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A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers: Lessons and Resources from the U.N. Rights of the Child

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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 K-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 ...

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A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers

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Overview

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 K-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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807753958
  • Publisher: Teachers College Press
  • Publication date: 12/28/2012
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 A Critical Inquiry Framework for K-12 Teachers: Lessons and Resources from the Rights of the Child JoBeth Allen 1

2 Poverty, Power, and Action: A Primary Grades Study of the Right to Health and Well-Being Andrea Neher Stephanie Smith 20

3 It's Not Easy Being Flat: A 3rd-Grade Study of the Rights of Students with Disabilities Tonia Paramore 35

4 Latinos for Involvement in Family Education: Parents Promoting Educational Goals That Respect Their Values and Culture Stephen Lush Lindsey Lush 54

5 Protection from Deportation and Family Separation: Middle School Students Explore Their Rights as Recent Immigrants Kelli Bivins 72

6 "I Need a New Way of Lyfe": High School English Students Inquire into the Right to an Adequate Standard of Living Lois Alexander 90

7 Becoming Thrice-Born: 10th-Grade History Students Inquire into the Rights to Culture, Identity, and Freedom of Thought Paige Cole 109

8 PeaceJam: High School Student Activists Work for Human Rights Lindy Crace 127

9 Literature as a Springboard for Critical Inquiry: An Annotated Bibliography Jaye Thiel Jen McCreight Dawan Coombs 150

References 173

About the Editors and Contributors 179

Index 183

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