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dc.contributor.advisorShema, Amy
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Alyssa
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:43:19Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:43:19Z
dc.date.issued12/19/2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5150
dc.description.abstractThis qualitative study examined how third grade teachers are teaching about diverse cultures in Africa, and how students in Upstate New York have learned about these diverse cultures. The study was conducted in two phases. Phase One included lesson activities taught to a classroom of fourth grade students. Phase Two included seven semi-structured interviews with teachers about their experiences teaching third grade social studies. Phase One activities comprised of students writing and discussing their understandings of African cultures during group discussions, engagement with hands-on activities, and a critical analysis of a children's book. Teachers in Phase Two explained their methods and rationale for teaching about diverse cultures in Africa as well as difficulties they have encountered in this area. Student and teacher responses were analyzed separately for frequency and identification of themes. Themes across Phases One and Two were considered together and findings were identified. Findings and implications offer several teaching strategies to provide students with authentic lessons and information about diverse cultures in Africa. Implications of this study suggest there are many ways to ensure students engage with meaningful material on diverse cultures in Africa.
dc.subjectAfrica
dc.subjectGlobal
dc.subjectCitizenship
dc.subjectTeaching
dc.subjectLearning
dc.subjectCulture
dc.titleTeaching and Learning about Diverse Cultures in Africa
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:43:19Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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