Publisher description for Teaching Harry Potter : the power of imagination in multicultural classrooms / Catherine L. Belcher, Becky Herr Stephenson.

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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.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / General -- bisacsh.
EDUCATION / Multicultural Education -- bisacsh.
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects -- bisacsh.