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ERIC Number: EJ999577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-1555-9734
Intellectualizing Adult Basic Literacy Education: A Case Study
Bradbury, Kelly S.
Community Literacy Journal, v6 n2 p1-21 2012
At a time when accusations of American ignorance and anti-intellectualism are ubiquitous, this article challenges problematic assumptions about intellectualism that overlook the work of adult basic literacy programs and proposes an expanded view of intellectualism. It is important to recognize and to challenge narrow views of intellectualism because they not only influence what and how we teach in American schools and the public's beliefs about education, but they also perpetuate social and institutional hierarchies that privilege the knowledge, learning sites, and educational experiences of the cultural elite. (Contains 1 table and 5 endnotes.)
Community Literacy Journal. Department of Writing, Rhetoric, & Discourse, DePaul University, 802 West Belden Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614. Tel: 906-370-0206; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States