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ERIC Number: EJ1099508
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Student as Citizen: Teaching Critical Civic Literacy Skills in the Library
Levin, Sarah Jane
Knowledge Quest, v44 n5 p28-31 May-Jun 2016
As a school librarian, one of the author's goals is to teach students to become responsible citizens who recognize a sense of purpose and place in the larger community. Many schools have core values that reflect a desire for students to develop a broad community mission and purpose, often through programs with thoughtful curricula, including service-learning, identity work, and social justice. In this article, the author defines civic literacy for educators, examines the need for such a literacy to be woven into the library curriculum, and describes an eleventh-grade research project that promotes critical civic literacy at the Urban School of San Francisco (Urban).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 11
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A