SCSU Undergraduates Shape the Research Field
Today, April 25th, Marisa Lenti successfully defended her honor’s thesis entitled “Qualitative Content Analysis of Children’s Literature Published 2006-2016 Featuring a Character with a Disability” (working draft here).
Her work represents the best of what Southern offers our undergrads because Marisa made significant contributions to the field. Her study found that the narrator of the voice often determined how a book should be used. First person narratives often described living with someone with a disability from a point of a sibling. Third person narratives focused more on inclusion. Marisa concluded her paper with recommendations for the classroom.
Teachers across the country are already finding the annotated bibliography in her appendix helpful in choosing books for inclusive classrooms.
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