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ERIC Number: EJ771853
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Critical Literacy for Democratic Learning in Career Education
Hyslop-Margison, Emery J.; Pinto, Laura
Canadian Journal of Education, v30 n1 p193-210 2007
In this article, we explore the models of literacy conveyed by contemporary secondary career education policies, programs, and imperatives in the province of Ontario. The Ontario career education policies we reviewed uniformly advance a functional and socially reproductive model of literacy that undermines the democratic agency of learners. In response to these concerns, we propose that critical literacy should be introduced into Ontario secondary career education initiatives to encourage the democratic participation of students in shaping their vocational experience.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada