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What is Counterstorytelling

Handbook of Research on Cultivating Literacy in Diverse and Multilingual Classrooms
Writing personal narratives which undermine the hegemonic status quo and emphasize minority experiences and perspectives.
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Critical Literacy and Genre Pedagogy: Supporting Inclusion, Subverting Bias
Jennifer Duggan (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2722-1.ch014
This chapter helps teachers use genre for effective language learning in the increasingly linguistically and culturally diverse 21st-century language classroom. The chapter provides an overview of the history of the term genre across various academic disciplines and explains why critical knowledge of genres is a key literacy in the 21st century. It discusses current trends of use of genre in the language classroom and gives tips on how to use genre responsibly with multicultural, multiliterate, multilingual students, focusing in particular on the usefulness of critical literacy in linguistically and culturally diverse language classrooms. The chapter also highlights ways in which teachers can use genres to empower minority students—including those belonging to a linguistic minority—and to counteract bias in their classrooms.
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Resistencia: Using Critical Race Theory as a Form of Collective Power
Telling of stories by people whose experiences are silenced as a method of resistance.
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Evaluating Antiracist Dispositions: Choosing, Analyzing, and Using Dispositional Assessment Tools in Antiracist Ways
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Creating Praxis for Pre-Service Teachers: Developing Critical Consciousness Through Book Clubs
This practice, which comes out of the work of critical race theory, involves telling stories from non-dominant perspectives, stories that are not often told within mainstream.
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