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ERIC Number: EJ1175147
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr-4
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0146-9283
Teaching as a Political Act: Critical Pedagogy in Library Instruction
Fritch, Melia Erin
Educational Considerations, v44 n1 Article 3 2018
This article establishes a theoretical framework for critical library instruction (and thereby critical information literacy) that is built upon critical feminist theory, critical race theory, and engaged pedagogy, among others. Using the ideas and work of theorists to create a path linking the ideas of critical analyses together, the author demonstrates the importance and need for critical information literacy within library instruction to empower students, creating opportunities for lifelong learning. Noted within the article are the obstacles for librarians who focus on feminist engaged pedagogy in their teaching; however, the author shares with readers that the challenge is in fact worth the struggle. Overall, the article presents a theoretical foundation for the author's call to action -- it's time for librarians to move forward as teachers-as-activists roles and use library instruction as a transformation into a lifelong learning experience for students.
Kansas State University, College of Education. Available from: New Prairie Press. Kansas State University Libraries, 1117 Mid-Campus Drive North, Manhattan, KS 66506. Tel: 785-532-7444; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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