A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers

A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers

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This dynamic book provides powerful ideas to guide pedagogy and a curriculum model for helping students connect with issues in their lives while meeting standards. Vivid portraits of Ka€“12 classrooms illustrate how teachers used a human rights framework to engage students in critical inquiry of relevant social issues, such as immigration rights, religious tolerance, racial equality, countering the effects of poverty, and respect for people with disabilities. The book shows how a group of teachers worked together to develop a critical content framework using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Chapters highlight lively classroom and community action projects.Critical Inquiry: a€œChildren have the rights to have a house, learn, and have Funa€ We engaged in this inquiry during the 3 weeks leading up to state-mandated, standardized testing in the ... My students knew that if they failed the test in 8th grade they would not graduate to high school. ... a UNICEF photo essay on the Rights of the Child from their website (http://www.unicef.org/photoessays/30048. html).

Title:A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers
Author:JoBeth Allen, Lois Alexander
Publisher:Teachers College Press - 2012-12-14


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