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2017

Master's Theses

Literacy

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Visual Literacy: Integrating Social Justice Art Education Into The Middle School Curriculum, Kazmarski Dec 2017

Visual Literacy: Integrating Social Justice Art Education Into The Middle School Curriculum, Kazmarski

Master's Theses

The purpose of this paper is to explore how social justice art education and visual literacy can facilitate growth and compassion for the diverse other in society. Social justice art encourages exploration of art-making in a variety of settings in order to dispel anxiety or misunderstandings about those affected by injustice. An investigation of original lesson plans designed to meet national core art standards will be introduced to elaborate on how social issues can be incorporated into a comprehensive art education curriculum based on critical and analytical inquiry at the middle school level.


Home Literacy Practices: A Focus On Dominican Families, Pendleton Apr 2017

Home Literacy Practices: A Focus On Dominican Families, Pendleton

Master's Theses

The majority of the current research regarding the home literacies that families employ to help their children become literate are explored through North American family structures. For this reason, there is a lack of knowledge about what Dominican families, a subgroup within the Latino culture, do at home to assist their children in their literacy acquisition in the Dominican Republic. This qualitative research study provides insight as to what literacy practices take place within the Dominican household. I gathered pertinent information from 10 Dominican participants using a semi-structured interview so literacy practices could be revealed. Findings from this research indicate ...