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dc.contributor.authorLittlebear, Janice DeVore
dc.date.accessioned2018-06-26T22:38:15Z
dc.date.available2018-06-26T22:38:15Z
dc.date.issued2018-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/8730
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2018en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study explores how quality experienced teachers use culture to successfully deliver K-12 classroom instruction. Additionally, it develops and tests the effectiveness of a resource designed to instruct early career teachers on the use of culture to deliver classroom instruction. Research was conducted in two phases over a four-year time frame (2014-2017). The study followed a mixed methods exploratory sequential design, using a participatory action research approach. Phase 1 gathered qualitative data from 20 experienced teachers located in two states, which were analyzed using constructed grounded theory. The results of this analysis, accompanied by a literature review, resulted in the development of a Chapter about Culture (CAC), an instructional resource on teaching through culture for early career teachers. Phase 2 gathered quantitative data using a Checklist of Classroom Inventory (CCI) from eight Alaska early career teachers and one Montana experienced teacher, and were analyzed by averaging the pre/post CAC scores and comparing the differences. In addition, one open-ended question after use of CAC provided additional qualitative data about the resourcefulness of CAC, as well as the process for implementing the lessons. Phase 1 results revealed five common themes when teaching through culture: Relationships, Communication, Connections, Respect, and Multicultural Resources. These themes contributed to the construction of a value-added theory of practice for teaching through culture, and served as the basis of the CAC. Phase 2 results demonstrated growth by early career teachers after using the newly created CAC in all five themes of teaching through culture.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectMulticultural educationen_US
dc.subjectAlaskaen_US
dc.subjectMontanaen_US
dc.titleTeaching through culture in the K-12 classroomen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreephden_US
dc.identifier.departmentCenter for Cross-Cultural Studiesen_US
dc.contributor.chairJohn, Theresa
dc.contributor.chairAdams, Barbara
dc.contributor.committeeBarnhardt, Ray
dc.contributor.committeeWebster, Joan Parker
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-05T17:01:42Z


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