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Some Other Culture: Maori Literature as a Unifying Force in a Multicultural Classroom

Argues that using unfamiliar texts in a multicultural classroom allows students to read and write without interference from existing cultural tensions. Describes how, finding their own defenses and prejudices suddenly meaningless, students realize just how much common ground they share. Illustrates this by describing use of a Maori poem the author has found particularly powerful and effective. (SR)

  • Author/Creator: Fauske, Chris
  • Date Published: Sep
  • Journal/Secondary Title: Teaching English in the Two-Year College
  • Number: 1
  • Volume: 26
  • Year: 1998

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