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Keywords

Adoption in literature; Children's literature; Adopted children; Adoptive parents; Asian American children; Social acceptance; Adjustment (Psychology);

Abstract

This study looks at children’s literature to evaluate if Asian children adopted by white families in America may be inappropriately and inadequately portrayed as compared with the characteristics identified through the studies included in the literature review. Through this study the researcher used a quantitative methodology in the form of a content analysis of twenty-five children’s books. The content analysis was broken into four hypotheses: adoptive family demographics, social acceptance, cultural adjustment, and emotional adjustment. The research of this study found that the books were positively representative of the family and children demographics, adoptive experience in social acceptance, and cultural adjustment. The books were inaccurately representing the emotional adjustment of adoptees and their families.

Date of Award

2009

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Division of School Library Studies

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Karla Krueger

Date Original

2009

Object Description

1 PDF file (88 p.)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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