ERIC Number: ED443096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
On Choosing To Be a Literacy Animator.
In this paper, the author explains why she prefers the term "literacy animator" to "literacy educator." According to Oladumi Arigbede (1994), literacy animators view their role as assisting in the self-liberating development of people in the world who are struggling for a more meaningful life. In explaining the author's preference, the paper touches on violence against women, globalization, misappropriation of resources, male-dominated theory, education as competition, and multiple literacies. The intention is to be persuasive and provocative in order to stimulate dialogue, debate, and introspection on the purposes and actions of teachers of reading. (Contains 19 references.) (NKA)
Descriptors: Critical Pedagogy, Higher Education, Literacy, Professional Recognition, Reading Teachers, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.