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ERIC Number: EJ913493
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Between Dreams and Beasts: Four Precepts for Green English Teaching
Jewett, Michelle
English Journal, v100 n3 p30-38 Jan 2011
In this article, the author proposes Green English be thought of as a nondisciplinary approach located in the edge between disciplines, one that offers teachers and students opportunities for personal, social, political, and conceptual learning. For, just as diversity increases survival in nature, getting students to "read, interpret, and criticize texts in a wide range of modes, genres and media" allows them to "develop better intellectual equipment for the lives they are actually living and will continue to live." The author loosely groups her Green English instruction into four themes, or precepts: (1) go outside; (2) bring outside in; (3) talk; and (4) cultivate diversity. She describes principles and teaching suggestions for engaging students in substantial interdisciplinary and nondisciplinary environmental inquiry. (Contains 2 figures and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A