ERIC Number: ED353583
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Feb-19
A Model of Components for the Outcomes of Literacy.
The "Context of Discourse" is a major component of a proposed model of the outcomes of literacy. The Context of Discourse is defined by three major components (situation, vantage points, and content and language) and the 10 related outcomes of literacy (including purpose, audience, point of view, disciplinary perspective, and conceptual and theoretical orientation). There are 36 combinations of variables in the model creating different interactions and outcomes. Each category of variable contributes to the focus, frame of reference or substance of discourse. Testing the validity of the model takes several directions: (1) the conceptual definitions need to be validated by establishing interrater agreements that show these components exist; (2) the postulates need to be clearly expressed as testable hypotheses; and (3) an assessment system needs to be developed. The proposed model is one way out of seriously limited and politically narrow views of literacy. Proposing such a different model requires that implications for assessment and development of appropriate measures be considered. (Three figures representing various aspects of the model are included.) (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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