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ERIC Number: ED478849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jun
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Literacy: Putting a Critical Edge on Your Curriculum. NCTE Reading Initiative.
Vasquez, Vivian; Egawa, Kathy
In this inquiry study, teachers will explore the concept of "critical literacy" and its implications for classrooms. Each study group will reread cultural texts--media, print, commercial--to consider how teachers, as well as the younger learners they teach, are "positioned." This new awareness provides the opportunity for teachers to be more informed and proactive as they participate in a world where various ideologies and social relations are constantly in play, including the contexts in which teachers themselves teach. Each group will leave the study with new ideas, new tools, new questions, and a new lens through which to view teacher practice. Lists 20 professional reading selections. (NKA)
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.