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ERIC Number: EJ1005778
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jan
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1362-1688
A Case Study of an EFL Teacher's Critical Literacy Teaching in a Reading Class in Taiwan
Ko, Mei-Yun
Language Teaching Research, v17 n1 p91-108 Jan 2013
This qualitative case study describes in detail a college teacher's experience in teaching critical literacy to English major students in Taiwan. A qualitative analysis of the data collected from classroom observation, class discussion and interviews shows that the teacher struck a balance between language skills teaching and critical literacy teaching. By posing critical questions and having a critical dialogue with students, the teacher helped students to read beyond the text on its literal level and raised their awareness of the subtle workings of ideologies in it. The teacher himself also underwent a change in his professional development, moving from banking pedagogy to empowering pedagogy. However, in taking a critical literacy approach to reading instruction, he encountered some difficulties such as a transmission model of literacy, students' language learning beliefs, and teaching resources.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan