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ERIC Number: ED419932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-875578-81-1
Knowledge of Texts: Theory and Practice in Critical Literacy.
Bradshaw, Delia, Ed.
This book contains eight case studies of critical literacy in action in Victoria, Australia. The following papers are included: "Preface" (John Dewar Wilson); "Introduction" (Delia Bradshaw); "Making the Time and Space for Critical Literacy: Why Bother?" (Barbara Comber); "Questioning Text: Critical Literacy in an ALBE Classroom" (Fran O'Neill); "Critical Literacy and Numeracy in the Print Industry" (Helena Spyrou, Ivan Parrett); "Fairy Stories and Critical Literacy" (Clara Brack); "Developing Critical Writing Practices in a Community Education Setting" (Barbara Kamler); "'We Have To Learn to Say Things Very Clearly...'" (Michele Lucas); "Modelling Critical Literacy in Teacher Education" (Beverley Campbell); and "'Despite All My Rage, I'm Still a Rat in a Cage'" (Ray Misson). Among the topics discussed in the individual papers are the following: relationship between language use and power; workplace-related functional literacy; literacy as social practice; use of community texts; classroom literacy practice; critical questioning and writing; development of political and collective purposes for writing; interaction of students and teachers in literacy classrooms; techniques for encouraging students to "read between the lines"; conceptual development; text and context; critical writing. (MN)
Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($22 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).