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Popular Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Researching Critical Media Literacy

Popular Culture in the Classroom: Teaching and Researching Critical Media Literacy

1st Edition

Donna E. Alvermann, Jennifer S. Moon, Margaret C. Hagwood, Margaret C. Hagood, Jennifer S. Moon, Jennifer S. Moon
August 01, 2002

This book is written for teachers, researchers, and theorists who have grown up in a world radically different from that of the students they teach and study. It considers the possibilities involved in teaching critical media literacy using popular culture, and explore what such teaching might look...

Reading, Writing, and Talking Gender in Literacy Learning

Reading, Writing, and Talking Gender in Literacy Learning

1st Edition

Barbara J. Guzzetti, Josephine Peyto Young, Margaret M. Gritsavage, Laurie M. Fyfe, Marie Hardenbrook
August 01, 2002

Until now, there has been no systematic analysis or review of the research on gender and literacy. With all the media attention and research surveys surrounding gender bias and the inequities that continue to flourish in education, a synthesis of the research studies was needed to raise awareness...

Best Practice?: Insights on Literacy Instruction From An Elementary Classroom

Best Practice?: Insights on Literacy Instruction From An Elementary Classroom

1st Edition

Margaret T. Stewart, Ira
August 01, 2002

Teachers, parents, policymakers, and others interested in researching what's best for teaching children literacy skills will find literally thousands of resources purporting to be best practices. Who are you to believe? How can you make sense of what has been learned over the past decades about...

Students' Identities and Literacy Learning

Students' Identities and Literacy Learning

1st Edition

Sarah J. McCarthey, Ira
August 01, 2002

Educators will find in this book an opportunity to examine the multiple, dynamic identities of the students they instruct and to consider the ways in which all teachers and students are shaped by their social and cultural settings. The volume is the first to examine theories of identity and...

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