ERIC Number: ED352435
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Rewriting Literacy: Culture and the Discourse of the Other. Critical Studies in Education and Culture Series.
Mitchell, Candace, Ed.; Weiler, Kathleen, Ed.
Sixteen chapters discuss the relationship among literacy, culture, and difference in education; restructuring school curricula to meet the needs of those traditionally excluded from education's dominant discourse; the social and cultural context of literacy; and literacy's highly political nature. After "Series Introduction: Literacy, Difference, and the Politics of Border Crossing" and "Preface" (C. Mitchell), the following chapters are provided: (1) "What Is Literacy?" (J. P. Gee); (2) "Discourses of Power, the Dialectics of Understanding, the Power of Literacy" (A. T. Bennett); (3) "The Struggle for Voice: Narrative, Literacy, and Consciousness in an East Harlem School" (M. Sola and A. T. Bennett); (4) "Gimme Room: School Resistance, Attitude, and Access to Literacy" (P. Gilmore); (5) "The Narrativization of Experience in the Oral Style" (J. P. Gee); (6) "Hearing the Connections in Children's Oral and Written Discourse" (S. Michaels); (7) "Discourse Systems and Aspirin Bottles: On Literacy" (J. P. Gee); (8) "The Importance of the Act of Reading" (P. Freire, translated by L. Slover); (9) "The Politics of an Emancipatory Literacy in Cape Verde" (D. Macedo); (10) "Tropics of Literacy" (L. Brodkey); (11) "The Construction of School Knowledge: A Case Study" (J. Nespor); (12) "Benjamin's Story" (J. Kozol); (13) "Petra: Learning To Read at 45" (P. Rigg); (14) "How Illiteracy Became a Problem (and Literacy Stopped Being One" (J. Donald); (15) "Hegemonic Practice: Literacy and Standard Language in Public Education" (J. Collins); and (16) "Popular Literacy and the Roots of the New Writing" (J. Willinsky). (SLD)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Case Studies, Context Effect, Cultural Differences, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Illiteracy, Literacy, Minority Groups, Political Influences, Politics of Education, Public Schools, Reading Instruction, School Restructuring, Writing Instruction
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