- Lærerstuderende 3. år
- Aalborg Seminarium
Synopsis om cultural awareness
Dette er en synops i engelsk, der omhandler cultural awareness i den didaktiske del og i den fagfaglige del har vi analyseret the Bluest Eye af Toni Morrison.
We would like to analyze “The Bluest Eye” with the new critical method and then discuss the main themes of the novel.
“The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison
A short summary
The relationship between children and the adults
Toni Morrison's writing style
The importance of cultural awareness
Cultural awareness in the English classroom
We are living in a multicultural society which makes it very important for us as future teachers to deal with cultural awareness and understanding. In most schools today we meet students with different backgrounds and different cultures. Many young people are fascinated by traveling the world. They have a great desire for the intercultural life. In education today it is necessary to be attentive to the different cultures and to be able to speak one or two languages, other than your mother tongue.
The world has moved into our houses because of the different Medias such as television and internet. However there is still one big issue that divides us. This matter is the diversity between the cultures. Each country has its own traditions, religion, values and habits. As Blaise Pascal, 1623-62 said: there are truths on this side of the Pyrenees which are falsehoods on the other”.1 This is probably truer today, than ever. Consequently, we as future teachers must ask ourselves “How can we teach students to understand one another and accept each other, no matter of their color, religion and traditions”? If people lack cultural awareness, Racism occurs. This leads us towards “The Bluest Eye” by Toni Morrison. We have chosen this book because of the theme racism. In the news we hear about people who have been killed because of their race, religion or other type of discrimination. That is why we would like to examine, what we as teachers, can do to prevent intolerance? How can we introduce cultural awareness in the English classroom? and teach it the best possible way?
A short summary
Toni Morrison's “The Bluest Eye” is a novel about the tragic life of a young black girl, Pecola Breedlove; she wants to be loved by her family and her classmates. Because of the lack of love and respect from people around her she concludes that the reason for all of her problems and the reason that she is despised and ridiculed is that she is black and therefore, ugly. She gets obsessed with the... Køb adgang for at læse mere