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ERIC Number: EJ804625
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Teaching Ethnography: Reading the World and Developing Student Agency
Arias, J.
English Journal, v97 n6 p92-97 Jul 2008
High school teacher J. Arias employs a research method from anthropology to motivate students to research and write. Learning to use the methods and perspectives of ethnography, students become critical viewers and thinkers, able to connect the themes of literary works to their lives and to critique the variety of texts that surround them. Arias describes units on gender roles, a novel, and American rituals and traditions used with students studying British literature as well as those in a sheltered-content American literature course for English language learners. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A