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dc.contributor.advisor Carinci, Sherrie en_US
dc.contributor.author Norman, Danielle
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-15T17:19:17Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-15T17:19:17Z
dc.date.issued 2020-09-15
dc.date.submitted 2020-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/217471
dc.description Project (M.A., Education (Behavioral Sciences Gender Equity Studies))--California State University, Sacramento, 2020. en_US
dc.description.abstract Using a critical pedagogy perspective, this project aims to integrate media literacy within elementary classrooms. Incorporating intertextual analysis of a traditional and non-traditional fairy tale will provide students with the opportunity to engage in the active process of understanding socially-constructed hegemony. The curriculum encompasses three academic weeks and is designed to be conducted within a small group setting. This project is tailored for grades four through six, with the intention of raising media literacy consciousness with a focus on gender identity construction and ideas. The traditional fairy tale is an original interpretation of Cinderella. This story contains the consistent stereotypical messages that have been disseminated through multiple influential, male authors over the past 400 years. The protagonist, Cinderella, is valued by men based on her appearance and yet, it is also her appearance that threatens the other female characters, promoting female competition. Cinderella’s character is idealized as subservient, dependent and possessing only domestic qualities. However, A Fairy’s Tale offers a counter-narrative to the typically celebrated and stereotypical female characters. The protagonist, Esme, finds value in discovering her own strengths and abilities, while cooperating with other female characters to combat intellectual and intuitive suppression. Esme possesses emotional depth and discovers her internal strength through harnessing her masculine and feminine qualities. The conventional format of a fairy tale provides an ideal theme to unearth the depth of hegemonic hidden meanings through scaffolded curriculum. This project has the potential to raise the consciousness of students by transforming them into empowered and critical thinkers. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Graduate and Professional Studies in Education en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Fairy tales en_US
dc.subject Gender hegemony en_US
dc.subject Critical pedagogy en_US
dc.subject Media literacy en_US
dc.title Media literacy through intertextual analysis en_US
dc.type Project en_US


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