Critical theory and literacy

Comber, Barbara (2012) Critical theory and literacy. In Chapelle, Carol A. (Ed.) The encyclopaedia of applied linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, pp. 1-10.

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This handbook chapter explores the relationship between critical theory and seminal studies of literacy which investigate inequities in education. It identifies new research questions to explore the connections between literacy and power, but go beyond promises of emancipation.

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ID Code: 56392
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: literacy, critical theory, schooling, power, inequities
DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0287
ISBN: 9781405198431
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE ESL and TESOL) (130204)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Children & Youth Research Centre
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1999-2012 Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
Deposited On: 11 Jan 2013 04:21
Last Modified: 12 May 2013 13:56

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