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Area Studies

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Resources for Inclusive Teaching in Area Studies

French Studies and British History


In the primary databases/bibliographies for research in French Studies (MLA International Bibliography) and British history/studies (BBIH, Bibliography of British and Irish History, and Historical Abstracts) there are not a great many citations to work detailing inclusivity, etc. in college/university teaching, per se. I tried to identify such material in these resources by searching first actual subject headings for pedagogy or teaching methods, looking up in the thesaurus of each database the appropriate terms.  I narrowed my results to 2000-2016, wanting the most recently written material. Then I combined these results with keywords or words in the titles of the indexed material reflecting diversity, inclusivity, minorities, ethnicity, disability, gender, and so forth. By the time I'd done all this, often there were no results. Loosening up my search strategies to find just material on the topics related to inclusivity often yielded more material, but only pedagogically related citations are wanted for this project. 


In French studies inclusivity often means revising what authors' works should be taught more than what particular teaching methods should be used.  There has been increasing emphasis for years now on teaching more women authors, more authors from the francophone world, and more late 20th and early 21st century authors. In the United Kingdom there has been quite a bit of writing about reform of educational policies for various levels of education to include more emphasis on the various topics of inclusivity but not much scholarly writing about pedagogical methods being used at the college/university level in British history courses. Scholars do write about minorities, gender, etc. in their research, however.

To suggest additional resources, comments, or insights related to inclusive teaching in French and British studies, please contact subject librarian Agnes Widder at widder@msu.edu.


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Area Studies

Morgentaler, Goldie. “Bontshe Shvayg: in Lethbridge: Teaching Yiddish Literature in the Canadian Bible Belt.” Pakn Treger, vol. 62,: Fall 2010, pp. 26-31.

Webb, Allen. “Teaching Muslim Students.” Teaching the Literature of Today's Middle East, edited by Allen Webb, Routledge, 2012, pp. 154-59. (Request chapter through MARS)

Warmington, Paul. Black British Intellectuals and Education: Multiculturalism’s Hidden History. London, Routledge, 2014. (Request book through Faculty Delivery)

Watts, Ruth. “Gendering the Story: Change in the History of Education.” History of Education, 34, no. 3 (2005), pp. 225-42.

Richards, Kyungnyun. "Teaching students with diverse backgrounds." The Korean Language in America 4 (2000): 65-76.

Kim, Yung-Hee. "Teaching Korean Culture: Its Challenges and Significance." Korean Language in America (1997): 185-192.

Enjolras, Laurence.  “To Be One is Not to Be, Not to Be One is to Be Not.”  In Antle, Martine and Fisher, Dominique, eds. The Rhetoric of the Other: Lesbian and Gay Strategies of Resistance in French and Francophone Contexts.  New Orleans, University Press of the South, 2002, pp. 163-169. (Request book through Faculty Delivery)

Loucif, Sabine. “French in American Universities: Toward the Reshaping of Frenchness.” Yale French Studies, 113 (2008), pp. 115-131.

Shelly, Sharon L.  “Addressing Linguistic and Cultural Diversity with Patrick Chamoiseau’s Chemin-d’Ecole.”  French Review, 75, no. 1, (2001), pp. 112-126.

Horn, Maja. "Bringing Sex Close to Home: Teaching Latin American/Caribbean Gender and Sexualities." Transformations: The Journal of Inclusive Scholarship and Pedagogy 21.2 (2010): 156-62. ProQuest. Web. 22 July 2016.


Moriña, Anabel, María Dolores Cortés, and Noelia Melero. "Inclusive Curricula in Spanish Higher Education? Students with Disabilities Speak Out." Disability & Society 29.1 (2014): 44-57. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Abreu, Laurel. "Awareness of Racial Diversity in the Spanish-Speaking World among L2 Spanish Speakers." Foreign Language Annals 49.1 (2016): 180-90. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Barres, David Griol, Zoraida Callejas Carrion, and Ramón López-Cózar Delgado. Technologies for Inclusive Education: Beyond Traditional Integration Approaches. Information Science Reference, 2013.

Harbon, Lesley, and Robyn Moloney. "Language Teachers and Learners Interpreting the World: Identifying Intercultural Development in Language Classroom Discourse." Linguistics for Intercultural Education. John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 2013. 139-159. Language Learning & Language Teaching. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Rojas Tejada, Antonio J., et al. "Creencias Del Profesorado De Español Sobre Los Agrupamientos Inclusivos Del Programa De Aulas Temporales De Adaptación Lingüística." Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology 10.3 (2012): 1249-66. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016

Tejada, Antonio J. Rojas, et al. "“Spanish as a Foreign Language” Teachers’ Profiles: Inclusive Beliefs, Teachers’ Perceptions of Student Outcomes in the TCLA Program, Burnout, and Experience." European Journal of Psychology of Education 27.3 (2012): 285-98. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Dafouz, E., B. Núñez, and C. Sancho. "Analysing Stance in a CLIL University Context: Non-Native Speaker use of Personal Pronouns and Modal Verbs." International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism 10.5 (2007): 647-62. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Arries, Jonathan F. "Learning Disabilities and Foreign Languages: A Curriculum Approach to the Design of Inclusive Courses." The Modern Language Journal 83.1 (1999): 98-110. ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Carmona, José A. "Integrating Race and Gender into the Second-Language Curriculum." Eds. Ellen G. Friedman, et al.Teachers College, Columbia University, 1996. 372-377. Athene Series~~Athene Series~~45 ProQuest. Web. 26 July 2016.

Contact Info

Deborah Margolis
Middle East Studies Librarian
(517) 884-0892

Agnes Widder
Humanities Bibliographer
(517) 884-6394

Xian Wu
Asian Studies Librarian
(517) 884-0837

Mary Jo Zeter
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Bibliographer Selector for Iberian, Italian and Modern Greek Studies
(517) 884-0840