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ERIC Number: EJ1132061
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
"We're 'Already' Somebody": High School Students Practicing Critical Media Literacy IRL (in Real Life)
Saunders, Jane M.; Ash, Gwynne Ellen; Salazar, Isabelle; Pruitt, Rowan; Wallach, Daniel; Breed, Ellie; Saldana, Sean; Szachacz, Ana
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v60 n5 p515-526 Mar-Apr 2017
As new media and multiliteracies become an expanding space for reading and writing both in and out of schools, it seems fitting to document events where students are engaged in authentic literacy events. This article tells the story of what happened when a group of news writers chose to publish an editorial in their news magazine critical of an invited speaker. After the story gained momentum through both the traditional press and social media, students experienced a twofold lesson: what it feels like to raise their voices and be heard, and ways to respond to and learn from the backlash of their critique.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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