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ERIC Number: ED515965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1096-4497-5
The Impact of Multicultural Trade Books and an Intervention on Fourth Graders' Cultural Attitudes
Whitcomb, Susan Herberger
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Southern Mississippi
As the United States population has become more diverse and the civil rights movement of the 1960s increased attentiveness to the change in population, the need for multicultural awareness has grown (Perry & Fraser, 1993). This study examined if teacher read alouds of multicultural trade books and a scripted instructional intervention could impact 187 fourth graders' cultural attitudes. The 10-session, 5-week study involved six reading teacher volunteers participating in one of the three group levels (treatment one: multicultural trade book read alouds, treatment two: multicultural trade books and a scripted instructional intervention, and treatment three: a control group). The mixed model ANOVA examined for any effects for treatment groups. While some slight differences in pre- and posttest scores were seen, the pretest and posttest results of the Student Multicultural Attitude Survey showed no statistically significant difference. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 4
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Language: English
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