First and Last Name/s of Presenters

Kaylin Ciesluk

Mentor/s

Dr. Clare Callahan

Participation Type

Paper Talk

Abstract

Kaylin Ciesluk will present her original research comparing high school English curricula in Bridgeport and in Fairfield, arguing that the curriculum in Fairfield schools tends to promote white-centric narratives. She offers recommendations for how the curriculum can be revised to address and counter racial discrimination. This paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

College and Major available

English, Education BA/BS

Course Name and Number, Professor Name

E390A, Clare Callahan

Location

Digital Commons

Start Day/Time

5-5-2021 1:00 PM

End Day/Time

5-5-2021 4:00 PM

Students' Information

Kaylin Ciesluk is a senior (Class of 2021) at Sacred Heart University majoring in English within the Secondary Education program. She is working toward becoming a high school English teacher after graduating from Sacred Heart. She is currently developing a high school curriculum based on a revision of the Great Works.

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Kaylin Ciesluk will present her original research comparing high school English curricula in Bridgeport and in Fairfield, arguing that the curriculum in Fairfield schools tends to promote white-centric narratives. She offers recommendations for how the curriculum can be revised to address and counter racial discrimination. This paper demonstrates the central role that literature plays in fostering an understanding of race and gender discrimination and in generating new narratives that advance a more equal society.

 

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