ERIC Number: ED443093
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy and Politics: A Conversation with Myself.
This paper comments on the topic of literacy and politics by answering a question: "Why can't literacy educators seem to reach the politicians?" The discussion in the paper shows how educators and politicians communicate in different languages; when speaking about education educators tend to use their own jargon, while policymakers tend to speak in plain language. The paper offers several suggestions for improving communication between the two groups. Contains 10 references. Attached is a discussion forum in which 11 readers comment on the author's opinions and suggestions. (NKA)
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Discourse Communities, Jargon, Language Usage, Literacy, Monologs, Politics of Education, Teachers
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.