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Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America
by Ellen C. Carillo
Utah State University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-1-60732-791-2 | Paper: 978-1-60732-790-5
Library of Congress Classification LB2395.3.C35 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 418.40711

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America shows how postsecondary teachers can engage with the phenomenon of “post-truth.” Drawing on research from the fields of educational and cognitive psychology, human development, philosophy, and education, Ellen C. Carillo demonstrates that teaching critical reading is a strategic and targeted response to the current climate.
 
Readers in this post-truth culture are under unprecedented pressure to interpret an overwhelming quantity of texts in many forms, including speeches, news articles, position papers, and social media posts. In response, Carillo describes pedagogical interventions designed to help students become more metacognitive about their own reading and, in turn, better equipped to respond to texts in a post-truth culture.
 
Teaching Readers in Post-Truth America is an invaluable source of support for writing instructors striving to prepare their students to resist post-truth rhetoric and participate in an information-rich, divisive democratic society.
 
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