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ERIC Number: EJ1126297
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0009-8655
Sports-Based Text Sets: Fostering Critical Literacy at the Intersections of Sport and Society
Rodesiler, Luke
Clearing House: A Journal of Educational Strategies, Issues and Ideas, v90 n2 p35-40 2017
Sports culture is central to the lives of many students, whether they participate in athletic competitions or sports fandom. Unfortunately, sports culture also reflects many sociopolitical issues and inequities that impinge upon our greater society in the present day (e.g., domestic violence, racism). For those reasons, sports-based text sets--diverse collections of texts about figures, events, and happenings in sports culture--stand to support teachers in honoring students' knowledge of and interests in sports culture while also facilitating critical literacy practices through the investigation of inequities that ail both sport and society. This article introduces the notion of a sports-based text set, addresses the types of texts that might be featured in such a set, and presents ideas for exploring specific texts with students, using the issue of inequitable compensation for male and female athletes as an example.
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Language: English
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