinuity in her classroom, and began a dialog with African-American friends, fellow teachers, children, parents, and multicultural literature to change her style of teaching to meet her students' needs. (SR)

  • Author/Creator: Diller, Debbie
  • Date Published: May
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Reading Teacher
  • Number: 8
  • Volume: 52
  • Year: 1999

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