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Becoming Activist: Critical Literacy and Youth Organizing (Critical Praxis and Curriculum Guides)

Becoming Activist: Critical Literacy and Youth Organizing (Critical Praxis and Curriculum Guides)

ISBN: 9781433126857
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Edition: New edition
Publication Date: 2015-03-18
Number of pages: 135
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Becoming Activist is a revolutionary study of youth human rights activism and literacy learning. The book follows five urban youth organizers from the Drop Knowledge Project in New York City. Intentionally polyvocal, the voices of the five youth are featured prominently to highlight the shifting articulation of their activist identities in relation to social and economic justice. Becoming Activist explores critical literacy pedagogy beyond the confines of formal education. While it has been historically theorized within English classrooms, much existing research points to the limitations of conducting critical literacy in schools. In search of a space where critical literacy can be more fully realized, this book positions urban youth organizing as an alternative context for powerful community-based learning. A valuable read for educators, researchers, and young organizers, Becoming Activist offers insight into conducting literacy work to promote positive youth and community development. Ultimately, the idea of becoming is key to understanding and supporting youth activists as they grow to exercise their political power for positive social change.

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