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Gender and literacy : a handbook for educators and parents

Author: Karen Krasny
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Praeger, [2013]
Series: Handbooks for educators and parents.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"To the degree that gender is socially constructed and performative, language remains a primary means through which individuals conceive of themselves as gendered beings, and through which each person structures and performs gendered relations with others. ... Gender and Literacy: A Handbook for Educators and Parents focuses on issues related to the gendered experience of students from pre-kindergarten through grade
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Krasny
ISBN: 9780313336751 031333675X 9780313063428 0313063427
OCLC Number: 818327258
Description: xviii, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why a handbook on gender and literacy? --
Taking a critical approach to interpreting the research on gender and literacy --
International and national literacy assessments --
Researching gendered discourse practices --
Researching gender and reading --
Reading gender in children's and adolescent literatures --
Policy, practice and research: how schools and communities take action --
Taking action in the classroom --
Gender literacy: some parting thoughts.
Series Title: Handbooks for educators and parents.
Responsibility: Karen A. Krasny ; foreword by Tom Bean and Didi Khayatt.

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This work offers parents, educators, and librarians a practical guide to discovering the ways gender identities are constructed through literacy practices, providing recommendations for addressing  Read more...

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