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ERIC Number: EJ1050655
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Enacting Critical Literacy in English Classrooms: How a Teacher Learning Community Supported Critical Inquiry
Riley, Kathleen
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n5 p417-425 Feb 2015
In a time of increased standardization and top-down reform, teachers with democratic and social justice-oriented perspectives must work to create classroom spaces that value student voice and position them as knowledge holders. This article draws on a critical literacy framework to analyze the case study of one teacher working within a teacher study group on adolescent literacy education in a large urban area. This teacher re-articulated her values in the context of a constraining school culture, made sense of her practice in order to improve it, and considered how she might negotiate the micropolitical environment of her school. The article concludes with a discussion of how the study group provided structured support for this teacher's inquiry and discusses how teachers can work together to open more space for enacting critical literacy practices within constraining policy environments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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