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Teaching with Disney


Edited By Julie C. Garlen and Jennifer A. Sandlin

Teaching with Disney, the first comprehensive volume on Disney as cultural pedagogy and classroom praxis, explores what it means to teach, learn, and live in a world where many familiar discourses are dominated by The Walt Disney Company. The book analyzes the ways in which the powerful messages of Disney shape the way we teach and learn. Featuring scholars from a wide range of educational contexts, including educational foundations, art education, higher education, K-12 contexts, adult education, media literacy, critical pedagogy, and curriculum studies, this book is accessible and interesting to a global audience of educational researchers and practitioners as well as undergraduate and graduate students in educational foundations, curriculum and instruction, curriculum theory, critical media education, art education, sociology of education, and related fields. Discussion questions are provided for each chapter to help facilitate class discussions and assignments. This is an excellent assignment text for education classrooms.


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About the Contributors


Dennis Attick is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Clayton State University in Morrow, GA. His research interests include philosophy of education; critical pedagogy; and the confluence of popular cul- ture, technology, and education. Christina Berchini is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire. She earned her PhD from Michigan State University; her areas of interest and specialization are secondary English education/English teacher education, critical race studies, critical pedagogy, social justice, and issues in urban education. Julie C. Garlen is an Associate Professor of Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Georgia Southern University, where she teaches courses in curriculum and instruction, early childhood education, and educa- tional research. Alphonso Walter Grant is a W. E. B. Du Bois Scholar and dual PhD candidate, Graduate Lecturer, and Instructor in Art Education and African American and Diaspora Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. He holds an MS in Art Education from Penn State and a BA in Political Science from Hen- derson State University’s Honors College. Marna Hauk catalyzes collaborative creativity for wisdom learning while inno- vating programs for The Institute for Earth Regenerative Studies and Prescott College. A Community Climate Change Fellow of the NAAEE and EPA, 220 | about the contributors her research interests include climate resilience, sustainability education, bio- cultural biomimicry, and regenerative design. She has more than seventy ref- ereed presentations and publications. Joyce Olewski Inman is an Assistant Professor of English and Director...

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