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TeachingLiteracy and Cultural Awareness: -through the Novel To Kill a Mockingbird.
Örebro University, School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study explains how scholars reason around the teaching of literature for promoting cultural awareness. It also claims that To Kill a Mockingbird may profitably be taught in course 6 and 7 for the subject of English, in Swedish upper-secondary schools, in order to promote cultural awareness regarding the American South and its long history of racial injustice. The novel can also be taught to enhance students’ literacy because, as the literature presented in the background argues, students who read and discuss novels with a socio-cultural and historical perspective become more literate and culturally aware. My discussion presents examples of how To Kill a Mockingbird can be taught in accordance with these theories. This study explores language learning theories and literacy theories in order to determine how novels can be taught in order to develop students’ literacy and cultural awareness. Finally it argues that To Kill a Mockingbird can be taught in accordance with these theories and thereby fulfil part of the syllabus for the subject of English regarding cultural awareness and literacy.

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2016. , 23 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-52317OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-52317DiVA: diva2:971692
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English; English
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Available from: 2016-09-19 Created: 2016-09-19 Last updated: 2017-10-17Bibliographically approved

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