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ERIC Number: EJ860636
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0360-9170
Focus on Policy: Standing Up to Neoliberalism through Critical Literacy Education
Rogers, Rebecca; Mosley, Melissa; Folkes, Angela
Language Arts, v87 n2 p127-138 Nov 2009
Strains on the global economy and an imminent recession in the U.S. offer a particularly ripe moment for educators to raise questions about educational reform, the world of schooling, and the kinds of literacy practices that will prepare students for their lives as citizens in a world structured through the social and economic relations of Neoliberalism. In this article, we demonstrate how we center class struggle and analysis at the heart of our teaching and research through two vignettes--one from a second-grade classroom and one from an ESOL adult education classroom. These projects arose from our collaborative work with the teacher activist group to which we belong, the Literacy for Social Justice Teacher Research Group. (Contains 10 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri