Critical Literacy as Resistance

Critical Literacy as Resistance

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altIgCritical Literacy as Resistance is a collaborate effort among secondary and university educators from across the United States that addresses questions such as: altIgWhat does a critical literacy classroom look like? What various texts are used? What strategies do teachers use to encourage students and teacher candidates to recognize how texts construct power and privilege? How do educators inspire activism in and out of the classroom?altBRg This book documents the experiences of scholars and teachers who have successfully bridged theory and practice by applying critical literacy into their respective content areas. The authors spell out the difference between critical thinking and critical literacy, then show how to write and implement curriculum that incorporates diverse texts and multiple literacies in all content areas (including world language), and includes the voices of students as they confront issues of race, class, gender, and power. The principles and practices laid out here will help teachers use literacy to liberate and empower students both in and outside the classroom by respecting and studying the literacies students bring to school, while simultaneously teaching (and challenging) the literacies of those in power. This is a book for pre- and in-service teachers in all content areas, staff developers, secondary literacy specialists, university professors, and anyone interested in social justice.Critical literacy helps make the invisible, visible, particularly the ways in which we are positioned by our gender, race, class, ... One black girl went as far as saying she plans to marry a Puerto Rican man so her childrena#39;s skin w ill be lighter andanbsp;...

Title:Critical Literacy as Resistance
Author:Laraine Wallowitz
Publisher:Peter Lang - 2008


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