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ERIC Number: EJ818295
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Connecting the Dots: The Unexplored Promise of Visual Literacy in American Classrooms
Myatt, Larry
Phi Delta Kappan, v90 n3 p186-189 Nov 2008
American high school students reflect their disinterest in school and classroom activities through increased disengagement and higher dropout rates. Narrowing our instructional strategies because of our increased focus on testing limits non-text-based activities at exactly the time when visual means dominate student learning. Approaching instruction through a wider lens, including graphic design and visual strategies, is showing promise in the classroom and should be more widely embraced. (Contains 3 endnotes)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts