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Multiple Definitions of Multicultural Literature: Is the Debate Really Just "Ivory Tower" Bickering?

Argues that controversy over the definition of multicultural literature is focused on how many cultures should be covered. Identifies and discusses three key definitions that raise fundamental sociopolitical issues and have differing implications for how multicultural literature is incorporated into the curriculum. Discusses relationships between diversity and equity, between informing and empowering, and between reading multiculturally and reading multicultural literature. (SR)

  • Author/Creator: Cai, Mingshui
  • Date Published: Fall
  • Journal/Secondary Title: New Advocate
  • Number: 4
  • Volume: 11
  • Year: 1998

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