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Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


The purpose of my research is to explore how, through conducting several literacy lessons, the use of newspapers influences the literacy learning of African American male students. My research questions are how does reading newspapers influence the literacy learning of African American male students? Through reading newspapers are African American male students able to make connections to them with regard to their life experiences? Does the reading of newspapers promote critical thinking in African American male students? The methods used to collect data for my research will be inclusive of field notes, audio tape recordings, observations and student work samples from student participation and active involvement in six lesson plans incorporating the use of newspapers.

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