ERIC Number: ED433456
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Critical Literacy: A Professional Development Resource.
This booklet, which is intended as a support to the delivery of professional development of Australian literacy educators on critical literacy, presents a seven-step systematic model of all contexts through which a text may be constructed and studied. The first two sections discuss the model's use as a comprehensive framework for future teaching, learning, and assessment activities and the importance of viewing critical literacy as a generic learning ability that is valuable across the curriculum. Next, critical literacy is defined as the ability to look below a text's surface meanings by asking continuous questions of the text and thereby examine one's own values and attitudes and consider alternative positions and points of view. After a brief examination of the politics of text, the following seven contexts of text are listed and explained: situation, form, author(s), voices, genre, rhetorical strategies, and world view. Presented next are a set of questions for use in analyzing each context. The booklet's remaining four sections consist of definitions of the concepts of text, reading, and self-reflection and discussion of the following: the differences between implicit and explicit meaning, the pyramid of meaning; and differences between literacy and critical literacy. The booklet contains 26 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Context Effect, Critical Reading, Foreign Countries, Literacy Education, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Systems Approach, Teacher Improvement
Language Australia, GPO Box 372F, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 3001 ($12.50 Australian).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Languages and Literacy Inst. of Australia, Melbourne. Adult Education Resource and Information Service.
Identifiers - Location: Australia