ERIC Number: ED419932
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
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)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Literacy, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Community Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Fairy Tales, Foreign Countries, Functional Literacy, Literacy Education, Models, Numeracy, Teacher Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Workplace Literacy
Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia ($22 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst., Melbourne (Australia).