ERIC Number: EJ1107965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading, Writing, and Revolution: Facilitating Social Activism in First Grade
Silva, Janelle M.
Social Studies, v107 n5 p1-8 2016
This article examines how teachers can develop a sense of social activism in students through critical multiculturalism. Drawing upon data from a nine-month participant observation study of a first-grade public charter school classroom in central California, this article highlights how teachers can integrate critical multiculturalism within an elementary classroom by connecting artists' lives to social issues to raise awareness of social injustices, promote critical reflection and consciousness, and develop a sense of social activism. Particular attention is paid to how teachers can incorporate this curriculum into their own classrooms.
Descriptors: Grade 1, Activism, Social Action, Cultural Awareness, Participant Observation, Charter Schools, Multicultural Education, Artists, Social Problems, Consciousness Raising, Reflection, Social Justice
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1; Primary Education; Elementary Education; Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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