Popular Culture and Critical Media Pedagogy in Secondary Literacy Classrooms

By Ernest Morrell and Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade.

Published by The Learner Collection

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This article outlines a framework for the teaching of media and cultural studies in to urban youth as a way of promoting much-needed academic and critical literacies.

Keywords: Critical Pedagogy, Media Studies, Cultural Studies, Literacy Education

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp.273-280. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 803.485KB).

Dr. Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell is an assistant professor in the Urban Schooling division of the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies at the University of California at Los Angeles. His work examines the intersections between indigenous urban adolescent literacies and the “sanctioned” literacies of dominant institutions such as schools. He teaches courses on literacy theory and research, critical pedagogy, cultural studies, urban education, and ethnic studies. Morrell is the author of two books, Linking Literacy and Popular Culture: Finding Connections for Lifelong Learning (Christopher-Gordon) and Becoming Critical Researchers: Literacy and Empowerment for Urban Youth (Peter Lang).

Jeffrey Duncan-Andrade

Jeffrey Michael Reyes Duncan-Andrade, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Raza Studies and Education Administration and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Co-Director of the Educational Equity Initiative at San Francisco State University’s Cesar Chavez Institute. Duncan-Andrade’s research interests and publications span the areas of urban schooling and curriculum change, urban teacher development and retention, critical pedagogy, and cultural and ethnic studies


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