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ERIC Number: EJ868505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Using Critical Literacy to Engage Learners: What New Teachers Can Do
Shanklin, Nancy
Voices from the Middle, v17 n2 p44-46 Dec 2009
Shanklin knows that as school populations become more culturally and linguistically diverse, perspectives such as critical literacy become of interest to students themselves and act as keys to their engagement. Critical literacy marks an exciting shift in thinking toward English/language arts, global education, English language learners, and ways to produce and view genres with new technologies. Here is guidance, especially for the new teacher, about how to introduce the concept and activities that will broaden students' perspectives and abilities to navigate increasingly diverse texts.
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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