Capstone Project Title
Throughout the United States’ history, Black girls and women have found themselves as one of America’s most oppressed groups due to the systemic discrimination of both their race and gender. This problem still persists today and has made schools a place for oppression against Black girls from the time they enter the school system in kindergarten, creating low self-esteem, a feeling of alienation, and a disdain for the school system. Using an intersectional lens, this capstone explores the oppression of Black girls from the past to the present, beginning with slavery and ending with criminalization and the school-to-prison pipeline. This capstone seeks to answer the question: How can we use literacy and teaching practices to create equitable schools for Black girls? It explores a series of research-backed educational philosophies, literacy strategies, and teaching practices that educators can adopt to help create a more equitable school environment for Black girls.
Achievement, Gender, Literacy, Social Justice, Race
Ross, Danae, "Shifting Literacy Methods and Teaching Practices to Improve Equity In Schools For Black Girls" (2020). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 584.
School of Education Student Capstone Projects