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Discovering the Secrets of the Educational Universe: How the Inclusion of LGBTQA+ Literature Can Change the World

Walker, Kyle (2021) Discovering the Secrets of the Educational Universe: How the Inclusion of LGBTQA+ Literature Can Change the World. Masters thesis, Radford University.

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Abstract

This work considers the importance of the inclusion of LGBTQA+ young adult literature in the high school classroom. It explores the literary merit of one such novel, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz, before reviewing the educational theory centered around social justice and equity in the classroom. It then reviews the literature on the impact of inclusive high school English Language Arts (ELA) curricula. It then covers a study done in a classroom at the university centered around the impact of media on students’ lives and the ways in which the novel impacted their opinions and understandings about the LGBTQA+ and Latinx communities while also considering the insights gained from the instructor who taught the novel.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: Radford University > College of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences > Department of English
Depositing User: Kyle Walker
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2021 01:29
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2022 16:43
URI: http://wagner.radford.edu/id/eprint/695

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