Insight & inspiration, literature that transforms: using literature that creates opportunities for greater understanding of self, others, and society

dc.contributor.author Mac Dougall, Barbara
dc.contributor.department Education
dc.date 2020-08-05T05:06:08.000
dc.date.accessioned 2021-02-26T08:47:05Z
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dc.date.copyright Tue Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2002
dc.date.issued 2002-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This thesis explores the impact of quality literature on students' understanding about themselves, about others, and about society. It asks the questions: 1. Does reading literature with complex characters, those with internal conflicts, or issues that need to be worked out in their lives, help children define their sense of self? 2. Can the books we have our students read make a difference in the attitudes they hold about other people? 3. Does introducing students to rich themes through literature help them understand society and the contributions each child can make? The research took place over the course of a reading unit in two fourth grade classrooms in a suburban school district in the Midwest. It is a qualitative study involving interviews of two teachers and six students, classroom observations, and a review of students' journals and other written work.</p>
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dc.identifier.articleid 21153
dc.identifier.contextkey 18792620
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-20200803-270
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dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/97521
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.keywords Curriculum and instruction
dc.subject.keywords Education (Elementary education)
dc.subject.keywords Elementary education
dc.title Insight & inspiration, literature that transforms: using literature that creates opportunities for greater understanding of self, others, and society
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.discipline Education (Elementary Education)
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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