Critical Literacy in Action

Critical Literacy in Action

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Educators continue to feel the influence of Paulo Freire - now more than when his work first appeared in the U.S. more than twenty-five years ago. This volume illuminates the recent work of teacher-scholars who take critical pedagogy one step further, demonstrating new ways to connect critical literacy to classroom practice. Unique to this volume is its diversity. You'll discover critical literacy in classrooms devoted to AIDS education, disability studies, worker education, cultural studies, and ESL. You'll read essays written by some important names in education and some noted Freirean innovators as well as lesser-known scholars whose work deserves wider reading. Although these educators work in different fields and classrooms, they have much in common. They have discovered that critical literacy begins with challenges to the status quo. They recognize that through critical literacy, we can invite students to question the way things are and to imagine alternatives so that the word and the world may meet for social justice. This volume is the first in a three-volume series of collected essays devoted to the teachings of Paulo Freire.Annotate the sources according to the following guidelines, and develop them into a detailed working outline keyed to citations of these entries. ... (Note: some newspapers, magazines, etc., have an identifiable political viewpoint in general, in their news and op-ed ... other views at least some of the time; e.g., the LA Times is predominantly liberal, but often carries conservative op-ed columns, letters, etc.

Title:Critical Literacy in Action
Author:Ira Shor, Caroline Pari
Publisher:Boynton/Cook - 1999-01


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