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ERIC Number: EJ1028117
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Critical Literacy's Ongoing Importance for Education
Janks, Hilary
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v57 n5 p349-356 Feb 2014
In explaining the importance of critical literacy, this commentary suggests what teachers need to be able to do--essential "repertoires of practice" (Comber, 2006). These include making connections with students' lives, enabling them to do the necessary research, exploring texts and practices, considering the social effects of texts and practices and imagining possibilities for making a positive difference. These ideas are illustrated with an extended classroom example.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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