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dc.contributor.advisorCarter, Norvella
dc.contributor.advisorLewis, Chance
dc.creatorOgletree, Quinita D.
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-19T15:30:50Z
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-22T18:03:08Z
dc.date.available2012-10-19T15:30:50Z
dc.date.available2012-10-22T18:03:08Z
dc.date.created2012-08
dc.date.issued2012-10-19
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/ETD-TAMU-2012-08-11758
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research was to understand the relationship between urban elementary teachers’ beliefs about diversity and their selection of literacy material for instructional practices in their classrooms. Currently, the teacher population is essentially homogenous, consisting of a majority of middle-class White females, while the student population is growing more diverse. Teachers’ instructional decisions tend to reflect their own cultural background and not the cultural background of the diverse student population. This study examined urban teachers’ personal and professional beliefs about diversity and found that gender was a factor in the teachers’ diversity scores. The review of children’s literature listed by the teachers further revealed that there was a lack of representation of characters of color in the teachers’ classrooms. Finally, teachers that scored high on the diversity scale had more multicultural literature available in their classrooms.en
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectmulticultural literatureen
dc.subjectteachers' beliefsen
dc.subjecturban educationen
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Elementary Teachers’ Beliefs About Diversity and and Their Selections of Multicultural Materialsen
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentTeaching, Learning, and Cultureen
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWebb-Hasan, Gwendolyn
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWiese, Patricia
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDavis, Ronnie
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