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Representation in Children's Literature

Reflecting Realities in the classroom
Product Details
  • Grade Level: PreK-12
  • ISBN: 9781529795295
  • Published By: SAGE Publications Ltd
  • Year: 2024
  • Page Count: 152
  • Publication date: May 27, 2024

Price: $30



The under-representation of characters of colour in children's literature in the UK is quantified in the CLPE's award winning Reflecting Realities research.Through this research, the CLPE actively disrupts the demand-and-supply chain and holds the children's publishing industry to account, encouraging it to do better.

This book:
* explores what Reflecting Realities teaches us;
* empowers teachers to take positive to ensure classroom libraries are truly representative;
* takes time to reflect on the research;
* enables teachers to explore what constitutes quality representation;
* includes practical support on how to translate this thinking into positive change in the classroom;
* provides guidance for curating literature for young readers;
* highlights how engagement with inclusive literature positively impacts school reading cultures and wider teaching and learning.


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The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) is a UK based children's literacy charity working with primary schools. Our work raises the achievement of children's reading and writing by helping schools to teach literacy creatively and effectively, putting quality children’s books at the heart of all learning.
Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Understanding the need and rationale for Reflecting Realities

Chapter 2 Fostering an inclusive learning culture to help nurture learner identity

Chapter 3 Defining and developing reader identity

Chapter 4 Reviewing and developing an inclusive stock of books

Chapter 5 Developing an inclusive reading culture in the classroom

Chapter 6 Defining and developing writer Identity

Chapter 7 Developing authentic creative writing practices in the classroom

Chapter 8 Reflecting realities: Informing, shaping and shifting school culture

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