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Critical Literacy In Practice Podcast -An on demand internet broadcast on critical literacy as it is practiced and talked about in different spaces and places around the globe.

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Critical Literacy In Practice Podcast -An on demand internet broadcast on critical literacy as it is practiced and talked about in different spaces and places around the globe.

    CLIP Podcast #72 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    CLIP Podcast #72 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid

    Hello Everyone. The Diary of a Wimpy Kid series has certainly taken off since the first book was released. Here is a podcast created by one of my students that takes a critical look at the series.

    • 7 min
    CLIP Podcast #71 – Disney Babies

    CLIP Podcast #71 – Disney Babies

    In this show:
    Disney Babies



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    Produced by Andy Bilodeau

    Show Transcript:

    The Disney Baby has been born. By now you have probably heard that the Disney corporation has launched a new line of products geared towards newborn babies. In doing so they claim to and I quote "create magical moments from the start."
    The center of the website for these products reads,

    "We just love to see the way families connect and grow. But it's those special moments with Dad and your baby (your baby!) that we hope to make even more magical."

    To the right of the text is a box with the heading Meet Other Moms.
    Given this little bit of information I have given you what discursive practices are holding in place which dominant systems of meaning? Clearly the target audience is new moms in conjunction with the dad or father figure, inspite of the growing number of families with two moms or two dads.

    You can imagine the flurry of responses to the new line that range from delight to disgust from excitement to being horrified.
    So the question to Disney or not to Disney comes up once again and I urge us to consider one more time the ways in which the perspective from which you enter into any event or experience impacts what you come away with. Not buying Disney products in and of itself is not critical literacy. The critical piece comes through being able to unpack the hidden ideologies that stem from the world of Disney and therefore not buying into those ideologies. The critical also comes through understanding the position from which you enter into readings of Disney and so forth. It comes from the recognition that the language you encounter is not natural or neutral and that it does particular life work.

    But this is not just about Disney of course. A short time ago for instance my family and I visited a store where we discovered a barrel full of stuffed toys. These furry creatures were particularly interesting as they had no body or legs. I'll post a photo in my show notes. This is how the toy is advertised. acirc;euro;oelig;Inspire your child's imagination by adding a new friend to the playroom or bedroom wall! This Plush Deer Wall Head mount resembles the real thing, but its soft fur and harmless stuffed rack makes it much more approachable! Perfect for the young outdoorsman who wants to become a hunter like his dad or mom! Makes a fun gift for the hunter-to-be! I'm glad to see mom added to the advertisement. Note that the toy is geared toward the young outdoorsman who wants to be like his mom or dad. Not so glad to see the camouflage baby bib or camouflage onesies located right by the stuffed wall mount animal heads. I haven't heard much resistance or disruption of this text in spite of the fact that like Disney this product works to induct children into particular ways of being, into a particular lifestyle.

    So the issue at hand goes beyond to Disney or not to Disney. What do you think? What are some things we can do in schools and at home to disrupt dominant ideologies and discursive practices? Weigh in by leaving a comment on the clip homepage at www.clippodcast.com .

    • 7 min
    CLIP Podcast 70- iPods,Puppies, & Podcasts

    CLIP Podcast 70- iPods,Puppies, & Podcasts

    Clip 70

    • 10 min
    CLIP Podcast #69 – Dear Sonia Nieto

    CLIP Podcast #69 – Dear Sonia Nieto

    In this show Carol Felderman reflects on the impact of Dr. Sonia Nieto on her work and her life.
    Thank you to Carol for contributing to CLIP!

    For more on Sonia go to http://people.umass.edu/snieto/

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    Produced by:
    Andy Bilodeau

    • 6 min
    CLIP Podcast #68 – Dear Sonia Nieto

    CLIP Podcast #68 – Dear Sonia Nieto

    In this show Katie Keier reflects on the impact of Dr. Sonia Nieto on her work and her life.
    Thank you to Katie for contributing to CLIP!


    For more on Sonia go to http://people.umass.edu/snieto/

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    Produced by:
    Andy Bilodeau
    Vivian Vasquez

    • 6 min
    CLIP Podcast #67-Sonia Nieto on Paulo Freire

    CLIP Podcast #67-Sonia Nieto on Paulo Freire

    This episode was recorded at Shirlington Library in Shirlington, VA.
    Thank you so much to Sonia Nieto for giving me permission to record and air audio of her talk.

    For more on Sonia go to http://people.umass.edu/snieto/

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    Produced by:
    Andy Bilodeau

    • 18 min

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Mrs.HeatherD ,

Grad student, mom, and teacher.

My graduate professor had us listen to at least two podcasts from your segment. I’m a new consumer of podcasts but find them intriguing. Ironically enough, both segments I listened to had me thinking how I think critically about what I read or listen to, and also how I do so as a mom and teacher. I came to realize, and sheepishly admit, that I don’t do a good job of this with my 7 year old daughter when it comes to text. We do discuss critical issues in movies and tv shows but not in books. I am more apt to do it with my class of first graders than with her. So, now I have something to make a conscious effort when reading with her. Thank you for helping me realize the importance of this!

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