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Dissertation
iDemocracy: Critical Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Podcasting in an Elementary Classroom.
(2009)
  • Sarah E. Montgomery
Abstract
The present study explored the ways in which the production of digital media, specifically podcasts (i.e., downloadable digital audio files), rooted in the key tenets of critical literacy, can support education for democracy, in addition to the overall benefits and barriers of podcasting in an elementary classroom. The project can be considered a collaborative interpretative qualitative study that sought to understand the circumstances, experiences, practices, and perceptions of an elementary teacher, her students, and myself, a researcher who created and disseminated podcasts centered on children’s literature that addressed social issues. Specifically, during the course of six months, eight podcasts were created that addressed issues of gender, race, and class, covering topics such as child labor, women’s suffrage, slavery, and American Indian boarding schools.
Publication Date
January 1, 2009
Citation Information
Sarah E. Montgomery. "iDemocracy: Critical Literacy, Civic Engagement, and Podcasting in an Elementary Classroom." (2009)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sarah_montgomery/18/