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ERIC Number: EJ1182915
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
Using Animated Folktales to Teach Cultural Values: A Case Study with Korean-American Bilingual Kindergartners
Kim, So Jung; Song, An; Lee, Guang-Lea; Bach, Amy
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v32 n3 p295-309 2018
This qualitative case study explores the intersection of multimedia, bilingualism, and culturally responsive practices by examining the responses that children of Korean descent have to animated folktales and the discussions about traditional cultural values that they sparked. Data were collected over 5 months in a classroom for children of kindergarten age in a Korean Language School in the midwestern United States. The focal literacy activity was online storybook reading sessions in which the children watched animated folktales taken from online storybook-reading software programs or YouTube clips. Data were collected from the children, their parents, and the teacher through interviews and observations of classroom literacy activities. The study found that listening to animated folktales and having dual language discussions about them created a supportive literacy environment in which the children were able to be more engaged in the stories they were reading and also gained a deeper understanding of the moral lessons of those stories. Findings suggest the possibilities of incorporating animated folktales as culturally responsive pedagogies to create more technology-enhanced literacy environments in early bilingual classrooms.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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