This paper describes how 20 pre-service teachers enrolled in two social studies methods courses at Buffalo State College worked collaboratively to produce a Cross-cultural Literacy Fair at an urban-based elementary school. The participatory events created for the event were provided in conjunction with a community after school program and directed at promoting literacy and cross-cultural understandings not only for the children enrolled at the school but for their parents, as well. Events yielded a positive venue for Teacher Candidates (TCs) to interact with parents and children and demonstrated ways literacy and other cultural understandings can be successfully and appreciatively supported at home.
Ceprano, Maria Anne and Chicola, Nancy
"Engaging Families in Cross-Cultural Connections Through a School-Based Literacy Fair,"
Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education: Vol. 5
, Article 1.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.buffalostate.edu/jiae/vol5/iss1/1
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