Intercultural education, Picturebooks and Refugees
Dolan, A. (2014). Intercultural education, Picturebooks and Refugees: Approaches for Language Teachers. CLELE Journal, 2(1), pp. 92-109.
The article discusses how picture books can be used to teach a range of intercultural issues and enrich the linguistic and literacy skills of all learners, including those working through the medium of a second language. Six picture books on refugees are presented as examples to illustrate how these books provide teaching opportunities for topics such as compassion, empathy, tolerance, justice, conflict resolution and respect for human rights, whilst teaching critical literacies, reading and writing. A framework is presented for analysing one picture book through a series of activities that enable students and teachers to critically interrogate the topic of refugees with empathy and understanding. (Abstract adapted from Dolan, A., 2014).