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ERIC Number: EJ829877
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0994
How to Teach for Social Justice: Lessons from "Uncle Tom's Cabin" and Cognitive Science
Bracher, Mark
College English, v71 n4 p363-388 Mar 2009
The author explains how principles of cognitive science can help teachers of literature use texts as a means of increasing students' commitment to social justice. Applying these principles to a particular work, Uncle Tom's Cabin, he calls particular attention to the relationship between cognitive science and literary schemes for building reader empathy. (Contains 21 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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