An Exploration into the Representation of Race in Children’s Picture Books

Jakeman, Bailey (2022) An Exploration into the Representation of Race in Children’s Picture Books. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

The following research project explored the representation of race in children’s picture books and the impact these books can have on different children. The information was gathered from one school with participants consisting of six class teachers and six Key Stage 1 pupils, through the means of questionnaires, interviews, and field notes. The findings suggested that teachers do not have enough knowledge of, or access to, racially diverse picture books which restricts pupils from learning about the wider world and having resources they are able to relate to. The research concludes by emphasising the importance of teacher education around racially diverse books and having a consistent supply of these within primary schools.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Additional Information: BA (Hons) Primary Teaching
Uncontrolled Keywords: race, diversity, racism
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
Divisions: Academic Areas > Institute of Education, Social and Life Sciences > Education and Teaching
Student Research > Undergraduate
Depositing User: Ruth Clark
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 11:03
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2022 11:03
URI: https://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/6385

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