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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Daniel Richarden
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:09:32Zen
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:09:32Zen
dc.date.issued2010-03-31en
dc.identifier.otheretd-04132010-150011en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/26831en
dc.description.abstractIn a time of high stakes tests and mounting pressures in favor of standardized curricula at all levels, teachers continue to work in the best interests of their students as is evidenced by their statements both public and private, their continued commitment to their profession, and their political actions. Indeed, many advocate loudly and repeatedly for their students and for maximal opportunities for those same students. Without doubt, many of these teachers aspire to help learners of all ages and from all sociocultural strata develop into not only critical readers, consumers, and even critical civic participants, but into citizens with active critical consciences and a lively critical consciousness of their own culture and the cultures of others. In this study, the author observed and interviewed two middle school teachers and two high school teachersâ all English teachersâ for purposes of examining the participantsâ teaching practice for identifiable acts and statements involving the promotion of critical literacy among learners in the teachersâ classrooms. The observations and interviews were conducted across a contiguous three-day period for each participant during the same class period each day. Participants self-selected dates and class period, and also were aware of the purpose of the study, i.e. to look for critical literacy practices in teaching. All observations and interviews were coded inductively and used Strauss and Corbinâ s (1998) three-step coding process for grounded theory of open, axial, and selective coding. Teachersâ observed actions and statements were subsequently analyzed in a constant comparative analysis.en
dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.relation.haspartWoods_DR_D_2010.pdfen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectEnglish Instructionen
dc.subjectTeaching Methodsen
dc.subjectSecondary Education.en
dc.subjectteacher educationen
dc.subjectcritical literacy practitionersen
dc.subjectCritical literacyen
dc.subjectLiteracyen
dc.subjectCritical Theoryen
dc.titleClass Conscious or Conscience Class: The Pedagogical Choices Teachers Make as Critical Literacy Practitionersen
dc.typeDissertationen
dc.contributor.departmentTeaching and Learningen
dc.description.degreePh. D.en
thesis.degree.namePh. D.en
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculum and Instructionen
dc.contributor.committeememberKajder, Sara B.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWilliams, Robert H.en
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04132010-150011/en
dc.contributor.committeecochairBarksdale, Mary Aliceen
dc.contributor.committeecochairKelly, Patricia Proudfooten
dc.date.sdate2010-04-13en
dc.date.rdate2010-04-30en
dc.date.adate2010-04-30en


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