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ERIC Number: EJ877639
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1849
Lost in Translation: Transcending the Boundaries of Critical Literacy in American Samoa
Wellington, Yuriko C.
Educational Perspectives, v39 n1 p41-46 2006
This article describes how four Samoan teachers used critical literacy in their classrooms after they first encountered the idea in a children's literature course that the author taught over a five-week period in Samoa in 2005. The author explores the impact of multicultural pedagogical methods on teacher professional development and in-service teacher education. The author offers documentary accounts of the experiences of four educators from American Samoa who implemented critical literacy units developed as part of a five-week professional development course. These educators created their own thematic unit plans with an emphasis on critical literacy. Their units explored the implications of literacy practices in their own classrooms and teaching. Each teacher describes her efforts to change the curriculum to include critical literacy and social justice issues. [Denise Ah Sue, Donna Vaitu'utu'u Achica-Talaeai, Faleula Sappa, and Liza Sauni also contributed to "Lost in Translation: Transcending the Boundaries of Critical Literacy in American Samoa."]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: American Samoa