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ERIC Number: EJ829706
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1498
Beyond Economics: Using Social Class Life-Based Literary Narratives with Pre-Service and Practicing Social Studies and English Teachers
Parker, Bruce; Howard, Adam
High School Journal, v92 n3 p3-13 Feb-Mar 2009
In this article, we propose that one way of engaging pre-service and practicing high school Social Studies and English teachers in critical conversations about social class is through the use of life-based literary narratives. By expanding upon Phillion and He's (2004) work around the pedagogical and curricular potential of using life-based literary narratives in multicultural education courses with pre-service teachers, we explore the possibilities of their approach for developing critical understandings of social class among pre-service and practicing Social Studies and English teachers in undergraduate multi-cultural education courses and professional development book groups. Effective use of life-based literary narratives shows more potential for moving practicing and pre-service teachers toward an understanding of the complexities of social class than traditional approaches.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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