ERIC Number: EJ635222
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: 0
Privileged Literacies: Policy, Institutional Process and the Life of the IALS.
Language and Education, v15 n2-3 p178-96 2001
Argues that to make use of the theoretical insights offered by the New Literacy Studies, more needs to be understood about how institutions produce and privilege certain kinds of knowing, and how, in this process, they devalue or redefine the local and the vernacular for their own purposes. The International Adult Literacy Survey is used to show how a powerful discourse develops and can organize our knowledge and literacy. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Note: Special issue: New Directions in Literacy Research: Policy, Pedagogy, Practice.