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ERIC Number: EJ1133940
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Flipping the Coin: Towards a Double-Faced Approach to Teaching Black Literature in Secondary English Classrooms
Price, Vincent
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v24 n1 p53-66 2017
Critiquing two approaches that English teachers use to teach Black, or African-American, literature in the secondary classroom--one that centralises races and the other that ignores it--this article proposes a hybrid approach that combines both. This double-faced approach recognises the culturally specific themes that give the text and the Black author their unique voice while also recognising commonalities that bridge the text to others--despite the race of the authors. To demonstrate the feasibility of the double-faced approach, the article concludes with an examination of three texts through the lens of this "race both matters and doesn't matter" perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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