Date of Submission
Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Gilda L. Ochoa
This thesis combines academic interests in Latinx literature (specifically poetry) and education. Focusing specifically on inner-city U.S. high schools with high Latinx student populations, I research how we can incorporate poetry written by Latinx authors in our curriculum to help foster student engagement and a sense of belonging in the classroom. The second half of this thesis explores the works of several Latinx poets. It provides a detailed analysis of their work, how it relates to various aspects of Latinx identities, and gives recommendations for educators on how to use these poems in class.
Ceja, Sarah, "Towards a Participatory Epistemology: Latinx Poetry in US High School English Classrooms" (2021). CMC Senior Theses. 2689.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Language and Literacy Education Commons, Other Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons, Secondary Education Commons, Secondary Education and Teaching Commons