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Critical Democracy Through Digital Media Production in a Third-Grade Classroom
Theory and Research in Social Education (2014)
  • Sarah E. Montgomery
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.
Keywords
  • critical democracy,
  • critical literacy,
  • social justice,
  • civic engagement,
  • democratic education,
  • podcasting,
  • digital media
Publication Date
April 3, 2014
DOI
10.1080/00933104.2014.908755
Citation Information
Sarah E. Montgomery. "Critical Democracy Through Digital Media Production in a Third-Grade Classroom" Theory and Research in Social Education Vol. 42 Iss. 2 (2014) p. 197 - 227
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_montgomery/14/