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ERIC Number: EJ1171221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0125-2488
Building a Culture of Peace through Critical Literacy with the Net Generation
Adunyarittigun, Dumrong
PASAA: Journal of Language Teaching and Learning in Thailand, v54 p235-263 Jul-Dec 2017
Conflicts and violence either inside or outside the classroom can affect the quality of learning within the classroom. Critical literacy is proposed as a strategic instructional practice which aims at teaching a nation's citizens to be literate and raising their critical and social consciousness (Freire, 2007). This paper suggests how teachers, as intellectual labor (Smyth, 2011), can implement a critical literacy framework to build a culture of peace in a reading class where students hold different 'taken-for-granted' ideologies of being 'us' and 'them.' It also proposes how Net Generation students in our EFL classrooms can make a significant contribution to the transformation of conflicts and violence stemming from divisions, hierarchy of differences and inequalities of the society into peace.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Thailand
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