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Bliss, Lauren; Bacalja, Alexander – Australian Educational Researcher, 2021
This paper reports findings from a research project investigating text lists in the Senior Victorian English curriculum between 2010 and 2019. Policy documents emphasise the need for the English curriculum to foster values of inclusivity and diversity of culture and for texts that reflect these values in constructive and affirmative senses. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Curriculum, Inclusion, Diversity
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McGraw, Kelli; van Leent, Lisa – English in Australia, 2018
In this paper we report the results of an analysis underpinned by a critical orientation seeking non-heteronormative representations of sexualities in an official English curriculum text list. Content and thematic analyses were conducted to establish the extent to which diverse sexualities are represented in the 'sample text list' for the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sexuality, Sexual Orientation, Sexual Identity
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Sandretto, Susan – Journal of LGBT Youth, 2018
Teachers are obligated to construct an environment inclusive of "all" students. This article argues critical literacy with queer intent can offer strategies to expose normative constructions of gender and sexuality that can exclude some students. I initiate the case with a queer theory analysis of a description of critical literacy…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Foreign Countries, Social Theories, Gender Issues
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Artman-Meeker, Kathleen; Grant, Thomas O.; Yang, Xueyan – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2016
In our increasingly diverse schools, teachers have a responsibility and an opportunity to help students see themselves and others through the lens of literature. There are few resources available to help teachers make decisions about what literature to choose and how to use that literature in relation to disability in the classroom. This article…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Teaching Methods, Consciousness Raising, Children
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Kedley, Kate E. – Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning, 2015
Classrooms reflect and contribute to normative sex, gender and sexuality categories in school culture, rules and rituals. Texts, materials, curriculum and the discourse we employ as educators perpetuate the pervasiveness of these categories. This paper explores some of the less visible ways in which sex and gender categories are constructed in US…
Descriptors: Language Arts, English Instruction, Sexuality, Gender Issues
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Styslinger, Mary E.; Clary, Deidre M.; Oglan, Victoria A. – Professional Development in Education, 2015
This article introduces Project RAISSE: Reading Assistance Initiative for Secondary School Educators and shares the findings of a study into those factors found to motivate study group participants at two rural high schools in the southern USA. The research team collected qualitative data over a two-year period, including interviews, artifacts,…
Descriptors: Study, Group Activities, Communities of Practice, Secondary Education
Daisey, Peggy – Online Submission, 2014
(Purpose) The purpose of this study was to describe how secondary preservice teachers of diverse subject areas shared their reading with an individual student in school. A second purpose was to describe the barriers (if any) that they faced sharing their reading. A third purpose was to report their beliefs about the positive aspects of sharing…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Sharing Behavior, Reading Habits, Reading Attitudes
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Reid, Ian – English in Australia, 2013
A national survey of senior secondary English curriculum content has confirmed that contemporary literature predominates among set texts, being seen as an "essential" category for study because of its "relevance" in helping students "understand the world in which they live." Perhaps uncontentious¬†-- depending on the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reading Instruction, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
Angemeer, Alicia Dorothea – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Since September 11, 2001, Western readers have been turning to bestselling texts written by or about Muslims in their need to learn more about Muslims. These texts promise an insider's view of predominantly Muslim countries and peoples and are informally influencing and educating many Western readers in their perceptions of Muslims because…
Descriptors: Muslims, Social Attitudes, Reading Materials, Book Reviews
Belcher, Catherine L.; Stephenson, Becky Herr – Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and "approved" reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, often controversial, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read "Harry Potter", how they use the books and incorporate new media, and…
Descriptors: Imagination, Learning, Childrens Literature, Books
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Chun, Christian W. – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2009
Graphic novels can be used in the secondary school classroom as part of a multiliteracies approach to help develop critical literacies of English-language learner (ELL) students. One particular graphic novel, "Maus," is discussed as a possible teaching resource. Intellectually substantive graphic novels that foreground racism and immigrant…
Descriptors: Cartoons, Social Networks, Educational Resources, Novels
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Kwek, Dennis; Albright, Jim; Kramer-Dahl, Anneliese – Literacy, 2007
This paper presents a pedagogical intervention project conducted in secondary English classrooms in Singapore, entitled "Building Communities of Readers among Teachers." The project is positioned against the dominant instrumentalism of Singaporean approaches to creativity and promotes a socio-cultural stance to creativity and criticality…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Creativity, English Instruction, Creative Teaching
Frank, Michael – National Geographic Society (NJ3), 2006
This book for third-to-eighth graders explains why government is needed, what it does, and how it works, by providing a grand tour of Washington, DC. The guided reading level is Q-R and the Fry level is 3.8. The suggested grade range is 3-8.
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Reading Materials
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Redmann, Jennifer – Foreign Language Annals, 2005
This article introduces an innovative approach to teaching texts at every level of the foreign language curriculum through the use of an interactive reading journal. The article describes how the journal can address the interpretive communication standard at the secondary level, as well as the challenges of integrating lower-level "skills" courses…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Reading Materials, Second Language Learning
Goebel, Bruce A. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
High school and college teachers interested in offering units or courses on Native American literature have often had to carve out new teaching strategies because ready resources and guides are scarce. In "Reading Native American Literature: A Teacher's Guide," Bruce A. Goebel offers innovative and practical suggestions about how to introduce…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Teaching Guides, American Indian Literature
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