Date Approved

4-21-1997

Embargo Period

8-26-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. in School and Public Librarianship

Department

Special Educational Services/Instruction

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Levy, Lynne

Subject(s)

Pyne Poynt Family School Library (Camden, N.J.); African Americans--Library resources--New Jersey--Camden; Hispanic Americans and libraries--New Jersey--Camden; Multicultural education

Disciplines

Library and Information Science

Abstract

This thesis documents the importance of multicultural literature in educational environments and provides strategies for implementing the literature into the curriculum. Without the knowledge and the background of what's available in this particular genre and how it can used effectively, integration of materials into the curriculum cannot occur.

The African American and Hispanic American bibliographies were developed from the materials in the Pyne Poynt Family School Library to be used as teaching tools for the staff when developing resource based units of instruction and assignments. With this awareness, usage of the multicultural materials in the collection should increase over a period of time by the staff and student body.

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