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Title Legacies of Christian languaging and literacies in American education : perspectives on English language arts curriculum, teaching, and learning / edited by Mary M. Juzwik, Jennifer Stone, Kevin J. Burke, Denise Davila
Published London : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations (black and white)
Series Routledge research in education
Routledge research in education
Summary Because spiritual life and religious participation are widespread human and cultural phenomena, these experiences unsurprisingly find their way into English language arts curriculum, learning, teaching, and teacher education work. Yet many public school literacy teachers and secondary teacher educators feel unsure how to engage religious and spiritual topics and responses in their classrooms. This volume responds to this challenge with an in-depth exploration of diverse experiences and perspectives on Christianity within American education. Authors not only examine how Christianity - the historically dominant religion in American society - shapes languaging and literacies in schooling and other educational spaces, but they also imagine how these relations might be reconfigured. From curricula to classroom practice, from narratives of teacher education to youth coming-to-faith, chapters vivify how spiritual lives, beliefs, practices, communities, and religious traditions interact with linguistic and literate practices and pedagogies. In relating legacies of Christian languaging and literacies to urgent issues including White supremacy, sexism and homophobia, and the politics of exclusion, the volume enacts and invites inclusive relational configurations within and across the myriad American Christian sub-cultures coming to bear on English language arts curriculum, teaching, and learning. This courageous collection contributes to an emerging scholarly literature at the intersection of language and literacy teaching and learning, religious literacy, curriculum studies, teacher education, and youth studies. It will speak to teacher educators, scholars, secondary school teachers, and graduate and postgraduate students, among others
Notes Mary M. Juzwik is Professor in the departments of Teacher Education and English at Michigan State University, USA. Jennifer C. Stone is Professor of English at the University of Alaska Anchorage, USA. Kevin J. Burke is Associate Professor of English Education in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia, USA. Denise Dv̀ila is Assistant Professor of Literacy and Children's Literature in the Language and Literacy Studies program at the University of Texas at Austin, USA
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Subject Christianity -- Study and teaching -- United States
English language -- Religious aspects -- Christianity
English language -- Study and teaching -- United States
Language arts -- United States
RELIGION / Christianity / Education / General
Form Electronic book
Author Burke, Kevin J., editor
Davila, Denise, editor
Juzwik, Mary M. (Mary Margaret), editor
Stone, Jennifer, editor
ISBN 0429027605