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Queer Studies and Education

Queering Critical Literacy and Numeracy for Social Justice

Navigating the Course

Authors: Pennell, Summer Melody

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  • Features new research into the implications  of critical literacy on middle school students  
  • Situates queer pedagogy within a broad theoretical and interdisciplinary lens 
  • Disseminates findings for ELA and math teachers, as well as for teaching across the curriculum
  • Includes recommendations for education researchers using queer pedagogy and social justice frameworks 
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This volume explores the value of using queer pedagogy in an interdisciplinary middle school classroom to promote a better understanding of social justice and the social construction of knowledge among students. In the course of the study, which combined student-centered literacy and mathematical inquiries through a social justice lens, students used critical literacy skills to research social justice topics, learned to read numerical data like traditional print text, and created and solved their own math problems. In bringing together critical mathematics and critical literacy through a queer lens, the author offers new ways of thinking that challenges norms and helps students embrace new concepts of learning for the modern era.

About the authors

Summer Melody Pennell is Assistant Professor of English Education at Truman State University, USA. Her research interests include teacher education, critical literacy, new literacies, queer theory and pedagogy, and young adult literature. 

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Queering Critical Literacy and Numeracy for Social Justice offers a unique contribution to the fields of social justice education, teacher education, interdisciplinary teaching, ethnographic educational research, and queer pedagogy. Drawing on queer pedagogy’s practice of questioning norms and binaries, Dr. Pennell engages her students in critical reading strategies relevant to media and information literacy while highlighting the dangers of relying on or believing in singular answers. Conceptualizing mathematics as processes that are open to interpretation rather than as a field of discrete problems and solutions, Pennell fosters critical thinking in her students and readers. In this thought-provoking book Dr. Pennell weaves kayaking as a metaphor for learning throughout her analysis as well as her reflections on her own teaching and research. (Susan Woolley, Associate Professor of Educational Studies and LGBTQ Studies, Colgate University, USA)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11584-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $89.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-11583-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Queering Critical Literacy and Numeracy for Social Justice
Book Subtitle
Navigating the Course
Authors
Series Title
Queer Studies and Education
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-11584-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-11584-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-11583-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 141
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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