Conclusions and Implications: The Take Out
Conceptual gains surrounding learning and social justice, as well as curricular gains in critical literacy and numeracy skills, are summarized in the conclusion. Students who engaged in the learning material, took risks, and ventured outside of their comfort zones or primary stability had the greatest gains. Alternately, students who remained in their primary stability and were not as engaged did not have practical or conceptual learning gains. Implications for interdisciplinary teaching, English Language Arts, and mathematics classes are shared (and connected to Common Core State Standards), along with ideas for teacher education and education research. Lastly, implications for queer pedagogy and theory are explored.
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