Racism and Sexism in Superhero Movies: Critical Race Media Literacy in the Korean High School Classroom

Hyesun Cho, Peter Johnson


Past research on critical race media literacy (CRML) in multicultural education has primarily focused on identifying ways of fostering critical awareness of racism in the U.S. educational context. This study aims to present a situated account of a CRML pedagogy in the Korean high school classroom where students critique the racial and gender discrimination perpetuated in films. Using qualitative research data, such as teacher interviews and student presentation videos, the current study depicts ways in which Korean female high school students raise critical awareness of racism and sexism with the help of an English-speaking native teacher. 


critical literacy, English as a foreign language, racism, sexism, language education

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18251/ijme.v22i2.2427

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