M.A. Reading Education
Language, Literacy, and Sociocultural Education
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
multicultural education; children's literature; critical pedagogy
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education | Language and Literacy Education
The purpose of this study was to analyze the ways second grade students respond to multicultural literature when using a critical literacy approach. Three different multicultural text were chosen that contained familiar and unfamiliar social and cultural topics for students to discuss in a literature circle setting. Their conversation, questions, and connections to the literature were studied and analyzed for trends and evidence of change in students' beliefs and cultural and social competence.
Stamato-Pasaniello, Nicole, "The benefits of examining multicultural literature with a critical lens in elementary school" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 2755.