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ERIC Number: EJ1040647
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 11
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Critical Literature Pedagogy: Teaching Canonical Literature for Critical Literacy
Borsheim-Black, Carlin; Macaluso, Michael; Petrone, Robert
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n2 p123-133 Oct 2014
This article introduces Critical Literature Pedagogy (CLP), a pedagogical framework for applying goals of critical literacy within the context of teaching canonical literature. Critical literacies encompass skills and dispositions to understand, question, and critique ideological messages of texts; because canonical literature is often taken-for-granted as conveying literary merit or cultural value, it offers apposite opportunity to engage students with critical literacies. Using "Of Mice and Men" as an example, this article illustrates how literacy educators can use CLP to teach their students to examine how canonical texts are embedded in and shaped by ideologies.
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Language: English
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