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ERIC Number: ED519516
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 106
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-7846-5
Incorporating Domestic Violence Awareness through an Undergraduate Reading Course Focused on Children's Literature
Lelli, Colleen M.
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Widener University
This mixed methods study examined preservice teachers' awareness of domestic violence through an undergraduate reading course which focused on children's literature. Pre and post surveys were administered to preservice teachers to determine whether their knowledge and skills in recognizing signs of domestic violence in behaviors of the elementary students they teach would change. In addition, professional development was provided to the preservice teachers to provide a clearer understanding of recognizing signs of domestic violence. The population sample consisted of approximately 50 undergraduate students from three classes of a reading methods course which is generally taken during senior year prior to student teaching. The questions which guided this research focused on preservice teachers' awareness and dispositions towards domestic violence, and how their awareness and dispositions changed as a result of using children's literature for instruction and reading professional literature related to domestic violence for their own professional growth. This study provided information on preservice teachers' awareness of domestic violence prior to and following professional development and the preservice teachers' knowledge of domestic violence as a result of reading professional literature and children's literature pertaining to domestic violence. Lastly, this study examined preservice teachers' perceptions of specific traits of domestic violence via journal entries after reading children's literature. [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: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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