Critical Literacy Initiatives for Civic Engagement, 1st Edition

  • Angela M. Cartwright
  • Emily K. Reeves
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  • ISBN-10: 1522580832
  • ISBN-13: 9781522580836
  • DDC: 379.2
  • 242 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2019 | Published/Released August 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2019

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Civics and citizenship focus on providing students with the disposition and tools to effectively engage with their government. Critical literacy is necessary for responsible citizenship in a world where the quantity of information overwhelms quality information and misinformation is prevalent. Critical Literacy Initiatives for Civic Engagement is an essential reference source that discusses the intersection of critical literacy and citizenship and provides practical ways for educators to encourage responsible citizenship in their classrooms. Featuring research on topics such as language learning, school governance, and digital platforms, this book is ideally designed for professionals, teachers, administrators, academicians, and researchers.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Advances in Educational Technologies and Instructional Design (AETID) Book Series.
Titles in This Series.
Table of Contents.
Detailed Table of Contents.
Developing Critical Literacy Skills for Responsible Civic Engagement.
1: Using Critical Literacy Skills to Support Civic Discourse.
2: The Reader, the Text, the Interpretation: Using Reader Response to Develop Critical Literacy Skills.
The Importance of Creativity and Aesthetic in Pursuit of Critical Literacy.
3: Expanding the Curriculum With Creativity.
4: Beyond Anne Frank: Exploring the Aesthetics in Children's and Young Adult Literature to Develop Critical Literacy Practices in the Content Classroom.
Critical Literacy Skills for Responsible Civic Engagement in the Content Classroom.
5: Creating the Citizen: Critical Literacy, Civics, and the C3 Framework in Social Studies.
6: Cultivating Visual Analysis and Critical Thinking Skills Through Experiential Art.
Critical Literacy Skills for Responsible Civic Engagement Beyond the K-12 Classroom.
7: Engaging Teachers With Students: Reaching Reluctant and Struggling Readers.
8: Teaching the Constitution: Concepts in the Instruction on the American National Charter.
9: Critical Literacy Through Administrative Eyes.
Compilation of References.
Related References.
About the Contributors.