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Att läsa eller inte läsa, det är frågan: Hur lärare tacklar stereotypa skildringar i äldre skönlitteratur
Jönköping University, School of Education and Communication.
2015 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This essay is about how teachers cope with racist stereotypes in classic literature. For the study I’ve interviewed six teachers from different grades and schools. I’ve asked them different questions; some of them dealt with how the teachers viewed classic literature in general and the other questions dealt more about how they coped with the racist stereotypes in some of the books.

I’ve analyzed the teacher’s answers from a postcolonial/critical literary/literary pedagogical point of view and then discussed my results. My conclusions are that the teachers tried to find books that fitted the specific class and that they kept the pupils level and interests in mind when choosing literature.

The teachers always considered the schools values and principles before selecting books. They found it difficult defining classic literature, but most of them stated that a classic book dealt with questions that are thought to be important regardless of time and place. The teachers had different opinions when it came to the racist stereotypes in some of the books that we consider classic literature in the Western world. Some of them argued that dealing with racism are part of the job, while others thought that a discussion about racist stereotypes required a certain age and matureness among the pupils.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 34 p.
Keyword [sv]
postkolonialism, rasistiska stereotyper, litteraturpedagogik, critical literacy
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Learning General Literature Studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29588ISRN: JU-HLK-LÄA-2-20160017OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-29588DiVA: diva2:910111
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HLK, Learning
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Available from: 2016-03-15 Created: 2016-03-08 Last updated: 2016-03-15Bibliographically approved

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