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Gender and Literacy: A Handbook for Educators and Parents [Hardcover]

James T. Sears , Karen A. Krasny


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Feb. 28 2013 031333675X 978-0313336751
Gender and Literacy: A Handbook for Educators and Parents focuses on issues related to the gendered experience of students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, promoting an understanding that the issues surrounding gender cannot be reduced to broad generalizations. Author Karen A. Krasny seeks to make clear the complex notion of gender construction within the context of redefining what constitutes legitimate literacy practices in schools. This handbook will help to guide educators, parents, and librarians by assisting them in the selection and evaluation of print and media resources. The first chapter explains the need to understand the complex relationship between gender and literacy. The bulk of the book provides readers with a critical review of the studies conducted to investigate gendered literacy practices, while the last three chapters focus on actionable strategies and policy making.

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  • Hardcover: 198 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (Feb. 28 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031333675X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0313336751
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 15.5 x 1.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 499 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,039,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Karen A. Krasny, PhD, is associate professor of language and literacy at York University, Toronto, Canada, and coeditor of the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. She received her doctorate from Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. Krasny is past president of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies and served on the board of directors for The Canadian Society for the Study of Education from 2009-2011. A longtime educator, Krasny has worked as a teacher and curriculum coordinator in the areas of English and French language arts. Her early contributions were recognized with a nomination for the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Literacy in the Province of Manitoba and a secondment as Manitoba's English Language Arts Provincial Specialist. Krasny continues to maintain a keen interest in K-12 literacy and has worked with students and teachers in Canada, the United States, Ukraine, China, and Saudi Arabia. Her recent scholarly work appears in Curriculum Inquiry; Canadian Modern Language Review; Journal of Curriculum Studies; and Language and Literacy: A Canadian EJournal.

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