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ERIC Number: EJ1097103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1559-9035
Myths about Critical Literacy: What Teachers Need to Unlearn
Lee, Cheu-jey
Journal of Language and Literacy Education, v7 n1 p95-102 2011
By discussing commonly held myths, this paper attempts to clarify a number of important issues in the area of critical literacy education. These include the distinction between critical thinking and critical literacy, the audience critical literacy is meant for, the philosophical underpinnings of critical literacy, and the relationship between critical literacy on the one hand and reading and writing on the other hand. This paper urges literacy educators to examine their beliefs critically and unlearn ungrounded misconceptions about critical literacy. It is imperative that literacy educators have a better understanding of critical literacy before it can take root in the classrooms.
Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of Georgia. 315 Aderhold Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-7866; Fax: 706-542-3817; e-mail:; Web site:
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Language: English
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