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ERIC Number: EJ868500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-1074-4762
Critical Literacies in Schools: A Primer
Luke, Allen; Woods, Annette
Voices from the Middle, v17 n2 p9-18 Dec 2009
This article serves as a condensed history of the evolution of "critical literacy" and offers a context--social, cultural, and economic--that allows readers to understand its purpose and impact on teaching practices. This "family of approaches...share[s] a commitment to the use of literacy for purposes of equity and social justice. They aim for nothing less than readers, writers, listeners, and viewers who have cogent, articulated, and relevant understanding of texts, their techniques, their investments, and their consequences."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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