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ERIC Number: EJ1170692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1081-3004
From Situated Privilege to Dis/abilities: Developing Critical Literacies across Social Issues
Young, Sara Lewis-Bernstein
Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, v61 n5 p501-509 Mar-Apr 2018
The purpose of this study was to investigate how curriculum grounded in critical literacy strategies supports critical language awareness and activism across social issues and identities. The research is grounded in theories of critical literacies, discursive practices, and situated privilege. Critical practitioner research was used to collect classroom data, which were then coded and analyzed through critical discourse analysis to examine language, literacy, and examples of activism in the data set. Findings indicate that although strategies such as decoding discourses and ideologies, revealing connections between language and power, and engaging in social action are important to developing critical literacies across social issues, understanding privilege, power, and one's own role in maintaining oppression are also crucial to developing critical literacies around issues of situated privilege. Implications for teachers include consideration for the complexity of identities and social locations in critical literacy pedagogies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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