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ERIC Number: EJ860790
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Critical Research and the Future of Literacy Education
Morrell, Ernest
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v53 n2 p96-104 Oct 2009
This commentary argues for a specific conception of research, what the author and others call "critical research." The author asserts that critical research can help educators to identify quality teaching in literacy classrooms even as it helps to refine (or even redefine) their notions of curricula, pedagogy, literacy, and achievement. Here, the author defines critical research, examines its role in literacy education, and presents examples and recommendations for the future of critical research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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