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AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER IMPACTS THROUGH THE PORTRAYAL OF TEACHERS IN BEST SELLING PICTUREBOOKS, 2008-2012

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Date Issued:
2014
Abstract/Description:
The purpose of this study is to examine if a difference exists in the quantity and/or quality, in terms of effectiveness in the portrayal of teachers, and according to gender, in New York Times best selling picturebooks, 2008 to 2012. This study examines the depiction of a teacher in terms of their effectiveness, as defined by Robert Walker's 12 Characteristics of an effective teacher. Examining each of the portrayed teachers for both the 12 effective characteristics, as well as their direct antithesis, presents a clear image of the teachers presented to young audiences through picturebooks. In addition to comparing the presentation of a male teacher as opposed to a female teacher, this study revealed the depiction of teachers to be one who is almost always female, generally prepared, creative, and positive. Educational implications for choosing picturebooks and highlighting positive qualities to children are also provided.
Title: AN EXPLORATION OF GENDER IMPACTS THROUGH THE PORTRAYAL OF TEACHERS IN BEST SELLING PICTUREBOOKS, 2008-2012.
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Name(s): Martinez, Alicia, Author
Roberts, Sherron, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2014
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The purpose of this study is to examine if a difference exists in the quantity and/or quality, in terms of effectiveness in the portrayal of teachers, and according to gender, in New York Times best selling picturebooks, 2008 to 2012. This study examines the depiction of a teacher in terms of their effectiveness, as defined by Robert Walker's 12 Characteristics of an effective teacher. Examining each of the portrayed teachers for both the 12 effective characteristics, as well as their direct antithesis, presents a clear image of the teachers presented to young audiences through picturebooks. In addition to comparing the presentation of a male teacher as opposed to a female teacher, this study revealed the depiction of teachers to be one who is almost always female, generally prepared, creative, and positive. Educational implications for choosing picturebooks and highlighting positive qualities to children are also provided.
Identifier: CFH0004608 (IID), ucf:45312 (fedora)
Note(s): 2014-05-01
B.S.
Education, School of Teaching, Learning and Leadership
Bachelors
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Subject(s): Picturebooks
Gender Impact
Teachers
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFH0004608
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Host Institution: UCF

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