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ERIC Number: EJ1059621
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
Voices of Critical Literacy: How Do Middle School Students, Teachers,and Preservice Teachers Respond?
Herbeck, Joyce; Beier, Clara; Franzak, Judith K.; Stolp, Susan
Language and Literacy Spectrum, v18 p28-36 2008
In a test-driven society such as ours, the reasons not to take on the time-consuming and controversial topic of critical literacy are many; however, this article hopes to convince educators at all levels that the benefits of engaging students in questioning, reflecting, and taking action are well worth the effort. The article begins with a classroom example of critical literacy in practice, reports survey results of the attitudes of middle school teachers toward a social justice curriculum, and then addresses critical literacy challenges for future educators.
New York State Reading Association. PO Box 874, Albany, NY 12201. Tel: 518-434-4748; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A