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Author Belcher, Catherine L., 1968-

Title Teaching Harry Potter : the power of imagination in multicultural classrooms / Catherine L. Belcher and Becky Herr Stephenson.

Published New York, N.Y. : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.


Location Call No. Status
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xiv, 201 pages.
Series Secondary education in a changing world.
Secondary education in a changing world.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Introduction: Why Harry? * PART I * On Harry and Education: Waking the Dragon * Moving beyond the "Muggle Mindset:" Possibilities for Learning in the New Millennium * Defending the (not really) Dark Arts: Teaching to Break the DADA Curse * PART II * Teacher A: Andrew * Teacher B: Sandra * Teacher C: Allegra * Imagining More: Reflections on Education in the Mirror of Erised (Desire) * Appendix A: Additional Teacher Stories on Teaching Harry.
Summary "Given the current educational climate of high stakes testing, standardized curriculum, and "approved" reading lists, incorporating unauthorized, often controversial, popular literature into the classroom becomes a political choice. The authors examine why teachers choose to read Harry Potter, how they use the books and incorporate new media, and the resulting teacher-student interactions. The book encourages a critical discussion regarding the state of our educational system and the increasing lack of space allowed for imagination and complexity. Its unique research methodology is part ethnographic, part practitioner research, and serves as an analytical commentary on current school culture and policy"-- Provided by publisher.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Herr-Stephenson, Becky.
ProQuest (Firm)
Subject Rowling, J. K. -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
Popular literature -- Study and teaching -- Case studies.
Multicultural education -- California -- Case studies.
Creative teaching -- Case studies.
Critical pedagogy -- United States.
Education and state -- United States.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0230110282
9780230119918 e-book