ERIC Number: EJ920603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
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A Social Justice Approach as a Base for Teaching Writing
Chapman, Thandeka K.; Hobbel, Nikola; Alvarado, Nora V.
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v54 n7 p539-541 Apr 2011
In the English language arts classroom, social justice is a way to increase students' abilities to articulate their experiences, critique their world, and address those identified issues with subsequent action. Teachers who practice social justice education cultivate student voice through class activities, readings, assignments, and assessments that allow students to incorporate their personal stories within the contexts of the school curriculum. By teaching students to use genre, voice, research support, and various writing conventions for social justice, teachers help students learn to express themselves as individuals, community members, and global citizens.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Class Activities, Language Arts, Personal Narratives, Teaching Methods, Writing Instruction, English Instruction, Literary Genres, Audiences
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