ERIC Number: EJ616152
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2000
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"Gotta Be Worse": Negotiating the Pleasurable and the Popular.
Finders, Margaret J.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v44 n2 p146-49 Oct 2000
Describes the author's experiences and dilemmas serving as language arts teacher at an alternative education program for middle school students. Describes how students drew on popular culture to maintain their identities of "how bad I can be." Describes how bringing popular culture into the classroom to support students' learning also brought dilemmas of how to deal with sexuality in pop culture. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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