ERIC Number: ED456440
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
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Constructing Gender: Female Identity Realised in Popular Culture.
The workshop described in this paper combines critical literacy and functional grammar and is intended for educators who may not be familiar with either pedagogy. The paper discusses a unit of work that was designed for a year 9 English class. It focused on how females have been constructed in pop songs since 1950 and how that construction has changed over the last half a century. The most significant result from the research was the discovery that year 9 students are capable of sophisticated text analysis. Also the research clearly demonstrated that critical literacy and functional grammar complement each other as approaches to literacy education. (RS)
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Literacy, Middle Schools, Popular Culture, Popular Music, Sex Role, Units of Study
For full text: http://www.cdesign.com.au/aate/aate_papers/069_william s.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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