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ERIC Number: EJ1050643
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
Critical Literacy and Social Justice
Comber, Barbara
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v58 n5 p362-367 Feb 2015
Given the global escalation of gaps between rich and poor, contemporary work in critical literacy needs to overtly question the politics of poverty. How and where is poverty produced, by what means, by whom and for whom and how are educational systems stratified to provide different kinds of education to the rich and the poor? Yet rather than critical literacy, international educational reform movements stress performative standards on basic literacy. In this context literacy researchers need to ask policy-makers hard questions about taken-for-granted rhetoric that surrounds poverty, literacy and education. At school, regional and state levels, educational leaders need to argue for fair resourcing and decision-making for their communities and students. In classrooms teachers need to weave critical questioning and inclusive learning interactions into the fabric of everyday life.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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