Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Education Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

University of Central Florida

2014

Elementary Education and Teaching

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Education

An Exploration Of Gender Impacts Through The Portrayal Of Teachers In Best Selling Picturebooks, 2008-2012, Alicia Martinez May 2014

An Exploration Of Gender Impacts Through The Portrayal Of Teachers In Best Selling Picturebooks, 2008-2012, Alicia Martinez

HIM 1990-2015

The purpose of this study is to examine if a difference exists in the quantity and/or quality, in terms of effectiveness in the portrayal of teachers, and according to gender, in New York Times best selling picturebooks, 2008 to 2012. This study examines the depiction of a teacher in terms of their effectiveness, as defined by Robert Walker’s 12 Characteristics of an effective teacher. Examining each of the portrayed teachers for both the 12 effective characteristics, as well as their direct antithesis, presents a clear image of the teachers presented to young audiences through picturebooks. In addition to ...