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ERIC Number: EJ1041889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Rural. The Other Neglected "R": Making Space for Place in School Libraries
Azano, Amy Price
Knowledge Quest, v43 n1 p60-65 Sep-Oct 2014
Rurality is rarely considered or oftentimes completely neglected in conversations about culturally relevant pedagogy. Yet, without a relevant curriculum, students both in and out of rural communities are left with dominant and deficiently positioned narratives about rural people. School librarians must provide counter and critical narratives for student readers to consider their own sense of place. School libraries are an ideal setting to create a space for PLACE (Poetry, Literature, Adolescent or young adult) so that students can learn to question those enduring images and author their own, authentic place narratives. Educators want students to become critically engaged with their community. Students can author their own place stories that can then be featured in community texts. This article discusses making a place for rurality in school libraries.
American Association of School Librarians. Available from: American Library Association. 50 East Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611. Tel: 1-800-545-2433; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A