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EDU 127 Education and U.S. Society: Find sources


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Karoline Manny
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Potential sources for your Contemporary Issues Presentation article

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Issues in K-12 Education

Issues in Higher Education

How to Critically Evaluate Sources

Be critical of the source:

  • Who is the author? Are they an expert? Someone with a lived experience? Who is the publisher? Are they reputable? Biased?
  • What is their purpose to write this? To inform? Educate? Persuade? Sell?
  • Is this information current or published in a time-frame that makes it relevant to my needs?

Think critically about the information in the source:

  • What claim/argument is the author is making? What is the central idea of this source?
  • What evidence does the author use to support their argument? Is it personal/lived experience? Statistical/numerical? Observed? Experimental and reproducible? How is it valuable for your information needs?
  • What perspectives are dominant? (Ex. Is this Eurocentric? Gender focused?) What perspectives are missing?
  • Can I use the findings/conclusions to predict outcomes in related areas?
  • How can I connect the information/ideas in this source to other sources to create a conversation between them?


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