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Gold, Porsche Y. 1984-

Works: 1 works in 2 publications in 1 language and 2 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Academic theses 
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Analysis of Eve Bunting's Literature using a Critical Literacy Lens by Porsche Y Gold( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study looked at whether a selection of books used in the Reader's workshop could move students toward critical literacy. Five children's books written by Eve Bunting were selected and analyzed. This study extended and applied the work of McDaniel's (2006) study which investigated whether contemporary children's literature conveyed messages which may promote and reinforce the status quo. Following the text analysis of children's books using McDaniel's criteria, the four dimensions of critical literacy as identified by Lewison, Flint, and Van Sluys (2002) which include "(1) disrupting the commonplace, (2) interrogating multiple viewpoints, (3) focusing on sociopolitical issues, and (4) taking action and promoting social justice" (p. 382) were considered when examining if the texts had the potential to move students toward critical literacy. The methodology that was used for this study was Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Using CDA, this study first examined each of the books for the overlying macrostructures, macropropositions, and local meanings. Following this, an analysis of each of the books using the data collected was done. A discussion followed to show how the reader has been positioned using the local meanings found within the texts. Finally, a cross comparison of the books was done in order to identify themes that were evident across the books. Using McDanie''s seven criteria framework of critical literacy, each text met at least three of the seven criteria. Each text also promoted critical literacy through the four dimensions identified by Lewison, Flint, and Van Sluys (2002). Critical literacy is not another preset curriculum, but rather an extension of an existing curriculum. Using the texts examined in this study will allow students to focus on social issues, and move toward critical literacy while allowing their reading of the texts to become powerful and meaningful
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