Arabethan Lecuyer: “Exploring fiction as a means of holistic anti-prejudice education in schools”

In Students by General Account

My current research plans to examine how certain types of representation of minority characters in children’s fiction can contribute to anti-prejudice attitudes. Specifically, I am very interested in the idea that books, such as the Harry Potter series, which have limited minority representation but relatable protagonists showing anti-prejudice norms may have anti-prejudice effects. Although the minority groups to be included (or not) in the literary stimuli are undecided, my academic interest in the past has covered sexuality, ethnicity and gender as potentially discriminated against identities. The approach to this research is set to include RCTs and in-depth interviews.