A Rationale for the Arts

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Visual Arts

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Molden, K. (2007). Of Critical Literacy, the Right Answer for the Reading Classroom: Strategies to Move Beyond Comprehension for Reading Improvement. Reading Improvement, 44(2), 50-56. 

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