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At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture
by Meg Callahan and Bronwen E. Low
|Grades||7 – 12|
Based on extensive work with high school teachers and students, two university professors argue that incorporating forms of popular culture into the classroom provides a meeting place where students and teachers can share their expertise. They support the argument with examples of activities and projects in two different settings.
Callahan, Meg, and Bronwen E. Low. "At the Crossroads of Expertise: The Risky Business of Teaching Popular Culture." English Journal 93.3 (January 2004): 52-57.
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