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Understanding Cultural Narratives

Exploring Identity and the Multicultural Experience

Linda Watkins-Goffman (author)

ISBN: 9780472030347

Publication Date: Jun 2006

Format: Paperback

Features poems and excerpts from the work of well-known authors - including Isabel Allende, Gloria Anzaldua, Jhumpa Lahiri, V S Naipul, Pablo Neruda, and Zadie Smith - to explore questions and feelings that are part of identity formation in a second culture.
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The world is full of different backgrounds and cultures. What knowledge of American culture does today's diverse population of students have? What social and familial influences? "Understanding Cultural Narratives" features poems and excerpts from the work of well-known authors - including Isabel Allende, Gloria Anzaldua, Jhumpa Lahiri, V.S. Naipul, Pablo Neruda, and Zadie Smith - to explore questions and feelings that are part of identity formation in a second culture. "Questions for Writing and Discussion" guide teachers and students through a rich examination of the passages presented. This book is ideal for teachers in training interested in better understanding their students by first understanding their unique stories.
Pages 136
Date Published 30 Jun 2006
Publisher Michigan ELT
Series Michigan Teacher Training
Subject/s Cultural studies   Higher & further education, tertiary education   Teaching of students with English as a second language (TESOL)  
Linda Watkins-Goffman teaches future teachers at Hostos Community College, the Bronx.

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