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作者 Dawkins, Beth K
書名 Book selections of economically-disadvantaged African American kindergarteners
國際標準書號 9781124077536
book jacket
說明 175 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 71-08, Section: A, page: 2743
Adviser: Melissa S. Miller
Thesis (Ph.D.)--The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
The research questions were: In comparison to their Caucasian and Latino peers, do African American kindergarteners select books based on multicultural content; and in comparison to their Caucasian and Latino peers, how do African American kindergarteners describe book selections they make for themselves, and peers of similar and different races? Participants included 160 kindergarten students from lower-income schools. Picture books representing different cultures were donated to participants' classrooms, and students were allowed to select the book they would most like to read. Students were also interviewed regarding rationales for book selections. Analyses of book selections provided no statistical significance regarding the relationship between race and students' book selections, however over 40% of African American students made culturally-consistent book selections. Analyses of students' interviews presented seven main categories of rationales for book selections, including: Book Elements, Character Elements, Cultural Content, External Influences, Prior Knowledge, Random, and Story Elements. For African American participants, Story Elements represented the most popular rationales for book selections (46%), and Cultural Content represented the second most popular rationales for book selections (18%). Results from the current study suggest that multicultural content may be an influence on students' book selections, but that further investigation is needed to examine the relationship between race and book selections. Results also suggest that while younger readers may be influenced by multicultural content in books, the most influencing factor on book selections may be the quality of the story---including the storyline, plot, illustrations and theme
School code: 0153
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 71-08A
主題 African American Studies
Black Studies
Education, Early Childhood
Education, Reading
Alt Author The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Education: Doctorate/Master's in Education
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