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ERIC Number: EJ832291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Breaking the Silence: Critical Literacy and Social Action
Young, Sara Lewis-Bernstein
English Journal, v98 n4 p109-115 Mar 2009
This article explores the ways that students in a humanities class talked about, researched, and disrupted homophobia at Jones School, a public combined middle school and high school in a small New England town. It includes strategies that move beyond discussions of right and wrong to a place of critical inquiry and support for the human rights of all people. At the same time, it addresses some of the difficulties in "aligning cultural integrity and social justice" in a small, conservative public school.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A