Shattering stereotypes through story: The Primary school library cultivating healthy identity
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Shattering stereotypes through story: The Primary school library cultivating healthy identity. (2024). Synergy, 22(1). https://www.slav.vic.edu.au/index.php/Synergy/article/view/785

Abstract

The 2022 winner of the SLAV Research Fellowship, Michele Rutter, describe her action
research project - Shattering Stereotypes Through Story: The Primary School Library
Cultivating Healthy Identity. The project explored the potential of primary school library
teaching programs in cultivating healthy identities and dismantling stereotypes through
bibliotherapy as an intentional teaching practice. The project implemented an 8-week
teaching unit focused on the utility of bibliotherapy and diverse literature in primary
school libraries to foster socio-emotional skills, empathy, and an understanding of
stereotypes and identities.

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