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ERIC Number: ED523538
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 156
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1243-1921-6
Resiliency in American Library Association Award Winning Juvenile Fiction: A Correlational Content Analysis
Foreman, Michelle T.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
The purpose of this quantitative content analysis was to determine whether there was a relationship between the age, gender, or race of protagonists in contemporary American Library Association award-winning juvenile literature and the representation of resilience by those characters. Award-winning juvenile fiction and biography books were analyzed as representations of the unwritten curriculum in schools, from which students learn by observing fictional and biographical models in accordance with social learning theory. The significance of this research lies in the discovery of relationships that demonstrate skewed representations of resilience, to better empower and inform educators and librarians in their classroom and library collection development. Statistically significant relationships were discovered between race, age, and resilience. While these relationships were mild, they provide quantitative data for educators and librarians to utilize during classroom and library collection development. [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 Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States