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ERIC Number: EJ868501
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Keep Your Eyes on the Prize: Critical Stance in the Middle School Classroom
Lewison, Mitzi; Heffernan, Lee
Voices from the Middle, v17 n2 p19-27 Dec 2009
This study focuses on ways that sixth graders reacted to the question of book awards and awards in general, positioning themselves as reflective inquirers as they engaged in the regular sixth-grade beginning-of-the-year curriculum--reading books that have been nominated for the state book award. The authors focus on four dispositions of critical stance--conscious engagement, trying on alternate ways of being, responsibility to inquiry, and reflexivity. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A