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ERIC Number: EJ1144944
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
Visualizing Gender with Fifth Grade Students
Brown, David W., Jr.; Albers, Peggy
Middle Grades Research Journal, v9 n1 p85-102 2014
How do fifth-grade students in a gifted class construct understandings of the opposite sex? In what ways do these constructions manifest in the visual texts created in literacy and language arts classrooms? This qualitative study integrated visual arts to understand how fifth-grade gifted students represented and perceived gender roles. Using visual discourse analysis (Albers, 2007), we analyzed the visual texts created by fifth-grade students created during a semester-long investigation in which they studied informational and literary texts that addressed content concepts such as compromise, criminal and civil law, and the constitution. Findings suggest the need for close readings of the graphic, structural, and semantic information conveyed by visual texts that children create in literacy and language arts classes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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Language: English
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