Faculty Publications

Title

Critical democracy through digital media production in a third-grade classroom

Document Type

Article

Keywords

civic engagement, critical democracy, critical literacy, democratic education, digital media, podcasting, social justice

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Theory and Research in Social Education

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

197

Last Page

227

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

4-3-2014

DOI of published version

10.1080/00933104.2014.908755

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