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Education and Human Development Master's Theses

1998

African American literature

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The Use Of African American Children’S Literature In The Classroom, Mark Jordan Aug 1998

The Use Of African American Children’S Literature In The Classroom, Mark Jordan

Education and Human Development Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is threefold beginning with determining if teachers are using African American children's literature in their classrooms. The second purpose is to determine if the books that teachers are using reflect a wide range of experiences of African Americans. The third purpose is to determine why some teachers are not using African American children's literature. One hundred surveys were distributed in two urban elementary schools and two suburban elementary schools in Monroe County. The subjects were the forty-seven teachers who responded to the surveys. The survey was designed to obtain information about the use ...