Open Access Graduate Research Paper
This study examined the effect on young adolescent's self esteem of infusing strong female literary characters into a seventh grade language arts curriculum. For a period of four months one section of the seventh grade class was exposed to literature that had strong females as primary characters. Students in a second section used traditional seventh grade literature which had an over-representation of strong male characters. The Coopersmith Self-Esteem was given as a pre-test and a post-test to measure the impact of the intervention. Results show no pre-post test score changes in either section.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©1994 Laura M. Petersen
Petersen, Laura M., "The impact of infusing strong female literary characters into a seventh grad language arts program" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 3093.