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1. Storie, Monique. All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam .

Degree: 2009, University of Arizona

Grounded in Rosenblatt's transactional theory and Pacific literary theory, this qualitative case study looked at Chamorros teachers' responses to contemporary fiction books as a way of exploring cultural authenticity within a recently emerging genre of children's books. Nine teachers read and responded to eight books that presented a variety of character types, settings, and social issues related to the island of Guam. Guided by three research questions, this study explored what artifacts, images or depictions reflected the lived experiences of the contemporary Chamorro people. Data (transcripts of interviews, literature discussions and participant-generated artifacts) was collected from teachers in a professional development course on children's literature and from individual meetings. Using inductive analysis, the teachers' responses were examined for recurring themes, concepts and words that focused on their personal connections with the books, their cultural understandings, and their perceptions of the portrayal of the Chamorro culture. The teachers' connections drew attention to the ways in which they attempted to use their knowledge about the Chamorro culture to make sense of the stories they read. The teachers' responses to the stories demonstrated that they were making connections to those representations that emphasized and honored their Pacific identity, such as the extended family and how certain traditional practices symbolize the resiliency of the Chamorro people. They also demonstrated how rich cultural images served as prisms that revealed layers of cultural understandings. Finally, the teachers' responses revealed that their decisions regarding the authenticity of a book were mediated by their personal senses of culture as well as by a communal ideology. Not only does this study highlight culturally appropriate representations of the Chamorro people, it also sheds light on the relationship between cultural elements in a story and a culture's value system, and how these two influence the meaning that a reader finds within the story. By highlighting how readers home in on the subtleties of cultural depictions, this study demonstrates how the issue of cultural authenticity can best be understood as a complex matrix of cultural images, a community's value system and personal experiences. Advisors/Committee Members: Short, Kathy G (advisor), Anders, Patricia L. (committeemember), Nicholas, Sheilah (committeemember), Peterson, Barbara (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Children's Literature; Guam; Multicultural literature

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APA (6th Edition):

Storie, M. (2009). All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/145709

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Storie, Monique. “All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam .” 2009. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/145709.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Storie, Monique. “All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam .” 2009. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Storie M. All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/145709.

Council of Science Editors:

Storie M. All Fifty Kathousand Cousins: Chamorro Teachers Responding to Contemporary Children's Literature Set in Guam . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2009. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/145709


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2. Giorgis, Cynthia Ann. Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning.

Degree: 1994, University of Arizona

This qualitative case study explored elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. Data collected consisted of field notes, audiotaping of formal interviews and planning sessions, weekly plan books, monthly calendars, questionnaires and the collection of student work. During formal data analysis, new questions began to emerge. These three questions then guided the process of data analysis. These questions were: (1) What are teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian as indicated through responses and actions? (2) What changes occurred in teachers' perceptions during the school year? and (3) What are teachers' issues and concerns about the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning? Four roles of the school librarian emerged from data analysis. These were: the resource role of the school librarian; the cooperative role of the school librarian; the transition from a cooperative to a collaborative role; and the collaborative role of the school librarian. In addition, seven categories were developed through the analysis of interviews and questionnaires. One category developed as several teachers expressed their concern in not having a regularly scheduled library time for students to check-out books. A few teachers also indicated the need for students to learn library skills. Within each of the seven categories, several issues also emerged. The findings of the study indicate there were numerous changes during the school year in teachers' perceptions related to the role of the school librarian. There were also ten implications which resulted from the study. One of these implications focused on professional development within schools and school districts. Professional development assists in the role of ownership and as Fullan (1991) states, ownership of something new is tantamount to real change. Through professional development, teachers and librarians can learn about the process of cooperative and collaborative planning together. Advisors/Committee Members: Peterson, Barbara L. (committeemember), Hurt, Charlie (committeemember), McCarty, Teresa (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: School librarians  – Public opinion.; Elementary school teachers  – Attitudes.; Libraries and teachers.; Elementary school libraries.

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APA (6th Edition):

Giorgis, C. A. (1994). Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186740

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Giorgis, Cynthia Ann. “Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. ” 1994. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed March 20, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186740.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Giorgis, Cynthia Ann. “Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. ” 1994. Web. 20 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Giorgis CA. Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 1994. [cited 2019 Mar 20]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186740.

Council of Science Editors:

Giorgis CA. Librarian as teacher: Exploring elementary teachers' perceptions of the role of the school librarian and the implementation of flexible scheduling and collaborative planning. [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 1994. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186740

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