Critical democracy through digital media production in a third-grade classroom
civic engagement, critical democracy, critical literacy, democratic education, digital media, podcasting, social justice
Theory and Research in Social Education
This article explores the ways that alternative digital media production by elementary students can support education for critical democracy. The article centers on a collaborative, qualitative study in which students in a 3rd-grade class at a Title One school created and disseminated podcasts about issues of historical injustice rooted in the key tenets of critical literacy. Producing this counter-hegemonic digital media supported students becoming a community of active citizens dedicated to promoting social justice. The students used their podcasts as a public forum to educate others about historical injustice and take action for social change. Copyright © College and University Faculty Assembly of National Council for the Social Studies.
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Montgomery, Sarah E., "Critical democracy through digital media production in a third-grade classroom" (2014). Faculty Publications. 1392.