Critical literacy

Marsh, Jackie, Larson, Joanne, Vasquez, Vivian, & Comber, Barbara (2015) Critical literacy. In Larson, Joanne & Marsh, Jackie (Eds.) Making Literacy Real Theories and Practices for Learning and Teaching [2nd. Ed.]. SAGE Publications, London, pp. 33-60.

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In this chapter, we provide an overview of the concept of critical literacy and outline how it can inform classroom practice. This is no simple task, because there is no singular, normative version of critical literacy. Rather, it is a concept that has been shaped by various theoretical paradigms over the years and formulated in practice in ways that are deeply contextualized and specifically situated. This means that providing a historical overview of its development is well nigh impossible. Nevertheless, we will, in this introductory session, trace critical literacy's origins in critical theory and pedagogy, and offer a brief review of other theoretical influences on its development

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ID Code: 82556
Item Type: Book Chapter
Keywords: Critical literacy, Classroom practice, Historical and theoretical development, Pedagogy, Critical theory
ISBN: 9781446295380
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Education Systems not elsewhere classified (130199)
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 > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 SAGE Publications
Deposited On: 18 Mar 2015 23:56
Last Modified: 14 Mar 2016 15:15

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