ERIC Number: EJ851449
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
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Steering Legacies: Pedagogy, Literacy, and Social Justice in Schools
Jocson, Korina M.
Urban Review: Issues and Ideas in Public Education, v41 n3 p269-285 Sep 2009
This article builds upon more than 6 years of critical research in urban schools in northern California to offer a particular perspective on teaching for social justice. Concerned with prevailing issues in adolescent literacy, this article examines instantiations of literacy instruction in the shadow of the late activist poet June Jordan and with the support of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker. It focuses on culturally responsive pedagogy to understand not only their work but also the work of teachers and other educators. Central to the discussion are two kinds of pedagogical innovations, one based on a school-community partnership and the other a district-wide sponsored writing contest. Implications for classroom practice and key lessons useful for teachers interested in similar work are also discussed.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Urban Schools, Adolescents, Literacy Education, Poets, Authors, Culturally Relevant Education, Instructional Innovation, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Writing (Composition), Competition
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: California