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Kwangok Song; Annamary Consalvo; Ann D. David; Angela J. Stefanski; Carolyn W. Hitchens – Journal of Language and Literacy Education, 2023
Using two case studies, we highlight preservice teachers' (PSTs) perspectival understanding to consider what experiences, or combinations of experiences, children's literature supports PSTs' journeys in building empathy in their teaching. The notion of "perspectival understanding" guided our examination as we unpacked PSTs' responses to…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Childrens Literature, Teacher Education, Literature
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Robin J. Kempf; Reeti Sharma – Journal of Public Affairs Education, 2024
Using fictional literature in public administration classrooms has been advocated by public administration educators since the middle of the past century. Stories are asserted to be a legitimate tool to understand social systems, management models, and ethical dilemmas. It is argued that fictional literature influences how students perceive the…
Descriptors: Fiction, Public Administration Education, Instructional Materials, Theory Practice Relationship
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Brenton Doecke – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2024
This essay emerges out of conversations with early career English teachers about their experiences of teaching literature. During those conversations, they reflected on their own literary socialisation, including the reading they did at home and at school, as well as their tertiary education. They then considered what they had learnt as teachers…
Descriptors: Reading Instruction, English Teachers, Teaching Experience, Literature
James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal, 2023
Historically, higher learning was based on the study of the Great Works of thought of the Western canon. These works span a broad range of time, from the Classical period, to early Christianity, and the Enlightenment, all the way to the 20th century. Presently, close study of Great Works is less common at most mainstream colleges and universities.…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, History, Higher Education, Literature
Bardes, Angela Susan – ProQuest LLC, 2023
The many manifestations of social justice education center the experiences of the marginalized and oppressed to create a more democratic society. In recent years, scholars have begun to argue that privileged students, not the marginalized, should be the target of social justice education, advocating for a pedagogy that puts the onus on the…
Descriptors: Action Research, Social Justice, Literature, Literature Appreciation
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Alexandra C. Parsons – English in Education, 2024
Despite a reported sociocultural shift in the public perception of rights affecting LGBTQ+ individuals and some changes in governmental policies and laws, there has not yet been a resulting shift in the overall K-12 pedagogical paradigm. Within the classroom, LGBTQ+ individuals and students growing up in LGBTQ+ households are frequently and…
Descriptors: LGBTQ People, Civil Rights, Elementary Secondary Education, Social Bias
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Scapin, Giulia; Loi, Cristina; Hakemulder, Frank; Bálint, Katalin; Konijn, Elly – Discourse Processes: A Multidisciplinary Journal, 2023
A considerable body of research has examined the age-old assertion that reading literature enhances empathy, however, mixed results have been found. The present study attempts to clarify such disparities, investigating the role of foregrounding in possible differences in readers' processing of literary texts and its connection with readers'…
Descriptors: Empathy, Literature, Reading Processes, Discourse Analysis
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Bielskis, Andrius – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2022
Following the definition of 'practice' conceptualised in "After Virtue," the paper argues that literature as creative writing and reading is a MacIntyrean practice. Literature's key internal goods are spelled out: the common aesthetic enjoyment achieved by the writer's ability to create a truthful fictional narrative the reader is drawn…
Descriptors: Ethics, Philosophy, Literature, Aesthetics
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Cohen, Josh – Journal of Philosophy of Education, 2022
This article proposes literature and psychoanalysis as forms of critical education, putting in urgent question the market-driven, instrumental models of learning that currently dominate higher education policy. In psychoanalytic terms, it argues, the primary mechanism at work in such a policy is what psychoanalysis calls splitting, which involves…
Descriptors: Humanism, Psychiatry, Educational Policy, Literature
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Ahmad, Mohammad Mujtaba – Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, 2021
The place of literature in the ELT classroom has been investigated by different scholars across languages. It is also a debatable issue, but many are of the belief that it plays a great role in the acquisition and learning of Language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. While literature claims that poetic justice prevails in the end,…
Descriptors: Literature Appreciation, English (Second Language), Moral Values, Literature
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Justin Thomas Trudeau – Communication Teacher, 2024
This activity introduces undergraduate students to the idea of metacommunication by means of a performance praxis assignment. Students will engage in a performance that enhances their communication skills and better understand how the frames of mimesis and poiesis are utilized to understand communication form and context. Courses: A single-class…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Communication Skills, Interpersonal Communication, Drama
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Wilson Kwamogi Okello – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2024
In this manuscript, I lift Black feminisms as a methodological intervention on a holistic meaning-making theory and its relationship to anti-Blackness. Specifically, I employed a Black feminist literary criticism, which presumes that Black people have cultivated living and survival practices throughout their history in the United States. I…
Descriptors: African Americans, Feminism, Literature, Essays
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Brooke B. Eisenbach; Jason S. Frydman – Middle School Journal, 2024
Mental health challenges are on the rise among today's youth. Recent reports have noted an acute and significant need for school-based mental health education and supportive interventions for children and adolescents. Among these approaches, a growing focus has centered on improving students' mental health literacy (MHL) as a foundational…
Descriptors: Mental Health, English, Language Arts, Middle Schools
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Norton, Sue – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2022
Using the framework of Rita Felski in her 2015 book "The Limits of Critique," this essay offers a postcritical analysis of William Carlos Williams' 1915 poem "The Young Housewife." Its intention is to show how Williams' poem or any poem can be approached through a variety of critical lenses, but that these may get in the way of…
Descriptors: Poetry, Literature, Criticism, Critical Reading
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Chien, Chih-Feng; Liao, Ching-Jung – International Journal of Web-Based Learning and Teaching Technologies, 2021
This study utilizes the literature education section of an online holistic environment to (1) develop a literature education survey based on Miller's theory of holistic education, (2) explore the effect of students' holistic learning through online literature immersion, and (3) inquire about students' holistic development through literature…
Descriptors: Literature, Online Courses, Holistic Approach, Educational Environment
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