ERIC Number: EJ820649
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
First Graders and Fairy Tales: One Teacher's Action Research of Critical Literacy
Bourke, Ryan T.
Reading Teacher, v62 n4 p304-312 Dec 2008
By using the fairy tale genre, one teacher was able to foster critical literacy in a first-grade classroom. By encouraging a critical perspective, the author reveals how the issues of identity, rules, and power were exposed to the students. The article also portrays how the author engaged in significant learning himself, realizing that to instill critical habits is tantamount to changing the way children view the world.
Descriptors: Action Research, Fairy Tales, Grade 1, Elementary School Students, Critical Thinking, Literacy Education, Thinking Skills, Childrens Literature, Social Bias, Power Structure, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Primary Education
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