A Conversation with Earl Aguilera

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Dr. Earl Aguilera talks to us about interest-driven instruction, multimedia literacies in practice, and taking a critical stance toward literacy and educational justice. Earl is known for his work in the areas of digital media literacies, social justice issues particularly related to first-generation college students, and critical studies of the narrative in digital contexts. Dr. Aguilera is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at California State University, Fresno.


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